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April 11, 2012 Egypt: All panic as MuslimSource: Asia Times
In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood has decided now is a good time to forget all that fluffy talk about unity and reconciliation and start showing who's really the boss. It's hijacking the constitutional assembly, forcing through...
April 11, 2012 Tax Break for Wealthy Should Be CutSource: Bloomberg
U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said tax breaks for the wealthy should be reduced as part of an overhaul of the nation's tax code. "We should ask: Who should get them?" Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, said today...
April 11, 2012 Russia may invest wealth fund in economy: PutinSource: Reuters
Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the government should consider investing money held in the larger of its two sovereign wealth funds in regional development and strategic projects.
April 11, 2012 George W. Bush: I Wish They Weren't Called The Bush Tax CutsSource: Forbes
Former U.S. President George W. Bush called for pro-growth tax policies to create a more robust private sector Tuesday morning in a rare public appearance
April 11, 2012 Audits of super-duper rich off to a slow startSource: CNN
NEW YORK-- The IRS defended itself this week against claims that the agency is going easy on the nation's super rich taxpayers. According to a report by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse...
April 10, 2012 DiNapoli to donors: attest that your money is cleanSource: Buffalo News blog
ALBANY -- State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is having a fundraiser this week on Long Island for his 2014 re-election campaign account. You can be an "entry level'' donor for $100 or, at the top, get the title of ...
April 10, 2012 Lobbying Disclosures Shake Up Proxy SeasonSource: Business2Community.com
Companies say this is an effort to micromanage execs and curtail corporate political activity. Activist shareholders are aggressively pushing to get broad new lobbying disclosure initiatives on proxy ballots this year, in an...
April 10, 2012 What “pink slime” tells us about industrial food safetySource: Washington Post Blog
Mark Bittman has a great post on the controversy over “pink slime” — those fatty cow trimmings that get disinfected with ammonia and mixed in with ground beef. He notes that whether pink slime is safe or not, it’s a symptom of...
April 10, 2012 Muslim Brotherhood chooses chaosSource: Asia Times
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood signaled its intent on Sunday to push the country into economic chaos. With liquid foreign exchange reserves barely equal to two months' imports and panic spreading through the Egyptian economy, the...
April 10, 2012 Americans Endorse Various Energy, Environment ProposalsSource: Gallop
PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans as a whole favor a wide-ranging set of proposals for dealing with the nation's energy and environment situations, but support varies markedly across party lines. Republicans are more likely than...
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