Energy

Emissions increases approved by regulator may wipe out $260m of Direct Action cuts

Exclusive: Nearly 60 industrial sites get green light to increase emissions, cancelling out cuts paid for by Coalition using public moneyNearly 60 Australian industrial sites have been given the green light to increase greenhouse gas pollution, potentiall

Finance

Homebuyers now have something else to be worried about besides the housing shortage

Mortgage rates have climbed to a two-year high.  What's different about this rise is a growing concern that borrowing costs are more likely to continue going up.  The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created anxiety about housing, since i

United States

Republicans face first test of tax cuts' power to sway voters

WASHINGTON, Penn (Reuters) - Mark Marran, an operations manager for a Fortune 500 company, voted for Donald Trump. Two weeks ago he noticed an extra $100 in his bimonthly pay check, courtesy of sweeping tax cuts passed by the Republican Congress late last

Australia

Turnbull’s attack on Emma Alberici’s tax-cut analysis doesn’t add up | Greg Jericho

There’s a bit of smoke and mirrors involved when companies say tax concessions are needed to increase wagesThe battle over company tax cuts is hotting up and the response by the government and the business sector to analysis by ABC’s Emma Alberici –

Business

In The 'Weather App Era' Cuts To The National Weather Service Are Dangerous

In the 'iffy' era of weather apps, the National Weather Service is an essential value for the United States. Cutting its budget and laying off meteorologists are dangerous.

World

Germany's Coffers Are Overflowing, But No One Is Talking About Tax Cuts

The German government never had so much money or so many ideas about how to spend it. The one thing that isn’t being discussed is giving it back to taxpayers.

Books

Paper Cuts by Stephen Bernard review – a powerful memoir of sexual abuse

As a child, Bernard was repeatedly abused by a Catholic priest. Now an Oxford literary scholar, he has written a remarkable account of the damage doneStarting in 1987, when he was 11 years old, Stephen Bernard was sexually abused by Canon Thomas “Dermod

Wales

Distance covered by local buses drops by 20% in 10 years

Commuters in some rural areas say service cuts and changes have deeply affected their communities.

Football

SunSport calls on Premier League to save grass-roots game and for our readers to join campaign

THE dream is to follow in the footsteps of Harry Kane or Steph Houghton. But English schoolkids are up against it when it comes to developing their skills. Council cuts mean local parks are mudbaths, facilities are shambolic and the few all-weather pitche

World

Schoolgirl, 14, dies after lawnmower blade flies off and ‘cuts her head in two’ on playing field

A SCHOOLGIRL was killed instantly after her head was sliced in half when a lawnmowers’ blade flew off. Nur Afini Roslan, 14, was on the playing field at the Tuanku Abd Rahman secondary school in Malaysia when the freak accident occurred. Two other girls

Finance

The recent pullback corrected 2 glaring market imbalances — now the bull market may continue

Jurrien Timmer, director of global macro for Fidelity Investments, published his analysis following the recent US stock market pullback. According to Timmer, the recent pullbacks were the result of 2 market imbalances. One imbalance was caused by the stoc

Business

Trump's tax cuts were a big way 'to unleash economic energy' in America, Boeing CEO says

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said it will invest "additional billions" over the next several years.

Energy

Trump's gas tax would wipe out 60% of tax cut benefit for individuals, analyst estimates

A 25-cent gasoline tax could wipe out 60 percent of the benefit from tax cuts, according to Strategas.

Health

Nokia starts review of digital health business, cuts jobs in Finland

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish network gear maker Nokia has started a strategic review of its digital health business and announced more than 400 job cuts in its home country.

Politics

Trump’s budget proposal swings at drug prices with a glancing blow

Trump's budget cuts are a drop in the ocean towards solving drug price crisis

World

McDonald's is making a major change to its Happy Meals to win over skeptical parents (MCD)

Hollis Johnson McDonald's just announced a plan to cut calories in Happy Meals.  The cheeseburger will no longer be on Happy Meal menus, and six-piece chicken nuggets will no longer be served with small fries.  McDonald's head of global nutriti

Entertainment

Bill Murray calls GOP tax cuts 'fantastic,' chides daily 'clash of clans'

Iconic actor and comedian Bill Murray praised the GOP tax cuts on Friday, calling it a “great thing for corporations,” while acknowledging an era of divisive politics that has led to “a clash of clans first thing in the morning every day.”

World

Blankfein: Tax cuts plus more spending while economy grows is like throwing 'lighter fluid on a fire'

Goldman's CEO says he wouldn't have done it, but calls the plan to spend while cutting taxes a 'bold move.'

Scotland

BiFab warns staff of potential redundancies

The engineering firm says it has informed its workforce and the Scottish government of the possibility of cuts.

World

GM just began the process of exiting the South Korean market (GM)

Joe Raedle/Getty Images GM CEO Mary Barra put GM on notice after the carmaker reported Q4 and full-year 2017 earnings. The carmaker has shown no hesitation about leaving markets where it can't maximize its return on investment. GM sold underperforming Op

Business

General Motors will shut a South Korean plant, more cuts could follow

GM will close one of four vehicle assembly plants and will decide on the future of the other operations in South Korea.

Politics

Melinda Gates: President Trump’s ‘Misguided’ Budget Shows U.S. Doesn’t Care About Women and Children

The philanthropist argues that cuts in international health programs can harm Americans back home

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