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June 29, 2015 House leaders weigh in on Affordable Care Act ruling
United Press International - Boehner was also asked about a bill sent to the floor that would maintain a ban to the îCenter for Disease Controlî and Prevention's ability to study guns as a public health issue. "The...
June 29, 2015 New round of big state water cuts to hit San FranciscoSource: SF Gate
State water officials not only told more Central Valley farmers Friday that they need to stop drawing water from low-flowing rivers and creeks — but they tossed the city of San Francisco onto the list as well.
Source: NY Times
As it turns out, the Greek crisis ends not with a bang, but with a referendum. It has been easy to ignore the doings in Greece for the last few years, with the perpetual series of summits in Brussels that never seem to resolve...
June 26, 2015 Schumer’s Carbon Tax PredictionSource: Wall Street Journal
Chuck Schumer is poised to become the next Democratic leader of the Senate, and he’s already planning for 2017 when he expects Hillary Clinton will be President. To wit, the New Yorker is predicting that the political class...
June 26, 2015 Bloomberg’s ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ wins court challengeSource: New York Post
Mayor Bloomberg’s “Taxi of Tomorrow” is? here to stay, the state’s highest court ruled Thursday.
June 26, 2015 Global Trade Boom Over, Growth Lags Worldwide Economy
Yahoo Finance - In April, the îWorld Trade Organizationî forecast a 3.3% gain in 2015, rising to 4% in 2016. The WTO offered a long list of factors suppressing trade: "slowing GDP growth in emerging economies, an...
June 25, 2015 Report: IRS gave $18M to firms with tax debtsSource: USA Today
The IRS awarded $18.8 million in contracts to 17 corporations that owed back taxes in fiscal years 2012 and 2013, despite a ban on the agreements, according to a government report issued Wednesday.
June 25, 2015 Lack of Greek deal weighs on European stocksSource: Reuters
Persistent concerns of Greece leaving the euro weighed on European stocks on Thursday, with the lack of progress in negotiations on a cash-for-reform deal for Athens pushing investors towards safe-haven German Bunds.
Source: The Independent
China and the US are working on a “code of conduct” for online espionage and hacking after months of trading accusations over cyber attacks.
June 24, 2015 Netherlands ordered to cut greenhouse gas emissionsSource: BBC
A Dutch court has ordered the government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% by 2020, in a case environmentalists hope will set a precedent for other countries. Campaigners brought the case on behalf of almost 900...
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