May 24, 2013
Salem-News.com (Apr-29-2013 21:41)
Bayer AG Announces Intention to Buy California-Based ConceptusSalem-News.com
Bayer will pay up to $1.1 billion dollars to control the company.
The Germany based drug company known as "Bayer AG" announced today their intention to buy California-based "Conceptus" so that they can "expand their ability to offer birth control" globally.
Salem-News.com (Apr-29-2013 19:04)
Oregon Proposal to Tax Fuel Efficient Cars Gains SpeedShelby Sebens | Northwest Watchdog
To date, there are 1,200 cars registered in Oregon that would meet the 55 miles per gallon criteria.
A proposal to tax fuel efficient cars could be getting some mileage in the Oregon legislature.
Salem-News.com (Apr-25-2013 10:59)
BANGLADESH: Burning Garment Factory Collapses, 225 DeadSalem-News.com
Fire investigators say the blaze broke out after rags on the ground caught fire.
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A garment factory fire was first observed around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, it only took about 15 minutes for firefighters to bring the fire under control.
Salem-News.com (Apr-23-2013 09:31)
EPA Criticizes Environmental Review of Keystone XL PipelineSalem-News.com
The agency responds to the State Department's draft report, which concluded the project would have a minimal impact.
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The EPA on Monday criticized the State Department's environmental impact review of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Salem-News.com (Apr-20-2013 01:22)
Palestinian-Jordanian Crossing Open for Trade for the First TimeSalem-News.com
Israel closes the crossing for religious and national occasions.
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Chief of General Committee for Crossings and Borders, Nazmi Mohana, announced on Thursday that Al-Karama Crossing connecting Jordan with the West Bank is open for commercial purposes.
Salem-News.com (Apr-19-2013 23:43)
Setting the Record Straight on Coal ExportsSalem-News.com
Taxpayers to foot $300,000 bill for unnecessary study.
Even as proposals for new Northwest bulk export facilities proceed through the rigorous environmental review mandated by law, opponents continue to mount an aggressive effort to block these projects.
Salem-News.com (Apr-18-2013 13:16)
Supreme Court Limits Justice for Human Rights VictimsKatie Shay for Salem-News.com
Numerous existing human rights cases against individuals, groups, and corporations for abuses abroad are now in question.
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Today the Supreme Court ruled Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum (Shell) that Esther Kiobel may not proceed in her case against Shell for aiding and abetting in the torture and murder of her husband.
Salem-News.com (Apr-18-2013 01:19)
Nike and the Big OMichael Munk Salem-News.com
"What's good for Nike is good for Oregon."
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When GM boss Charles E. "Engine Charlie" Wilson appeared in 1953 for his nomination hearings to head the Pentagon, a senator asked him if as secretary of defense he could make a decision adverse to the interests of General Motors.
Salem-News.com (Apr-17-2013 23:22)
Putting Our Money Where Our Hearts AreLynn Fitz-Hugh for Salem-News.com
Last year GE, BofA, Chevron and Goldman Sachs all paid no federal tax money- through loopholes, subsidies and offshoring.
“I will give one for defense, but I’m cutting the whole offense budget,” the man said as he dropped one penny into the jar marked “Military” in our Tax Day Penny Poll.
Salem-News.com (Apr-15-2013 11:20)
Tax Day Reminder: Congressman Greg Walden Favors Tax Breaks for Millionaires and Big OilSalem-News.com
Walden’s first priority is budget-busting tax breaks for Big Oil and millionaires who don’t need them and for his special interest campaign contributors
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As Americans file to meet the Tax Day deadline today, here’s a reminder of what Congressman Greg Walden is stubbornly committed to protecting.
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