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AllAfrica.com
U.S.$2 Trillion Recovery Claim and the Limit of HyperboleWe have just been told that Nigeria has recovered a whooping $2 trillion in 12
U.S.$2 Trillion Recovery Claim and the Limit of Hyperbole
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 hours ago
We have just been told that Nigeria has recovered a whooping $2 trillion in 12 years. My first reaction to this 'revelation' is to ask: What is this obsession of the ruling APC government and their sympathisers with bandying high sounding, humongous... Read more
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The Hindu
Obama to seek new tax on oil in budget proposalOil prices fell last month to below $30 a barrel, the lowest level since 2003
Obama to seek new tax on oil in budget proposal
The Hindu / Posted yesterday
Oil prices fell last month to below $30 a barrel, the lowest level since 2003 U.S. President Barack Obama will launch a long-shot bid next week to impose a $10-a-barrel tax on crude oil that would fund the overhaul of the nation’s aging... Read more
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examiner.com
Obama's proposed oil tax would almost double taxes at the pumpPresident Obama proposed yesterday to tax every barrel of oil produced or impor
Obama's proposed oil tax would almost double taxes at the pump
examiner.com / Posted 2 days ago
President Obama proposed yesterday to tax every barrel of oil produced or imported an additional $10, which translates to almost twice the federal gas tax Americans pay at the pump. Last year Obama told senior citizens that they wouldn't see a 2016... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Obama to unveil $10 a barrel 'green' oil taxThe fee, which drew swift objections from oil industry groups and Republicans,
Obama to unveil $10 a barrel 'green' oil tax
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
The fee, which drew swift objections from oil industry groups and Republicans, is part of a broader administration plan to shift the nation away from transportation systems reliant on internal combustion engines and fossil fuels. The proposal... Read more
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The Atlantic
Obama's $10 Oil-Tax Pipe DreamIf Congress won’t raise taxes on gasoline, will it slap a fee on oil? That’s w
Obama's $10 Oil-Tax Pipe Dream
The Atlantic / Posted 2 days ago
If Congress won’t raise taxes on gasoline, will it slap a fee on oil? That’s what President Obama will ask of lawmakers when he releases his final budget proposal next week, calling for a $10 tax on every barrel of oil to pay for a long-term... Read more
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The Hill
Obama to push $10-per-barrel oil tax for green transportation planPresident Obama will propose a $10-per-barrel fee on oil production to fund a n
Obama to push $10-per-barrel oil tax for green transportation plan
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
President Obama will propose a $10-per-barrel fee on oil production to fund a new green transportation plan, the White House announced Thursday. The proposal would go toward a $32.4 billion annual push to green the transportation sector by funding... Read more
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The Hill
Overnight Energy: Fight over Flint aid stalls energy billDEMS BLOCK FLINT-FREE ENERGY BILL: Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked ending
Overnight Energy: Fight over Flint aid stalls energy bill
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
DEMS BLOCK FLINT-FREE ENERGY BILL: Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked ending debate on a bipartisan rewrite of federal energy policy because lawmakers couldn't come to an agreement on aid for the Flint, Mich., water crisis. Democrats, led by... Read more
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Alaska Public
Obama proposes big new tax on oilPresident Obama wants to impose a $10-per-barrel tax on crude oil. The White Ho
Obama proposes big new tax on oil
Alaska Public / Posted 2 days ago
President Obama wants to impose a $10-per-barrel tax on crude oil. The White House says the tax is included in the budget the president will propose next week. Jeff Zients, director of the National Economic Council at the White House, says the... Read more
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The Economic Times
Barack Obama to seek new tax on oil in budget proposal - The Economic TimesThe proposed fee, which would be paid by oil companies and phased in over five
Barack Obama to seek new tax on oil in budget proposal - The Economic Times
The Economic Times / Posted 2 days ago
The proposed fee, which would be paid by oil companies and phased in over five years, was quickly met with scorn by lawmakers in the Republican-controlled Congress. In the last year of his presidency, Obama has said the country must stop subsidizing... Read more
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Market Watch
Obama proposing $10-a-barrel oil tax to pay for clean transportationA contractor walks on an Anadarko Petroleum Corp. oil rig site in Fort Lupton,
Obama proposing $10-a-barrel oil tax to pay for clean transportation
Market Watch / Posted 2 days ago
A contractor walks on an Anadarko Petroleum Corp. oil rig site in Fort Lupton, Colorado. President Barack Obama is proposing a $10-a-barrel tax on oil to pay for clean transportation projects, the White House said Thursday. The tax, which will be... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nigerian Govt. Orders Forensic Audit of NNPC, 80 Other AgenciesThe National Economic Council (NEC) rose from its 65th meeting on Thursday in A
Nigerian Govt. Orders Forensic Audit of NNPC, 80 Other Agencies
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
The National Economic Council (NEC) rose from its 65th meeting on Thursday in Abuja, with a resolution to engage two audit firms to conduct forensic audit on 81 government revenue generating agencies. The approval followed submission of an interim... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
How Much Do Rich Americans Pay in Taxes?Source: Flickr user Alan Cleaver. Last summer, the IRS released data on taxpay
How Much Do Rich Americans Pay in Taxes?
