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2011-06-13 13:27:00

NEW YORK, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Distrust of corporations remains high among American consumers three-plus years after the nation's financial crisis, with a majority (64%) saying it's harder for US companies to gain their trust today than it was a few years ago. Further, it appears this lack of confidence will continue into the future, with more than half (55%) saying it will be harder for corporations to gain their trust in the future. Distrust is particularly high among The...

2011-01-12 06:05:00

A US commission investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Tuesday that an overhaul of industry practices and tougher safety measures are needed to avoid a repeat of the worst oil disaster in US history. "The central lesson to be drawn from the catastrophe is that no less than an overhauling of both current industry practices and government oversight is now required," the presidential panel said in a report released after a six-month probe. The April 2010 explosion of the BP-leased...

2010-09-16 14:55:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A congressional briefing that focused on rooting out waste from military service contracts today honed in on the Marines' Regional Garrison Food Service arrangement that, instead of saving taxpayers the promised 20% cost savings when it was signed eight years ago, has led to hundreds of millions in overruns. A briefing held earlier this week by Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Under Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter called for reining in...

2010-06-23 10:00:00

Repeating the Fatal BP Misstep: Assuming No Recent Calamity Means That Safety Rules Can be Scaled Back; Gulf Crisis Makes Clear the Folly of Letting Industry Write the Regulatory Playbook for Energy Sources with Huge Public Health, Environmental Risks. WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Is Congress on the verge of repeating the deregulatory debacle that led to the BP oil spill fiasco in the Gulf of Mexico? Even as tens of thousands of gallons of oil continue to erupt each day...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'