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  • The debate in Washington over climate change shifted into higher gear Tuesday as powerful California Democrat Henry Waxman introduced a bill to cut U.S. greenhouse-gas emissions, but without specifying how the costs would be levied on different sectors of the economy.The more-than-600-page document published by Waxman, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Edward Markey (D...
  • A few words included in one paragraph of the federal government’s massive stimulus package could spell lost business for glass makers, including Scotland County's [N.C.]  Pilkington. The stimulus legislation gives homeowners making energy-efficient improvements a tax credit of 30 percent of the cost of the project, up to a total of $1,500.But, the stimulus legislation passed by...
  • Broadview Networks, Rye Brook, N.Y., a leading business communications provider, today announced that it has contracted with JN Phillips Auto Glass, Woburn, Mass., to be the primary provider of voice, data networking and security services. Broadview will serve JN Phillips Auto Glass' communications via its fully integrated Frontline MPLS--multiprotocol label switching--service to more than 40...
  • Blaming “a failure of leadership from Washington to Detroit,” President Barack Obama delivered ultimatums today for General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC to enact deeper cuts or face collapse without government aid.In a White House speech flanked by 12 of his economic advisers, Obama said today he was committed to the U.S. auto industry and its workers, comparing the industry’s...
  • The Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va., hosted an event in Denver this week and detailed how the proposed "card check" legislation currently being debated in Washington poses real risks for the nation's union construction workers.AGC CEO Steve Sandherr explained how provisions in the bill, known as the Employee Free Choice Act, required federal arbitrators to...
  • The Department of Health would soon take occupation of its newly refurbished, and energy efficient headquarters in the Pretoria’s [South Africa] central business district, as contractor Grinaker-LTA said it neared completion of the R580-million [$60.8 million] project.The project, which would be handed over in April, was a joint venture between Grinaker-LTA and black economic-...
  • Calgary will soon be home to the world's biggest skylight.It is being installed at The Core shopping center downtown and will span three city blocks."It's actually going to be the largest skylight of its kind in the world, so it's quite a coup for Calgary to get it. And I think it's going to be quite an amazing feature to the building," says Cindy Turnquist, a spokesperson for The Core...
  • A St Andrews University [Scotland] student has died after falling through the skylight of a shop during a night out.Alex Richardson, 21, from Newmarket in Suffolk, crashed through the window at the Home Improvements Mica Homestore in the town center on Tuesday at 2230 GMT, according to a March 27 BBC report. 
  • Indianapolis-based Earth-Solar Technologies Corp. has enjoyed a steady increase in interest in its solar energy systems since starting up two years ago.And business will only get better if Congress passes the Obama administration's plan to curb global warming by making it more expensive to emit greenhouse gases."It's inevitable that the world is going to shift to renewable energy," said...
  • The Employee Free Choice Act of 2009--otherwise known as "card check"--is organized labor's dream. As a practical matter, this legislation, pursued by both the Obama administration and the Democratic Congress, would do away with the secret ballot in the unionization process. Although card check's advocates and critics have spilled much ink arguing about the bill's fundamental fairness...
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