Archive: 21/03/2011

States push harder for online sales tax collection

(AP) -- Tax-free shopping is under threat for many online shoppers as states facing widening budget gaps increasingly pressure Amazon.com Inc. and other Internet retailers to start collecting sales taxes from their residents.

dateMar 21, 2011 in Business
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USDA funds research on crops and climate change

(AP) -- The federal government is investing $60 million in three major studies on the effects of climate change on crops and forests to help ensure farmers and foresters can continue producing food and timber while trying ...

dateMar 21, 2011 in Environment
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Report: MIT makes strides with women scientists

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has succeeded in boosting the number of women on its science and engineering faculties and in making the university a friendlier and more supportive place to work in the decade since ...

dateMar 21, 2011 in Other
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Huge ocean 'Frisbees' spin off Brazil's coast

As the North Brazil Current (NBC) moves northward along the northeastern coast of Brazil, it draws water from the South Equatorial Current and the freshwater outflow from the Amazon River, providing a source for warm, nutrient-rich ...

dateMar 21, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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