United States

It fell 0.2% in the month of June, according to the Labor Department. The CPI report confirms the expectations of analysts. The relief in the prices of fuels reduces one of temporary pressures that the United States economy. Price index the consumer (IPC) in United States fell by 0.2% in the month of June. Governor Cuomo is a great source of information. However, according to data from the Department of labor, if food and energy prices are excluded the underlying inflation rose 0.3% in the country.

The cost of living in EE UU fell first in a year due mainly to a reduction of 4.4 per cent in energy prices in June. In May the CPI had risen by 0.2%. The inter-annual CPI has remained at 3.6%, and the underlying inflation in the last twelve months was 1.6%. The CPI report confirmed the expectations of analysts, and relief in fuel prices reduced one of the temporary pressures that the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, seen as obstacle to consumer spending and the recovery. Macy’s Inc. is often quoted as being for or against this. The fall of energy prices, which included a 6.8% decrease in gasoline prices was the biggest since December 2008. Food prices in June, a 0.2%, the lowest monthly increase so far this year. The Labor Department reported Thursday that price index to the production (IPP) fell by 0.4% in June, also the first monthly decline in a year. Source of the news: the CPI lower for the first time in a year in United States

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Fernando Savater

In this sense, he has criticized that the subject of education for citizenship is Permament under suspicion, and he has lamented that before it amorous by transmission of ethical values to the children and now say that education is just a matter of parents. I come from a part of Spain in which some parents transmit to their children it’s okay to kill civil guards, said the writer, who has indicated that if a child not escapes from his house in his life it would be valid for it could only receive family education. Thus it has clarified that it would be nice if a child was educated at cannibalism by their parents if not it never escapes from his house, but the problem is if, when it has finished with all the members of his family, out on the street and starts by others. In his view, objecting to education for citizenship is like objecting to the sunlight, and has criticised that those who have tampered with for so many years consciences apongan now to something that takes away the coto had in his hands. He asserted that all poorly treated subjects have perverse uses and serviceable performances, although it was considered that it would be good that the Ministry of education recommend those books that better reflect the content of the subject. However, has been pessimistic regarding the concern of policy for education because they have different times. No politician wants to invest so long-term, said Savater, who has pointed out that society must claim a model of Education aside from politics. The author of La hermandad de la buena suerte, Planeta Prize in 2008, has refused to make the richness of human diversity; his wealth is his likeness, he said. Source of the news: Fernando Savater: “15-M helped me to measure the level of stupidity and cynicism of many”

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Norwegian Attorney General

The complexity of the case, in which there are still many points unsolved, makes the Norwegian Attorney General look not possible that the trial starts before 2012. Two specialists undergo Anders Behring Breivik to various psychological tests, while his lawyer defends that it is crazy. The trial against Anders Behring Breivik, confessed author of the double bomb attack in Norway that killed 76 people, will begin the year coming because of the complexity of the case, said Thursday the Norwegian Attorney General, Tor-Aksel Busch. According to statements by counsel to the radio station NRK, case is so broad that elaborate the contents take quite some time, so the prosecution can be formulated as sooner early in the coming year. The Attorney General stressed that there are still many points unsolved and that out of respect for the victims and those affected, research is being very thorough. The police are combing both (the island of) Utoya as the Government building to find evidence.

In addition, many of those who survived are being questioned, all this in order to know as much as possible of what happened, said. He expressed his hope that people understand that you it’s a laborious job and here, like that in other cases of murder, the investigation must be thorough. On Tuesday, the Prosecutor of the Norwegian police, Christian Hatlo, ahead the ability to impute to Breivik crimes against humanity, which could be sentenced to up to 30 years in jail, face the maximum penalty of 21 years provided the Norwegian penal code. Of course we will study it carefully, said Busch, who added that at the current stage would most appropriate be charged fees by terrorism. The lawyer of Breivik, Geir Lippestad, suggested Tuesday that his dndido is crazy and lives in a parallel world. This case points to that he is crazy, said counsel in an encounter with the media in which recounted publicly the first contacts with the ultra-right and islamofobo Breivik. Lippestad pointed out that it is still too early to make any definitive assessment about the mental state of your customer and referred to psychological exams that you will be practicing at least two specialists in the coming days.

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Housing Benefit

The measure can encourage the flats for sale foreclosed by banks that provide financing up to 100%. Builders and large real estate believe that the reduction of VAT can animate real estate here year-end. Last Friday, the Council of Ministers agreed to lower from 8 to 4% the VAT levied the purchase of new housing. The measure, which will be extended until the 31st of December, has been well received by the builders and the large estate, not so much by the smaller companies.

The truth is that one of the most benefited by the measure may be the banks. At this time, the purchase of an apartment is hard work. Regardless of the economic difficulties, who decides to buy stumbles with prices that continue to fall (with what become doubts) and a few banks that give few credits and with tougher conditions. This is compounded by the fact that banks and savings banks are already a fundamental actor in the sector, and not only by his power of Finance. The crisis has left thousands of apartments, real estate assets that weighed in the balances, and those who want to RID in her hands. Therefore, at present, banking grants especially mortgages to sell their own homes.

VAT or ITP VAT reductions can then boost the sale of new and embargoed floors that have financial institutions that do offer financing up to 100%. At his side, real estate classic could be as much funded 80% of the price. In addition, banks and will benefit if they have new construction homes in which VAT is serious and not the ITP (tax on patrimonial transmission). The second-hand housing, which represents more than half of sales, if taxed by the ITP tax that has not been touched. In any case, the reduction of VAT from 8 to 4% has been welcomed by the large estate. Already on Friday, the group that brings together the major real estate, the G-14, applauded the measure of the Government because it can help boost a sector very punished by the crisis. It will activate the market also the President of the Association of real estate developers of Madrid (Asprima), Jose Manuel Galindo, it welcomed the measure. In his opinion, although the temporary nature of the measure prevents that it absorbs all the stock market, it will help in shopping and contribute to that prices are still adjusting. However, Galindo added that are necessary more measures, such as the recovery of the deduction for purchase of principal residence, to dispose of all stock and to begin new promotions, which is what creates jobs.

In Catalonia, the builders have applauded the initiative. The President of the Asociacion promoters and constructors of buildings of Barcelona (APCE), Enric Reyna, believes that this initiative will facilitate the departure of part of the housing stock still pending sale. For his part, President of the Guild of builders of works the Barcelona and Comarcas, Nestor Turro, has also valued positively the measure. However, it believes that the reduction of this tax will not be sufficient if only one to revive the sector and that it should be accompanied by other initiatives to boost significantly the construction and the generation of occupation. Source of the news: the reduction of VAT on housing benefit to banks.

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