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modernfarmer.com — Twice a day, seven days a week, a tractor trailer carrying 8,000 gallons of watery, cloudy slop rolls past the bucolic countryside, finally arriving at Neil Rejman's dairy farm in upstate New York. The trucks are coming from the Chobani plant two hours east of Rejman's Sunnyside Farms, and they're hauling a distinctive byproduct of the Greek yogurt making process-acid whey.
bloomberg.com — U.S. Senate scrutiny of Apple Inc. (AAPL) 's tax strategies turned the spotlight on a unit with $30 billion in profit since 2009 that's incorporated in Ireland, controlled by a board in California, and doesn't pay taxes in either place.
propublica.org — Ohio, which is second only to Texas in the number of executions carried out since 2010, said it will run out of the drug it uses in executions, pentobarbital, on Sept. 30. The state has two men scheduled for execution in November, and eight more set to be killed after that.
propublica.org — A century ago, Congress created a tax exemption for social welfare nonprofits. The statute defining the groups says they are supposed to be "operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare." But in 1959, the regulators interpreted the "exclusively" part of the statute to mean groups had to be "primarily" engaged in enhancing social welfare.
newjersey.news12.com — ATLANTIC CITY - New technology being tested in New Jersey is intended to reduce the number of security incidents that can shut down airports for hours. In January 2010, a TSA agent walked away from his post at the exit lanes at Newark Liberty International Airport, and a man walked through to kiss his girlfriend goodbye.
greentechmedia.com — How taxpayer-backed AMI projects are, and aren't, being connected to utility systems at large Jeff St. John: May 21, 2013 We all know that the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has handed out billions of dollars to smart grid projects around the country, with smart meters, or advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) deployments, getting the biggest share.
eenews.net — More than two years ago, U.S. EPA&#x27;s inspector general released a report on a seemingly mundane subject: the origin of submersible pumps and centrifugal blowers in an Illinois wastewater treatment plant. But what began as a run-of-the-mill audit became a years-long dispute over the "Buy American" provision in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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