Archive of: Lunchbreak



July Issue 4 2014

Judge rules in favor of setnet ban ballot initiative

Voters could to be asked to decide whether to ban setnets in certain parts of Alaska under a court decision made today in Anchorage.

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Juneau slashes funding request

Juneau’s state funding requests are being axed after the state of Alaska recently announced an unexpected $3.5 billion deficit due to plummeting oil prices.

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Obama to waive sanctions authority in Hill bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama does not plan to immediately impose new economic penalties on Russia.

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Saudi says oil decisions not linked to politics

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil chief said in comments published Thursday that there are no links between the kingdom's decision to oppose production cuts and political objectives — an apparent response to accusations last week from Shiite powerhouse Iran.

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Gauge of US economy rises 0.6 percent in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — An index designed to predict the future health of the economy posted a third straight solid gain in November.

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Walker pares capital budget to minimum

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House approves $1.1T bill financing government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Swapping crisis for compromise, the House narrowly approved $1.1 trillion in government-wide spending Thursday night after President Barack Obama and Republicans joined forces to override Democratic complaints that the bill would also ease bank regulations imposed after the economy's near-collapse in 2008.

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NLRB issues rule to speed up union organizing

The National Labor Relations Board issued a final rule on Friday aimed at modernizing and streamlining the union election process.

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Begich bids emotional farewell to US Senate

Democratic Sen. Mark Begich bid an emotional farewell to the U.S. Senate on Thursday, saying he was proud of the work he had done and urging his colleagues to not let politics get in the way of doing the people's work.