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October 1, 2014 Has Healthcare Reform Lowered Medicare Expenditures?

Source: Medscape

Experts in Washington have recently claimed that there will be a dramatic decrease in federal health spending in the coming years. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has reduced its projection of federal health spending for...

September 30, 2014 ‘Smart Cities’ Should Mean ‘Sharing Cities’

Source: TIME

When mayors and developers focus on technology rather than people, smart quickly becomes stupid.

September 30, 2014 Sustainable waters - Iceland leads way

Japan Today - The quota is based on fish stocks and an assessment made by Icelandic authorities, research institutes, and in cooperation with the FAO [îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî] that...

September 30, 2014 EU says Ireland tax deal with Apple was state aid

Source: Reuters

The European Union has accused Ireland of giving Apple Inc. illegal state aid through tax arrangements that had "no scientific basis" but which helped the iPhone maker shelter tens of billions of dollars in international revenues...

September 29, 2014 Public pensions face $2 trillion hole: Moody's

Source: CNBC

Despite recent gains on their investments, U.S. public pension funds don't have nearly enough money to pay what they owe current and future retirees. In less than a decade, that shortfall has tripled to at least $2...

September 26, 2014 Obamacare Website Costs Exceed $2 Billion, Study Finds

Source: Bloomberg

The federal government’s Obamacare enrollment system has cost about $2.1 billion so far, according to a Bloomberg Government analysis of contracts related to the project.

September 25, 2014 Obama to designate world’s largest marine sanctuary in the Pacific

Source: Reuters

President Barack Obama on Thursday will designate the largest marine sanctuary in the world in an area of the Pacific Ocean that will be off-limits to commercial fishing and deep-sea mining, the White House said on Wednesday.

September 25, 2014 U.S. Treasury denies allowing 'excessive' executive pay at GM, Ally

Source: Reuters

The U.S. Treasury last year permitted top executives at General Motors Co and Ally Financial Inc to collect "excessive pay" while those companies were part of a taxpayer-funded government loan program, a special inspector general...

September 25, 2014 E.P.A. Unveils Second Phase of Plan to Reverse Great Lakes Damage

Source: NY Times

The federal government issued a new blueprint Wednesday for its efforts to restore the Great Lakes, including plans to clean up 10 contaminated rivers and harbors and step up its attack on poisonous algae blooms that coat parts...

September 25, 2014 Businesses Won't Have to Return BP Spill Payouts

Source: ABC News

BP wants its money back — hundreds of millions of dollars of it — but a federal judge said Wednesday that the oil giant must stand by the agreement it made with the companies it compensated for losses blamed on the 2010 Gulf oil...

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