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June 26, 2015 Schumer’s Carbon Tax PredictionSource: Wall Street Journal
Chuck Schumer is poised to become the next Democratic leader of the Senate, and he’s already planning for 2017 when he expects Hillary Clinton will be President. To wit, the New Yorker is predicting that the political class...
June 26, 2015 Bloomberg’s ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ wins court challengeSource: New York Post
Mayor Bloomberg’s “Taxi of Tomorrow” is? here to stay, the state’s highest court ruled Thursday.
June 26, 2015 Global Trade Boom Over, Growth Lags Worldwide Economy
Yahoo Finance - In April, the îWorld Trade Organizationî forecast a 3.3% gain in 2015, rising to 4% in 2016. The WTO offered a long list of factors suppressing trade: "slowing GDP growth in emerging economies, an...
June 25, 2015 Report: IRS gave $18M to firms with tax debtsSource: USA Today
The IRS awarded $18.8 million in contracts to 17 corporations that owed back taxes in fiscal years 2012 and 2013, despite a ban on the agreements, according to a government report issued Wednesday.
June 25, 2015 Lack of Greek deal weighs on European stocksSource: Reuters
Persistent concerns of Greece leaving the euro weighed on European stocks on Thursday, with the lack of progress in negotiations on a cash-for-reform deal for Athens pushing investors towards safe-haven German Bunds.
Source: The Independent
China and the US are working on a “code of conduct” for online espionage and hacking after months of trading accusations over cyber attacks.
June 24, 2015 Netherlands ordered to cut greenhouse gas emissionsSource: BBC
A Dutch court has ordered the government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% by 2020, in a case environmentalists hope will set a precedent for other countries. Campaigners brought the case on behalf of almost 900...
China has found itself embroiled in another food safety scandal after authorities discovered 100,000 tons of smuggled frozen meat—some of which was over 40 years old and had begun to thaw—apparently destined for sale and...
June 24, 2015 Dodd-Frank’s Next Act: Executive PaySource: CFO
Nearly five years after the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 was signed into law, the Securities and Exchange Commission has entered the final stretch of the rulemaking required of it under the...
U.S. senators said they doubt the government’s personnel office understands the breadth of a computer hack that exposed the records of more than 4 million federal workers, or that the agency can stop another breach.
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