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Showdown Looms over Federal Wind Subsidy

With Congress returning from its August recess, proponents of extending a federal subsidy to the wind-energy industry—the production tax credit (PTC)—say they plan to leave no stone unturned in their efforts to continue receiving favorable treatment under the tax code. Navigating an abbreviated congressional calendar, including a midterm election in early November and a “lame-duck” session sometime thereafter, will be challenging for both friends and foes of the PTC. Together with other tax...

5 Reasons Leonardo DiCaprio Needn't Worry about Climate Change

Leonardo DiCaprio last weekend participated in the “People’s Climate March” in New York City and followed it up with an address to the United Nations. He’s got that kind of access now that he’s been appointed the United Nations’ latest “Messenger for Peace.” If you have not seen Leo’s speech, it’s quite a remarkable dramatic performance – and we should expect nothing less from the star of “Critters 3” and other fine films. Catch the video and run-down of Leo’s speech at ...

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