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November 13, 2014 Dirty streets linked to deprivation and higher crimeSource: The Guardian(UK)
England’s poorest areas are proof of a link between deprivation, litter and crime, according to a survey published on Thursday by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
November 13, 2014 Blunt says Obamacare architect has proven President 'intentionally hid' law's costsSource: stltoday.com
WASHINGTON • An architect of President Barack Obama's signature Affordable Care Act is drawing criticism for referring to American voters as "stupid" and saying that the law was not passed in a transparent manner.
China's economy lost further momentum in October, with factory growth dipping and investment growth hitting a near 13-year low, testing the government's resolve to avoid stronger stimulus measures.
November 13, 2014 US, India end impasse that threatened WTO pactSource: Bloomberg BusinessWeek
NEW DELHI — The United States and India said Thursday they had resolved a dispute over stockpiling of food by governments, clearing a major stumbling block to a deal to boost world trade.
November 13, 2014 Keystone pipeline approval bills advance in CongressSource: Reuters
Legislation to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline began racing through the U.S. Congress on Wednesday as Democrats and Republicans appeared to be coming together in a challenge of President Barack Obama's...
November 13, 2014 Cities still struggling to recover after recession
Salt Lake Tribune - While the recovery hasnât been robust for local governments, most have handled the recessionâs challenges, said Amy Laskey, managing director for U.S. public finance at îFitch Ratingsî...
November 12, 2014 Fed now committed to data-dependent interest rate hikes: PlosserSource: Reuters
The Federal Reserve's latest statement shows policymakers are committed to tying higher interest rates to economic data, not calendar dates, a top U.S. central banker said on Wednesday.
November 12, 2014 FCC Chairman Objects to Obama’s Net Neutrality PlanSource: Time
In what could shape up to be a big policy fight, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says it wants to go in a different direction to U.S. President Barack Obama over net neutrality regulations.
November 12, 2014 As Currency Settlement Draws Near, Barclays Is Said to Get Cold FeetSource: NY Times
On the eve of a multibillion-dollar settlement with six giant banks suspected of manipulating the foreign currency market, regulators in Washington and Britain have encountered a last-second complication: One of the banks may...
November 12, 2014 China, US agree limits on emissions, but experts see little newSource: Reuters
BEIJING- China and the United States agreed on Wednesday to new limits on carbon emissions starting in 2025, but the pledge by the world's two biggest polluters appears to be more politically significant than substantive.
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