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What Does Rbst Free Mean?

Many commercial dairies make use of a special hormone called “Recombinant bovine somatotropin” which is often abbreviated  to rBST or BST. This hormone is known to increase the amount of milk production.  The use of rBST is controversial and has elicited a lot of reactions from both animal rights...

The 50 Most Influential Jews of the Current Era

The 50 Most Influential Jews of the Current Era

Influential people come in all shapes and sizes in all generations throughout history. Such people can be grouped together by shared affiliations and backgrounds, for whatever purposes people are drawn to make lists. This list offers some interesting biographical tidbits about 50 people of Jewish...

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What Was the Marshall Plan?

The Marshall Plan, which is also known as the European Recovery Plan, was a plan enacted by the United States after the end of World War II in 1947. The aim of the plan was to help in the rebuilding efforts in Europe, which was devastated by the war. The proponent of the plan was George Marshall,...

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EU Committee to Examine Horsepower Caps on Motorcycles

Despite the defeat of earlier proposed bans, the EU is once again considering a ban on motorcycles producing more than 100 horsepower. Currently, France is the only EU member with a 100 horsepower limit on motorcycles sold in country. Other EU countries have a stepped rider education system that...

DMCA Takedown 101

DMCA Takedown 101

The Digital Millennium Copyright ACT (DMCA) is one of the best-known and most-controversial pieces of legislation passed in recent years. It has had a greater impact on the Web than virtually any other piece of legislation and is largely responsible for much of the Web we see today. One of the...

20 Best James Monroe Quotes

20 Best James Monroe Quotes

James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States and considered the last Founding Father of America from the Virginia Dynasty and Republican generation. Monroe was born on April 28, 1758 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Spence Monroe, a planter and carpenter, and Elizabeth Jones, an...

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10 Interesting Facts About Tennessee

Tennessee is a state with a very rich history and vast resources. Not only is Tennessee home to mountain ranges, lakes and plateaus put it is also often credited as the birthplace of country music and several well known historical figures. Below we've listed ten interesting facts about the state of Tennessee.

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Police in Athens Use Tear Gas on Teens

Police in Athens, Greece used tear gas on a small group of teens as demonstrators marched through Greece. The strike grounded flights, "disrupted services" and even had Greek youths hurling rocks into crowds of demonstrators. Authorities shot back with teargas to thwart the stone throwing. The...

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What Is a Central Bank?

A central bank is a government institution that is tasked with regulating a country’s money supply, issuing the country’s currency, and controlling the country’s interest rates. The central bank can be called different names, such as, reserve bank and monetary authority. The central bank also...

Basic Info About Savings Accounts

Basic Info About Savings Accounts

Savings accounts are offered by banks and other financial institutions for customers to deposit excess funds to accrue interest. Savings accounts allow account holders to set aside portions of liquid assets while earning a monetary return. Funds within savings accounts may not be used directly...