Monday, October 26, 2015

How the tampon tax is bringing together feminists and eurosceptic Tories

Congress nearing partial fix for Medicare Part B fee increase

Sinn Féin agrees election pact with left-wing parties and Independents

Sinn Féin agrees election pact with left-wing parties and Independents
Sinn Féin is to enter into a vote transfer arrangement with parties and Independents who have signed up to a left-wing platform, although some will not return the favour by asking their voters to transfer to Gerry Adams’s party.
Sinn Féin will announce this week that it has signed up to a number of broad policy principles drafted by those behind the anti-water charges movement and ask its supporters to transfer to others who support the initiative.
Party sources say supporters will be asked to continue their preferences for other parties and Independents who have signed up to the Right2Change policy principles. One source also said Sinn Féin signing up to this approach will create a “new dynamic” for the election.
Sinn Féin will announce this week that it has signed up to a number of broad policy principles drafted by those behind the anti-water charges movement and ask its supporters to transfer to others who support the initiative. Photograph: Getty Images

House of Lords defeats the government over tax credit cuts

Who Owns the Patent on Nutmeg?

The truth about narwhals

The Most Controversial Hacking Cases of the Past Decade | WIRED

50 years ago, the Watergate made D.C. sexy. Now it’s the place I call home.

Venezuela Prosecutor Says Trial Was Sham

Persian Gulf May Be Too Hot for Humans by 2100, Study Finds

Your City’s Obesity Rate vs. Wealth, Baseball, and Organic Kale - Bloomberg Business

How a Fed Rate Hike Could Actually Stimulate the U.S. Economy

The Most Crucial Half-Hour at a Hospital: The Shift Change

Crucial time for Nob Hill's landmark corner

A Tale of Two Establishment Favorites

Strong earthquake in Afghanistan kills more than 180 people

‘Kingdom of Daughters’ in China Draws Tourists

The Guy Behind 'Ren & Stimpy' Made a Terrifying 'Simpsons' Couch Gag

Some Candidates, Super PACs Draw Closer

Ryanair in "active talks" to codeshare with long-haul airlines

Tory's Pressure

China Needs to Clear a Property Glut to Drive Investments
























China Needs to Clear a Property Glut to Drive Investments
"China’s moves to ease mortgage restrictions and cut interest rates are bearing fruit in the nation’s smaller cities, where home prices have staged a recovery. Now comes the bigger challenge: Clearing a supply glut to spur investment by developers."

U.S. Companies Warn of Slowing Economy

U.S. Companies Warn of Slowing Economy
"Quarterly profits and sales from big American companies are poised to fall for the first time since the recession, as some industrial firms warn of a pullback in spending."
Railroad operator CSX is scaling back some operations in response to declining coal shipments as power plants switch fuels.

No joke as TV comic Jimmy Morales becomes new president

Argentina elections: November run-off looms in presidential race - BBC News

Start-Ups Take On Challenge of Nuclear Fusion



Start-Ups Take On Challenge of Nuclear Fusion - The New York Times

"The only problem? A way to harness the energy source, nuclear fusion — the reaction that gives birth to sunlight — still needs to be invented."