Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021 - 15:49:27
144 results - (0.000 seconds)

lowering:

    BRASILIA, Aug 11 (.) – Brazil’s central bank has minimal room to cut interest rates below the record low of 2%, a level “close” to the point from which the cuts could create instability in the financial market , according to the minutes of the last meeting of the organism revealed on Tuesday. The minutes of the Copom meeting on August 4-5 also showed that the authorities believe that the current atmosphere requires a forward-looking monetary policy and that, given that inflation is below the Central Bank’s target, interest rates are unlikely to go up in the short term. Last week, the Central Bank cut the Selic benchmark rate by 25 basis points to the historical low of 2% and left the door open for further downward adjustments, although it specified that these measures would be gradual and will also depend on the fiscal situation of Brazil. (Reporting by Jamie...
    DONALD Trump said he is mulling capital gains and "middle-income" tax cuts to revive the coronavirus-hit economy. "We're looking at also considering a capital gains tax cut, which will create a lot more jobs," Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 3Trump made the comments during his press briefing on MondayCredit: EPA "Looking very seriously at a capital gains tax cut and also at an income tax cut for middle-income families," he added. "I think it will be very exciting. A capital gains tax is going to be a lot of people put to work, and it will be a cut in the capital gains tax and also a cut in the middle-income tax." On Saturday Trump ordered calls for a deferral of payroll tax and federal student loan payments and efforts...
    US travel restrictions state by state Amazon gets approval to buy 16% stake in UK food delivery firm Deliveroo Hate Cleaning The Toilet? Never Scrub Another Toilet Again Ad Microsoft 17 Ways These $20 Lights Will Upgrade Your Home Ad Microsoft Beat The Heat With This $89 Mini AC Unit Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/21 SLIDES © Provided by Eat This, Not That! 20 Foods That Can Help Lower Your Blood Pressure From long hours at the office to those minor annoyances like traffic jams, day-to-day life provides us with a seemingly endless supply of little stresses. While those itty-bitty...
    This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Fifty percent of Americans with private student loans are currently considering refinancing them since interest rates have dropped dramatically, according to a May 2020 survey commissioned by NerdWallet and conducted online by The Harris Poll. But that number should probably be closer to 100%, as student loan refinance rates have continued to fall even since May. If you have private student loans, refinancing them as soon as you can get a lower interest rate should be a no-brainer. Here’s why. You can cut high interest rates The average maximum fixed interest rate on private student loans is currently more than 10%, according to NerdWallet data. Your private loans may have an even higher rate. Amenda Almonte graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2019 with private student loans totaling over $27,000 — at an interest rate of 11%. Looking to decrease...
    Drug industry lobbyists refused to attend a scheduled White House meeting with President Trump Tuesday to discuss his new rule limiting drug prices, forcing the White House to cancel the session. Drug companies have criticized the move to tie certain drug costs to overseas pricing, which is known as the "most favored nations" rule. Some were surprised by the inclusion of the plan in Trump's announcement, sources told Politico. In response, industry representatives said they would not send any of their members to the Tuesday meeting. "The White House has been more than accommodating in attempts to schedule this meeting," a White House official said Monday. Trump, who announced the meeting Friday, said he was open to cutting the most controversial order, a plan to direct Medicare to pay the same price for certain drugs that other countries pay if an alternative to the rule could be decided on. ...
    Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says the White House is seeking to propose a cap on unemployment benefits that would restore up to 70% of lost wages. The move comes as Congress debates the next stimulus package to aid those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. While Republicans have already made it clear that they're opposed to extending the extra $600-per-week benefit that was included in the initial CARES Act, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said Democrats won't accept a short-term extension of unemployment benefits. The hesitation to keep the $600-per-week benefit comes as GOP lawmakers fear it is an incentive for people not to work since some individuals are earning more through unemployment than by actually working. The benefits are set to expire on July 31. "We knew there was gonna be large unemployment," Mnuchin said on Fox News Sunday. "We had a technical issue with the states and how...
              Dr. Carol M. Swain appeared on Fox News Channel’s The Ingraham Angle with Laura Ingraham on Friday to discuss the lowering of traditional grammar standards for college students of color. (George W. Bush clip plays) Instead of separate but equal there is separate and forgotten. I will confront another former bias. The soft bigotry of low expectations. No child in America should be segregated by lower expectations. In prison by illiteracy abandon to frustration and the darkness of self-doubt. Ingraham: Now unfortunately we are seeing that so-called soft bigotry at Rutgers University. The New Jersey college recently announces that it will emphasize the use of traditional grammar in its attempt to stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. The university claims it will empower students to push against biases based on written accents. Is that so? Joining me now is Carol Swain. Author and...
