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  • Germany to ‘fall short’ of electric car target

    09/18/2013 10:53:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    TheLocal.de ^ | 17 Sep 2013 09:15 CET | (The Local/tsb)
    Germany hopes to put one million electric cars on the roads by 2020, but just 3,000 have been sold this year. A study released on Tuesday casts doubt on sales projections. Electric cars have been among the highlights of the IAA motorshow in Frankfurt which opened last week. New models include the BMW’s i3. … Researchers argue that the best scenario for electric cars is for the price of batteries and energy to decrease, while diesel and petrol gets more expensive. …
  • Sen. Feinstein suggests national buyback of guns

    12/24/2012 8:40:00 PM PST · by neverdem · 302 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 21, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said that she and other gun control advocates are considering a law that would create a program to purchase weapons from gun owners, a proposal that could be compulsory. “We are also looking at a buy-back program,” Feinstein said today in a press conference. “Now, again, this is a work in progress so these are ideas in the development.”Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., already discussed the possibility of a buy-back law for his state, but he made clear it would be a forced buyback.“Confiscation could be an option,” Cuomo told The New York Times yesterday when discussing...
  • Police: Two Traveling Salesmen Beat Up St. Cloud Man [Minnesota]

    07/14/2012 8:22:38 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 25 replies
    WCCO/CBS ^ | July 14, 2012 6:14 PM | unattributed
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two out-of-state traveling magazine salesmen allegedly beat up a St. Cloud man on Friday after he refused to buy a subscription, police say. According to St. Cloud police, the 29-year-old St. Cloud homeowner was attacked when a 21-year-old salesman from Iowa and a 18-year-old salesman from California allegedly knocked down his door when he declined to buy from them. By the time police arrived at the 300 block of 17th Avenue North, the two assailants were restrained and the homeowner suffered only minor injuries. Both men are being held in the Stearns County Jail on first-degree burglary...
  • Some Real Estate Won't Recover in our Lifetime

    12/22/2011 7:20:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    A statement by Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors as listed in a report on existing home sales caught my eye today. "From a consumer's perspective, only the local market information matters and there are no changes to local multiple listing service data or local supply-and-demand balance, or to local home prices" said Yun. On the surface, the statement seems incredulous. How can the national data be completely screwed up, in need of major revisions, if the local data is accurate? I had a chat with Calculated Risk today regarding that statement by the NAR. Calculated...
  • The Beginning of the End of the 9-to-5 Workday?

    12/21/2011 6:07:22 PM PST · by Darren McCarty · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Time/Yahoo ^ | 12-21-2011 | DAN SCHAWBEL
    The traditional eight-hour workday may soon be the exception rather than the rule. New evidence shows that we're reaching a tipping point in terms of workplace flexibility, with businesses seeing the wisdom of allowing employees -- young employees especially -- to work odd hours, telecommute, and otherwise tweak the usual 9-to-5 grind. One of the top 12 trends for 2012 as named by the communications firm Euro RSCG Worldwide is that employees in the Gen-Y or "millennial" demographic -- those born between roughly 1982 and 1993 -- are overturning the traditional workday. The Business and Professional Women's Foundation estimates that...
  • Honda fighting below-invoice online pricing deals

    12/13/2011 3:49:39 PM PST · by decimon · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Auto Blog ^ | December 13, 2011 | Jeff Sabatini
    > According to Automotive News, Honda has issued an ultimatum to its dealers: Stop selling cars below invoice price through these websites, or lose the per-car marketing spiffs that the factory gives dealers. Since Honda corporate turned the screws on its dealers in October, TrueCar says Honda sales through its service are down. >
  • 30,000 NE Ohio homes await demolition

    11/21/2011 11:53:13 AM PST · by EBH · 69 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/21/11
    Local lawmakers believe more federal demolition funds must be found to stop the dramatic drop in northeast Ohio property values. Former Cuyahoga County Treasurer Jim Rokakis said he believes the number of condemned homes and buildings in northeast Ohio has ballooned to 30,000. Rokakis blamed foreclosures and irresponsible banks, investment firms and individuals who have walked away or ignored their distressed properties. The growth in vacant houses comes at a time when federal neighborhood stabilization funds, used to demolish these homes, will soon run dry. Rokakis said vacant homes are one of the leading causes of a dramatic drop in...
  • List the BEST Black Friday Deals Here

    11/13/2011 11:22:27 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    Self | November 13, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, less than two weeks until Black Friday and I am already seeing some terrific deals, some of which I shall list below. I invite you to list your own Black Friday deals as well. Personally, I have a rather modest Black Friday goal. I just want to get a really good deal on a Lexmark 730 inkjet cartridge. As for the electronic stuff below I am guessing you will need to get yourself a chair and wait on a line all night, something I am not prepared to do. So here are some of the really good deals I've...
  • Former DODEA chief Miles fired by DOD after investigation confirms misconduct

    10/27/2011 4:03:45 PM PDT · by pabianice · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 10/26/11 | Schogol
    WASHINGTON — Shirley Miles, the former head of the Department of Defense Education Activity, has been fired following an Inspector General’s office investigation that found she had abused her authority. Specifically, the investigation determined that Miles used her power to secure jobs for friends and relatives, received pay to which she was not entitled and engaged in “unprofessional conduct and speech.” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wrote a letter dated Tuesday to Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, which explained that Miles was no longer working for the Defense Department. “We have finished our review of the recommendations contained in the DOD Inspector...
  • New Book: The Reality Is That America Owns China, And China Is Only Just Now Realizing It

    10/26/2011 4:54:19 PM PDT · by blam · 66 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-26-2011 | Linette Lopez
    <p>People are always saying that China owns the United States. Here at Business Insider, we've gone over all the ways that that's not true.</p> <p>Now a new book goes even farther, it says that the United States owns China. And because of that, the United States will rise up and dominate in the coming decade.</p>
  • Has Michele Bachmann Become Mitt Romney’s Main Rival?

