VIRGINIA: ‘ GENERAL ASSEMBLY PASSES ETHICS BILL CREATING $100 DOLLAR CAP ON GIFTS RECEIVED ‘

#AceFinanceNews – VIRGINIA:Feb.28: The General Assembly has adjourned, but before packing up the House of Delegates passed an ethics bill.

It creates a $100 cap on all gifts elected officials are allowed to receive, keeps the gift-reporting threshold at $50, and requires travel to be pre-approved by the Ethics Council.

This vote comes nearly six months after former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s conviction on corruption charges.

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MINNESOTA: ‘ GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON TAXED THE RICH & RAISED MINIMUM WAGE & HERE IS THE RESULT ‘

#AceFinanceNews – USA:Feb.28: When Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton took office in 2011, Minnesota had more than a $6 billion dollar deficit and an unemployment rate of 7%.

Today, Minnesota’s unemployment rate is now below 4% and they have a budget surplus of over $1.2 billion dollars.

How did Mark Dayton do this?

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By:Robert A. Vella of The Secular Jurist

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FRANCE: ‘ AMAZON ANGERS FRENCH BOOK-SELLERS OVER DESTROYING CULTURAL TRADITIONS ‘

#AceFinanceNews – FRANCE:Feb.28: In France the online giant Amazon has come under fire from French booksellers who believe the way it sells books is threatening their business and even undermining French culture.

French Book Stores take issue with Amazon. A PBS Report NewsHour’s Megan Thompson reports.

The French are proud of their great cultural traditions […]

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USA: ‘ HOW MILLENNIALS WILL COMPLETELY CHANGE THE ECONOMY ‘

#AceFinanceNews – Featured Opinion:Feb.28: By Jo Weber Goldman Sachs has put together a tremendous infographic showing how millennials–those born between 1980 and 2000–are going to impact and shape the economy in a profound way as the move into their “prime spending years.” Because of factors such as lower unemployment rates and student loan debt, millennials have deferred major life […]

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UK PRESS RELEASE: ‘ SOLAR WINDOWS & BATTERY COMPANY MAY RECEIVE FUNDING UNDER NEW SCHEME ‘

#AceFinanceNews – UK:Feb.27: Windows that act as solar panels, an engine which runs on landfill emissions and Europe’s biggest battery are all a step closer to reality after receiving a share of £24.5 million of government funding.

These projects are among 40 new technologies which have won funding through the first round of Innovate UK’s Energy Catalyst, which is designed to help tackle the so-called energy ‘trilemma’ of reducing carbon emissions, increasing security of supply and cutting the cost of energy.

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UK PRESS RELEASE: ‘ 25 MUSEUMS BENEFIT FROM £3 MILLION GRANTS ‘

#AceFinanceNews – UK:Feb.27 DCMS and the Wolfson Foundation announce grants for museums and galleries across England: 25 museums across the length and breadth of England will benefit from grants worth £3 million, Culture Secretary Sajid Javid announced today while visiting the Canal & River Trust’s Gloucester Waterways Museum.

The grants, jointly funded by the Department […]

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LAS VEGAS: ‘ TRADITIONAL TV GOES ONLINE WITH DISH ‘

#AceFinanceNews – Feb.26: Does anyone just watch TV anymore? The dramatic shift toward online and mobile viewing is driving television set makers to design as much for streaming video as for watching broadcast or cable channels AP recently reported.

Traditional TV is far from dead, but these days viewers care less about watching shows live […]

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SAN FRANCISCO: ‘ APPLE V PEBBLE AS WEARABLE TECH HOTS UP IN THE MARKET ‘

#AceFinanceNews – Featured Report:Feb.26: Company hosting media event in San Francisco as speculation swirls over price of the devices, Apple’s first big product roll-out since the iPad USA Today reported today.

Based on the title of the invite, it’s highly likely the company focuses on the Apple Watch, its first jump into the wearable market slated to launch at the start of the year.

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PRESS RELEASE: ‘ GRANT FUNDING OF £22 MILLION TO BOOST LOCAL NEIGHBOURHOODS ‘

#AceFinanceNews – UK:Feb.26: Today Mr Lewis announced that neighbourhood planning groups will be able to apply for grant funding from midday tomorrow (Friday 27 February 2015) as part of the £22.5 million programme.

Grants can be used to pay for events to engage the local community, print leaflets and to pay for specialist planning expertise. […]

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UK: ‘ ZERO-HOURS CONTRACTS GOOD FOR BUSINESS & BAD FOR WORKERS PROTECTION UNDER EMPLOYMENT LAW ‘

#AceFinanceNews – Featured Report: UK.Feb.26: Even though zero-hours contracts do not give an worker protection under new rules brought into being by this government.

The Telegraph reports that Business groups have defended companies using zero-hours contracts, arguing that they have protected the UK from the high levels of unemployment seen on the continent. The Institute […] Read more of this post
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