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  • Survey says millennials would take a pay cut to work for an environmentally conscious comp...
    The big question is whos going to take responsibility for making America greener? By Gary Guthrie of ConsumerAffairs February 22, 2019 Lets talk trade-offs Would you take a cut in pay to work for a company thats environmentally responsible? If you said yes, youre in good company (pun intended) -- and, more than likely, a millennial. A new survey by Swytch -- a blockchain-based clean energy platform -- examined workforce sentiments as they relate to employers corporate sustainability pursuits. In that study, almost 50 percent of all respondents and 75 percent of millennial workers said they would make that trade-off. As a matter of fact, 10+ percent would take a cut in pay between $5,000-$10,000, and slightly more than three percent said theyd be willing to go even further and take a pay cut of over $10,000 a year if they believed the employer had a green frame-of-mind. Age matters… ..... Read More.
    CONSUMER AFFAIRS – General | Consumers & ShoppingFri, February 22, 2019
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  • Louisiana Officials Warn of Goods Stolen from Storage Units, Sheds
    Authorities are telling residents in one part of Louisiana to check sheds, patios and self-storage units to see whether anything’s missing, even a kitchen sink. They’re also telling self-storage business owners to check for signs of tampering, and for locked … ..... Read More.
    INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingFri, February 22, 2019
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  • Arkansas Panel Approves Rules for Use of Previously Banned Herbicide
    An Arkansas panel has adopted a plan to allow restricted use of an herbicide banned in the wake of complaints that it drifted onto crops and caused damage. The Arkansas Plant Board voted after a 91/2-hour public hearing on Feb. … ..... Read More.
    INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingFri, February 22, 2019
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  • Illinois EPA Shuts Medical Instrument Sterilization Facility Due to Pollution
    A suburban Chicago plant that sterilizes medical instruments with a chemical believed to be cancer causing has been shut by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. The state EPA issued a seal order for Sterigenics U.S. in Willowbrook. The agency said … ..... Read More.
    INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingFri, February 22, 2019
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  • Nationwide Insurance Cuts more Jobs in Iowa
    Nationwide Insurance has more than doubled the number of Des Moines job cuts it announced last fall. Nationwide said in November that about 80 workers in Des Moines would lose their jobs as part of a company effort to eliminate … ..... Read More.
    INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingFri, February 22, 2019
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  • Bill Creating North Dakota Health Reinsurance Pool Advances
    Proposed legislation in North Dakota that would establish invisible reinsurance pool for the individual health insurance market, unanimously passed the North Dakota House of Representatives, the state insurance department announced. HB 1106 is a bill proposed by the North Dakota … ..... Read More.
    INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingFri, February 22, 2019
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  • Elizabeth Warren unveils federal child care proposal
    The Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act would aim to reduce the painfully high cost of child care By Sarah D. Young of ConsumerAffairs February 22, 2019 Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has proposed a federal child care plan which would provide grants to states, cities, nonprofits, schools, and other local partners to create a network of child care options that would be available to every family. In a blog post on Medium, Warren noted that the average cost of child care in the U.S. can range from 9 to 36 percent of a familys income, depending on where they live. Under Warrens proposed plan, a sliding scale would be used to determine how much families would pay for child care for young children. Families would not be required to pay more than 7 percent of their income on child care expenses. For poorer and lower-middle-class households, child care services… ..... Read More.
    CONSUMER AFFAIRS – General | Consumers & ShoppingFri, February 22, 2019
    6 hours ago
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