Month: November 2016

Portugal: A look at the election of a new government

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal holds a general election Sunday when the country’s 9.7 million eligible voters choose a government for the next four years. Here are some of the issues: Source: Business BreakingSource Business

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Again? Health care debate expands for 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s health care debate has been called an unhealthy political obsession. But if the 2016 presidential hopefuls have any say, it’s about to get bigger. Source: Business BreakingHealthSource Business

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Obama: No more temporary spending bills, budget deal needed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday he won’t sign another temporary government funding bill after the current one expires Dec. 11, insisting that congressional Republicans and Democra Source: Business billBreakingBusinessSource Business

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Blatter defies calls from FIFA sponsors to quit immediately

ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter defied calls from FIFA sponsors Budweiser, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Visa to quit immediately as president of world soccer’s governing body on Friday rather than cling on un Source: Business BreakingFIFASource Business

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Reveal Radio: But Not a Drop to Drink

In Rio Bravo and El Cenizo, two former colonias on the Texas border, residents have spent decades fighting for basic services, including safe, reliable drinking water.  This story is part of a collaboration between The Texas Tribune and Reveal, a new public radio show and podcast from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Source: Energy BreakingPRXSource Energy

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Obama: I won’t negotiate over raising US borrowing cap

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he won’t give Republicans controlling Congress concessions on must-pass legislation to increase the government’s borrowing cap. Source: Business BreakingSource Business

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Why credit bureau Experian has data on T-Mobile customers

NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest high-profile breach of a U.S. organization, hackers broke into Experian’s database of information on 15 million T-Mobile customers and potential customers. But what is Ex Source: Business BreakingSource Business

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Stock market shakes off an early stumble, ends higher

NEW YORK (AP) — News of slower hiring last month jolted markets early Friday, driving government bonds up and the dollar down. The stock market, after slumping in early trading, finished the day with Source: Business BreakingSource Business

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Germany marks 25 years of unity, facing new challenges

BERLIN (AP) — Germany marks a quarter-century as a reunited nation on Saturday, with two leaders from the formerly communist east heading a country that increasingly asserts itself as Europe’s politic Source: Business BreakingEuropeGermanySource Business

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Why Does Austin Energy Lose Money on Wholesale Generation, Asks Data Foundry’s Henigin

1st of a 3-Part Series By Edward Henigin Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Austin Energy’s budgeted costs and revenues must balance just like any private entity, but Austin Energy is different from private businesses in an important way: a private entity can lose money and ultimately go out of business. Austin Energy simply passes…

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