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NEW YORK (AP) - Before the financial crisis unfolded, voters and officials in states across the United States placed proposals on their November ballots that would slash taxes and spend millions of dollars on new programs.
NEW YORK: Consumers remain skittish about buying new cars not just because gas (petrol) is getting more expensive, but because they have no idea which direction prices will go next, said Hyundai's top U.S. executive, calling for a flexible gas tax designed to keep pump prices stable.
AS we await the 2011 budget to be announced by the Finance Minister in late October, the season for speculation is already upon us. The answer to the question posed could well be yes if we recognise that governments of all kinds have frequently turned to tax amnesties as part of their fiscal policies.
BOSTON: Cash-strapped and debt-ridden, public transit systems across America are trimming service, raising fares and postponing badly needed upgrades just to maintain daily operations, even as rising gas prices increase demand and experts call modernization critical to cities' futures.
PETALING JAYA: With the US economy possibly sliding into a double dip recession soon, there are expectations of a third round of quantitative easing (QE3), which may involve smaller amounts.