Tuesday, April 15, 2008

In the News: Apr-15

Gasoline prices surge to 3-year high - 15 Apr 2008 at 3:17pm - Gasoline prices across Canada surged to a near three-year high, according to the latest pump price survey by Calgary-based MJ Ervin & Associates.

U.S. and Britain shift the blame for high oil prices - 15 Apr 2008 at 1:47pm - LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the United States blame OPEC for record high oil prices that have exacerbated a global economic slowdown, but some analysts believe the cause for oil's run-up may lie closer to home. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and U.S. President George W. Bush, both struggling to boost their slumping popularity, have pressed OPEC countries to open their taps to help ease oil prices. But some analysts believe oil is being driven more by a battered dollar, weakened by a U.S. housing market collapse and credit crunch.

McCain proposes consumer tax cuts to boost economy - 15 Apr 2008 at 2:54pm - PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Republican presidential hopeful John McCain proposed a summer gas tax reduction and other tax cuts on Tuesday in a bid to reassure voters he would help them navigate an ailing economy.

U.S. court delays ruling on Khadr case - 15 Apr 2008 at 2:30pm - A U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington has reserved judgment on whether it will get involved in the case of Omar Khadr, the only Canadian imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay.

Hillier stepping down as head of Canada's military - 15 Apr 2008 at 11:29am - Gen. Rick Hillier, chief of Canada's defence staff, will step down July 1, CBC News has confirmed.

Justice Inquiry Centers on Rumors of Sexuality - 15 Apr 2008 at 10:52am - The Justice Department's inspector general has told lawmakers that he is investigating whether one of the agency's lawyers was dismissed over a rumor about her sexual orientation. The inquiry is part of a larger examination of personnel practices under former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Thought for the day:
Beware of the man who won't be bothered with details. -William Feather (1908 - 1976)


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