Japan mulls over rice ban after radiation findings

ShareThis Japan mulls over rice ban after radiation findings 17 Nov 2011 Japan is expected to announce its first ban on rice sales in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster after samples showed radioactive contamination well above legal limits, officials said on Thursday. The findings will further worry nervous consumers, already fretting over the […]

Obama mulls tax cuts beyond Republican plans

By Hans Nichols and Margaret Talev, Bloomberg.com President Barack Obama may press Congress for tax cuts that would exceed his past proposals as well as some of the offerings from House Republicans to strengthen his hand in talks on measures to boost the U.S. economy, according to a person familiar with the discussions. With Obama […]