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A US green-energy blueprint, meant to help Liberia, fails BUCHANAN, Liberia (AP) On paper, the pitch was simple: A green energy company backed by $217 million in U.S. government loans would convert one of Africa's poorest countries into the world's first biomass-driven economy. But the plan to help Lib
Yahoo! News | Jan 27, 2015 8:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Wisconsin governor proposes bond plan for new NBA arena (Reuters) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Tuesday proposed a plan that would help fund a new arena for the National Basketball Association's Milwaukee Bucks by tapping into expected growth in players' income tax payments. The Republican gov
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Senate Democrats hold off on new Iran vote -for now By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several Democratic U.S. senators said on Tuesday they would give the Obama administration at least two more months to reach a nuclear deal with Iran before voting for tighter economic restrictions, easing the th
Yahoo! News | Jan 27, 2015 8:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Canada Liberals can lift spending and avoid deficits: Trudeau By David Ljunggren and Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - If Canada's opposition Liberals win the election set for this October they would be able to boost spending on their priorities without necessarily running a budget deficit, party leader Justin
Yahoo! News | Jan 27, 2015 8:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Canada's opposition leader proposes tax relief for small business The leader of Canada's left-leaning main opposition party proposed a tax cut for small businesses on Tuesday as he laid out some details of the party's economic plan ahead of October's general election. New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Tho
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Finance minister Varoufakis: Greece's 'Dr Doom' Yanis Varoufakis, handed the potentially explosive role of finance minister in Greece's new anti-austerity government, is known as "Dr Doom" over his stance on the country's deep economic woes. Varoufakis believes the shattered country
Yahoo! News | Jan 27, 2015 7:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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EU says near deal with Washington on derivatives rules The European Union and the United States are poised to accept each other's rules on financial derivatives trading in a bid to prevent a global market that supports economic growth from fragmenting, a senior EU official said on Tuesday. Some of the U.
Yahoo! News | Jan 27, 2015 5:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Exclusive: EU aims to complete capital markets union by 2019 The European Union will put in place its "capital markets union" by 2019, starting with quick wins like encouraging direct investment in businesses, an EU document seen by Reuters showed. The document, co-written by EU financial services chief J
Yahoo! News | Jan 27, 2015 4:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Greek fears send European stocks sliding again Intensifying anxiety over Greece sent European stock markets lower Tuesday, with the new government set on a collision course with creditors over plans to renegotiate its enormous bailout, analysts said. London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of top compa
Yahoo! News | Jan 27, 2015 4:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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S.Africa's rand weakens for 3rd day on power crunch South Africa's rand weakened against the U.S. dollar for the third straight session on Tuesday, pressured by concerns over the damage persistent electricity blackouts will have on a stuttering economy. South Africa's troubled power utility Eskom
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