MSHA releases preliminary data for 2012 reflecting record low fatality and injury rates in mining

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced the release of preliminary data for 2012 that indicate the lowest fatality and injury rates in the history of U.S. mining. |||||||http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/msha/MSHA20130643.htm

FTF Conference Early Bird Rates End March 1

Fair Trade Federation is hosting its annual conference in Bellevue, Washington, May 21-23. Early bird rates of $ 50 off end March 1 for the gathering that offers:

• Networking with other fair trade stakeholders
• Sessions and workshops featuring expert speakers focused on building fair trade businesses and the movement as a whole
• Delicious fair trade snacks from Equal Exchange and Andean Dream
• Expanded Fair Trade Expo– an opportunity for wholesalers to display products and connect with retailers

More information at FTF Conference

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Report highlights Central African Republic's alarming mortality rates

The west of the country, around Carnot, where the mining industry collapsed following government attempts to assert control over the diamond trade and a fall in the price of industrial diamonds, suffers some of the worst mortality rates in the country.
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US Stocks Advance As Greece Scuttles Referendum, ECB Cuts Rates – Wall Street Journal


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