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August 9, 2017 It's full-steam ahead on tax reform ... with no detailsSource: CNBC
Despite facing September deadlines to increase the debt ceiling and pass a new federal budget, Republican congressional leaders have made it clear that tax reform will be their legislative priority when they return from their...
Source: Down To Earth
On August 4, the Trump administration formally notified the United Nations of its plans to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, explaining that the United States instead plans to work with countries to help them gain access...
August 8, 2017 Attorneys for landowners dominate questioning in first 8 hours of Keystone XL hearingSource: Journal Star
ttorneys for landowners who are trying to keep the pipeline from running under their fields quizzed representatives of pipeline builder TransCanada for about eight hours in a hearing before the Nebraska Public Service Commission...
August 8, 2017 U.S. Interior Department rescinds coal valuation ruleSource: Reuters
WASHINGTON- The U.S. Department of the Interior said on Monday it has rescinded an Obama-era rule that reformed how energy companies value sales of oil, gas and coal extracted from federal and tribal land to protect taxpayers...
August 8, 2017 New Orleans council to look at drainage after floodingSource: Washington Post
NEW ORLEANS — As New Orleans dried out Monday from torrential rains that flooded areas for the second time in two weeks, the City Council called a special meeting to review the drainage system and warning processes.
August 8, 2017 Americans Are Dying Younger, Saving Corporations BillionsSource: Bloomberg
If people don’t end up living as long as they were projected to just a few years ago, their employers ultimately won’t have to pay them as much in pension and other lifelong retirement benefits.
August 8, 2017 How Wells Fargo’s Troubles Went From Bad to WorseSource: Bloomberg
Wells Fargo & Co.’s campaign to repair its reputation post-scandal has run into a problem: more scandal. A year ago, the San Francisco-based bank acknowledged creating millions of accounts without consumer consent.
LONDON - Britain's government launched a review on how best to reduce long-term energy bills for households and business on Sunday, prompted in part by concern that high electricity costs could damage industrial competitiveness.
August 7, 2017 Brexit will cause 'decade of damaging uncertainty' for the environment, warns outgoing National Trust chiefSource: Independent (UK)
A “decade of damaging uncertainty” as a result of Brexit is putting the environment at risk, according to the outgoing chief of the National Trust.
August 7, 2017 Brexit negotiations 'have not begun well' - Sir Simon FraserSource: BBC
The UK's Brexit negotiations have not begun well amid "differences" inside the cabinet, a former head of the diplomatic service has said.
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