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February 12, 2015 After six years, Congress confronts Obama with Keystone pipeline bill (+video

Source: CS Monitor

Washington — The House of Representatives passed its eleventh bill approving the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday, and this time the bill goes straight to President Obama’s desk. The bill cleared the House in a 270 to...

February 12, 2015 Treasuries Fall as Projected Jobs Strength Damps Refuge Demand

Bloomberg - U.S. debt due in 10 years and longer returned 5.7 percent over the two weeks ended yesterday, the best performer of 144 bond indexes compiled by Bloomberg and îthe European Federation of Financial Analysts...

February 11, 2015 Greece to present bailout plans to EU finance ministers

Source: BBC

Greece's left-wing government is to present its first concrete proposals for an alternative debt plan at an emergency meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Brussels later.

February 11, 2015 Branstad: "Des Moines has declared war on rural Iowa"

Source: Des Moines Register

Gov. Terry Branstad strongly opposes plans by the Des Moines Water Works to file a federal lawsuit against three rural counties over nitrate levels in the Raccoon River, saying the matter should be resolved through a...

February 11, 2015 U.S. companies are being targeted in China (say U.S. companies)

Source: Fortune

U.S. firms believe foreign firms are being singled out by Chinese regulators, making them feel less welcome than before, according to a new survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in China.

February 11, 2015 U.S. Announces Cybersecurity Center to 'Sync Up' Data

Source: NBC

The U.S. government is launching a cybersecurity center that will collect information on cyber threats around the nation and disseminate analysis to other departments and agencies.

February 10, 2015 The monarch massacre: Nearly a billion butterflies have vanished

Source: Washington Post

Threatened animals like elephants, porpoises and lions grab all the headlines, but what’s happening to monarch butterflies is nothing short of a massacre. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service summed it up in just one grim statistic...

February 10, 2015 Gov. Andrew Cuomo: Blaming me for Sheldon Silver is like blaming Obama for Anthony Weiner


ALBANY, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he can't be blamed for the corruption charges that prompted state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to resign any more than President Barack Obama can be blamed for former Rep. Anthony...

February 10, 2015 ECB cannot have it both ways on problem of Greek debt

Source: Irish Examiner

The extent of the division between, on the one hand, the new Greek government seeking to renegotiate its impossible debt burden and, on the other hand, Germany and the ECB, is now evident. Greece is at the very sharp end of the...

February 9, 2015 Little space for compromise between Athens and eurozone

Source: BBC

I am hard pressed to find a serious economist who does not believe that an easing of Greece's crippling debt burden would be anything other than sensible”

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