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Why President Obama’s $10-a-Barrel Oil Tax Will Go Nowhere

When the Obama Administration on Thursday proposed imposing a $10 per barrel tax on every barrel of oil produced in the United States., the reaction was muted because it didn't ...
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Lumber Liquidators Soars on Court Decision

Last year was a bust for Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LL). The company was hit with a revelation that some of its wood products sourced from China contained high ...
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Big Issues Facing the Solar Sector

SolarCity Corp. (NASDAQ: SCTY) announced late in December that it would immediately stop sales and installation of rooftop solar projects in Nevada following a decision by the state's public utilities ...
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Coal Asset Auctions Coming This Week

Bankrupt coal miners Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: ANR) and Walter Energy Inc. (NYSE: WLT) are both scheduled to hold auctions in the coming week as they try to raise ...
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Ocean to Have More Plastic Than Fish

The world has changed a lot since Dustin Hoffman was advised by Murray Hamilton in 1967's "The Graduate" that the future was in "plastics, my boy, plastics." The use of ...
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SEC Moves to Revise Financial Reporting Forms

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that it approved interim final rules regarding the implementation of two provisions for the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, adopted ...
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VW Plan to Fix US Diesel Vehicles Rejected

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) on Tuesday rejected a proposal by Volkswagen Group to fix the defeat device on the company's 2.0-liter turbo-diesel vehicles. CARB said in its ruling ...
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Meet the SEC’s Examination Priorities for 2016

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has just announced 2016 priorities of its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE). The new areas of focus in 2016 will include ...
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Squirrels Among Top Threats to US Power Grid

In late December, electric power service to some 700,000 homes in Ukraine was cut off for several hours in what government authorities claim was a cyberattack by Russia. A piece ...
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SEC Bars Hedge Fund Manager From Supervisory Role

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen will be prohibited from supervising funds that manage outside money until 2018 in order to ...
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US EPA Inches Closer to Ban on Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

It has been nearly 15 years since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned the insecticide chlorpyrifos for residential use. On Wednesday, the comment period ended for a total ban ...
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Volkswagen Cheating Scandal Could Cost $60 Billion in the US Alone

The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday filed a civil suit in federal district court seeking more than $60 billion in damages from Volkswagen for the vehicles it sold in ...
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FAA Hits Boeing on Escape Slide

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a preliminary airworthiness directive to The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) proposing a fix to more than 300 of the company's 767 widebody jets ...
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Average US Broadband Speed Doubled in 2014

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Wednesday released its 2015 report on fixed broadband performance in the United States. The report indicates that from September 2013 to September 2014, the ...
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4 Top Macau Stocks for 2016, If China Eases Capital Controls

The year 2015 was not a good one for gaming stocks. The Market Vectors Gaming ETF (NYSEMKT: BJK) is down 19% year to date. This exchange traded fund is essentially ...
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