A growing portion of China’s toilet waste is converted into fertilizer and biogas. In Beijing, 6,800 tons of human excrement are treated each day by some estimates: enough to fill almost three Olympic-size swimming pools.
Target is giving up on Canada. More than 17,600 employees will eventually lose their jobs when the U.S. discount retailer closes its 133 Canadian stores after only about two years to cut losses that went as high as a billion dollars a year.
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A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that shined a light on gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley.
The Vermont House on Friday passed a nearly $1.5 billion general fund budget that would put part of any extra money at the end of the fiscal year into low-income heating aid. It also raised $33.2 million in new revenue and rejected a legislative pay cut.
The ratings agency Fitch has downgraded Greece's sovereign rating amid growing uncertainty over the new government's pledge to overhaul reforms needed to restart bailout loan payments and avoid default.
A federal judge ruled Friday that Women and Infants Hospital cannot prevent workers from refusing overtime after the union representing 1,700 of them requested they protest layoffs by turning down extra shifts.
Hecla Mining Co. moved Friday to acquire Revett Mining Co. in a $20 million stock deal that anticipates closing one silver and copper mine in northwestern Montana and pushing forward with the development of another.