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Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy
Along with the Congressional Budget Office, independent economists say growth would be much stronger with a broader overhaul that would more than double the number of illegal workers eligible for legalized status.

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Environmental groups to sue over Gunnison grouse
The Center for Biological Diversity and Western Watersheds Project filed a formal notice Thursday.
Country of origin label for meat cuts endangered
Canada and Mexico need to tell the U.S. “more clearly and more specifically, what, if any, variation of this will work for them,” the agriculture secretary said last week.
Obama immigration order sets up battle with GOP
As the president is poised to take executive action to grant temporarily shield as many as 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation, Republican leaders in Congress say they are ready to oppose the measure when they take control of both houses in...
Syngenta faces dozens of lawsuits over GMO seed
Exports of U.S. corn are down 85 percent this year compared to 2013 and that has driven down corn prices, according to the 13 suits filed in federal court in Des Moines, Iowa.
GOP vows to pass Keystone later if bill fails now
The vote puts pressure on Obama to approve the pipeline, which he has resisted in the past. Environmentalists have pressed Obama to reject the pipeline as proof of his commitment to curb global warming, even though a State Department environmental review...
UK bird flu strain same as the Dutch one
Officials believe wild birds may have brought the bird flu to Britain. It is the first outbreak here in six years.
Hellmann’s tweaks website in ‘mayonnaise’ spat
Michele Simon, a public health lawyer, said she was discussing the case with Hampton Creek’s founder this Friday when they noticed customer reviews on Unilever’s websites for Hellmann’s and Best Foods were being changed to describe...
British, Dutch kill poultry to fight bird flu
British and Dutch authorities are culling ducks and chickens to prevent a more widespread outbreak of bird flu.
Governors team up to tackle western drought
Governors team up to tackle western drought
California, Nevada team ukp to fight drought.
Greater sage grouse next conservation battle
The Fish and Wildlife Service’s announcement Wednesday that it was designating the Gunnison sage grouse a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act means that it could impose limits on oil and gas drilling and other activities, although...