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2010-01-07 14:03:05

When it comes to pumping up the appeal of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), some regions are more ripe for the cars than others, and some consumers' buttons need more pushing than others – an important policy distinction when shaping subsidies, two energy policy experts say.

2009-12-03 06:00:00

BEIJING and CHANGGE, China, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Zhongpin Inc.

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.

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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.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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