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EPA puts climate target on airlines

EPA puts climate target on airlines | Federal | Scoop.it
The agency is studying whether emissions from planes endanger public health.
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Tax Burden in U.S. Not as Heavy as It Looks, Report Says

Tax Burden in U.S. Not as Heavy as It Looks, Report Says | Federal | Scoop.it
An academic paper argues that the American tax code’s loopholes result in effective rates that make United States corporations more competitive than their competitors based overseas, not less.
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Good News for U.S. Companies: Customers finally want to buy more of what they're selling

Many big American companies are starting to see a turn they have long hoped for: Customers want to buy more of what they are selling.
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White House says health care tax credits to continue for now - The Sacramento Bee

White House says health care tax credits to continue for now - The Sacramento Bee | Federal | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama on Tuesday sought to downplay dueling court rulings over the validity of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, but Republicans on Capitol Hill seized on the latest news as another reason the federal health care law should be scrapped.
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Tribune Co. to spin off papers Aug. 4

The Tribune Co. confirmed Tuesday that it will spin off its newspaper division, Tribune Publishing, on Aug. 4, setting the stage for a possible acquisition. The spinoff will separate the Tribune newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune, into their own publicly traded company, trading under the symbol TPUB on the New York...
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Health law covers at least 8 million

Health law covers at least 8 million | Federal | Scoop.it
President Obama 's healthcare law has reduced the number of uninsured adults by 8 million to 11 million in its first year, according to three new studies, and the vast majority report satisfaction with their new health plans.
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Obamacare Benefits Unlikely to Be Cut Under Court Ruling

Obamacare Benefits Unlikely to Be Cut Under Court Ruling | Federal | Scoop.it
Small companies across the U.S. will be forced to make hard decisions about whether to offer employees coverage for contraception following yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling.
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Supreme Court: EPA can regulate greenhouse gas emissions, with some limits

Supreme Court: EPA can regulate greenhouse gas emissions, with some limits | Federal | Scoop.it
The justices said the agency could not rewrite specific standards written into the law.
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TV networks strike deal to count viewers for shows a week after the initial airing

TV networks strike deal to count  viewers for shows a week after the initial airing | Federal | Scoop.it
The big broadcast TV networks are moving to get paid for commercials that viewers see even if it is a week after they originally air, a development with major implications for the roughly $70 billion TV advertising marketplace.
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FCC's Web tolls proposal sets up net neutrality battle

FCC's Web tolls proposal sets up net neutrality battle | Federal | Scoop.it
In a move that has sharply divided technology giants over how to keep the Internet open, the FCC voted Thursday to advance rules that would let broadband providers charge companies for preferential handling of Web traffic.
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Senate GOP blocks Dems' minimum wage boost

Senate GOP blocks Dems' minimum wage boost | Federal | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans blocked an election-year Democratic bill on Wednesday that would boost the federal minimum wage, handing a def
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FTC officials back Tesla's direct-to-consumer car sales model

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters) - In an unusual move, three top officials with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday voiced their opposition to laws that ban automakers such as Tesla Motors Inc from selling their cars directly to consumers.

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FCC's latest 'net neutrality' rules allow for some preferential treatment.

FCC's latest 'net neutrality' rules allow for some preferential treatment. | Federal | Scoop.it
Regulators are proposing new rules on Internet traffic that would allow broadband providers to charge companies a premium for access to their fastest lanes.
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Republicans gaining traction in push to turn Silicon Valley red

Republicans gaining traction in push to turn Silicon Valley red | Federal | Scoop.it
When overworked Silicon Valley innovators retreated to the Nevada desert a week ago for the annual Burning Man festival, some met an unexpected reveler.
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Transportation chief pivots to FAA funding

Transportation chief pivots to FAA funding | Federal | Scoop.it
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx pushed lawmakers to begin working on renewing the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) funding, which is expiring next year, even as he continues to express unhappiness with a temp
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The Job Market Just Did Something It Hasn’t Done Since 1997

The Job Market Just Did Something It Hasn’t Done Since 1997 | Federal | Scoop.it
On first glance, today's jobs report looks like a little bit of a letdown. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the U.S. added 209,000 jobs in July, compared with 298,000 in June. The unemployment rate ticked higher, just barely. Not seemingly a ton to write home about. But, as...
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Appeals court rejects health-care law insurance subsidies

In a substantial blow to the Obama administration's implementation of its signature health-care law, a federal appeals court struck down the subsidies available to consumers in states where health coverage is purchased on insurance exchanges established by the federal government.
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21st Century Fox wants one big happy TV family with new structure

21st Century Fox wants one big happy TV family with new structure | Federal | Scoop.it
In restructuring its television operations, 21st Century Fox is hoping to create one big happy family that will put more hits on the Fox network while continuing to make shows for rival networks as well.
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U.S. Supreme Court Knocks Down Union Fees in Limited Decision - HRWatchdog

U.S. Supreme Court Knocks Down Union Fees in Limited Decision - HRWatchdog | Federal | Scoop.it
U.S. Supreme Court ruling on union fees
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Supreme Court exempts some companies from health-care law on religious grounds

Supreme Court exempts some companies from health-care law on religious grounds | Federal | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court in a 5-4 split said private companies can on religious grounds opt out of a federal health-care law requirement that companies provide contraception coverage for employees.
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For the First Time a U.S. Ambassador Was Sworn in on a Kindle

For the First Time a U.S. Ambassador Was Sworn in on a Kindle | Federal | Scoop.it
When you read your Kindle before bed it probably seems like a benign activity. An e-reader doesn't exactly have a dignified air. But be careful, because you could unintentionally take the ambassador's oath on that thing. OK, maybe it couldn't happen by accident, but it can apparently happen these days....
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Business aviation picks up, but jet surplus persists

Business aviation picks up, but jet surplus persists | Federal | Scoop.it
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Business aircraft are taking to the skies again as many economies around the world improve, but a surplus of jets delivered just before the recession means the equivalent of 2,750 jets
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FCC approves plan to allow for paid priority on Internet

FCC approves plan to allow for paid priority on Internet | Federal | Scoop.it
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China rejects sign it may soon be No. 1 economy

China rejects sign it may soon be No. 1 economy | Federal | Scoop.it
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The FDA Thursday imposed the first federal regulations on electronic cigarettes.

The FDA Thursday imposed the first federal regulations on electronic cigarettes. | Federal | Scoop.it
The FDA proposed the first federal regulations on electronic cigarettes, which would ban sales of the devices to anyone under 18 and require makers to gain FDA approval.
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