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Five Executives Expose Their Operations Career Path

At the heart of every company is the operations team—the ones who get down to the nitty gritty, nailing down processes and making sure everything flows between people and departments the way it’s supposed to. To learn more about what it takes to get started in an operations career, we talked with five people who […]

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New Jersey’s Hot Seat: Ten Climate Change Warnings for the Garden State

Earlier this summer, the Christie administration took steps to formally withdraw from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a multistate compact aimed at reducing carbon emissions through a cap-and-trade program. Gov. Chris Christie has previously called the initiative ineffective, “gimmicky” and “a failure,” and he’s said it amounts to nothing more than an unnecessary tax […]

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Median Income Falls in Vermont As Poverty Rate Rises

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – New U.S. Census data released Thursday shows a rise in the number of Vermonters living in poverty and a drop in the state’s median household income. About 3,000 more people in Vermont – for a total of 74,058 – were living below the poverty level in 2013, compared to 71,084 in […]

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CEO Indicted As Probe of Chicago Midmarket Firm Heats Up

Former red light camera CEO indicted, federal probe expands

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New York’s Recently Signed Medical Marijuana Law: Who Gets to Grow?

Is New York Too Corrupt for Medical Marijuana?

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Is Texas Tea Turning Green? By One Measure, Maybe

According to Certain Evidence Texas Maybe the Greenest State 

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Pennsylvania Plant Removed Safety Device 13 Days before Worker’s Death

Sugar Plant Removed Safety Device 13 Days before Temp Worker’s Death

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California Court Pleases Retailers By Rejecting Defibrillator Mandate

Calif. court rules retailers need not keep defibrillators in stores

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Security Solutions Firm GDSI Acquires Florida Specialty Vehicle Manufacturer

Midmarket Security solutions firm acquires Florida manufacturer of command-and-control vehicles

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Massachusetts Advances Its Wind Energy Development

Massachusetts to host sixth U.S. lease for offshore wind energy

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