Category: Economy

Local Climate Policy Run Amok, Bellingham Edition

Yves here. This post on Bellingham is a mini-case study in a community-level climate change initiative. Since local politics is where citizens typically can have the biggest impact, it’s therefore germane to a lot of readers. What it illustrates, sadly, is that even on a small scale, devising good policy is often hard. By Peter […]

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Another Great Depression or Tax Justice and Transparency? The Tax Justice Network January 2020 Podcast

Yver here. Lots of meaty topics this time at the TaxCast….like whether Brexit will usher in a buccaneer tax/finance regime, is depression just around the corner, and the looting of Angola. By Naomi Fowler. Originally published at Tax Justice Network The Taxcast kicks off the new decade with: the French strikes – tax justice and […]

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Toshiba Machine to seek shareholders approval for takeover defence

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Toshiba Machine (6104.T) said on Friday it would seek shareholders’ approval if it decides to adopt defense measures against a hostile takeover, agreeing to demand from a prominent activist investor targeting the molding machine company. The former Toshiba Corp (6502.T) unit has threatened to implement “poison-pill” defense as investor Yoshiaki Murakami […]

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UPDATE 1-Trump speaks with British PM Johnson about telecoms security -White House

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/Pool/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday discussed the security of telecommunications networks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the White House said, as Britain nears a […]

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UPDATE 2-New U.S. curb on Huawei in limbo amid pushback from Pentagon -sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Commerce Department has withdrawn a rule aimed at further reducing sales to China’s Huawei Technologies amid concerns from the Defense Department the move would harm U.S. businesses, people familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO: Huawei’s first global flagship store is pictured in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China October 30, 2019. […]

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Trump speaks with British PM Johnson about telecoms security -White House

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/Pool/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday discussed the security of telecommunications networks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the White House said, as Britain nears a […]

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UPDATE 3-FAA tells U.S. airlines it could approve MAX return to service before mid-year -sources

(Recasts first sentence with potentially faster time frame, adds details on 787 and 777X aircraft, updates Boeing share move) By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Federal Aviation Administrator Steve Dickson called senior U.S. airline officials on Friday and told them the agency could approve the grounded Boeing 737 MAX’s return to service before […]

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Trump impeachment trial’s U.S. TV audience slips during Democrats’ arguments -Nielsen

Jan 24 (Reuters) – The U.S. television audience for Democrats’ arguments that President Donald Trump should be impeached declined on Thursday to roughly 7.8 million viewers during live daytime coverage, according to data from the Nielsen ratings agency. The viewership was a 29% drop from Tuesday afternoon when about 11 million watched lawmakers spar over […]

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-FAA tells U.S. airlines it could approve MAX return to service before mid-year -sources

(Corrects headline to show FAA told airlines MAX could get approved to return to service before mid-year, not could return to service before mid-year) By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Federal Aviation Administrator Steve Dickson has called senior U.S. airline officials Friday and told them that the agency could approve the grounded Boeing […]

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