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November 18, 2011 Poll Shows More Americans Favor Repealing Healthcare Reform Law

Source: RTT News

With the healthcare reform law headed to the Supreme Court, the results of a Gallup poll released on Wednesday showed that a plurality of Americans favor repealing the controversial legislation. The poll found that 47 percent of...

November 17, 2011 Democrats see political minefield in Occupy Wall Street protests

Source: Washington Post

Although both Democrats and the Occupy protesters have similar views on economic inequality and corporate responsibility, each holds the other at arm’s length. There’s little benefit to Democrats in opening their arms wide to a...

November 17, 2011 A Fund-Raiser for Liu Is Arrested on Fraud Charges

Source: NY Times

A fund-raiser for the New York City comptroller, John C. Liu, whose campaign finances are under federal investigation, was arrested on Wednesday morning on charges that he helped illegally funnel thousands of dollars into Mr....

November 17, 2011 Super Committee Co-Chair Says Tax Hikes Won’t Happen

Source: CNBC

The 12 member congressional “super committee” is still working on a deficit deal, but Co-chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) told Larry Kudlow that "super" tax hikes will not be part of any compromise. “We’re facing a jobs crisis and...

November 16, 2011 Canadian regulators investigate alleged Chinese 'Ponzi scheme'

Source: Vancouver Sun

In the same month, Standard and Poor's downgraded the debt rating of Sino-Forest and then withdrew its ratings altogether, saying it believed fraud allegations against the firm would stick. Moody's also ...

November 16, 2011 Obama praises PM on carbon price move, but declines to follow suit

Source: The Australians

President Barack Obama has lauded Julia Gillard's "bold" move to tackle climate change but declined to commit to introducing a carbon price the United States in the foreseeable future. The President instead talked up the United...

November 16, 2011 EU bodies disagree on greening in CAP reform


The European Parliament and the European Commission are set on a collision course over the greening proposals included in the CAP reform package. The Parliament has deep concerns that the greening measures are too limited and too...

November 16, 2011 S.E.C. Claws Back $2.8 Million From CSK Executive

Source: NY Times

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced on Tuesday that it had reached a deal to claw back $2.8 million in compensation from CSK Auto Corporation’s former chief executive and chairman, who ran the company during an...

November 16, 2011 European Central Bank steps in to counter bond rout

Source: Reuters

The European Central Bank stepped in to stem an accelerating sell-off of euro zone government bonds on Wednesday, traders said, after the United States called for more decisive action to halt a spreading sovereign debt crisis

November 16, 2011 Supercommittee on the brink

Source: Politico

It’s one week from a drop-dead moment for the supercommittee, and the powerful panel is at risk of failing, adding yet another black mark on what is already the most unpopular Congress in modern history. There isn’t a shred of...

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