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Obama Signs $858 Billion Tax Bill

In a late vote Thursday night, the House approved a $858 billion tax bill. The President is expected to sign it Friday.

On Friday, President Obama signed an $801 billion package of tax cuts that Congress pushed through the House in a late vote Thursday.

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Washington Slams Oil Companies with Civil Lawsuit

Washington is suing BP, Transocean, and seven other companies under the Clean Water Act and Oil Pollution act for the Gulf oil spill.


Months after the largest oil spill history in U.S. history, Washington filed a civil lawsuit against BP, Transocean, and seven other companies Wednesday. The federal government's lawsuit joins dozens of others the oil giants are already facing over the spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April.

Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the companies failed to take the necessary precautions to prevent the spill and to adequately monitor it using the latest available technology. Though the companies have previously promised to pay for any cleanup costs, the complaint asks the court to hold them liable for "removal costs, economic losses and environmental damages without limitation," Holder Jr. said.

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GOOD Design Daily: ClearRx Prescription Bottles, the Design of the Decade

Target's ClearRx prescription bottle design won the Design of the Decade award for its fresh, smart, and commonsense approach.


Your standard prescription bottle, with its amber-colored cylinder shape, tiny font, and plethora of text, has hardly changed since the postwar days when it was first introduced.

Child safety caps were introduced in the 1970s, but that was about it. It was not until Deborah Adler, a graphic designer in New York, designed a radically fresh, intelligent, and all-around practical prescription bottle, that good design finally found its way into pharmaceutical packaging.

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