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Obama urges action on small business bill
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President Obama, fresh from his victory lap after Senate passage of a bill to extend unemployment insurance, called on lawmakers to finish work on a small business jobs proposal that had been held up by partisan fighting. "I hope we can now finish the job and pass the small business jobs plan without delay," Mr. Obama said in a statement before reporters at the White House on Friday. "We can't afford any more political games." Mr. Obama said that American voters “didn’t send us here to wage a never-ending campaign." The bill would establish a $30 billion loan fund for small business owners. More

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NAMA Government Affairs
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NAMA's Government Affairs team focuses on federal and state legislative news that impacts your company's growth and profitability. Required reading for all members! Click Here for the most recent Legislative Alert. More



Coffee & Water


Shade grown coffee farms support biodiversity
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Shade grown coffee farms support native bees that help maintain the health of some of the world's most biodiverse tropical regions, according to a study published n the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers at the University of Michigan University of California, Berkeley found that by pollinating native trees on shade coffee farms and adjacent patches of forest, the bees help preserve the genetic diversity of remnant native tree populations. More

Nestle approved to turn Arkansas River springs into bottled water product
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Chaffee County, Colo., was recently issued a notice to Nestle that it could proceed with its plan to pump millions of gallons of water from springs next to the Arkansas River and cart it to Denver for bottling under the Arrowhead Springs label. Nestle spent years negotiating with the Chaffee Board of Commissioners where water lives, buying land around the water, negotiating with the Aurora City Council for its lease to the water, fighting off protesters and finally constructing pipelines and a pumping station in Johnson Village near Buena Vista, Colo. More

Business / Industry


Vending machine library hits the spot
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It looks like a regular vending machine, the kind you might feed loonies and toonies in exchange for a chocolate bar or bag of chips. But if you were looking for a quick junk-food fix from this unit, you'd be out of luck. Instead of a box of Smarties, it dispenses Stella, Queen of the Snow. These library kiosks — there are two of them in the foyer of the Hunt Club-Riverside Community Center in Ottawa — are the first of their kind in Canada. They work just like regular vending machines, except that users swipe their Ottawa library cards instead of inserting coins into the machine. And instead of buying a pack of gum, the user is borrowing a library book or DVD. The printed receipt tells the library customer when the item is due back. More

Chicago suburban firm offers vending machine snacks without the guilt
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A McHenry, Ill., based entrepreneur is hoping to help more consumers kick junk food to the curb. T Hephner's 14-month-old Healthy U vending machine company, which recently landed a contract with Hyatt Regency Chicago and the Chicago Academy for the Arts, gives consumers healthier snack food options, something more vending companies are doing as Americans become more health conscious. More

Corporate Social Responsibility


Federal government feeds $100 million to CO2-recycling projects
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The U.S. government is funneling more than $100 million to six projects that will turn carbon dioxide into fuel, plastics, cement and more. The projects on the receiving end of the $106 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act had received a previous round of funding from the U.S. Department of Energy in 2009 as part of an initiative to advance technologies and processes that can capture CO2 for storage or conversion to beneficial products. More

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