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Carbon tax proposal gaining steam on Beacon Hill

Carbon tax proposal gaining steam on Beacon Hill

A bill designed to rev up the state's reliance on renewable energy by imposing a charge on carbon emissions is gaining steam at the Massachusetts Statehouse.Under the proposal, the state would set a fee based ...

Pakistani businesses on strike over new IMF-backed taxes

Pakistani businesses on strike over new IMF-backed taxes

Hundreds of thousands of Pakistani businesses are on strike nationwide to protest a new sales tax, which opposition political parties say is being imposed as part of the International Monetary Fund's recent $6 billion bailout ...

Report: FTC approves roughly $5B fine for Facebook

Report: FTC approves roughly $5B fine for Facebook

The FTC has voted to approve a fine of about $5 billion for Facebook over privacy violations, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The report cited an unnamed person familiar with the matter.Facebook declined to ...

US stock indexes continue climb into record territory

US stock indexes continue climb into record territory

U.S. stocks were modestly higher in early morning trading on Friday, as declines in health care stocks were offset by gains in technology, consumer and industrial company stocks.The gains came a day after the Dow ...

Update: Japan tells S. Korea that talks were inadequate

Update: Japan tells S. Korea that talks were inadequate

The Latest on a trade spat between South Korea and Japan (all times local):9:30 p.m.South Korea says Japanese officials cited inadequate bilateral discussions as a reason why they tightened controls on high-tech exports to South ...