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January 26, 2012 Despite controversy, healthcare reform provisions moving aheadSource: South Florida Times
The White House announced that 28 states are on their way to establishing Affordable Insurance Exchanges, a key component of the Obama administration’s signature healthcare reform policy.
January 26, 2012 WEF meet 2012: China's reality lost in translation, Davos toldSource: Economic Times
DAVOS, SWITZERLAND: The West has a skewed view of China which Beijing has to fix if it wants a better reception when it goes shopping abroad, business and political leaders said at the Davos forum on Thursday.
January 26, 2012 European leaders float free trade agreement with US as talks on global deal languishSource: Washington Post
DAVOS, Switzerland — British Prime Minister David Cameron backed the idea of a free trade deal between the European Union and the U.S. on Thursday, suggesting that a trans-Atlantic pact could deliver a much-needed boost to global...
January 26, 2012 Oil Gains on Speculation U.S. Rates Near Zero to Boost Fuel UseSource: BusinessWeek
Oil rose for a second day in New York on speculation that Federal Reserve plans to keep U.S. interest rates near a record-low will bolster economic growth and stoke fuel demand in the world’s biggest crude consumer.
January 26, 2012 Law puts more vegetables, fruits on schoolkids'Source: Chicago Tribune
U.S. schoolchildren, accustomed to a steady diet of pizza and french fries, will find more fruits, vegetables and whole grains on their trays under new government rules announced Wednesday.
Source: Washington Post
The Obama administration touts it as a key solution to the nation’s runaway health-care spending: a new national center set up by the 2010 health-care law to test and implement groundbreaking ways to cut costs while improving...
January 26, 2012 Obama signals tougher stance on China trade practicesSource: LA Times
In pledging to lure offshore jobs back to the U.S. and target unfair Chinese trade practices, President Obama sought in his State of the Union address to dispel criticisms that he has been too soft in dealing with the world's...
January 25, 2012 Davos Delegates Say EU Must Show Resolve as Greek Split PersistsSource: Business Week
Europe must show more resolve to fix the debt crisis as officials race to draft rules governing the euro and bridge widening difference over how to keep Greece’s finances afloat, said delegates at the World Economic Forum.
January 25, 2012 State of the Union 2012: Barack Obama's environment agenda in reviewSource: The Guardian
Barack Obama used his final State of the Union address before the elections to try to pre-empt attacks on his energy and environmental agenda from the Republicans. But Obama chose to co-opt the Republicans' pro-oil and natural...
January 25, 2012 Obama backs fracking, vows safe drillingSource: Albany Times Union
President Barack Obama on Tuesday pushed drilling for natural gas in shale rock and called for an "all-out" U.S. effort to develop cleaner energy sources that will help boost the economy. Hydraulic fracturing, which injects a...
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