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  • Pai, a former Justice Department, FCC and Capitol Hill staffer, in December predicted landmark "net neutrality" rules adopted in 2015 would not last. The son of Indian immigrants who grew up in Kansas, Pai said the commission should take a "weed whacker" to unneeded rules and was harshly critical of many FCC regulations imposed during the Obama administration.

  • SARAJEVO, Jan 23- A Chinese company began work on Monday on a $715 million expansion of a Serbian coal mine and a new power plant, part of a wave of investment in new coal-fired plants in the Balkans that is at odds with EU policy of reducing coal use. China Machinery and Engineering Corp's project to expand Kostolac, Serbia's second biggest coal mine, and build a new...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 19- In his farewell address last week, President Barack Obama quoted something his mother used to tell him: "Reality has a way of catching up with you." The U.S. population over age 65 will nearly double by 2050, to 83.7 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And, in the category of "the dog ate my homework," it must be mentioned that an obstructionist...

  • Jan 18- The foundation created by billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda plans to sell 60 million Class B shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc donated by Warren Buffett, reflecting the fellow billionaire's desire that proceeds be spent on charitable works. In a regulatory filing on Tuesday, the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation said the sales would occur from...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 17- American actor Matt Damon used Davos to drum up support for his water charity, Water.org on Tuesday, after getting a new multi-million-dollar commitment from Belgian brewer Stella Artois. Stella Artois said it was committing $4.8 million over four years to Water.org, at a time that AB InBev is moving into Africa, where access to clean...

  • "This opportunity is unique, maybe once in a lifetime," said Jack Gerard, president of the Washington D.C.- based American Petroleum Institute lobby group, referring to prospects for increased access to federal leases. "It would only take one serious mistake- one well to go bad- for our town's water supply to be damaged," said Josh Ewing, the leader of a southern Utah...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 5- U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday demanded an ethics probe into Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for health secretary, following a report that the fierce Obamacare critic traded in healthcare company stock while pushing legislation in Congress that could affect those shares. Price is an orthopedic surgeon and a Republican...

  • *Fastest-aging population of Asia's Dragon economies- analyst. TAIPEI/ HONG KONG, Jan 5- Taiwan's military pension fund may be in default by 2020 after years of widening deficits, raising alarm about the island's defense stability when tensions are heating up with political foe China. "When soldiers cannot focus on their duty, it weakens the effectiveness of...

  • *Fastest-aging population of Asia's Dragon economies- analyst. TAIPEI/ HONG KONG, Jan 5- Taiwan's military pension fund may be in default by 2020 after years of widening deficits, raising alarm about the island's defense stability when tensions are heating up with political foe China. "When soldiers cannot focus on their duty, it weakens the effectiveness of...

  • *Fastest-aging population of Asia's Dragon economies- analyst. TAIPEI/ HONG KONG, Jan 5- Taiwan's military pension fund may be in default by 2020 after years of widening deficits, raising alarm about the island's defence stability when tensions are heating up with political foe China. "When soldiers cannot focus on their duty, it weakens the effectiveness of...

  • *Fastest-aging population of Asia's Dragon economies- analyst. TAIPEI/ HONG KONG, Jan 5- Taiwan's military pension fund may be in default by 2020 after years of widening deficits, raising alarm about the island's defence stability when tensions are heating up with political foe China. "When soldiers cannot focus on their duty, it weakens the effectiveness of...

  • Donald Trump

    Trump has renewed his defense of his charitable foundation, even as the NY attorney general continues to investigate. NYT reports.

  • Aleppo evacuations have resumed

    Chris Boian at the UN Refugee Agency talks about the ongoing evacuations in Aleppo and the challenges in dealing with the humanitarian crisis.

  • GATINEAU, Quebec, Dec 21- Broadband internet access will be considered a basic service in Canada, the country's telecom regulator ruled on Wednesday, paving the way for universal access to high-speed services in rural and isolated areas of the country. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said it was establishing a fund...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 19- A small, but rapidly growing number of digital technology start-ups is raising cash by creating and selling their own currencies in offerings that bypass banks or venture capital firms as intermediaries and are outside the reach of financial regulators. Investors are being drawn in on hopes that such "initial coin offerings" will match or...

  • An expert explains to CNBC's "On the Money" how filers can maximize their charitable donations.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- President-elect Donald Trump named fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday, drawing criticism from labor advocates worried about his opposition to a higher minimum wage and government regulation of the workplace. He has bashed a new Labor Department rule aimed at extending overtime pay to more than 4...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- President-elect Donald Trump named fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday, drawing criticism from labor advocates worried about his opposition to a higher minimum wage and government regulation of the workplace. He has bashed a new Labor Department rule aimed at extending overtime pay to more than 4...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- President-elect Donald Trump named fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday, drawing criticism from labor advocates worried about his opposition to a higher minimum wage and government regulation of the workplace. He has bashed a new Labor Department rule aimed at extending overtime pay to more than 4...

  • Ending world hunger by 2030

    David Dawe at the Food Agriculture Organization of the UN says that achieving zero hunger by 2030 is possible, but more investment in agriculture is needed.