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    PNS Daily News - June 30, 20160 


    Among the stories on our nationwide rundown; holiday travelers brace for stepped up security at airports; Vermont's new GMO law changes labels in California and around the nation; and Yellowstone Park Rangers have some long holiday weekend advice.

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Since the recession, the vast majority of jobs have gone to workers with college degrees. (David Maiolo/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A high school diploma isn't enough in the post-recession job market, according to a new study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Since the recession ended, 8.4 million of all jobs created have gone to people with at least a bachelor's degr ...Read More

Some people believe payday loan sharks should be feared just as much as those swimming in the ocean. (Valdek/Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – While some Michiganders enjoy watching "Shark Week" specials on TV, others are working to stop what they see as another type of predator – the loan shark. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently announced rules to regulate the payday loan industry, but some g ...Read More

A new MASSPIRG survey cautions that some popular personal-care products on local store shelves are linked to negative health effects, including cancer. (M. Clifford)

BOSTON - Claire Gambrill, research intern at the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG), which produced the survey, lists 10 common, everyday products which her group said consumers should beware. "There is men's deodorants, there are baby wipes, shampoos, conditioners, things like ...Read More

Groups call for at least 5,000 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2025. (Ad Meskens/Wikimedia Commons)

ALBANY, N.Y. – A coalition of environmental, business and labor organizations on Wednesday reminded Gov. Andrew Cuomo of a massive, untapped source of clean, renewable energy lies just off New York's shores. Adrienne Esposito, director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment, wants the gove ...Read More

The nation's first GMO food labeling law takes effect in Vermont Friday, with national implications. (ThamKC/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The food at your Fourth of July cookout may now come with a label saying it contains a genetically modified organism, or GMO. That's because a first-of-its-kind law in Vermont takes effect Friday, requiring all GMO foods to say so on the label. Andrew Kimbrell, executiv ...Read More

As of the end of this week, the Tennessee Economic Council on Women will shut its doors, because of lack of support from the State Assembly. (Goretex/Flickr.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A state agency focused on the economic growth of women in Tennessee will shut its doors this week. The Tennessee Economic Council on Women is closing after 18 years because it didn't get enough support in the State Assembly to remain open. The mission of the organization was to ...Read More

Two bills to protect health care consumers passed a key committee in Sacramento on Tuesday and another faces a vote today. (Dodgerton Skillhause/morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In a big win for consumers, a bill passed the State Assembly Health Committee Tuesday to force pharmaceutical companies to justify how much they charge for prescription drugs and disclose large price hikes ahead of time. Senate Bill 1010 faced massive opposition from the ...Read More

Twenty-two clinical support staff in Colorado have been selected to receive $175,000 in 2016 to pay off health-related student loan debt. (Colorado Community Health Network)

DENVER – Twenty-two nurses, dental hygienists and other clinical support staff in Colorado have been selected to receive $175,000 to pay off health related student loan debt. The program, funded by Kaiser Permanente Colorado and managed by the Colorado Community Health Network, aims to addre ...Read More

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