    06/20/2011 1:41:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 20, 2011 | Rich Baehr
    A recent poll shows a surge for the congresswoman, but her ultimate fate will be determined by whether Sarah Palin decides to run.Rasmussen Reports conducted the first poll of likely Republican primary voters after the New Hampshire GOP debate laR week. The survey appeared to show a breakout for Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, as she vaulted into second place in the GOP race with 19% support from Republican voters, trailing only Mitt Romney at 33%.The survey, conducted among 1,000 likely GOP primary voters across the country, was taken one day after the debate at Saint Anselm College, one in which...
  • Marina District Sale Placed on Hold -- Investors Appear Ready to Walk Away

    04/15/2011 3:37:11 PM PDT · by madison10 · 6 replies
    WSPD Radio ^ | 4/14/2011 | Unknown
    The Mayor warned a contentious City Council that their stipulations would drive away potential investors in the City of Toledo, and today that warning became a reality as Chinese investment group Dashing Pacific appears ready to walk away from their offer to buy the Marina District. In a terse one paragraph letter to the City Council, Mayor Webb says that Dashing is reassessing its interest in the 3.8 million dollar purchase and to cancel the economic development meeting on the deal set for next week. The Mayor also made the request to return to his office the authorization for selling...
  • Boy, 7, almost buys fighter jet online

    02/05/2011 7:45:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Times of India ^ | February 5, 2011 | IANS
    SYDNEY: A seven-year-old British boy nearly bought a real-life Harrier fighter jet for $113,515 via online shopping. The boy hit the "buy it now" button to purchase the fighter jet, which was put on sale at the online store eBay. But his father quickly apologised to the sellers, saying his son was not able to buy the aircraft out of his pocket money, news.com.au reported Friday. "His dad rang up and profusely apologised to us, so it's still for sale. We've put it on as an auction now so that won't happen again," said a spokeswoman for Britain-based Jet Art...
  • Ohio leaders fuming over NCR move to Ga.

    06/03/2009 7:32:53 AM PDT · by Nat Turner · 82 replies · 3,210+ views
    The AJC ^ | 2 June 09 | THOMAS GNAU
    “NCR makes ATMs,” Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher said Tuesday. “And to me this is equivalent to going to your ATM and finding out that your bank that you and your family have banked with for 125 years has, without even talking to you, transferred all your funds to another company.”
  • Waxman outlines modified climate bill

    05/13/2009 1:34:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18 replies · 837+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2009 | Edward Felker
    House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman announced details of a compromise climate-change bill that he says he has the votes to pass through his committee by Memorial Day. The California Democrat told reporters late Tuesday that as part of a new, so-called "cap-and-trade" system, he plans to give away 35 percent of carbon-dioxide-emissions permits to electrical utilities and an unspecified number to manufacturers, automakers, refineries and other recipients. President Obama has recommended a cap-and-trade regimen in which no permits would be given for free. Mr. Waxman also said the bill would moderate previously announced carbon-dioxide-emissions goals. He...
  • Republicans long term gain if Obamanation wins

    05/25/2008 7:52:30 PM PDT · by jyro · 87 replies · 230+ views
    05/25/2008 | Jyro
    I'm currently of the opinion the disaster that has been president Bush for the last few years (yes, I was a supporter of George till he quit being a conservative) should cause Obamanation to win. I'm all for fighting the war over there. What I'm not for is letting the current congressional majority pass whatever they want and the President not showing any leadership skills with Republicans currently in congress. RINO's like McCain have ruined the party with their descent to moderation from Regan style Republican values. Obama should win this election so the nation can see the real differences...
  • California Rep. Lofgren proposes abolishing Electoral College

    11/19/2004 12:39:52 PM PST · by LouAvul · 68 replies · 1,415+ views
    modbee ^ | 11-19-04
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush would have been re-elected this month even if there wasn't an Electoral College, but that hasn't dampened the enthusiasm of some Democrats for abolishing it. Arguing that voters in populous states like California are underrepresented by the Electoral College, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, introduced a constitutional amendment Friday to eliminate it and provide for direct election of the president and vice president. "Changing the Constitution in this way should not be about advantaging one party over the other," Lofgren said. "It's about treating each American voter equally." The introduction of Lofgren's amendment is symbolic...
  • Hershey town wins war over chocolate (NO SALE ALERT)

    09/18/2002 10:46:12 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 19 replies · 763+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 19, 2002 | Simon English
    America's largest chocolate business is off the auction block - a sweet victory for campaigners who feared a sale would lead to massive job cuts and the destruction of a small town. Yesterday the trust that controls Hershey Foods said it had rejected at least two offers for the business, acknowledging that the bidding process had triggered fierce local opposition. Residents of Hershey in Pennsylvania staged rallies and lobbied trustees to prevent the sale of the company behind the eponymous chocolate bars. An $89-a-share bid from chewing gum maker Wrigley that valued Hershey at $12 billion was rejected, even though...