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    On September 26, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule that reduces reporting requirements for federal contractors and subcontractors who hire and employ veterans under provisions of the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA).HR Watchdog

    Workers who apply online at RadioShack Corp. must say if they agree with the statement: "Over the course of the day, I can experience many mood changes." Lowe's Cos. asks job seekers if they "believe that others have good intentions." A test at McDonald's Corp. said: "If something very bad happens, it takes some time before I feel happy again."The Wall Street Journal

    Information on the safety and effectiveness of medical devices before and after they are cleared by U.S. health regulators can be improved, according to two new studies.Reuters

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​Infrastructure / Education

    As officials crack down on homeowners who waste water, more drought-conscious Californians are using social media to broadcast video of what appear to be government agencies breaking their own water-use rules: sprinklers running at city parks in the middle of the day, public workers hosing grass until it becomes a muddy mess.Los Angeles Times

    As many as 100,000 California students from families with incomes up to $150,000 a year could receive a new state-funded scholarship to attend a UC or California State University campus this year.San Francisco Chronicle

    California’s top water official told a key gathering of south state water representatives that “hard-earned progress” is being made on the Brown administration’s controversial plan to build twin tunnels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.Capitol Weekly

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