Stop knocking reform ideas: Treasury boss

Stop knocking reform ideas: Treasury boss

AAP Australia's new federal Treasury secretary has bemoaned the level of political debate about the economy, saying there is too much joy taken in knocking ideas instead of serious discussion. In his first ...

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    Cuban cigar makers anticipate big bucks from US travelers

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  • Tenn. GOP leader questions incentives for unionized GM plant Associated Press - 5 hours ago
    Tenn. GOP leader questions incentives for unionized GM plant

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  • IOC relaxes rule on athletes and sponsors during Olympics Associated Press - 6 hours ago
    IOC relaxes rule on athletes and sponsors during Olympics

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    Shares of some top food companies were mixed at the close of trading: ConAgra Foods Inc. fell $.07 or .2 percent, to $34.67. General Mills Inc. fell $.12 or .2 percent, to $53.42. Hormel Foods Corp. fell ...

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    Shares of some top consumer companies were mixed at the close of trading: Clorox rose $.11 or .1 percent, to $109.10. Colgate-Palmolive Co. rose $.10 or .1 percent, to $71.11. Kimberly-Clark Corp. fell ...

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