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1222628 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-03-30 02:18:33.0 UTC 2012-03-29T22:18:33.000-04:00 canada-getting-rid-of-its-penny Published 2012-03-30 02:20:45.0 UTC 2012-03-29T22:20:45.000-04:00 news DTI 90262479 toronto canada getting rid of its penny Canada has announced it is scrapping the penny. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced in the federal budget Thursday that the Royal Canadian Mint will strike the last of the 1-cent coins this fall. The budget says the cost of minting a penny has risen to 1.6 cents or $11 million a year. Pennies will still be legal tender, but as they slowly vanish from circulation, prices will be rounded up or down. tokyo Japan admits nuke plant poses danger Damage to the core of at least one of the meltdown-stricken reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant could be far worse than thought, raising fresh concerns over the plant's stability and complicating the cleanup, a recent internal investigation shows. The results, released this week by the plant operator, also cast doubt on the Japanese government's declaration three months ago that the site is under control. washington Effort to end oil tax breaks is blocked The Senate blocked an effort to end billions of dollars in tax breaks for the oil industry, brushing aside President Barack Obama's argument that the five big oil companies are doing "just fine" while consumers are struggling with high gas prices. The measure to kill the industry tax preferences failed on a 51-47 procedural vote Thursday. BECKLEY, W.VA. Guilty plea entered in mine blast case The former superintendent of a mine where an explosion killed 29 workers pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal fraud charge. Gary May, the highest-ranking Massey Energy official charged in the 2010 blast at the Upper Big Branch mine, faces up to five years in prison when sentenced Aug. 9. Prosecutors said he manipulated the mine ventilation system during inspections and disabled a methane monitor on a cutting machine. harrisburg, pa. Judge delays start of Sandusky trial The judge overseeing former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's child sexual abuse case on Thursday delayed the start of the trial by three weeks to early June, and prosecutors filed a lengthy court document that said the case should not be dismissed. Judge John Cleland said the extra time was needed "to accommodate various logistical contingencies that have arisen." The Attorney General's Office supported the delay. Elsewhere Washington: New satellite imagery appears to show preparations beginning for a long-range rocket launch in North Korea despite international objections. Michigan: After twice finding out lottery winners used food stamps after collecting the jackpot, Michigan lawmakers passed legislation Thursday to keep it from happening again. Times wires News Canada getting rid of its penny PALEXANDERN 4STA Main 4 NWbriefs033012 2012-03-30 04:00:00.0 UTC 2012-03-30T00:00:00.000-04:00 false templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2012/03/29/90262479-canada-getting-rid-of-its-penny StaffArticle 2012-11-18 12:54:42.0 UTC 2012-11-18T07:54:42.000-05:00 torontocanada getting rid of its pennyCanada has announced it is scrapping the penny. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced in the federal budget Thursday that the Royal Canadian Mint will strike the last of the 1-cent coins this fall. The budget says the cost of minting a penny has risen to 1.6 cents or $11 million a year. Pennies will still be legal tender, but as they slowly vanish from circulation, prices will be rounded up or down.tokyoNewsNews 2291138 2016-08-27 11:00:00.0 UTC 2 Days Ago get-rid-of-interstate-175-trop-makeover-plan-says-yes news/growth Get rid of Interstate 175? Trop makeover plan says yes StaffArticle 2291229 2016-08-27 05:55:49.0 UTC 3 Days Ago photograph-of-separated-elderly-canada-couple-gets-attention news/aging/nursinghomes Photograph of separated elderly Canada couple gets attention StaffArticle 2290197 2016-08-19 15:12:33.0 UTC 1 Week Ago joy-culverhouse-didnt-want-her-children-to-get-a-penny-of-her-estate-court news/business Joy Culverhouse didn't want her children to get a penny of her estate, court motion says StaffArticle <p><b>toronto</b></p> <p>canada getting rid of its penny</p> <p>Canada has announced it is scrapping the penny. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced in the federal budget Thursday that the Royal Canadian Mint will strike the last of the 1-cent coins this fall. The budget says the cost of minting a penny has risen to 1.6 cents or $11 million a year. Pennies will still be legal tender, but as they slowly vanish from circulation, prices will be rounded up or down.</p> <p><b>tokyo</b></p> <p><b>Japan admits nuke plant poses danger</b></p> <p>Damage to the core of at least one of the meltdown-stricken reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant could be far worse than thought, raising fresh concerns over the plant's stability and complicating the cleanup, a recent internal investigation shows. The results, released this week by the plant operator, also cast doubt on the Japanese government's declaration three months ago that the site is under control.</p> <p><b>washington</b></p> <p><b>Effort to end oil tax breaks is blocked</b></p> <p>The Senate blocked an effort to end billions of dollars in tax breaks for the oil industry, brushing aside President Barack Obama's argument that the five big oil companies are doing &quot;just fine&quot; while consumers are struggling with high gas prices. The measure to kill the industry tax preferences failed on a 51-47 procedural vote Thursday.</p> <p><b>BECKLEY, W.VA.</b></p> <p><b>Guilty plea entered in mine blast case</b></p> <p>The former superintendent of a mine where an explosion killed 29 workers pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal fraud charge. Gary May, the highest-ranking Massey Energy official charged in the 2010 blast at the Upper Big Branch mine, faces up to five years in prison when sentenced Aug. 9. Prosecutors said he manipulated the mine ventilation system during inspections and disabled a methane monitor on a cutting machine.</p> <p><b>harrisburg, pa.</b></p> <p><b>Judge delays start of Sandusky trial</b></p> <p>The judge overseeing former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's child sexual abuse case on Thursday delayed the start of the trial by three weeks to early June, and prosecutors filed a lengthy court document that said the case should not be dismissed. Judge John Cleland said the extra time was needed &quot;to accommodate various logistical contingencies that have arisen.&quot; The Attorney General's Office supported the delay. </p> <p><b>Elsewhere </b></p> <p><b>Washington: </b>New satellite imagery appears to show preparations beginning for a long-range rocket launch in North Korea despite international objections. </p> <p><b>Michigan: </b>After twice finding out lottery winners used food stamps after collecting the jackpot, Michigan lawmakers passed legislation Thursday to keep it from happening again.</p> <p>Times wires</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 06:00:36