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Labor regulators aim to finish difficult dust rule

Dust in the workplace — affecting the construction, mining and oil and gas industries — has proven a tough issue to regulate, with a battle over updating federal standards dragging on more than 40 years and vexing eight presidential administrations. But a final rule could come as soon as February, one that would cut the allowable exposure of crystalline silica, ...

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US forecast: Expect cheap oil to stay awhile

WASHINGTON – The federal government forecasts that low oil prices will continue through the year as a result of the global petroleum glut. Oil prices have plummeted by more than half since a high of $106 a barrel in June, giving motorists the gift of cheap gasoline but wreaking havoc on energy markets and states that rely on oil tax ...

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