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Posts published in February 2016

U.S. rig count falls to near 17-year lows

(Sergio Chapa)  As crude oil prices stubbornly remain around $30 per barrel, new drilling activity continues to fall to levels that have not been seen…

Senate bill would block mandatory labeling of GMOs

WASHINGTON | A Senate committee is moving forward on legislation that would prevent states from requiring labels on genetically modified foods. Vermont is set to require…

Smartphones to replace cards at bank machines

(AFP)  Here’s another use for the smartphone as it invades daily life: in place of your debit card at your bank cash machine. The “cardless”…

Venezuelans face a 6000% hike in gasoline price

(Jackie Wattles)   For two decades, Venezuelans have paid just pennies at the pump. But on Wednesday, President Nicolás Maduro announced that they’ll soon be…

Buying a House Is for Suckers

(Grant Cardone)  Should you own a home? Unless you have 20 million bucks in the bank, in cash, you have no business buying a house.…

FDA to Crack Down on Home-based Soap Makers

(Health Impact)  People who are trying to do good for their families and the planet by living a simple life based on traditional skills are…