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Increasing numbers of people near the Gulf Coast are suffering from symptoms that doctors and toxicologists are linking to chemicals from the BP oil disaster that began last summer. The blowout of the Macondo well gushed at least 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf. BP responded by using at least 1.9 million gallons […]
As America’s allergy rates and food allergy frequencies have soared nearly 20 percent in the last decade, more researchers and medical scientists are considering the possible and logical truth behind the hygiene hypothesis. The hygiene hypothesis suggests that growing up in developed nations weakens and enfeebles our immune systems. When our immune system is not […]
Americans owe more on their student loans than they do on their credit cards with average college students in $24,000 of college related debt. With tuition costs going up due to grant aid cuts, parents are starting to feel they can no longer afford to send their children to college. It is the poor and […]
Eighty-two domain names were seized in November 2010 for allegedly selling counterfeit materials include handbags and bootlegged DVDs. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement made a statement that the federal operation had “targeted online retailers of a diverse array counterfeit goods”. The goods claimed to be sold were “illegal copies of copyrighted DVD boxed sets, music […]
Experts identify multiple conflicts of interest among an elite group that oversees investments for the University of California. A few members of the Investment committee from the University of California (Richard Blum, Paul Wachter, and Gerald Parsky) have been making private and unregulated real estate and equity deals since 2003. In 2009 the University of […]