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The Monday Catchup

  Good morning folks! Here’s what you missed while the snow was piling up aside your work. The lead story: Today President Obama will announce a $4 trillion budget that includes a measure for a one time, 14% tax on overseas profits to fund infrastructure projects. This tax would target companies like Apple, which avoid US taxes by storing money overseas.

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Historic Day for Smoking Bans

On this day in 2004, Ireland enacted a law banning the smoking of cigarettes in all workplaces (including pubs and restaurants).  Citizens of Ireland were bummed but also eventually got used to their new legally mandated lifestyles. Maybe you can sympathize? Empathize? You know, because of the Kenyon College smoking ban. Kenyon and Ireland: loving beer, hating smokers.

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