Aggressive Tobacco taxation policy can reduce cigarette smoking
Lung cancer is the most common and deadly cancer worldwide. About 1.4 million people are diagnosed of lung cancer this year out of which // 85% will die before 2010. Habit of smoking is reducing in high income countries, but it is fastly increasing in low and middle income countries. The most impor...
Post-Recession Incomes Will Be Hit Hard by Health Care Spending for Middle Class Working Families, PENN Analysis Shows
... health care hits the household finances of middle-class workers harder because health care makes up a larger proportion of their budget. Progressive taxation
could simultaneously address the regressive nature of health care cost growth and provide financing for health care reform. "
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Is a society with smokers profitable?
... The latest rise in the indirect taxation
on tobacco and alcohol took place in June. The most popular brand of cigare...ted, the financial externalities are partly compensated for by the level of taxation
applied in many industrialized countries. Nevertheless, the most solid jus...
Winner Medical to Benefit From the Increase of Tax Rebate Rate for Exports From China
... SHENZHEN, China, June 19 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On June 3, 2009, the Chinese
State Ministry of Finance and State Ministry of taxation
announced that as of
June 1, 2009, the tax rebate rate for exports of medical dressing and related
products would be increased by two (2) percent. As ...
New CASA* Report Finds Federal, State and Local Governments Spend Almost Half a Trillion Dollars a Year on Substance Abuse and Addiction
...t went to prevention and treatment, 0.4 percent to research, 1.4 percent to taxation
and regulation, and 0.7 percent to interdiction.
The report, based on ... beyond the narrow categories of spending (prevention, treatment, research, taxation
and regulation, and interdiction) to the much larger costs buried in govern...
Cogdell Spencer Announces Commencement of Common Stock Offering
... our understanding of our competition; our ability to renew ground leases; legislative and regulatory changes (including changes to laws governing the taxation
of REITs and individuals); increases in costs of borrowing as a result of changes in interest rates and other factors; our ability to maintain our qua...
AIM Health Group Inc. reports largest quarterly profit since going public and announces filing of financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2009 on SEDAR
... general economic, industry and market segment conditions; equipment and labour shortages and inflationary costs; changes in applicable environmental, taxation
and other laws and regulations, as well as how such laws and regulations are interpreted and enforced; changes in technology; operating risks, includi...
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Repeal Double Tax. Seniors are subject to unfair taxation
during their retirement years. After spending their whole lives paying taxes to the government -- the IRS still gets to tax 85% of their Social Securi...
New edition of the Tobacco Atlas catalogues catastrophic toll of tobacco worldwide
...xpenditure on health in all low-and middle-income countries. The economic costs come as a result of lost productivity, misused resources, ineffective taxation
and premature death:
Because 25 percent of smokers die and many more become ill during their most productive years, income loss devastates famili...
RNC: Wrong Prescription
...ate Business Tax Climate. "Kansas ranks 31st in the Tax Foundation's State Business Tax Climate Index. The Index compares the states in five areas of taxation
that impact business: corporate taxes; individual income taxes; sales taxes; unemployment insurance taxes; and taxes on property, including residentia...
Taxation in Biological News
Saving the economy and saving the planet
...rtin, proposes an interesting opportunity for the Chancellor to consider in the forthcoming budget, commenting: "If the revenue raised through carbon taxation
or auctioning of carbon permits is used to reduce payroll taxes then climate change policy would not only address climate change but indeed would act ...
Improving industry efficiency through environmental innovations
... book's main conclusions. In her reaction, she concluded "You argue that environmental policy needs shocks. History has proved it. You also argue that taxation
on pollution can lead to pollution reduction but this is not the driver of changes. History has shown it, as well. You can clean up as much as you wis...
New research suggests biofuel blending is often inaccurate
...onfidence in the product, which is sometimes sold at a premium price over traditional petroleum fuels. There could also be financial issues related to taxation
and tax credits for biofuel providers and consumers.
The United States currently has a voluntary standard for proper preparation of blended fuels,...
Taxation in Biological Technology
State and Feds Race to Stop Taxation of Internet Access
MADISON, WI - Even as the State Assembly Ways and Means Committee heard testimony on Assembly Bill 234 -- a measure that would end state and local sales taxes on Internet connections -- the U.S. House of Representatives was passing a measure that, if it becomes law, would make the state bill irre...
Shire plc: Core Portfolio of Products Delivers 20% Sales Growth
... of interest in respect of the Transkaryotic
Therapies, Inc. ("TKT") appraisal rights litigation. This litigation was
settled in November 2008.
The effective rate of tax for the three months to June 30, 2009 was -78%
(2008: -0.3%). The effective tax rate on Non GAAP income is 2% (2008: ...
Shire begins the year with a strong performance
...s to March 31, 2008 other income, net included a
$9.4 million gain on the sale of a minority equity investment in Questor
The effective rate of tax for the three months to March 31, 2009 was 19%
(2008: 26%). Excluding the tax effect of items excluded from Non GAAP ...
Boston Scientific Announces First Quarter Special Items
...nounced it will record a net gain of $63 million (on both a pre-tax and after-tax basis) in the first quarter related to the resolution of the rate of taxation
on proceeds received by the Company in 2008 for one of its divested businesses.
The Company plans to discuss these and other issues on its first...
Sinovac Biotech Co. Ltd., Sinovac's Beijing Subsidiary, Obtains High-Tech Enterprise Status
...d technology transfers into and
within China. The Ministry of Science and Technology of China, the Ministry of
Finance and the State Administration of taxation
jointly promulgated the
Measures For the Recognition and Administration of New and High-Tech
Enterprises, which clearly specify the requirements for t...
Shire Delivers Excellent Growth for the Year, With the new Product Portfolio Achieving Sales of $1 Billion
other comprehensive income to the statement of operations, as management have
concluded that the impairment is other than temporary.
The effective tax rate for the year to December 31, 2008 was 37% (2007:
-4%). Excluding the IPR&D charge of $263.1 million, (2007: $1,866.4...
PRC Government Grants High-Tech Status to AOBO Subsidiaries
...d technology transfers into and within China.
The Ministry of Science and Technology of China, the Ministry of Finance and
the State Administration of taxation
jointly promulgated the Measures For the
Recognition and Administration of New and High-Tech Enterprises, which clearly
specifies the requirements for...
Informed Medical Communications Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
...ds a BA in Economics from Muhlenberg College, an MBA in Professional
Accounting from Rutgers Graduate School of Business and a Post-MBA
Certificate in taxation
from Bernard Baruch College.
"Bert has tremendous experience in the financial and pharmaceutical
realms, which will be invaluable to us as we contin...
Shire plc: IFRS Results for the Year Ending December 31, 2007
... __________ __________ Profit before taxation
4 51.0 (114.0) ...
Protalix BioTherapeutics Signs Lease Agreement for Expansion of its Manufacturing and Research Facility in Carmiel, Israel
...ry, Trade and Labor. Under Israel's Law for the Encouragement of
Capital Investments, 1959, the income from an Approved Enterprise will be
exempt from taxation
in Israel for a period of 10 years, commencing with
the year in which taxable income is first generated from the Approved
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