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Hyundai, Kia to pay US $100 million to end probe of overstated mileage

...said the automakers violated the law. But the agencies said they reached the agreement because it was fair and in the public interest. The government alleged Hyundai and Kia "chose favorable results rather than average results from a large number...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-03/hyundai-kia-pay-us-100-mil
Judge temporarily bans legalized sports wagering in New Jersey

...an opinion read in court Friday, Shipp said he based his granting of the temporary restraining order partly on the public interest in knowing whether state law is in conflict with federal law. He also said the leagues demonstrated they would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-10-24/judge-temporarily-ba
Scandal, sex, post-it art: Censorship accusations as Google cuts search results in Europe

...engine a responsibility similar to those traditional publishers always had - judging whether an information is in the public interest, whether it will withstand legal challenges and whether an individual complaint against it is warranted."Google...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-03/scandal-sex-post-it-art-ce
Federal appeals court says NY judge went too far in blocking $285M Citigroup settlement

...neither fair, nor reasonable, nor adequate, nor in the public interest ... because it does not provide the court with...proposed consent decree is fair and reasonable and that the public interest would not be disserved.In returning the case to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-04/federal-appeals-court-says
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo to drop controversial ingredient

...many other countries, but it would be phased out in Canada and Latin America as well.The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a health advocacy group, said the Food and Drug Ad ministration permitted the use of BVO on an interim basis...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-05/coca-cola-pepsico-drop-con
Quality journalism is an indispensable element of a free society

...told, could not have been told without the dedication, commitment and resources of a major newspaper that has the public interest foremost in mind. Our congratulations to our friends at USA Today for an exemplary piece of old-fashioned, hard-nosed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-03-23/quality-journali
Georgia Legislature passes private probation bill

...Supreme Court. Long agreed with Geraghty that the sealing of information about private probation is detrimental to the public interest.According to the Private Probation Association of Georgia, in the last quarter of 2012 more than 254,000 people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-03-20/georgia-legislature-pa
John Gogick: HB 837 - a measure on private probation companies

...to this paragraph shall not be subject to disclosure.Sunshine on the actions of these organizations would be in the public interest (and make me happy).But the song can't remain the same, as the chords of Stormy Weather take over.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-21/john-gogick-hb-837-measure-pr
FDA to revise nutrition facts label

...nutrition labels haven't been as effective as they should be," says Michael Jacobson of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. "When you look at the label, there are roughly two dozen numbers of substances that people aren't intuitively...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-23/fda-revise-nutrition-facts
US Supreme Court rules against Georgia hospital deal

...allowable if they are done by states. But in such cases, the states have to explain clearly why competition is not in the public interest and they have to ensure a level of control and oversight of the monopolies."We hold that Georgia has not clearly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-02-19/us-supreme-court-rules