    On Friday, President Donald Trump signed three executive orders that aim to curb the cost of prescription drugs for Americans, while further announcing a fourth order that won’t actually go into effect until August 25. According to the president, the delay to the latter order was meant to give pharmaceutical companies a chance to propose a palatable alternative that will serve the same function in reducing drug prices. That order seeks to revive a plan to cap drug prices in the U.S. based on what pharmaceutical companies charge for them in economically comparable countries around the world. “The clock starts right now,” said Trump, as relayed by Stat. As described by the White House’s fact sheet on the recent slate of executive directives, one order directs federally qualified health centers to pay forward sizable discounts on insulin and EpiPens received from drug companies to certain low-income Americans. A third executive...
    WASHINGTON -- Unable to land the big deal with Congress to curb drug costs, President Donald Trump is moving on his own to allow imports of prescription medicines, along with other limited steps that might have some election-year appeal.At a White House ceremony, Trump is set to sign four executive orders. One is about importation. The others would direct drugmaker rebates straight to patients, provide insulin and EpiPens at steep discounts to low-income people, and use lower international prices to pay for some Medicare drugs.A senior administration official described the proposals on condition of anonymity before the event. They mostly update earlier administration ideas that have not gone into effect.Democrats are eager to draw a contrast between Trump's orders and their sweeping plans to authorize Medicare to negotiate prices with pharmaceutical companies, an idea the president had backed as a candidate. A bill by Speaker Nancy Pelosi already passed the...
    WASHINGTON -- Unable to land the big deal with Congress to curb drug costs, President Donald Trump is moving on his own to allow imports of prescription medicines, along with other limited steps that might have some election-year appeal.At a White House ceremony, Trump is set to sign four executive orders. One is about importation. The others would direct drugmaker rebates straight to patients, provide insulin and EpiPens at steep discounts to low-income people, and use lower international prices to pay for some Medicare drugs.A senior administration official described the proposals on condition of anonymity before the event. They mostly update earlier administration ideas that have not gone into effect.Democrats are eager to draw a contrast between Trump's orders and their sweeping plans to authorize Medicare to negotiate prices with pharmaceutical companies, an idea the president had backed as a candidate. A bill by Speaker Nancy Pelosi already passed the...
    President Trump signed four executive orders Friday that aim to lower prescription drug prices, seeking to add to his healthcare reform credentials amid sagging approval ratings. “They represent the most far-reaching prescription drug reforms ever issued by a president, nothing even close,” Trump said in a press briefing Friday. The first of four orders will mandate that will require discounts on insulin for hospitals to be passed down to patients. “These providers should not be receiving discounts for themselves while charging their poorest patients, massive full prices. Under this order, the price of insulin for affected patients will come down to just pennies a day from numbers that you weren't even able to think about. It's a massive cost savings,” Trump said. Trump will also allow cheaper versions of the same prescription drugs be imported from Canada, a proposal that drug companies have rebuked. The...
    U.S. President Donald Trump is seated prior to signing an executive order regarding social media companies in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 28, 2020.Jonathan Ernst | Reuters President Donald Trump announced Friday he will sign four executive orders aimed at lowering the high cost of prescription drugs in the United States in what he said would "completely restructure" the prescription drug market in the U.S.  "Under my administration, we're standing up to the lobbyists and special interests and fighting back against a rigged system," Trump said at a White House press conference. Trump made lowering drug costs one of his key health-care issues early in his term. But drug pricing has taken a backseat over the last year as the Trump administration has shifted its focus to other priorities such as the teen vaping epidemic and now the coronavirus, which continues to rapidly spread through...
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on lowering drug prices Friday.Trump was scheduled to deliver remarks on his move at 3 p.m. ET at the White House.The exact details of the order are unclear.The president made reducing drug prices a key promise during his election campaign, repeatedly accusing drugmakers of "getting away with murder."
