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White House unveils dire warning, calls for action on climate | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday released an updated report on how climate change requires urgent action to counter impacts that touch every corner of the country, from oyster growers in Washington State to maple syrup producers in Vermont.<p>White House senior counselor John …

Gold ends above $1,300, scores gain for the week

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Gold futures closed back above $1,300 an ounce on Friday to score a gain for the week after analysts said data showing …

Stock Markets

David Cameron facing calls to expel jobless EU migrants

A German proposal to remove out-of-work EU migrants is prompting Tory demands for the Prime Minister to bring in a similar radical measure<p>David Cameron is facing Tory calls to expel out-of-work EU migrants after Germany drafted plans to adopt the radical measure.<p>A number of the party's MPs told The …

9 Bar Cookie Recipes

We love a good cookie. What's even better? When said cookie comes in the shape of a bar and takes half the time and effort -- no scrambling to transfer hot cookies to a cooling rack, no messy portitioning of subsequent batches, no devastating cookie pangaea. It's a one-and-done, no-fuss …

Is Chipotle the Future of Fast Food?

<i>First appeared on Food Riot, by Susie Rodarme</i><p>The first time someone told me about Piada Italian Street Food, a local Columbus chain (potentially ripped off inspired by NYC's Piada, which had opened the previous year), they described it as "Italian Chipotle." The "piada," the signature dish of the …

Taco Bell

White House Launches Climate Change Data Website

The White House on Wednesday rolled out a new initiative designed to make climate data more accessible to researchers and industries trying to adapt to global warming.<p>The project includes the introduction of a climate-focused section of the federal government's open data platform at …

US Federal Reserve rate rise hint shakes stock markets

The new Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hinted in her first meeting as head that the central bank might raise rates by 2015, spooking markets.<p>She gave her first press conference following the Fed's meeting on Wednesday night.<p>The BBC's Michele Fleury reports from Washington on what is worrying …

Economics

New Government Report Warns of 'Cascading System Failures' Caused By Climate Change

WASHINGTON -- From roads and bridges to power plants and gas pipelines, American infrastructure is vulnerable to the effects of climate change, according to a pair of government reports released Thursday.<p>The reports are technical documents supporting the National Climate Assessment, a major review …

Boehner: Issa within 'rights' to shut down lawmaker

House Speaker John Boehner said Rep. Darrell Issa was justified in ending an acrimonious hearing on IRS targeting of conservative groups -- a meeting concluded when Issa cut the hearing room microphones with his harshest critic on the panel, Rep. Elijah Cummings, in mid sentence.<p>"From what I …

China overtakes India as world’s biggest gold buyer

Gold’s wild ride has shaken investors. But in China, buyers just keep stepping up to the plate.<p>Chinese demand for gold bars, coins and jewelry soared …

China

China removes $8bn from money markets to control lending

<b>China's central bank has removed nearly $8bn (£4.7bn) from the money markets in a bid to control the amount of credit in the country's financial system.</b><p>According to reports, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) did so by issuing 14-day forward bond repurchase agreements, also known as forward repos.<p>It …

Central Banks