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A third of the world's food goes to waste, U.N. says

A U.N. report published on Wednesday says a whole third of the world's food goes to waste, making it the third major source of greenhouse gas emission behind those of U.S. and China.

Rogers Communications to cut 375 jobs in cost-cutting strategy

Toronto - On top of the 300 job cuts announced in March, Rogers Communications Inc. will cut 375 more positions, the company said Tuesday. This comes as the company faces lower profits, enhanced competition and higher systems costs.

Nobel Peace Prize hit by crisis and to be reduced

Stockholm - With the economic crisis continuing, even the Nobel Peace Prize has felt the hit. Prizes will be reduced by up to 20% this year.

New analysis shows life-saving benefit of lung cancer scans Special

A non-invasive process that makes 3D pictures of the lungs could reduce lung cancer deaths by 35 percent for relatively low cost per life saved.

Whirlpool to cut jobs and close plants, prepares to reduce costs

Long-time appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp. announced today it is scaling back thousands of jobs. The Benton Harbor, Mich. based company is also seeking to make some massive changes along with the 5,000 jobs being eliminated.

Op-Ed: What will the Occupy Wall Street movement cost cities world wide?

Toronto - Around the world people, the 99 percenters, are protesting big corporations with tent cities and marches. In Toronto a tent city is in its second day. How much will the movement cost local governments?

Op-Ed: The libel laws are no picnic in spite of attempts at 'reform'

An in-depth analysis of the state of the law of defamation in Britain and the ongoing attempts ostensibly to reform it with some insight into the motives of those who seek to do so.

Annual cost of environmental damage is $6.6 trillion, says UN

Global environmental damage resulting from human activity resulted in an economic cost of $6.6 trillion during 2008, equivalent to 11 percent of global GDP. By 2050, this annual amount is expected to jump to $28 trillion (18 percent of GDP).

Canadian government not apologizing for G8, G20 summit costs

Toronto - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative government are not providing any apologies for the astronomical costs for the G8 and G20 summits. The total cost of the summits amounted to $1.2 billion.

MPs vote for cuts to the costs of overseas calls

European MPs have forced mobile phone companies to reduce the costs of sending a text or using the Internet whilst abroad which must be good news for all travellers.

Fewer Subs- Polk County Florida Looking To Cut School Costs

Polk County students in Florida may see some important people in their classrooms instead of the regular substitute teacher.

Charity Billed $3 Million in Costs for Fighting Wildfire

Stating that the child of a caretaker living at the Carousel Ranch was responsible for causing a wildfire by playing with matches 30 feet away from the ranch, the charity was bill $30 million to pay for the cost of fighting the fire.

Medical malpractice: The real war in our healthcare system

Medical malpractice brings more deaths annually than the total number of Army soldiers who lost their lives during Vietnam. Many factors seem to provide the perfect medium for deadly errors; errors that rarely find justice.

Veterans and Military Families Facing Higher Health Care Costs

The Congressional Budget Office released its report on the current health care system in America, led by nominee for Office of Management and Budget Director, Peter R. Orszag. However, options for Veterans, retirees and family members are looking pricey.

Medical Security Number One Health Woe For Americans According To Recent Gallup Poll

Americans used to believe that AIDS was the most important health woe twenty years ago. That has changed as more and more are uninsured. The largest worry facing the overall American public is now health coverage security.

Survey: 1 in 3 Americans Had Trouble Paying Medical Bills in 2007

A CBS survey finds more than 80 million Americans are cutting back their healthcare visits to doctors and nearly 1 in 3 Americans had trouble paying their medical bills.

School Lunches May Be Returning To Casseroles - Yuk!

Nothing beats a school lunch, right? Those classic trays with preportioned nutritionally balanced serving sizes from the food pyramid. With the rising cost of basics like corn and rice, schools may be raising lunch prices and returning to the casserole.

Rising Food Costs Not Just a Problem Across the Pond, Check the School Cafeteria

The rising cost of milk is hitting the nation's schools, creating quite a stir as far as budgeting. Some schools anticipate that over $4 million USD will be added to their milk invoice alone for next year. Where will they get the money?

D-Day For New Hampshire Recount

This afternoon at 3:00 p.m. is the deadline for the Republican and Democratic candidates to submit payment for a manual recount of the ballots that were cast in the New Hampshire primary held on January 8th. We all wait with bated breath.

'I'm feeling lucky' button costs Google $110 million per year

Google co-founder Sergey Brin said yesterday in an interview with Marketplace that around 1 per cent of all Google searches go through the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button and by passes all other sites and ads in the search page.

Wars Will Cost $2.4 Trillion By 2017

The US Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will cost the taxpayers a sum total of $2.4 trillion by 2017. The wars are financed with borrowed money.

Op-Ed: Costs Nothing but Costs High for Not Doing It

There are number of things in the world that doesn’t cost a dime or a penny, but why we are not doing it? What are the costs of not doing those, wars, disasters, famine, murders, poverty etc.,

Bottled Water Has High Environmental Costs

Bottled water may seem to be pure and safe but it has high environmental costs, says Worldwatch Institute. Packaging and shipping soaks up energy, and many of the plastic bottles are not recycled.

Fill Your Pockets With £95m For That Hospital Car Park

Again, it is highlighted, but will anything be done about the extortionate hospital car park charges?

The Reality of Illegal Immigration and our Job Market

The Market may be doing well on the books, but the real economy is struggling as Americans are losing jobs to Illegal Immigrants.

Students Set Sights Lower

High school seniors opting to attend schools not their number one choice.

How US is deferring war costs

By the end of the year, the US will have spent $600 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is close to the amount spent on Vietnam and Korea, adjusted for inflation. There are two differences, though.
 

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