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Obama will sign new Russia sanctions bill–White House

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  WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama will sign into law a bill passed by Congress to tighten sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, the White House said Tuesday, amid a dramatic run on the ruble.   “The president does intend to sign the bill,” spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters, while adding “it […]

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Russia vows more pain for Ukraine


Fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces has ground almost to halt. That should be good news for Ukraine, but Russia looks intent to pile on the economic misery.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US exporting pollution as it cleans up


Pollution released into the atmosphere from rising exports of U.S. gasoline and diesel is dwarfing the cuts made from efforts by the United States to reduce global warming, a new Associated Press investigation has found.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bonus tax cap seen to boost economy

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Approving the proposed legislation to raise the tax cap on the Christmas bonus and other benefits may help to invigorate the economy so it will finish strongly in the fourth quarter, according to Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Law reducing tax bite on bonuses could rev up PH economy, says senator

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A bill reducing or, in some cases, eliminating the tax on Christmas bonuses and other benefits, if passed into law, may help perk up the economy to finish strongly in the fourth quarter, a senator said Friday.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »