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  • EU: French economy stalls as Francois Hollande is sworn in

    05/15/2012 12:39:45 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/15/2012 | Andrew Trotman
    The French economy did not grow at all in first three months of 2012 and the previous quarter's growth was cut, in a blow to new president Francois Hollande. Official figures released on Tuesday showed that French GDP growth was 0pc in the three months through March . Growth in the last quarter of 2011 was revised to 0.1pc from 0.2pc. Official statistics agency INSEE said the economy grew by 1.7pc overall in 2011. Inflation rose 0.1pc on a monthly basis after a jump of 0.8pc in March. Year-on-year inflation dipped to 2.1pc, back to the level seen in mid-2011....
  • FCC Stalls on Details of its Net Neutrality Power Grab

    03/08/2011 1:59:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Big Government ^ | 3/8/11 | Seton Motley
    We have discussed quite a bit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s December 21 unauthorized, unilateral Internet power grab – instigated and rammed through by its Chairman Julius Genachowski so as to impose the ridiculous notion that is Network Neutrality. We have time and again demonstrated how untethered to Reality the attempted imposition of Net Neutrality on the working Web actually is. Meanwhile, the Media Marxists have incessantly scolded us – for in fact more than six years now – that the end of the Internet as we know it was nigh unless we immediately imposed Net Neutrality. During which time...
  • State funding plan stalls in Senate ($26.1 billion dollars would not be deficit neutral)

    08/02/2010 4:26:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 4+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/2/10 | Lisa Lambert and Kim Dixon
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate on Monday killed a plan to send $26.1 billion dollars to states due to deficit concerns, marking a setback for those counting on federal help with budget gaps. The plan would have been paid for by closing tax loopholes enjoyed by big multinational companies. The U.S. Senate will likely consider a revised version in coming days. The plan, which would have provided states with $16.1 billion through June for Medicaid and also give them $10 billion to avert teacher layoffs, went down in defeat because it would have added $5 billion to the deficit. Senate...
  • 'Transformers' Huge $152M First Week Sets 7-Day Non-Sequel .....; 'Sicko' Stalls

    07/08/2007 12:21:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 936+ views
    deadlinehollywooddaily.com ^ | 7/8/2007 | staff
    SUNDAY AM: Paramount says PG-13 Transformers officially made $22.7 million Friday and $25.9 million Saturday and a projected $18.9 million Sunday from 4,011 North American theaters. After a record breaking Fourth Of July mid week opening, I'm told the DreamWorks battle of the bots hauled in a hefty $67.6 million this weekend for a 6 1/2 day cume of $152.5 million. So, in even less time, Transformers now has scored the biggest 7-day opening of all time for a non-sequel, passing Spider-Man 1 ($151.6M), The Passion Of The Christ ($144.6M) and Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone ($129.4). In addition,...
  • China public restroom has 1,000 stalls ("Foreigners Street" in Chongqing SW of Beijing)

    07/06/2007 10:57:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 2,044+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/6/07 | AP
    BEIJING - They're flush with pride in a southwestern Chinese city where a recently-opened porcelain palace features an Egyptian facade, soothing music and more than 1,000 toilets spread out over 32,290 square feet. Officials in Chongqing are preparing to submit an application to Guinness World Records to have the free four-story public bathroom listed as the world's largest, the state-run China Central Television reported Friday. "We are spreading toilet culture. People can listen to gentle music and watch TV," said Lu Xiaoqing, an official with the Yangrenjie, or "Foreigners Street," tourist area where the bathroom is located. "After they use...
  • House, Senate divide stalls ethics bill

    09/12/2006 7:53:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 257+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/12/06 | Jim Abrams - ap
    WASHINGTON - Unable to agree on sweeping ethics legislation, the House this week will try to pass a narrower bill to shed light on pet projects that lawmakers tuck into spending and tax bills. The measure on "earmarks," a rules change that would apply only to the House, is a small part of comprehensive lobbying and ethics legislation that the House and Senate both passed last spring in the wake of a spate of scandals involving lawmakers and lobbyists. But the two chambers have been unable to find common ground, and prospects for legislation that was deemed a top priority...
  • CA: Lobbying stalls bill to rein in lobbyists

    04/06/2005 6:42:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 194+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/6/05 | Kate Folmar
    SACRAMENTO - A measure backed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to rein in registered lobbyists who also work as political consultants stalled Tuesday in the Legislature after lobbying from a prominent Democratic consultant who is a key target of the bill. The bill, AB 40, sputtered in the Assembly elections committee when no one moved it for a vote. The committee is chaired by former federal prosecutor Tom Umberg, D-Santa Ana, who used campaign consultant Richie Ross in his race last November. Ross, who is also a registered lobbyist for farmworkers and two large Indian tribes, said Tuesday that he had...
  • Dodging A Bullet - (New Intel Bill; not safer, but not a disaster, either!)

