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Casters are showered with sparks, or 'skeeters,' as molten steel is shaped into bars called 'billets' at the TAMCO steel mini mill on October 4, 2002 in Rancho Cucamonga, California.  David McNew/Getty Images

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5 things you need to know about daylight saving time

by Eliza Mills Mar 9, 2018
Yes, it's saving, not savings. No, that's not one of the five things ...

Can single-use plastics really be eliminated?

by Kimberly Adams and Eliza Mills Mar 9, 2018
Cities and countries are banning or charging fees for single-use plastic items like bags and straws. This week, the wealthy beach community of Malibu, California, voted to ban restaurants from giving out plastic straws, utensils and stirrers. Overseas, Scotland wants to ban plastic straws by 2019; Taiwan is banning single-use plastics by 2030. So is […]

When government can't solve problems, more companies seek to step in

by Kimberly Adams and Peter Balonon-Rosen Mar 9, 2018
The "solution economy" is taking on issues like malaria eradication and gun control. And it doesn't hurt the bottom line.

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