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How India’s Buy-Local Rules Jeopardize Their National Solar Program

India wants to become a solar-powered super country. They have plans to improve their solar capacity 30-fold by 2020. One of the biggest plans is to promote the use of domestic solar panels and make them affordable for consumers. However, India’s buy-local rules could jeopardize their ability to do so because of World Trade Organization…

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China Upset Over Cyber Hacking Allegations

At the beginning of February 2015, health insurer Anthem Inc. faced a massive cyberattack where there was a breach in patient records. Hackers got away with patient names, social security numbers, and health information of millions of customers. The Wall Street Journal went on to report that the cyberattacks could possibly be linked to China…

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Controversial Nuclear Power Plant Set to Begin Construction in Turkey

Turkey strongly depends on other countries for their energy. Therefore, they want to build a nuclear power plant in Akkuyu, which is in the Turkish province of Mersin. However, several groups object to the power plant because of concerns over the environment, the impact of people living nearby, and radioactive waste disposal. Despite the controversy,…

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Former Apple Supply Chain Manager Faces Prison Time for Kickback Scheme

Scandals always make the news, especially when they involve high-profile companies like Apple. In 2010, Apple’s former Global Supply Chain Manager Paul Devine was involved in a conspiracy to sell Apple product details to Asian manufactures. Three years later, he has finally been fined $4.5 million and sentenced to one year in prison for his…