    12/07/2004 6:50:40 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 357+ views
    OPINION JOURNALONLINE.COM ^ | DECEMBER 7, 2004 | BRENDAN MINITER
    The intel-reform bill may not make us safer, but Congress averted a disaster. The sky isn't falling after all. Congressional leaders have reached a deal on reforming the intelligence community. Sen. Susan Collins has come around to Rep. Duncan Hunter's position on protecting the military chain of command. This deal not only props up the sky but also protects Congress from feeling it'll have blood on its hands should al Qaeda pull off another deadly attack inside the United States. What's more the we must do something crowd can go home now. Congress is doing what the 9/11 Commission wanted....
  • Louisiana Senator (Mary Landrieu RAT-La.) Stalls Corporate Tax Bill

    10/10/2004 4:18:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 1,062+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/010/04 | MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    La. Senator Stalls Corporate Tax Bill 39 minutes ago By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON - The Senate, in an unusual Sunday session, saw its effort to pass a sweeping corporate tax bill grind to a halt in the face of delaying tactics by a Louisiana senator upset that the measure did not include pay support for members of the Reserves and National Guard. By a 66-14 vote, lawmakers did agree to limit debate on the tax bill, which provides $136 billion in new tax breaks for businesses $10.1 billion to buy out tobacco farmers' government quotas. But hoped-for...
  • U.N. nuclear panel stalls over Iran issue

    09/15/2004 6:47:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 231+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/15/04 | Andrea Dudikova - AP
    VIENNA, Austria (AP) - A key meeting of the U.N. atomic watchdog agency stalled Wednesday, reflecting disagreements between the United States and Europe over how firmly to deal with Iran and its suspect nuclear program. The U.S.-European rift surfaced Tuesday, the second day of a key meeting of the board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency. The planned morning session Wednesday was canceled, and agency officials said as the day progressed that it was unlikely the meeting would reconvene before Thursday. The pause was meant to allow informal backdoor negotiations on a draft...
  • CA Senate OKs Sierra Nevada conservancy but beach-smoking ban stalls

    08/23/2004 5:52:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 361+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 8/23/04 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO - The Senate on Monday approved creation of a state conservancy to protect the majestic Sierra Nevada, but another environmental bill, which would ban smoking on state beaches, stalled as lawmakers began the last days of their 2004 session. The conservancy bill, by Assemblymen Tim Leslie, R-Tahoe City, and John Laird, D-Santa Cruz, cleared the Senate on a 21-14 vote and was returned to the Assembly, which approved a somewhat different version of the legislation in May. If the Assembly adopts the Senate changes, the legislation will go to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The beach-smoking bill, by Assemblyman Paul Koretz,...
  • Bush's Yellowstone Snowmobile Plan Stalls

    12/16/2003 6:02:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 212+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/16/03 | JACK SULLIVAN
    Bush's Yellowstone Snowmobile Plan Stalls 28 minutes ago By JACK SULLIVAN, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - The National Park Service must revive a plan, scrapped by the Bush administration, to ban snowmobiles from Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, a federal judge ordered Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan said the Bush administration should not have set aside a Clinton administration plan that would have banned snowmobiles in favor of mass-transit snow coaches, which would reduce pollution in the parks. The administration dropped that plan and decided to instead allow limited snowmobiling to continue under rules that only allowed snowmobiles...
  • France Accused As UN Summit On Iraq Stalls

    09/13/2003 4:40:06 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 134+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-14-2003 | David Wastell
    France accused as UN summit on Iraq stalls By David Wastell, Diplomatic Correspondent (Filed: 14/09/2003) Foreign ministers of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council failed to overcome differences on a timetable for handing over power in Iraq yesterday as France came under fire for making "unrealistic" demands. Colin Powell, the United States secretary of state, said he was "encouraged" by talks in Geneva aimed at agreeing the framework for a UN resolution to set up a multinational force in Iraq. Kofi Annan, the UN Secretary General, said consensus was both "essential and achievable". There was no...
  • CA: Budget plan stalls in state Assembly (Open Mike Strategery Afoot?)

    07/29/2003 7:57:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 201+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/29/03 | Alexa H. Bluth
    <p>Lawmakers milled about, dozed off at their desks on the Assembly floor and scoured the Internet to read morning headlines about their own antics, as the Democratic leader met with lawmakers throughout the pre-dawn hours to try to pry loose the needed votes to end the month-long standoff.</p>