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Pint-sized Rhode Island taps into regional craft beer boom

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — As the high renaissance of craft beer continues apace in New England, Rhode Island has struggled to keep up.

But there is cause for optimism in the Ocean State. 98 more words

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Emails show co-operation among EPA, climate-change deniers

WASHINGTON — Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and promote Administrator Scott Pruitt’s stewardship of the agency. 829 more words

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EU budget chief warns new Italian government on debt

BERLIN — The European Union’s budget commissioner says he hopes Italy’s prospective new government will master a “big learning curve,” and cautions that the eurozone’s rescue fund wouldn’t be able to stabilize the country. 98 more words

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WestJet, pilot's union agree to settlement process with mediator

CALGARY — The president and CEO of WestJet says the threat of a strike by its pilots is over.

Ed Sims said the Calgary-based airline and the union that represents the pilots have agreed to a settlement process that will involve a federal mediator. 327 more words

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CP NewsAlert: WestJet, pilot's union agree to settlement process with mediator

CALGARY — The threat of a strike by WestJet pilots appears to be over.

The Calgary-based airline and the union that represents the pilots say they have agreed to a settlement process that will involve a federal mediator. 81 more words

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The Latest: Mine official downplays impact of failed deal

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Latest on a proposed copper-and-gold mine in southwest Alaska (all times local):

3:20 p.m.

Developers of a proposed copper-and-gold mine near a world-class salmon fishery in southwest Alaska are downplaying the impact after a deal with a potential investor fell apart. 239 more words

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California measure to slash marijuana taxes suffers setback

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s legal marijuana industry will have to wait for a tax cut.

Legislation that would have slashed taxes on legal pot for three years to entice people away from the black market failed to advance out of a key legislative committee Friday. 318 more words

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