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  • Factbox: U.N. issues guide to slow climate change (IPCC Barf Alert!!)

    04/13/2014 10:28:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/13/14 | Alister Doyle - Reuters
    (Reuters) - Following are main findings by the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in a report on Sunday saying that time is running out to keep global warming within agreed limits. The 33-page summary, by leading scientists, is meant to guide almost 200 governments which have promised to work out a deal by the end of 2015 to slow climate change. Nations have promised to limit warming to a maximum 2 degrees Celsius (3.6F) above pre-industrial times, seen as a threshold for more heat waves, droughts and rising seas - temperatures have already risen about 0.8C (1.4F).
  • Factbox: Unpopular Congress returns next week

    08/31/2011 4:09:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/30/11 | Thomas Ferraro, Richard Cowan, Andy Sullivan, and many more
    A highly unpopular U.S. Congress returns to work from a month-long recess next week facing a crush of challenges -- from creating jobs to expanding U.S. trade to finding another $1.2 trillion or so in spending cuts. With voters demanding more compromise and less fighting in Washington, lawmakers may try harder to find common ground with Democratic President Barack Obama on these and other matters, such as taxes, regulations and disaster aid. The Democratic-led Senate returns on Tuesday and the Republican-led House of Representatives convenes on Wednesday with a dismal popularity level. Opinion polls taken in the aftermath of their...
  • Factbox: Reactions to the State of the Union address

    01/25/2011 7:42:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/25/11 | Reuters
    (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday. His speech challenges Republicans to adopt limited spending cuts and focus on job-creating investments. Here are some reactions to the speech. House of Representatives Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, in remarks prepared as the official Republican response: "Last year -- in an unprecedented failure -- Congress chose not to pass, or even propose a budget ... Our forthcoming budget is our obligation to you -- to show you how we intend to do things differently, how we will cut spending to get the...
  • Factbox: Winners, losers in House healthcare bill

    03/22/2010 2:38:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 680+ views
    reuters ^ | 3/22/10 | staff
    (Reuters) - The healthcare reform measure passed by the House of Representatives on Sunday delivers some good news for drugmakers, device companies and even health insurers. Among the changes in the legislation was a provision delaying hefty taxes on those three industries by at least a year. Following are some of the winners and losers in the overall healthcare industry based on a Senate version of the bill and the reconciliation bill passed by the House on Sunday. The Senate must vote on the reconciliation bill, so changes could still emerge. WINNERS BRAND-NAME DRUGMAKERS * The pharmaceutical industry keeps its...