Carbon emissions on track to rise this year
Global CO2 emissions from all human activities are set to reach 41 billion tonnes (41 Gt CO2) by the end of 2017. Data from the Department of Environment and Energy shows Australia's emissions have been increasing since 2013.
Bennett rips Packers after returning to New England
Bennett apparently told his agent to notify teams that he didn't want to be claimed because surgery was on its way. He wasn't in there on many plays, but when he was in there he was effective and it's great to have him back.
Trump has a track record of making industry-friendly nominations, such as tapping former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state and wealthy investor Wilbur Ross as secretary of commerce.
Azar has served on the board of directors of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, a drug industry lobby, for several years, and his nomination would raise questions about the administration's seriousness about lowering drug prices.
Trump has gone after drug companies in the past, as he did in October, on this very issue. Ron Wyden of OR, senior Democrat on the Finance Committee, which would send Azar's nomination to the full Senate. "I am. interested in how, given Mr. Azar's professional background, he believes he can fairly execute any significant effort to lower drug prices for patients", she said in a statement. In meetings with industry executives, however, Trump has focused on speeding up drug approvals, a cost-reducing tactic they would back.
If confirmed, Azar would be tasked with attempting to roll back drug prices and overseeing Medicare and Medicaid programs, and implementing the controversial Affordable Care Act- legislation that Trump has promised to repeal while on the campaign trail but has been unsuccessful since he took office after Congress repeatedly failed to pass a series of repeal-and-replace bills.
Qualcomm Rejects $130 Billion Broadcom Merger Proposal
Tan is known as a fierce cost cutter, who buys companies and eliminates overhead and cuts back on research and development. Paul Jacobs, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Qualcomm Inc . said this about the potential acquisition.
More Sunshine, Warmer Monday
Across our region, clouds will give way to sunshine today, which will boost afternoon temperatures well up through the 50s. More sunshine moves in this week with afternoon temperatures mainly in the 50s aside from Thursday when we could reach 60°.
Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser Conducts Critical Flight Test
Both SpaceX and Orbital ATK developed wingless cargo capsules that launch to the station on top of the companies' rockets. The company is under contract from NASA to fly its Dream Chaser spaceplane to the International Space Station by 2020.