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How To Get Rid Of Animal Testing

From chimp to chip<p>Last summer, the National Institutes of Health announced that it’s phasing out experiments on chimpanzees. All but 50 of its 451 chimps will go to sanctuaries, and it won’t breed the remainder. The change is based on its 2011 study that determined that advancements have rendered …

India Outlaws All Animal Testing for Cosmetics and Their Ingredients

In a bold and historic move, India has become the first South Asian nation to ban all animal testing for cosmetics. On Friday the Drug Controller …

Sao Paulo Bans Animal Testing with $435,000 Fine Per Animal

The state of Sao Paulo in Brazil has taken a stand against animal cruelty by officially banning animal testing for cosmetics, perfume and personal …

3D-Printed Human Cells Will Replace Animal Testing in Five Years, Says Bioengineer Expert

<i>Photo via Yurchyks/Shutterstock</i><p>3D-printing could soon bring about an end to animal abuse in drug testing, according to bioengineering expert Alan …

NASA Develops Star Trek-Inspired Gadgets That Can Heal Injured Astronauts and Eliminate Animal Testing

Trekkies may remember the dermal regenerator that Dr Beverley Crusher used to heal a wound on Commander Riker’s face in Star Trek: The Next …

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Humane Cosmetics Act Introduced In U.S., Tiny Creatures Rejoice

Photographed by Ingalls Photo.<p>For furry friends in America, the reign of terror also known as cosmetics animal testing might soon be over. As …

New U.S. Federal Bill Proposes Ban on Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Great news animal lovers–a new federal bill introduced last week could finally put an end to cruel cosmetics testing on animals in the United States. …

Body Shop products in Chinese airports at risk of animal testing, says Choice

Ethical cosmetic company The Body Shop is selling its products in Chinese airports, leaving them open to the risk of animal testing by Chinese authorities, according to a new investigation by the Australian consumer watchdog Choice.<p>While animal testing of cosmetics is still allowed in most …

The Minimum Wage and Poverty

My <i>Bloomberg</i> column this week on the minimum wage cited a 2010 study about who would benefit from an increase to $9.50, which was then being debated. …

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Obama: Americans Deserve A Minimum Wage Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says hardworking Americans deserve a vote in Congress on a minimum raise hike.<p>In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says six states have already raised their minimum wage and more are considering it. Obama says he's taken action, too, by raising …

No, a Minimum-Wage Boost Won’t Kill Jobs

On Tuesday, the Congressional Budget Office, one of the last nonpartisan arbiters in a town where the trench lines are deep and getting deeper, dropped a political bombshell on Democrats.<p>The bombshell came in the form of a new report with an innocuous title, “The Effects of a Minimum-Wage Increase …

Pros and cons of raising the minimum wage

Like most Americans, I love nothing more than curling up in my favorite chair with a warm cup of coffee and a copy of the latest Congressional Budget Office report.<p>That's just what I did when I got hold of the CBO's recent take on the hot topic du jour: the federal minimum wage.<p>In case you haven't …

Increasing the minimum wage is entirely within the Tory tradition

In 1938, a visionary politician advocated the idea of a minimum wage. He argued that such an idea would be "a great step forward, commanding the sympathy and support of the entire nation. It would be a measure of social justice … it would be a measure of economic wisdom." This statement came a few …

Obama urges Congress to increase minimum wage to $10.10 an hour

Barack Obama on Saturday used his weekly address to appeal for progress on raising the federal minimum wage. The president is seeking, against Congressional opposition, to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour.<p>Obama’s address came a day after new figures showed that the US added …

Obama's Gap visit aside, most retailers say they will cut hiring if minimum wage hiked - Behind the Storefront - MarketWatch

By Andria Cheng<p>President Obama, in rewarding Gap Inc.<p>/quotes/zigman/227242/delayed /quotes/nls/gps GPS for its decision to raise minimum wage for its …

McDonald’s Hit With Lawsuits Over ‘Stolen’ Wages

McDonald’s and some of its franchisees have been hit with multiple class-action lawsuits filed by workers alleging that the fast-food giant is systemically stealing their wages.<p>AP<p>The suits, which were filed Wednesday and Thursday in California, Michigan and New York, claim McDonald’s has engaged in …