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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 …

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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 …

São Paulo

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 …

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’s products are on sale in at least two Chinese airports, exposing them to animal testing<p>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 …

The Minimum Wage and Poverty

A gun-store owner reported a Syracuse University student, in the country on a student visa, to the police after refusing to sell him a gun last …

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The pros and cons of raising the minimum wage

Tamara Draut, Avik Roy, Tsedeye Gebreselassie and Igor Volsky discuss the debate surrounding the minimum wage and if there would be any trade-offs involved with raising it.

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 …

Will Congress act on raising minimum wage?

President Obama has taken the lead in the push to raise the minimum wage nationally to $10.10 an hour, but will Congress follow his lead? Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and the Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim discuss.

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 …

Perry on minimum wage: 'Leave it up to every company to make that decision'

MSNBC's Abbie Huntsman asks Texas Gov. Rick Perry about raising minimum wage on Feb. 21<p>Texas Gov. Rick Perry on whether he supports raising the …

Increasing the minimum wage is entirely within the Tory tradition

Making work pay is important for Conservatives, so now is the right time to follow in the footsteps of Macmillan and Churchill<p>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 …

3 Nobel-Winning Economists Call $10.10 Minimum Wage a Bad Idea

There's something about Nobel laurels that gives an economist instant credibility, which is why organizations for and against the higher minimum wage …

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

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