White House blocked intelligence agency’s written testimony saying climate change could be ‘possibly catastrophic’

White House officials barred a State Department intelligence official from submitting written testimony to Congress that warned human-caused climate change could be “possibly catastrophic” after State officials refused to excise the document’s references to the scientific consensus on climate change.Washington Post coverage of climate and environment-related issues. Powered by WPeMatico

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Forget GDP — New Zealand is prioritizing gross national well-being

Forget GDP — New Zealand is prioritizing gross national well-being

The country’s new “well-being budget” emphasizes citizen happiness over capitalist gain. We usually think of a country’s wealth or capital in terms of its financial bottom line: its gross domestic product. But New Zealand challenged the world to assess it in terms of a very different commodity, as the country released the first-ever “well-being budget” on May 30. To Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, the purpose of government spending is to ensure citizens’ health and life…

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Here's why student housing to cost more in India in future

There are 37 million students pursuing higher education in India. In the next 2 years, there will be a steep rise in the student accommodation cost, says a real estate consultant.Considering the demography of the country, the demand for student housing is set to rise Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered by WPeMatico

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Decoding SIP, SWP and STP

SWP is used to make recurring withdrawals from your mutual fund investments.STP involves giving consent to a mutual fund to periodically withdraw a certain amount or redeem certain units and invest the proceeds in another scheme of the same fund house Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered by WPeMatico

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Three personal finance myths busted

The cost of a unit-linked insurance plan (Ulip) and a mutual fund is different.Real estate is generally proposed as an asset to serve your long-term goals Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered by WPeMatico

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