Wealthy disagree with most Americans about income policies

(Phys.org)—As Congress and President Obama wrestle over the "sequester" and other measures that would dramatically cut government spending, the first systematic study of the political attitudes of wealthy Americans indicates ...

The benefit of migration

Immigrants from the eight Central and Eastern European countries that joined the European Union in May 2004 are less likely to be claiming welfare benefits and less likely to be living in social housing than people born in ...

US ethanol subsidy caused corn price surge: study

US ethanol subsidies pushed up corn prices as much as 17 percent in 2011, according to a study released Wednesday at a time when Washington's policies on biofuels are coming under heightened scrutiny.

Proposed U.S. budget cuts target science

A "Sputnik moment" or a "kaputnik" one for U.S. science? With a federal budget battle showdown under way, science looks like collateral damage, say former federal officials, with proposed cuts to research that they consider ...

US Senate votes down ethanol subsidies

The US Senate voted Thursday to end a $6 billion subsidy for ethanol in a move that appeared largely symbolic but sends a message about the growing unease on support for the biofuel made mostly from corn.

Sales-tax collection likely in Amazon's future

When word emerged that Amazon.com Inc. was hunting for new warehouse sites, leaders in this business-friendly Southern state rolled out a welcome mat of tax breaks to lure the Internet retailer.

Cooperation needed to resolve deficit

The federal government has routinely operated with a budget deficit for many years, but that practice has become a bad habit, according to a Kansas State University public budgeting expert.

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