government policy

It's official: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is on the Donald Trump ticket.

3p Weekend: Everything You Need to Know About Trump’s VP Pick

It's official: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is on the Donald Trump ticket. Although he's a GOP mainstay, Pence isn't exactly a household name…
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White House Invests $150 Million in Tomorrow’s Tech Workers

The White House will commit $150 million in grants as it aims to train and place burgeoning talent in the growing global tech…
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White House Seeks to Reduce Local Jail Populations

The initiative aims to “break the cycle of incarceration” by moving low-level offenders with mental illnesses from the criminal justice system to doctor’s…
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In Defense of Rooftop Solar

Utility giants claim large-scale solar is the way of the future, citing lower cost and higher efficiency compared to decentralized alternatives. But despite…
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Come Together: Can Climate Be a Bipartisan Issue?

If you’ve followed elections long enough, you know basically what to expect in the general -- sharply divergent views on everything from trade…
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Cheapest Offshore Wind Farm In The World, Thanks To Shell

The winning bid for a gigantic new offshore wind farm in the Netherlands came in at 2.3 billion euros less than expected. And…
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U.S. Immigration Policy Needs a Massive Rethink

U.S. immigration policy is focused on an outdated model -- one that categorizes people into two groups: those from Mexico and “other than…
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Big Food Lobby Protects Profit Health, Not Public Health

Big Food's lobbying efforts have successfully made profit health more important than public health, argues 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth.
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Report: China’s Technology Espionage and IP Theft Will Doom the World

According to researchers at the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, China’s 13th five-year plan reads as a modern-day sequel to the 2001 movie…
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Considering Ontario’s Climate Change Solution

This summer, Ontario solidified a five-year action plan to promote clean energy and support the long-term shift to a low-carbon economy. Critics say…
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North Carolina Eases Coal Ash Cleanup Laws as New Leak is Discovered

Duke Energy, North Carolina's largest coal company, stands to gain in the state's latest round of coal ash regulations. Some payouts protect homeowners'…
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Phillip Morris Loses Lawsuit Against Uruguay on Tough Tobacco Rules

An international trade court ruled against Philip Morris in the company’s lawsuit against the government of Uruguay over tobacco-labeling rules. The tobacco giant…
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AmeriCorps to Shut Down Health Program After Abortion Controversy

Out of 1,600 volunteers who worked with AmeriCorps popular healthcare program last year, six were found to have given emotional support to women…
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Advocates: Organic Food Companies Worked with Monsanto on Bogus GMO-Labeling Bill

“A bill of this importance merits hearings, expert testimony and thorough legal analysis, not the ‘backroom dealing’ that created this deeply flawed draft,"…
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Could Hemp Grow Back to Aid Sustainability Efforts?

As America continues to loosen its strict stance on marijuana laws, hemp is making a comeback. But is it really the 'wonder crop'…