Expert: Rhinos extinct in Mozambique Mozambique's rhinoceros population was wiped out more than a century ago by big game hunters. Reconstituted several years ago, it has again been driven to extinction, or to the brink of extinction, by poachers seeking their horns for sale in Asia.... More
South Africa: Elephant overturns vehicle South African officials say an elephant has overturned a vehicle carrying two tourists, injuring one of them. A statement from Kruger National Park says the tourists are of "Chinese origin." The statement says an elephant in the park attacked the vehicle on a road at 6:30 a.m. More
Man tries to take photo of beaver; it kills him A fisherman in Belarus was bitten to death by a beaver, and all he was doing was trying to take its picture, Sky News reports. The man spotted the beaver while fishing with friends at Lake Shestakov, but as he approached to take a photograph, the beaver bit him on the thigh. More
Sabres snap Penguins' 15-game win streak The Pittsburgh Penguins' run at a record-breaking streak is over. Playing without injured star Sidney Crosby, the Penguins fell to the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Tuesday night to end their 15-game winning streak. More
Hot Spots: Onsite Doggie Daycare Lures Pet-Loving Tenants - New York Observer ... happy, and he passes out for ... Residents pay an annual ... 61 billion this year. Even the recent recession couldn’t put a damper on pet ... 04/30/2015 - 4:57 am | View Link
Bringing more businesses to the region NC East Alliance held its annual ... it's spending about $750,000 a year for an egg wash that gives its burger buns a photogenic glaze. It's part of an effort by the chain to get you to take pictures of its food and post them online. House passes bill ... 05/14/2015 - 11:39 am | View Link
Minnesota House passes $2 billion tax break bill The state Revenue Department estimated the average annual tax cut would be $130 per household ... Dave Pinto, DFL-St. Paul. By spending the state's entire $1.9 billion budget surplus and then some on tax cuts, Republicans would leave no new money for ... 04/29/2015 - 3:17 pm | View Link
Senate passes 2015 spending, road rules ATLANTA — The Senate overwhelmingly approved Thursday its spending plan for next year but narrowly passed ... with the House in the days before the April 2 adjournment. The $21 billion budget sailed through with only a lone Democrat voting against ... 03/21/2015 - 9:18 am | View Link
Annual pet spending passes $50 billion mark Food and vet costs accounted for about 65 percent of the spending. But it was a service category — one that includes grooming, boarding, pet hotels, pet-sitting and day care — that grew more than any other, surging 7.9 percent from $3.51 billion in ... 03/2/2012 - 6:59 pm | View Link
Annual pet spending passes $50 billion mark LOS ANGELES—Americans spent $50.96 billion on their pets in 2011. That's an all-time high and the first time in history more than $50 billion has gone to the dogs, cats, canaries, guppies and the like, the American Pet Products Association said in a ... 10/25/2011 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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United States federal budget During FY2014, the federal government spent $3.504 trillion on a budget or cash basis, up $50 billion or 1% vs. FY2013 spending of $3.455 trillion. 05/21/2015 - 3:26 pm | View Website
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How the Across-the-Board Cuts in the Budget Control Act ... A successor piece to this paper is "The Pending Automatic Budget Cuts", which was published on February 26, 2013, ahead of the March 1st sequestration. Note: OMB ... 05/21/2015 - 8:31 am | View Website
Pet Industry Market Size & Ownership Statistics U.S. Pet Industry Spending Figures & Future Outlook. The following s pending statistics are gathered by APPA from various market reseach sources and are not included ... 05/21/2015 - 1:00 am | View Website
Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world's first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting continued.
This week, five Wall Street banks pleaded guilty to felony charges related to interest rate rigging and foreign exchange manipulation. The guilty pleas mean the banks are literally felons, and it's a distinct shift in the way law enforcement has dealt with Wall Street in the past. Lawsuits and legal fees are nothing new for the banks: since the financial crisis, they have essentially become the cost of doing business on Wall Street.
Business Insider took a brief trip to Berlin as part of Socialbakers' Engage 2015 conference to meet with a bunch of startups in the city's thriving tech scene. Of all the companies we saw, WeltSparen (or SavingGlobal, its English-language brand) was the one that really blew our minds. It is working on a banking business that is so simple it's brilliant.
As state lawmakers find themselves in their typical late May posture of trying to pass a budget, a new political dynamic hovers over the proceedings: more than $34 million in campaign cash under the control of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and his allies.