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Climate change negotiators see no major Durban deal →  October 8, 2011

PANAMA CITY (Reuters)- Global climate change negotiators Friday concluded their last round of discussions before next month’s U.N. convention in Durban, South Africa with faint hope of extending the Kyoto Protocol beyond next year. But while negotiators see no chance for a sweeping deal to control greenhouse gas emissions, they say that the talks could […]

Climate change negotiators see no major Durban deal →  October 8, 2011

PANAMA CITY (Reuters)- Global climate change negotiators Friday concluded their last round of discussions before next month’s U.N. convention in Durban, South Africa with faint hope of extending the Kyoto Protocol beyond next year. But while negotiators see no chance for a sweeping deal to control greenhouse gas emissions, they say that the talks could […]

UAW calls Chrysler meeting as bargaining resumes →  October 8, 2011

By Bernie Woodall and Allison Martell DETROIT/MONTREAL | Fri Oct 7, 2011 10:47pm EDT DETROIT/MONTREAL (Reuters) – The United Auto Workers union has summoned local officials representing some 26,000 Chrysler Group LLC workers to Detroit as contract talks with the No. 3 U.S. automaker near a turning point.   Chrysler Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said […]

Fitch cuts Italy, Spain ratings; outlook negative →  October 8, 2011

By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) – Fitch Ratings on Friday cut Italy’s sovereign credit rating by one notch and Spain’s by two, citing a worsening of the euro zone debt crisis and a risk of fiscal slippage in both countries. The cuts underline the growing vulnerability of the euro zone, which is already struggling to […]

Earnings on deck as Europe eyed →  October 8, 2011

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors tiring of the euro zone’s debt crisis dragging the market all over the place are hoping to focus on something else next week — earnings. But will third-quarter results be enough to drive the SP 500 higher? Or will Europe’s woes get in the way? The unofficial […]

Should the banks be nationalised? →  October 7, 2011

A must read for the Occupy Protests The bank bailouts have proven the responsibility of the banks has outweighed their interest and ability to serve their customers.  A bank is a business and as a capital creating organisation is within its rights to do exactly that. Morality is something only expressed by a bank if […]

Stock Market Investors Left in the Lurch →  October 7, 2011

Britain’s traditional stock market investors are angry for being left in the lurch by money hungry brokers who sell the dream. Now the same investors are finally understanding the value of their own portfolio by using the respected “Where’s My Stock” service.  Retail investors are annoyed at receiving endless cold calls to buy stock whilst no one […]

A few simple changes to make relocating environmentally-friendly →  October 7, 2011

By The Green Couple Craig and Layla Baird Moving is not something anyone enjoys, but when you have to move, you might as well make it easier on the planet. The planet doesn’t want you to move either, because it creates emissions, waste and more. However, here are a few things you can do to […]

EU told it can force foreign airlines to offset emissions. →  October 7, 2011

The European Union has the legal right to force foreign airlines to pay for their carbon emissions, an adviser to Europe’s highest court declared Thursday. Starting in January, any airline that lands or takes off in Europe will have to offset the greenhouse gases it emits during the flights by buying carbon allowances as part […]

China Says UN Carbon Credits Should End If Kyoto Targets Lapse →  October 7, 2011

  China, EU Impasse Over UN Carbon Credits Threatens Climate Qilai Shen/Bloomberg A coking factory discharges a plume of exhaust in Linfen, Shanxi province, China. The EU is seeking to broaden the accord to include commitments from developing nations such as China, India and Brazil. A coking factory discharges a plume of exhaust in Linfen, […]

Fox ties to friend under scrutiny →  October 7, 2011

Liam Fox: “I have asked the permanent secretary to look into these wild allegations” Defence Secretary Liam Fox has ordered an investigation into whether he broke the ministerial code over his working relationship with a close friend. Mr Fox has been accused of risking national security by giving his best man Adam Werritty access to […]