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On the positive side, there are indications Acxiom doesn't engage in racial profiling: The company predicts I have a 13.6 percent probability of interest in regularly going to a bar. I asked Hargreaves, the professor, if this seemed a statistically reasonable estimate for an Irish journalist. After she stopped laughing, Hargreaves said accurate predictions hinged on the raw data on which the profile is based.
Environmental groups seeking to block a Canadian mining company's plans to search for gold on private land north of Yellowstone National Park are challenging a Montana law that allows the work to go forward even though a judge found the state did not adequately consider the work's effects on wildlife and water quality.