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2009-10-12 09:47:00

Smaller Providers Would Suffer Most From Rules that Limit Traffic Management WASHINGTON, Oct.

2009-09-28 13:47:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than half of federal transportation spending in fiscal year (FY) 2008 was directed to programs that contain subsidies, according to Subsidyscope, an initiative of Pew's Economic Policy Group.

2009-09-21 23:01:00

President Barack Obama at a college near Albany, N.Y., assailed large banks for protecting a student loan subsidy Congress has voted to discontinue. The bill, which is headed to the Senate, would save $80 billion in federal subsidies given to banks each year to provide loans to students, Obama said. The thing is the government also guarantees the loans in case the students don't repay.

2009-09-04 13:39:00

LUBBOCK, Texas, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent subsidy increase for India's cotton farmers could drop world cotton prices by as much as 6 percent, according to a report from Texas Tech University's Cotton Economics Research Institute (CERI). U.S.

2009-08-18 09:01:49

Unemployed Americans are signing up for COBRA healthcare benefits at twice the previous rate due to a federal subsidy, a private research group found. Since the federal government began subsidizing COBRA payments in February, 38 percent of eligible former workers have signed up for the program, Hewitt Associates said.

2009-08-05 13:57:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several new analyses confirm that, after over half a century of operation, nuclear power remains one of the most capital intensive, high-risk energy industries.

2009-07-20 15:18:00

WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a unanimous finding that there is a reasonable indication of material injury to the U.S. industry producing wire decking caused by unfairly traded imports from China.

2009-07-17 08:06:16

The European Union's mammoth farm subsidy program has become sprawling and unfocused, agricultural economists said. The $71 billion program that now subsidizes rural development and exports, also includes funding for landowners, meaning the wealthiest Europeans receive bigger subsidy checks than small farmers, The New York Times reported Friday. A small farmer might receive a $600 subsidy, while the Queen of England last year qualified for $778,812 in subsidies to offset costs of running a...

2009-07-15 17:12:00

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The major producers of commercial OEM tube in the United States today noted that imports of this copper product from China have been entering the United States in large volumes that appear to reflect dumping as well as Chinese governmental subsidization.

Word of the Day
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.