All News Articles for 2009-05-02

Saturday, May 2, 2009
EPA Seeks Rules for Utilities' Polluted Runoff
Toxins That Once Went Into Air Are Being Diverted Into Water
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It's Show and Tell Day for US Banks
US FEDERAL bank regulators plan to release the much-anticipated results of their "stress tests" on the nation's 19 biggest banks next Thursday, several days later than they had originally expected, in part because some of the banks continue to disagree with the Government's initial conclusions. Senior officials at the Federal Reserve's regional banks, especially the New York Fed, are expected to be in discussions with bank executives throughout this weekend and into next week, according to Government officials and bank executives.
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Mission to Break up Pacific Island of Rubbish Twice the Size of Texas
A high-seas mission departs from San Francisco next month to map and explore a sinister and shifting 21st-century continent: one twice the size of Texas and created from six million tonnes of discarded plastic. Scientists and conservationists on the expedition will begin attempts to retrieve and recycle a monument to throwaway living in the middle of the North Pacific.
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Bhopal Residents Bring Toxic Warnings
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Sarita Malviya wasn't born when an explosion at a Union Carbide chemical plant in Bhopal, India, on Dec. 3, 1984, sent a cloud of deadly gas containing the compound methyl isocyanate into the old section of the city, searing the lungs and causing the deaths of at least 4,000 people. When her family moved to Bhopal years after the world's worst industrial disaster, "we had no idea that Union Carbide left toxic waste in three ponds," she said through an interpreter.
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Flu Outbreak Highlights Broken US Health System
CHICAGO - A rapidly spreading flu outbreak may quickly overload a U.S. health system already straining from hospital closures, cuts in public health funding, a nursing shortage and too many uninsured patients, health experts said on Friday. They said the threat of a flu pandemic caused by an unusual new strain of the H1N1 influenza virus has shone a bright light on what may see as a broken U.S. health system.
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Mortgage Bankers Celebrate Victory
You would think this year's Mortgage Bankers Association annual meeting would be a rather solemn affair -- given the criticism the industry has endured in recent months. But an ANP reporter attending the meeting found the bankers in a celebratory mood. The reason? A massive lobbying campaign against bankruptcy reform legislation known as "cram-down" appeared to be working.
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Friday, May 1, 2009
Psychologists Told CIA Waterboarding Was Safe
Despite Red Flags, CIA Followed Interrogation Program of Bruce Jessen and Jim Mitchell
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