    Reuters July 24, 2020 0 Comments U.S. President Donald Trump will sign executive orders on lowering drug prices on Friday, the White House said. Trump, who had previously urged lawmakers to rein in drug costs, will deliver remarks and sign the executive orders at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) on Friday, according to the president’s schedule issued by the White House on Thursday. (Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman) Categories: News Tagged: Donald Trump Responses Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. © 2020 - IJR GDPR Privacy policy Terms of Service Agreement Trump Will Sign Executive Orders on Lowering Drug Prices on Friday: White House
    LONDON (Reuters) - Stock markets across the European Union opened higher on Tuesday after the bloc's leaders clinched an "historic" deal on a massive stimulus plan for their coronavirus-throttled economies. The Euro-zone blue chips index was up 1% and Germany's DAX rose 1.1% to five-month highs. News of the deal saw the Euro rise to a fresh four-month high of $1.1470 before retreating slightly. Italy's borrowing costs fell to their lowest since early March. Here are analysts' views on the impact the deal is likely to have on financial markets: SYLVAIN GOYON, HEAD EQUITY STRATEGY, ODDO BHF, PARIS: "It's important because it introduces a dose of federalism. "The European risk premium will go down, which will contribute to lower the cost of capital and, everything else equal, lower the price to earning ratio discount with the U.S. "That's excluding the positive effect on economic growth, and therefore on earnings per...
    Two scientists researching a potential treatment for coronavirus believe they may have success with a common remedy used to lower cholesterol.  Professor Yaakov Nahmias, of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has been working for the past three months with Dr Benjamin tenOever at New York's Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In lab studies, the cholesterol-lowering drug Fenofibrate (Tricor) showed extremely promising results, they reported.  The pair's research appears in this week's Cell Press Sneak Peak. The two have focused on the ways in which COVID-19 changes patients' lungs in order to reproduce itself.  Scientists working in New York and Jerusalem believe they may have found a useful drug They discovered that the virus prevents the routine burning of carbohydrates. As a result, large amounts of fat accumulate inside lung cells, a condition the virus needs in order to reproduce, MedicalXpress reported.  The team believe their findings may help explain...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta will lower flags to half-staff indefinitely to honor Rep. John Lewis, who represented the city for more than 30 years in Congress before his death, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Saturday. Bottoms made the announcement in a statement that said words can’t describe the loss of Lewis, who made a career of politics in the city after years as one of the nation’s premier civil rights leaders. “The people of Atlanta often called upon Congressman Lewis for counsel, guidance, and assistance with getting into good trouble. No matter how busy his schedule, or important his Washington duties were, he answered,” she said. Arthur Blank, the owner of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, noted the city lost two civil rights icons in a single day: Lewis and the Rev. C.T. Vivian, an early and important adviser to Martin Luther King Jr. Vivian died Friday at the age of...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta will lower flags to half-staff indefinitely to honor Rep. John Lewis, who represented the city for more than 30 years in Congress before his death, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Saturday. Bottoms made the announcement in a statement that said words can’t describe the loss of Lewis, who made a career of politics in the city after years as one of the nation's premier civil rights leaders. “The people of Atlanta often called upon Congressman Lewis for counsel, guidance, and assistance with getting into good trouble. No matter how busy his schedule, or important his Washington duties were, he answered,” she said. Arthur Blank, the owner of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, noted the city lost two civil rights icons in a single day: Lewis and the Rev. C.T. Vivian, an early and important adviser to Martin Luther King Jr. Vivian died Friday at the age of...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will sign three executive orders on lowering prescription drug prices, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said on Thursday. "This president is going to do three different executive orders that will substantially make sure that the average American gets to pay less for their prescription drugs," Meadows said in an interview on Fox Business Network. Meadows did not give details and did not say when the executive orders would be signed. (Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Sony has released a new personal air conditioner designed to be stored inside a person's shirt collar, creating a cool envelope around their torso even when they're outside. Called the Reon Pocket, the wallet-sized device weighs just three ounces and can be controlled through a companion smartphone app. Sony is also selling custom t-shirts with small pockets sewn into the back collar of the shirt to hold the device. Sony claims the device can lower the body surface temperature of the person wearing it by up to 23 degrees Fahrenheit when set at maximum power and left to run for five minutes. It will also be capable of generating warm air for winter wear and can increase body surface temperature by 14 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a report in Interesting Engineering. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Folding iPhone patent suggests design with an offset hinge......
    New York — The Spanish interpreter has a ‘broken heart’, as he has not found any buyer interested in his luxurious Miami mansion The Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz, 51, has repeatedly tried to sell his mansion in the city of Miami and that, for one reason or another, he has not been able to get rid of it. The interpreter of ‘Corazon PartÃo’ acquired the luxurious property, in 2001, for $ 4 million 750 thousand dollars. Since then he has put it on the market again and again, being this year in which he has made the greatest efforts to get rid of it. In January he announced it in $ 18 million dollars, shortly after, it lowered its price to $ 14.9 million and then to $ 12.9 million, without apparently having found people interested in acquiring it. The mansion, built in 1933 and located at number 20150...
    Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced legislation on Thursday that would reportedly lower healthcare costs and increase healthcare transparency. The three senators introduced the Healthcare PRICE Transparency Act, which would codify President Donald Trump’s healthcare price transparency executive orders. Trump’s executive orders would require hospitals and insurers to disclose their low, discounted cash prices and negotiated rates to consumers before they receive medical care. Ernst said in a statement on Thursday that increasing healthcare transparency would allow Americans to make more informed healthcare decisions. She said: Every year on my 99 County Tour, I hear from folks who are concerned about the high costs of health care. Iowans should be able to access information about the costs associated with their health care in advance, so that they can make the best decisions for themselves and their families. By improving transparency we can increase competition,...
    Democrats in the Virginia Senate proposed downgrading the charge for assaulting an officer from a felony to a misdemeanor. The Senate Democrats released a plan to address police brutality and racial injustice in response to nationwide protests. The proposal includes several changes to policy regarding policing, including changes to the crime of assaulting an officer. “Our constituents want change,” said state Sen. Mamie Locke, chairwoman of the state Senate Democratic Caucus. “We hear that loud and clear from them. They want policy change. They’re pretty much done with thoughts and prayers. They’re done with ‘one more discussion’ and hearing us say we’ll get it done. … They want policy change.” The policy would "defelonize" assaulting an officer and "return" the punishment from a felony to a misdemeanor. Currently, a person found guilty of assaulting an officer in the state faces a minimum sentence of six months in jail,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A charter amendment extending voting rights in San Francisco elections to 16- and 17-year-olds will be placed on the November 2020 ballot following a unanimous vote by city supervisors. If approved by voters, San Francisco would become the first major U.S. city to allow voters as young as 16 to vote in municipal elections. Board of Supervisors President Norman Yee introduced the charter amendment on behalf of the city’s Youth Commission, a group of youths that advises city supervisors and the mayor on policies and laws having to do with young people. Yee said in a press statement that voter turnout is lowest among the youngest eligible voters, ages 18-29 both nationwide and locally, with only 30% of eligible young voters having participated in national elections over the past 35 years. Research shows that young people who vote earlier in life are more likely to continue...
    Democrats in the Virginia state Senate have proposed reducing the charge for assaulting a police officer from a felony to a misdemeanor as a part of a broader police reform agenda, according to the Fort Hunt Herald. Currently, assaulting a police officer is a Class 6 felony that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of six months of confinement. The Democrats' proposal would "defelonize" the offense and make it only a misdemeanor. "The deaths of Floyd, [Ahmaud] Arbery and [Breonna] Taylor have awoken Americans and Virginians to long-standing problems in policing in America," Virginia Senate Democrats said in a statement. "After people are arrested, additional damage is done by a criminal justice system that has been streamlined to produce convictions and punishment instead of rehabilitation and justice." Virginia Democrats have a long list of police reform proposals, many of which have already been presented as legislation but which has...
    Breaking News — Madrid, Jun 27 . .- The risk rating agency Fitch has announced that it is downgrading the long-term debt rating of Canal de Isabel II, a public company dependent on the Community of Madrid, from BBB + to BBB, after lowering the note on the debt of the Community of Madrid, which went from BBB to BBB- on June 19, both with a stable outlook. In a statement, the agency indicates that this latest downgrade “reflects a similar rating action in Canal’s main parent company, the Autonomous Community of Madrid”, which places the rating of the public company at a level slightly “higher than that of the matrix “, since BBB would be equivalent to a stable pass and BBB- to a low pass in the terminology commonly used by these agencies. Canal’s ratings are “underpinned by its low-risk business profile, with the majority of the...
    Water deep below the surface of the Earth triggers earthquakes and tsunamis by lowering the melting point of rocks along fault lines, a new study reveals. UK scientists say they've found a correlation between water release data and levels of seismic activity along the Caribbean-American tectonic plate border.   This process occurs in subduction zones, where the Earth's tectonic plates converge and one plate sinks beneath another. These zones, which have been described as the ‘biggest crash scenes on Earth’, pass large volumes of water in and out, mainly through volcanic eruptions. The research team say they've provided the first conclusive evidence directly linking deep Earth's water cycle with magma production and earthquake activity.  Research focused on the Atlantic plate, and more specifically, the Lesser Antilles volcanic arc, located at the eastern edge of the Caribbean Sea, which forms the eastern boundary of the Caribbean Plate. Pictured, Quill, on the island...
12