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Green Party releases review of emissions trading scheme set up by Labor Party

emissions trading scheme

Releasing a review of the emissions trading scheme (ETS) set up by the Labor government last year, the Green Party has said that the report has given the government the requisite mandate to move ahead with its climate change plan, which would provide no incentive for reducing emissions.

Talking on the phone while driving - a ‘bad’ idea; texting - a ‘really bad’ idea!

phone while driving

With the ever-increasing number of studies highlighting the dangers of using of cell phones while driving, and the reports about fatal collisions, the US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has decided to call a summit on distracted driving, thereby indicating that the Congress should pass the so-called ALERT Drivers Act.

John Chiang: California to redeem IOUs earlier than planned due to revised budget

Arnold Schwarzenegger

With Controller John Chiang announcing Thursday that California will stop issuing IOUs, or registered warrants, by September 4, taxpayers, local governments and businesses can finally heave a sigh

Fed likely to keep key interest rate at record low

Federal Reserve policymakers

At the end of a two-day meeting by Federal Reserve policymakers last week, it was almost perceptible that the target range for the federal funds rate - which largely influence borrowing costs - would likely be kept between zero and 0.25 percent, with the objective of stimulating economic activity.

Quit Smoking to Avoid New Tax

Quit Smoking

Even as federal cigarette tax jumped to $1.01, an increase of 62-cents a pack, smokers paid higher prices Wednesday, as levies on cigarettes and other tobacco products rose dramatically.

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