Business

Bill Would Bar Obesity Lawsuits
April 14, 2005 12:00 AM - R.A. Dyer, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

As your attorney, I advise you to lay off those french fries.

Symposium on Smoke-Free Apartment Buildings Held in Los Angeles
April 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The "Smoke Free Choice" symposium will be held today in Los Angeles to address the increasing demand for non-smoking sections in apartment buildings and completely smoke-free complexes.

Norway's Statoil Shuts Down Oil Drilling Rig After Arctic Oil Spill
April 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Doug Mellgren, Associated Press

Oil exploration drilling from the offshore rig Eirik Raude has been shut down after its third spill into ecologically fragile Arctic waters in just over two months, Statoil ASA announced Wednesday.

Whole Foods, Nation's Biggest Organic and Natural Food Seller, to Enter Milwaukee Market
April 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The nation's largest seller of organic and natural foods will open a Milwaukee supermarket, launching a powerful niche player into the area's grocery business, and creating a new retail anchor for an east side neighborhood.

Report Shows Good Progress on Small Grain Planting in Iowa
April 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Matthew Wilde, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

When Dan and Pat Kubik planted 25 acres of organic flax a little more than a week ago, the couple had their doubts.

Adobe House Designed To Be Self-Sufficient
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Rosalie Rayburn, Albuquerque Journal

A Los Angeles entrepreneur who divides his time between Taos and the West Coast has created what he calls a prototype for sustainable-energy homes of the future.

Neighbors Challenge Tyson Food Poultry Plant's Air Quality
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Gillian May-Lian Wee, The Charlotte (NC) Observer

Ralph Moorefield lives in a pretty brick house in Harmony that befits the town's name. But he complains that a stench from a nearby poultry plant makes it hard to breathe.

Gas Situation Actually Has a Bright Side
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Alejandro Bodipo-Memba, Detroit Free Press

Gas prices are near record high levels and they are not likely to fall significantly anytime soon.

Tampa Firm Snags Deal for County's Computer Castoffs
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Richard Mullins, Tampa Tribune

Corey Hockensmith stands as the last line of defense to keep Tampa Bay's obsolete electronics from the landfill.

Engineers Redesign Roads to Save Moose
April 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Trudy Tynan, Associated Press

At night on a dark country road, all that the headlights catch are the shadowy legs the size of tree trunks rising out of the pavement. Standing six feet at the shoulder, weighing up to 1,000 pounds, with massive antlers more than five feet across, moose tower over automobiles and have no fear of them.

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