Living Future Institute lands rock star chief scientist

The International Living Future Institute has hired a highly touted chief scientist.
Gregory Norris is one of the world’s leading experts on life cycle analysis and co-directs the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise, a part of the Harvard School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment. [...]

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Valero’s board hikes regular cash dividend on common stock

Valero Energy Corp.’s board of directors has approved an increase in the company’s regular quarterly cash dividend on common stock.
The company increased its dividend from 25 cents per share to 27.5 cents per share, effective Sept. 17, 2014, to the holders of record at the close of business on Aug. [...]

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Phantom Gourmet: Bella’s Italian Food In Rockland

ROCKLAND – Three’s a spot on the South Shore that serves huge portions of family-style Italian food, and where it feels like Sunday supper seven nights a week.
Lenny Barnes is the man behind the “mangia” at Bella’s in Rockland. Along with his family, he runs this massive, 300 seat, [...]

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Ty Law: ‘I’m A Patriot For Life’

BOSTON (CBS) — Ty Law spent the first 10 of his 15 NFL seasons in a New England Patriots uniform, and never officially retired because it didn’t feel right that the last jersey he wore belonged to the Denver Broncos.
Law spent the final five years of his career splitting time with the [...]

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China’s anti-corruption push targets highest-ranking official yet

The investigation of Zhou had been rumored for months, but was officially confirmed Tuesday by Xinhua, China’s state-run news agency.

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About WWE Party Boy Adam Rose

There’s never a dull moment in WWE. New to the scene, but already the life of the party, Adam Rose is turning heads. He’s had a run of successes to match his high-octane persona, with victories over Fandango and Damien Sandow among others. Only the wrestling gods know if the [...]

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Dennard Removed From PUP List, Practices With Patriots

BOSTON (CBS) — Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard is off the PUP list and back on the practice field.
Dennard, who underwent offseason shoulder surgery, was removed from the active/physically-unable-to-perform list on Tuesday and hit the practice field at Gillette Stadium for the first time during training camp.
With Dennard back in the mix [...]

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Study: Mass. Millennials Tops In Alcohol Spending, No. 2 In Coffee Shop Purchases

BOSTON (CBS) – Maybe this explains all that multi-tasking and short attention spans.
A new report on spending by millennials – those ages 18 to 35 – finds that Massachusetts millennials rank No. 1 nationally in spending on alcohol and No. 2 in spending on coffee.
The study by personal finance company [...]

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Bicycle, environmental champion takes interim reins at Solar Oregon

A veteran of some of Oregon’s top conservation nonprofits will take the helm of Solar Oregon as interim executive director.
Evan Manvel will succeed Ron “Mac” McDowell at the nonprofit. Solar Oregon promotes solar energy in Oregon.
Manvel previously served as executive director of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, legislative director of the [...]

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Apple’s Maiden solar facilities, data center opened to magazine writers

Apple Inc.’s Maiden solar array contains 55,000 solar panels that, along with a nearby fuel cells, supplies all the electricity needed to power its huge data center.
That’s from the online version of Grist Magazine, which was treated to a tour of the facility recently. The story and video was [...]

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Chris Archer, Joe Maddon Continue To Complain About David Ortiz

BOSTON (CBS) — On Sunday afternoon, in front of a whopping 25,000 people at Tropicana Field, David Ortiz hit a home run and then casually flipped his bat toward the Boston dugout.
This was, apparently, the worst thing that has ever happened to the Tampa Bay Rays.
That’s the only conclusion to [...]

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Report: Mass. Single-Family Home Prices Rose, Sales Fell Slightly

BOSTON (AP) – A real estate group says prices for single-family homes rose again last month in Massachusetts even as sales fell off slightly compared to a year ago.
The Massachusetts Association of Realtors reported Tuesday that the median price for a single-family home was $365,000 in June, compared to $351,000 [...]

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Boston Whale Watch Boat Returns To Land After Night Stuck At Sea

BOSTON (CBS) – Dozens of sleepy passengers waved from the deck of a whale watch boat that returned to Boston Harbor Tuesday morning, after a night stuck at sea.
The 157 passengers and six crew members set out for a three-hour whale watch early Monday afternoon. As they were heading home, [...]

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Huawei says ships 34 mln smartphones in H1 globally, up 62 pct y/y

China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said smartphone shipments in the first half rose 62 percent year-on-year, as it targets the more expensive smartphone sector dominated by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc. Shenzhen-based Huawei has shipped 34.27 million smartphones globally in the first six months ending June 30 – [...]

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Houston energy retailer makes Nasdaq debut

Houston-based Spark Energy Inc. began trading July 29 on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “SPKE.”
The company said July 28 that it priced its initial public offering of 3 million shares at $18 per share, slightly lower than the anticipated range of $19 to $21.
Shares spiked to [...]

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