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WASHINGTON – A single moderate Democrat’s opposition to increases in corporate and income tax rates has revived efforts in the Senate to draft a tax on carbon dioxide pollution as a way to pay for the budget bill $ 3.5 trillion proposed by the Democrats. Senator Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, has not advocated a carbon tax, …

The new security partnership between the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, dubbed “AUKUS”, has made waves from Asia to Europe. Beijing called the partnership “highly irresponsible” and indicative of a Cold War-style “arms race”. Washington’s European allies received AUKUS as a surprise and a snub. France was particularly furious, as the deal meant …

In 2019, FEMA said instead, it would price flood insurance based on the particular risks each property faces, a change the agency called “Risk rating 2.0.” After a delay by the Trump administration, the new system will go into effect next month for people who purchase flood insurance. For existing customers, prices will increase from …

Markel Company found using ticker (MKL) now have 3 analysts covering the stock. Analyst consensus indicates a “Buy” rating. The target price is between 1450 and 1350 with the average target price at 1400. With the previous close of shares at 1201.13, this now indicates that there is a potential upside of 16.6%. The 50-day …

On September 16, China formally requested to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) comprising Australia and 10 other members. The free trade pact is the largest in the region and represents almost 14% of global GDP. Prior to pulling out in 2018, the United States initially led the design of the …

Breadcrumb Links Energy Election 2021 Chroniclers Business What is clear is that liberal climate and energy policies will remain in place, including a higher carbon price and a national goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050. Author of the article: Chris Varcoe • Calgary Herald Grant Fagerheim, CEO of Whitecap Resources Inc., which operates …

By LISA MASCARO and KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – White House-backed Congressional Democratic leaders have said they will push forward with a vote to fund the government and suspend the debt ceiling, all but bold Republicans who say they will vote against despite the risk of a budget crisis. Congress is rushing headlong …

The first anniversary of the global Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests was widely noted a few months ago, with acres of coverage and analysis asking: What has changed? Not much at all, seemed to be the open sea conclusion. It seems clear now that the excitement of these early protests was to spark an organized …

AUSTIN – After a summer of uncertainty, Democrats are feeling better about former US Representative Beto O’Rourke challenging incumbent Republican Greg Abbott for governor. The expectation for O’Rourke to come forward against Abbott is a turnaround from earlier this year, when the El Paso Democrat seemed unlikely to embark on a third major campaign in …

This week, the United States resumed deportation flights to Haiti under the public health order. On Wednesday, immigration and customs services repatriated around 90 Haitians. Among those deported were families with young children, according to the Haitian Bridge Alliance, a rights group, which also said they had been deported under Title 42. Many Haitian families …