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Michelin North America receives national recognition
GREENVILLE, S.C. – The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, recently honored Michelin North America, Inc. for its ongoing commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging its workers and their families to maintain healthy lifestyles.
Ducks Unlimited surpasses 100,000 acres of conservation in North Carolina
RALEIGH – Ducks Unlimited is proud to announce that through collaborative efforts with state and federal agencies, other non-profit organizations and private landowners more than 106,000 acres of vital wetland habitat has been conserved throughout North Carolina.
Sparring justices find little disagreement at the opera
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg revealed a different view of U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday when she described about her passion for opera, one she shares with Justice Antonin Scalia.
A quarter of the world's most educated people live in the 100 largest cities
WASHINGTON - College graduates are increasingly sorting themselves into high-cost, high-amenity cities such as Washington, New York, Boston and San Francisco, a phenomenon that threatens to segregate us across the country by education.
Malaysians wonder 'Why us?' after second loss of airline jet
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - It was all too familiar. Grieving families rushing to airport. The flashing television graphics of a plane's last radar appearance. The uncomfortable officials before a heavy thicket of microphones.
For many Malaysians, the disappearance of Flight 370 in March has been a long trauma from which the nation has not yet recovered.
What's Happening Across N.C. This Weekend?
The following weekend activites are provided by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources:
Friday will bring two great opportunities to see and explore the North Carolina coast. The N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort will offer take you aboard a Duke University research vessel to explore local marine life, while the N.C. Maritime Museum in Southport will host a sunset cruise focusing on the history of the region. Back in the Piedmont, the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh will show the critically-acclaimed film Her as SECCA in Winston-Salem opens a new multimedia exhibition that examines the concept of life in the art of Neil Goldberg.
EPA introduces new graphic to help consumers when selecting insect repellents
The following release was issued by the EPA Thursday:
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today unveiled a new graphic that will be available to appear on insect repellent product labels. The graphic will show consumers how many hours a product will repel mosquitoes and/or ticks when used as directed.
Starbucks sees more Apple-like stores after Colombia debut
CHICAGO - This week Starbucks opened its first location in Colombia — a 2,700-square-foot store with a heated patio, concrete columns, mirrors on the ceiling and walls of colorful plants.
Facebook tests button to let people shop from its website
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is testing a feature that will let users shop directly from its website.
The terrible history of passenger planes getting shot out of the sky
What is more clear is that, if initial reports are true, this would be the deadliest incident of a civilian passenger plane being shot down in modern memory. In some instances, the causes of the disaster are still shrouded in mystery. Here are some of the worst events.
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