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In the final days of 2017, Malcolm and Emily Fairbairn thought they had everything ready to cushion the income-tax hit from more than $200 million in hedge-fund income. They prepared a large charitable donation, using their relationship with Fidelity Investments and a booming energy stock to maximize their tax deduction. It didn’t go as they …

By Matt McGrathEnvironment correspondent Related Topics UK climate change protests image copyrightGetty Images Who occupies the White House for the next four years could play a critical role in the fight against dangerous climate change, experts say. Matt McGrath weighs the likely environmental consequences of the US election. Scientists studying climate change say that the …

Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO Commissioners and director look to the crowd at the utility’s groundbreaking ceremony in Belville. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna F. Still) BRUNSWICK COUNTY — After years of ugly legal proceedings and millions of dollars in legal fees, Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO will restart construction on its halted reverse …

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — President Donald Trump’s age makes him more likely to have complications from the virus, according to what doctors say they know about COVID-19. Age, weight and any other health conditions are among the factors that can make the fight with COVID-19 much more difficult. Doctors say there’s no way to predict …

Kochi, July 25 From a mask-vending machine to software that detects COVID-19, youngsters demonstrated an array of innovations on Saturday at an event to promote technological inventions vis-a-vis the pandemic. Virtual event held to select innovators The ‘Innovations Unlocked  Kerala Student Innovators Meet’ by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) proved the quality of talent in …

B-52 Stratofortress WASHINGTON: The race for the Air Force’s program to replace the aging engines on the B-52 bomber kicks into high gear on today, with the closing of the window for the three contestants to submit formal proposals. The much-upgraded, 68-year-old Stratofortress remains the mainstay of the much-diminished US bomber fleet, making its continued …

WASHINGTON — In his two newest campaign advertisements, Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana portrays himself as a health care savior, featuring local nurses who say his expansion of public health insurance rescued Montanans and their hospitals. Steve Daines, the first-term Republican senator whom Mr. Bullock is trying to unseat, has his own ad, accusing the …

Mississippi came closer to changing its state flag Saturday when more than two-thirds of the state Legislature voted to suspend rules to allow a vote on removing the Confederate battle emblem from its design. For the first time Gov. Tate Reeves, a Republican, said he would sign a bill to change the flag. He previously …

Wall Street has plummeted as investors reacted to renewed fears of a pandemic resurgence and digested dour economic forecasts from the US Federal Reserve. Shares are expected to drop early in trading on the Australian market when it opens this morning. All three major US stock indexes lost well over 5.0 per cent, posting their …

Health, Humanitarian Emergencies This blog is part of the seminar series on ‘The Economics of COVID-19’. Jun 3 2020 – Imagine a world without the internet and erase the last few decades of technological advancement. Then imagine how governments, schools and businesses would have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic continues its relentless …