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Budget Bill Limits New Food Advice, Edited Humans, GM Salmon

Congress is scheduled to vote on a $1.1 trillion spending bill Friday that would avert a government shutdown until next October and fund almost all federal activities.<p>But like just about any bill in Congress, this one’s full of little goodies and pet projects that can have a big effect on medical …

Airplanes Hit More Turtles Than Drones

As of press time, no FAA calls for a turtle registry<p>On Monday, citing a congressional mandate and reports of drones near airplanes, the FAA announced that any unmanned flying vehicle heavier than half a pound would have to be registered with the government by February 19th, 2016. This is a huge …

Canada's low-income population grew over past decade: Statscan

The ranks of low-income earners in Canada have grown over the past decade, according to new government data.<p>The growth was seen among single people and families. But trends diverged for working-age men and women from 2000 to 2013. The percentage of men with low-income status grew during that …

Jim Chanos has a dark warning for OPEC members

The hedge fund manager was on CNBC on Thursday night, and was asked about the oil price.<p>"It's down an awful lot," he said. "Having said that, I think if you were to look out five or 10 years, if I was a member of OPEC I would be pumping as much as I could today while it's worth something because it …

Asian stock markets weaker as energy prices fall

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were lower Friday as a persistent drop in the price of oil weighed on investor sentiment, eroding gains …

VW Sets Claims Program for Diesel Owners, Hires Ken Feinberg to Run It

WASHINGTON -- Volkswagen of America said on Thursday it is creating an independent claims program for the owners of nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles that emit up to 40 times legally allowable emissions.<p>The German automaker also announced that compensation expert Ken Feinberg, who administered …

How McGuinty flies above the gas plan scandal - Maclean's

McGuinty remains remarkably free of the what-did-you-know-and-when questions other pols would face under the circumstances. It’s as if no one can …

Canadian warplanes help blunt major Islamic State attack in northern Iraq

Canadian military forces were very much in the thick of a major offensive by the Islamic State against Kurdish forces in northern Iraq on Thursday.<p>Two CF-18s struck a fighting position belonging to the Islamic State, northwest of occupied Mosul, the embattled country’s second-largest city.<p>Canadian …

The real reason Trudeau wants our CF-18s to come home

There is a coldly calculating, self-interested rationale underlying the withdrawal of Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18s from the war against the …

The problem in Bangladesh’s garment industry is three times bigger than anyone suspected

Right now, there are two prominent coalitions working to improve factory safety in Bangladesh’s massive and notoriously unsafe garment industry. The progress made by these groups—the Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety and the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety—has been painfully slow …