Pension savers ‘missing out on top-ups’ – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… and Royal London, said more could be done to make workers at other businesses aware that their employer might add to their pension if they were willing to contribute at a higher level. “At a time when money is tight for many people and pay rises may be limited, getting your employer to contribute more to your pension can be a very cost-effective strategy,” he said. “When individuals are thinking about where to put their money to get the best return, the chance to more than …


Pentagon Reportedly To Send Nearly 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

June 16, 2017

… what he described as a stalemate. The New York Times notes the president rarely discussed the issue during the campaign and said, despite any increase in deployment, which would cost billions of dollars, … there is no guarantee of a clear win. While Americas combat mission in Afghanistan may be over, our commitment to Afghanistan and its people endures, Obama said in 2015. I will not allow Afghanistan to be used as safe haven for terrorists to attack our nation again. …


Trump: Qatar must stop funding terrorism

June 11, 2017

… reconciliation and pointed to the human cost of the Saudi-led blockade, mentioning shortages of food, the way families had been separated and they way some children have been pulled out of school. “Unintended consequences” “We believe these are unintended consequences, especially during the holy month of Ramadan,” Tillerson said, referring to the most important holiday on the Muslim calendar. “They can be addressed immediately,” he said. The White House …


Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

June 3, 2017

… change. ExxonMobil chief Darren Woods Mr Woods argues that staying in the accord will mean the US keeps a seat at the negotiating table to ensure a level playing field for all energy sources, and can argue for the most cost-effective greenhouse gas reduction options and support for innovation Liveris, whose company gave $1 million to Trumps inauguration, was the driving force behind a letter from 30 major company executives backing the deal, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. The frequent …


Rare cigarette paintings up for auction – BBC News

Image copyright Imperial Tobacco The rare paintings, which formed the basis of the company’s advertising campaigns, have never been on public display, the auctioneer said. The Horizon building, which was built in 1972 at a cost of 14m, was one of the most modern factories of the time. Image copyright Imperial Tobacco The oil and watercolour paintings depicting children playing with cigarettes and women gleefully smoking, were painted before awareness of smoking’s health …

May 29, 2017

China, the King of Coal, Is Getting Gassy

… to climate change. King Coal Coal made up almost two-thirds of China’s energy use in 2015, while gas came in at less than 6 percent. In the The government recognizes it must make gas more a cost-effective alternative, UBS analysts including Ken Liu wrote in a February report. It cut prices twice in 2015 to make gas cheaper for wholesale buyers than competing propane and fuel oil. The total cost was still higher because of fees distributors charged for transporting gas, UBS …

May 26, 2017

Pay will continue to be squeezed, employers’ survey suggests – BBC News

… cost jobs’ There are also more fundamental problems with the UK economy. Too many businesses are poorly run, as Andy Haldane, the chief economist of the Bank of England, has pointed out. If this “long tail” of firms improved the way they worked, Britain’s productivity headache could be treated. But there is little evidence of that as yet. ‘No surprise’ “The good news in this latest survey is that employment confidence remains positive, with sectors like …

May 16, 2017