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Uber Suffers A Setback In California

June 30th, 2015 | by Steve Hanley

Uber has suffered a setback in California where a board has ruled its drivers are employees, not independent contractors, making it liable for expenses

Fracking The Amish

June 13th, 2013 | by Andrew Meggison

Jesus said, “Turn the other cheek”. So if you are of the Amish faith you prefer to settle legal disputes within your own community, without litigation. In other words the Amish will not sue, and if you're a natural gas company, that’s very good news. Turns out that whole "Amish Mafia" thing might be blown out of proportion

Great Scott! $90 Billion Dollars?

October 30th, 2012 | by Andrew Meggison

$90 billion. The Obama administration has put $90 billion in subsidies into solar and wind energy companies and about half [&hellip

Riding the Rails In America — At High Speed

October 25th, 2012 | by Andrew Meggison

Currently high speed rail is, well, chugging along in America. Congress has appropriated $10 billion to the high speed rail effort in the past three years. Thirty-two states and DC are moving ahead on high speed rail projects. Public opinion on high speed rail is high, about 62% of American’s say they would use high speed rail if they had access to it according to the American Public Transportation Association

Consumers and Climate Change

August 21st, 2012 | by Andrew Meggison

When compared to other nations, America is relatively isolated from climate change. However as wildfires increase, tornado warnings are appearing in the northeast, and America is dealing with the hottest weather on record, it is easy to see that something is going on. A recent survey by Yale and George Mason universities indicates that the vast majority of Americans agrees that climate change is making natural disasters and extreme weather events worse

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