Singapore http://www.kunc.org en Colorado Farmers Told To Sit Tight For Final Trade Deal http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-farmers-told-sit-tight-final-trade-deal <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is telling farmers to be patient while his office hammers out a major trade deal with a group of Asian countries, called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).</p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 54475 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Farmers Told To Sit Tight For Final Trade Deal Singapore Endures Record Smog http://www.kunc.org/post/singapore-endures-record-smog Face mask-clad Singaporeans enduring record-breaking smog got some more bad news from their government on Thursday: The pollution may last awhile.<p>The choking smog that blanketed the city-state earlier this week, generated by burning clear-cutting fires in Indonesia, has gone well beyond the "hazardous" level on the Pollutant Standards Index, hitting 371 on Wednesday before coming back down to about 250. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:07:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46094 at http://www.kunc.org Singapore Endures Record Smog A Giant, Secret Vault Where Rich People Store Their Stuff Tax-Free http://www.kunc.org/post/giant-secret-vault-where-rich-people-store-their-stuff-tax-free Freeports are the safe-deposit boxes of the offshore tax-haven world — fancy vaults where rich people store their Picassos and gold bars with maximal safety, minimal scrutiny and special tax exemptions.<p>Not surprisingly, the classic freeport is in Geneva. Last year, a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/business/swiss-freeports-are-home-for-a-growing-treasury-of-art.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0" target="_blank">Times reporter asked</a> an art insurer to value the art stored there. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:22:00 +0000 45610 at http://www.kunc.org A Giant, Secret Vault Where Rich People Store Their Stuff Tax-Free