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 7 days ago
Source: Flickr user Alan Cleaver. Last summer, the IRS released data on taxpayer incomes that offers intriguing insight into the taxes rich Americans pay. The information suggests that the average person with an income north of $1 million per year... Read more
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New Kerala
Pakistan approves three year emergency plan for polio eradicationIslamabad, Jan.30 : The Pakistan Government has approved a three year emergency
Pakistan approves three year emergency plan for polio eradication
New Kerala / Posted 8 days ago
Islamabad, Jan.30 : The Pakistan Government has approved a three year emergency plan for polio eradication, covering the period from 2016 to 2018.The Dawn reports that around 698 million doses of polio vaccine will be administered to vulnerable... Read more
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Pakistan News Tribune
Govt approved three-year Emergency Plan for Polio EradicationISLAMABAD: The government approved on Friday a three-year ‘Emergency Plan for P
Govt approved three-year Emergency Plan for Polio Eradication
Pakistan News Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
ISLAMABAD: The government approved on Friday a three-year ‘Emergency Plan for Polio Eradication’ covering the period from 2016 to 2018. According to the plan, around 698 million doses of polio vaccine will be administered to vulnerable children... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
6 Takeaways From The New Hillary Clinton EmailsThe big news about Hillary Clinton's emails came earlier today: 22 emails she s
6 Takeaways From The New Hillary Clinton Emails
KPBS San Diego / Posted 8 days ago
The big news about Hillary Clinton's emails came earlier today: 22 emails she sent on her controversial private server while at the State Department have been deemed top secret and won't be released to the public. The State Department reiterated... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
FG Rules Out Tax IncreaseThe Federal Government has assured Nigerians that in spite of the current dwind
FG Rules Out Tax Increase
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that in spite of the current dwindling oil revenue, it will not increase taxes. This is an outcome of Thursday's meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) presided over by Vice President Yemi... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
No Tax Increase to Fund 2016 BudgetBy Andrew Oota, Bode Gbadebo, George Agba, Jonathan Nda-Isaiah The federal gov
No Tax Increase to Fund 2016 Budget
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
By Andrew Oota, Bode Gbadebo, George Agba, Jonathan Nda-Isaiah The federal government has said it does not plan to increase taxes on the citizens in order to fund the 2016 budget in view of the dwindling price of crude oil in the international... Read more
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Accounting Today
Obama Seeks to Expand 401(k) Use by Employers Pooling Plans(Bloomberg) President Barack Obama will propose allowing small businesses to mo
Obama Seeks to Expand 401(k) Use by Employers Pooling Plans
Accounting Today / Posted 11 days ago
(Bloomberg) President Barack Obama will propose allowing small businesses to more easily pool 401(k) plans, in the hope that more Americans will adopt a crucial tool to save for retirement. The proposal, to be included in his 2017 budget, represents... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Jebba-Mokwa Road a National Disaster - Funke AdedoyinThe Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on the Army, Funk
Jebba-Mokwa Road a National Disaster - Funke Adedoyin
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
The Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on the Army, Funke Adedoyin, has described the Jebba-Mokwa Road as a national disaster. Ms. Adedoyin said the road needed urgent reconstruction. Ms. Adedoyin said this in Ilorin, the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Budget plan targets retiree savingsWASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is expected to pitch some new proposals to
Budget plan targets retiree savings
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is expected to pitch some new proposals to expand access to retirement savings accounts and revisit some old ones when issuing his budget next month. Many Americans are not well-prepared for retirement, with only... Read more
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Financial Planning.com
How Clients Can Purge Their 401(k) of Toxic FundsOur daily roundup of retirement news your clients may be thinking about. Clien
