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Daily Archives: November 13, 2012



A petrochemical refinery located along the Houston ship channel in Houston, Texas. Photograph by F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg

A petrochemical refinery located along the Houston ship channel in Houston, Texas. Photograph by F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg

Climate Change, Obama Re-Elect: Mandate for Environmental Action?

“Winning” is everything. In politics, in particular. So says the League of Conservation Voters, celebrating the outcome of Election Day with a champagne-popping ad saying “the other side may have spent millions,” but look who won. They’re talking about clean...

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A veterans job fair in Naperville, Illinois. Photograph by Tim Boyle/Bloomberg

A veterans job fair in Naperville, Illinois. Photograph by Tim Boyle/Bloomberg

Veteran Hiring Preferences: Not Always — 18 Times No, GAO Says of V.A.

Vets come first under a 2006 law designed to give small business owners who served in the military first dibs on contracts with the Department of Veterans Affairs. That is, unless they’re up against a few other preferred groups, according...

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