Posts Tagged ‘ budget ’

GOP reveals midterm blueprint

Aug 17th, 2010 | By politicsnews

The GOP blueprint for winning control of the House is rapidly coming into focus, with the National Republican Congressional Committee readying a $22 million TV ad blitz aimed at a handful of powerful, long-serving incumbents and several dozen of the most junior members of the Democratic majority. POLITICO has learned that the
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Dolph Lundgren flexes box office muscle

Aug 17th, 2010 | By entertainmentnews

By Borys Kit Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:39am EDT LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – After a 15-year hiatus from big Hollywood movies, Dolph Lundgren, the man who played Drago in “Rocky IV” and He-Man in “Masters of the Universe,” returns to the spotlight as one of “The Expendables,” the new box office champ in North
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China military gaining on Taiwan, aiming beyond: US

Aug 16th, 2010 | By admin

China is working on the longer-range precision missile, but probably needs more work on the technical infrastructure to put the weapon into use, an official who helped draft the report said on condition of anonymity. Japan and Vietnam, which both have historic tensions with China, have reported rising incidents with China’s military in recent months.
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UK defense chief plans cuts, major changes

Aug 13th, 2010 | By admin

Britain’s defense secretary said Friday that senior military posts could be axed as he prepares major spending cuts and a sweeping overhaul of the country’s armed forces. Liam Fox, who visited Afghanistan this week to talk with troops, must decide within weeks how to slash his department’s budget, as the country’s coalition government seeks to
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US FDA head says China improving food, drug safety

Aug 13th, 2010 | By admin

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says China is improving its oversight of its exporters following a slew of scandals over bogus or substandard drugs and foods ranging from vaccines and infant formula to dog chow. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said Friday that Chinese officials she spoke with during her first visit
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Superbreak Sees Airport Hotel Sales Take Off This Summer

Aug 12th, 2010 | By travelnews

Superbreak, the short break specialist has reported a surge in airport hotel sales so far this summer, through both the trade and direct arms of the business. The tour operator has seen growth of 17% in bed night sales across the 29 UK airport hotels in its portfolio. As budget minded customers take advantage of
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US posts lower than expected July budget deficit

Aug 11th, 2010 | By admin

WASHINGTON (AFP) — The US government posted a lower-than-projected budget deficit in July, the Treasury Department said Wednesday even as it reeled from the 22nd straight month of red ink. The 165-billion-dollar deficit was lower than the 181 billion dollars chalked up in the same month in 2009, the department said. It was also less
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July Budget Deficit Narrowed to $165B

Aug 11th, 2010 | By businessnews

August 11, 2010, 2:32 PM EDT By Vincent Del Giudice (Updates with economist comment in fourth paragraph, trade data in fifth and markets in sixth.) Aug. 11 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. government posted a smaller budget deficit in July compared with the same month last
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Microtel Hotels Celebrate Highest in Guest Satisfaction Ranking with Consumers

Aug 9th, 2010 | By travelnews

Microtel Inns & Suites is the only brand, regardless of segment, to be ranked Highest in Guest Satisfaction nine years in a row. In J.D. Power and Associates’ most recent rankings, the hotel chain led in five of the guest satisfaction measures including check-in/check-out, guest room, hotel services, hotel facilities and costs and
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State aid bill a gamble for Dems

Aug 6th, 2010 | By politicsnews

When the House returns next week to rubber-stamp the Senate’s $26 billion state-aid package, Democrats will take a political crapshoot. Even though party leaders expect that approval will be a slam-dunk, some early responses from rank-and-file Democrats have raised red flags about the optics of returning to a special session to vote
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