How Clients Can Purge Their 401(k) of Toxic Funds
Financial Planning.com / Posted 11 days ago
Our daily roundup of retirement news your clients may be thinking about. Clients stand to lose from some mutual funds within 401(k) plans; specifically those that charge hefty fees but underperform compared with other investment options, according... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Obama to push retirement plans in 2017 budget, officials sayIn his State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama targeted portable reti
Obama to push retirement plans in 2017 budget, officials say
Crain's New York Business / Posted 12 days ago
In his State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama targeted portable retirement savings as a goal President Barack Obama will offer a package of ideas to stimulate more workplace access to retirement savings when he unveils his fiscal year... Read more
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Business Insurance
Obama to push retirement plans in 2017 budget, officials sayPresident Barack Obama will offer a package of ideas to stimulate more workplac
Obama to push retirement plans in 2017 budget, officials say
Business Insurance / Posted 12 days ago
President Barack Obama will offer a package of ideas to stimulate more workplace access to retirement savings when he unveils his fiscal year 2017 budget on Feb. 9, top administration officials said Monday. “We have to promote new retirement... Read more
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The Washington Times
Obama plan gives retirees options, pitches ‘portable’ late-life savingsThe Obama administration is announcing proposals Tuesday to promote more worker
Obama plan gives retirees options, pitches ‘portable’ late-life savings
The Washington Times / Posted 12 days ago
The Obama administration is announcing proposals Tuesday to promote more workers enrolling in retirement savings plans, saying the initiatives could affect about 30 million U.S. employees, mostly at small businesses. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Netanyahu Talks ‘Cyber Defense’ in Davos with World Industry LeadersPM Netanyahu invited the officials from all the top cyber companies to visit Is
Netanyahu Talks ‘Cyber Defense’ in Davos with World Industry Leaders
The Jewish Press / Posted 17 days ago
PM Netanyahu invited the officials from all the top cyber companies to visit Israel and invest in its growing industry. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with global cyber industry leaders at the 2016 World Economic Conference in Davos.Photo Credit:... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Netanyahu Meets With U.S. VP Joe Biden in DavosIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) meets with U.S. Vice President Jo
Netanyahu Meets With U.S. VP Joe Biden in Davos
The Jewish Press / Posted 17 days ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) meets with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on January 21, 2016. Photo Credit: Haim Zach / GPO Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
PDP is Too Corrupt and Too Sick to Lead the OppositionPosterity beckons on patriotic minds within the different opposition camps, the
PDP is Too Corrupt and Too Sick to Lead the Opposition
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 days ago
Posterity beckons on patriotic minds within the different opposition camps, therefore, to unite towards the path to a true democratic culture. Instead of the maddening rush to the ruling party, it is time to explore a new opposition party that is... Read more
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Market Watch
China serious about dropping dollar peg: officialDAVOS, Switzerland--A senior Chinese official Thursday affirmed China's intenti
China serious about dropping dollar peg: official
Market Watch / Posted 17 days ago
DAVOS, Switzerland--A senior Chinese official Thursday affirmed China's intention to decouple its currency from the U.S. dollar, while the head of the International Monetary Fund urged Beijing to improve communication with markets about changes to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Presidency Denies Link With Metuh's Ordeal At EFCCBy Mohammed Abubakar and Seye Olumide Rising from its first sitting in the new
Presidency Denies Link With Metuh's Ordeal At EFCC
AllAfrica.com / Posted a month ago
By Mohammed Abubakar and Seye Olumide Rising from its first sitting in the new year, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday declared that the Federal Government was not muzzling the opposition. It exonerated the government of complicity in... Read more
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