Wednesday, January 07, 2009

In the News: Jan-07

Wordle: In the News: Jan-07

Hundreds of Coal Ash Dumps Lack Regulation - 7 Jan 2009 at 2:34pm - Most coal byproduct dumps in the U.S. are unregulated, but they contain chemicals that threaten health.

Israel urged to accept truce as Gaza fighting resumes - 7 Jan 2009 at 2:51pm - GAZA (Reuters) - Hundreds of embattled Palestinians ventured outside to shop for food on Wednesday during a three-hour Gaza truce, a first step toward an Egyptian-proposed ceasefire under discussion by Israel and Hamas.

Canadian soldier killed in southern Afghanistan - 7 Jan 2009 at 2:25pm - A Canadian soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in the northern part of Afghanistan's Kandahar province early Wednesday, say military officials.

Private job losses mount, ominous for payrolls - 7 Jan 2009 at 12:55pm - NEW YORK (Reuters) - Job losses and plans to lay off workers hammered the struggling U.S. economy in the final month of 2008, according to private reports that could foreshadow surprisingly grim labor market data from the government on Friday.

Gates says Afghan surge may cost $5.5 billion in FY09 - 7 Jan 2009 at 12:34pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates has told Congress that a planned buildup of U.S. forces in Afghanistan could add $5.5 billion to U.S. war costs in the current federal fiscal year, officials said on Wednesday.

Thought for the day:
The future is uncertain... but this uncertainty is at the very heart of human creativity. -Ilya Prigogine (1917 - )


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