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Sonia Gandhi is world's third most powerful woman

Source: Politics Balla | Oct 30 2013, 10:10am CDT | by IANS

Sonia Gandhi is world's third most powerful woman
Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi has been listed the third most powerful woman as Russian President Vladimir Putin beat President Barack Obama to the top spot on Forbes' list of "The World's Most Powerful People".
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Ranking The Country’s Worst Colleges Raises Questions

Oct 17 2014 9:39am CDT | Source: State Impact Ohio

Lots of publications release college ranking lists—there’s U.S. News, Forbes, and handfuls of other outlets. And now, the federal government’s getting in the game. The details still aren’t concrete, but the U.S. Department of Education will eventually release a ranking system to analyze how the country’s colleges are performing ...
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EPA Regulation Would Cost $100 Billion Per Year

Oct 16 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: National Center for Policy Analysis

Chris Prandoni at Forbes is reporting that the Environmental Protection Agency has sent possibly the most expensive EPA regulation yet to the White House's Office of Management and Budget for review. At a cost of $100 billion annually according to the EPA itself (though the National Association of Manufacturers says the rule would cost $270 billion per year), the agency's new rule would reduce the amount of ozone in the air. But the prob ...
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Shooting inside Canadian parliament
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Fox News hosts agree with disgraced Forbes columnist: Drunk women do pose a grave threat to frat boys!

Sep 25 2014 4:03pm CDT | Source: Salon.com

The hosts of "Outnumbered" think women need to start taking responsibility for getting drunk and sexua ...
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Forbes fires 'drunk girl' columnist

Sep 24 2014 3:02pm CDT | Source: POLITICO

A questionable column by Bill Frezza makes it onto the site ...
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How Much Are Businesses Paying in Taxes?

Sep 8 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: National Center for Policy Analysis

The Council on State Taxation has released its twelfth annual report on state and local business taxes, finding that businesses paid $671 billion in state and local taxes in the 2013 fiscal year -- 4.3 percent more than they paid in 2012. 2013 was the third year in a row that the amount of state and local business taxes increased. According to the report: Property taxes comprised the largest part of the state and local tax burden -- 36.1 percent of total t ...
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Report: California Welfare Program Overpayments Total $848 Million

Aug 28 2014 7:26pm CDT | Source: Big Government

The California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) welfare program has a total of $848 million in outstanding overpayments to state aid recipients, according to a recent report from the nonprofit California Common Sense. The report, titled "California Welfare Overpayments: Fraud, Internal Errors, and Limited Investigation," indicates that, as of March 2014, just 40% of the $848 million total has been recovered over the last decade ...
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UAE minister ranked 67th among world's 100 powerful women

Source: Politics Balla | May 25 2013, 3:12pm CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

UAE minister ranked 67th among world's 100 powerful women
Abu Dhabi, May 26 (IANS/WAM) Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, the UAE's minister of development and international cooperation, has been ranked 67th among the world's powerful women in 2013 in an annual report by Forbes.
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