Asian shares gain on hopes for progress on China-US trade

A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan’s Nikkei 225 index and other country’s index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Asian shares are mostly higher as Chinese and U.S. officials prepare for trade talks in Washington this week. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) Asian shares are mostly higher as Chinese and U.S. officials prepare for […]

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For sake of pupils' pupils, China to ban homework on apps

An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students' eyesight. Continue Reading Below Zhejiang province issued a draft regulation last week and is seeking public comment. It is one of several provinces considering such measures. Along with barring app-based homework assignments, the Zhejiang regulation would […]

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We were married for 10 years and lonelier than ever – then THIS happened and changed everything

(iStock) Sometimes it can creep into our lives with an unwelcome stealth. I would never have conceived that I could be surrounded by a husband, kids, and friends, and yet still feel its clutches suffocating my heart. But there I was, married 10 years, two kids, busier than ever, and yet lonelier than I had ever been. And it seemed […]

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EPA hits chemical maker for not notifying on new compounds

A chemical maker's North Carolina plant may have broken federal law by failing to notify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before it started manufacturing and repurposing new industrial compounds, the agency said this week. Continue Reading Below The Chemours Co. also failed to provide information showing when the company learned the chemical GenX contaminated water wells and properties around its […]

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EPA outlines plan for dealing with toxic chemicals in water

Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler walks to a podium a news conference in Philadelphia, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The EPA is expected to announced a plan for dealing with a class of long-lasting chemical contaminants amid complaints from members of Congress and environmentalists that it’s not moved aggressively enough to regulate them. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Under strong pressure […]

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Reality Shares Files Plans For A Futures-Based Bitcoin ETF

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Another exchange traded funds issuer is trying its hand at bringing a bitcoin ETF to market. Reality Shares, which currently sponsors two blockchain ETFs, filed plans with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch the Reality Shares Blockforce Global Currency Strategy ETF. In addition to including bitcoin futures, the Reality Shares bitcoin […]

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‘People aren’t ready for this at all’: Calls to prepare for extended tax report policy

Businesses in IT, road freight and security sectors are being urged to prepare their records early ahead of new tax reporting requirements designed to leave contractors with nowhere to hide unreported income. The ATO is cracking down on some contractors. Credit:Shutterstock The Australian Taxation Office confirmed on Tuesday that its taxable payments reporting system had recovered $2.7 billion in "black […]

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