Columbus Day 2014: What’s open and closed? Post Office, Costco, Walmart, banks

Columbus Day is Monday, Oct. 13, 2014,

October 11, 2014

11:49 AM

Walmart, Costco, Target stores remain open for Columbus Day

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Columbus Day is Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, and it is a mixed bag of stores, banks, and schools in terms of what is is open and closed, PennLive reported Friday.

Most stores will be open today and many will be holding special Columbus Day sales.

Most federal, state and city government offices will be closed Monday.

Most schools will be closed Monday. Also there will be no mail delivery service on Columbus Day and Post offices will be closed. By the way, this is the complete list of USPS Holiday closures:

Central tends to activate cooperation with the world

10/12/2014 0:00

BAGHDAD Shokran Fatlawi
said Director General of Statistics and research at the Central Bank of Iraq that the central made ​​considerable progress in reforming the banking system through the provision of legislative environment suitable for the development of its business and make way for the launch of its services commensurate with the requirements of the market economy and the provision of banking services to investors Iraqis and foreigners, especially that the country’s future to activate the cooperation of the international banking to serve the requirements of development anticipated in the Iraqi economy, which is guaranteed by the government program of the new.
technical requirements and between Walid Idi Abdul Nabi, in his speech for the “morning” that create technical requirements help to practice his works and make payments and services its customers with ease as well as ordinances control commensurate with the regulatory standards of international and in accordance with the best practices used in the central banks of advanced accompanied keep him out of the money is clean and finding institutions chock him to provide services is fast and safe and sophisticated. payments system and said Idi that the banking system will see during the next developments in concrete at the organizational and operational relationships and cooperation of the international banking to serve the requirements of the development of the upcoming stressing quest central to the development of the payments system through the project of Payment retail and managing national distributor (National Switch) as well as seeking to revive the Centre for Banking Studies, pointing out that the central and since the year 2013 to prepare courses and training programs, workshops and lectures Chirfah and Finance , and administrative, economic, and information technology, and the development of language indicating that the number was (47) cycle and participation (1149), an employee of the employees of the central bank and the government and private banks. credit information and noted the Director-General of Statistics and Research at the Central Bank to the determination of the central activating system, the exchange of credit information, similar to neighboring countries, pointing to the formation of a working group for the experience of the Bank of Lebanon and the preparation of the necessary instructions to this effect, revealing a group of companies specialized advanced to the completion of this project was chosen as one for this purpose, referring to compel central banks approved the acquisition of the banking systems overall order to complete the calculations quickly and accurately and confidential. He noted obtaining more than 40 foreign banks and branches on this system leaving only government banks and some small private banks, which began studying the offers and contracted out, he said.

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Assurances directing the movement of funds for development

10/12/2014 0:00

BAGHDAD morning
Mokhtassan economic affairs stressed the importance of the advancement of the financial sector at a time of cash reserve upsurge continuously, arguing the importance of the development of the banking business and to enable the joints to be supportive to the stage of economic development sought by the country. And stressed the competent affairs in the banking Samir Alnasiri the importance of strengthening foreign exchange reserves of Iraq and reserves of gold and maintain the dinar exchange rate and raise the credit rating and focus on attracting Alasttmarat.ofatt in an interview for the “morning” to the importance of activating the application of Basel Committee (2,3) and follow-up implementation with banks and focus on risk management and the application of what can be applied to the minimum capital requirements and the supervisory review process and market discipline. The Basel Convention, the new third developed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision aims to enhance the hardness of the banking systems by addressing many of the defects revealed by the global financial crisis unveiled, which poses new standards for capital and debt and liquidity to strengthen the capacity of the banking sector in dealing with the pressures of economic and financial and improve risk management and increase transparency, and will contribute to significant financial stability and long-term growth.

either economic expert Tawfik Ali lost between in an interview for the “morning” that the role of the current banking sector requires to be more effective for the activities abused by the private sector, pointing out that cooperation between the beneficiary and public banks and mixed private and is required during the current phase, indicating that the imbalance in the relationship between these parties generate negative effects consequent transfer of Iraqi funds abroad to invest, operate and saved, either in the home owner of capital preferred Aktnazha rather than saved or invested, which the size of the role of the private sector for decades.

pointed to activate the role of the private banking sector and make it more effective in assigning economic sectors, stressing the importance of regulating the relationship between the central bank for the banks according to the vision can be taken from recent actual role in the processes of investment and development.
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Next Tuesday .. discuss the final report of the 2014 budget

10/12/2014 0:00

BAGHDAD – Alaa al-Tai
Discusses the Council of Ministers in its meeting to be held next Tuesday’s budget report last year, 2014 and forwarded to the Parliament for a vote.
The director of the Office of the Prime Minister Mahdi Keywords Speaking »Sabah», he is scheduled to hold a cabinet its the day after tomorrow «Tuesday» to discuss the report prepared recently by the relevant committee about the budget year of 2014, which includes the change data and budget figures that can be of authentication through the Council of Ministers and forwarded to the Parliament for approval.
He added that the cabinet will discuss the report of the Ministry of Finance concerning the state budget, which includes figures related entitlements federal budget revenues from the export of oil from the Kurdistan region, noting that the budget approval will allow the launch of the amounts allocated for the implementation of service projects stalled in government departments and institutions.
In a related context, student director general of planning and follow-up in the Ministry of Transport, Samir al-Karkhi, Parliament to expedite the adoption of the budget in order for the Ministry of implementation of projects stalled and the launch of the amounts allocated to them, amounting trillion and 500 billion Danar.ocd in a statement »morning», said the building projects ports, ships, airports and Rehabilitation rail lines and other strategic projects stalled due to delay in approving the budget and the lack of financial allocations to them.
In the view of Congress that approving the budget is a major challenge to the government bypassed the Parliament and success in this challenge to deliver a good picture of the international organizations and the International Monetary Fund about the performance of the current parliament and the government. The Commission was tasked to hold the amendments to the budget, completed the majority of the amendments on the draft federal budget for 2014, to discuss the project in the Council of Ministers and forwarded to the House of Representatives after the Eid al-Adha and approved by the parliament as soon as possible.
And confirms the politicians and observers in economic affairs that there are some practical problems surrounding the budget year, the current caused by variables security and a state of war against Daash which were not previously existed on the scene, which led to exchange large amounts exceeded the level of emergency budget which was formed 2 percent than the exchange in this war and in turn led to the delay in approving the budget for the current year.
They noted that the approval would not be feasible, especially as the majority of the amounts allocated for investment projects disbursed to the gates were not classified them cover the costs of the war and the money that has been spent for the displaced and others, which led to the creation of an economic crisis and created financial burdens.

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Abadi, Iran and al-Maliki: stay out of my business, but I will submit my resignation and

Agency eighth day
October 11, 2014, 12:03

BAGHDAD – ((eighth day))
Sources revealed a high political level, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called the Iranian regime and the leader of a coalition of law Nuri al-Maliki not to interfere in his work in the next phase.

The source said in his speech ((eighth day)) that “Abadi threatened to resign in the event of continued pressure from the National Alliance,

with the support of al-Maliki and Iran due to facilitate the task of the international coalition to eliminate state regulation in Iraq

The source added, “The granting Abadi student an opportunity to save the country, pointing out that the parties to the National Alliance believes that the international coalition in Iraq is expanding and Abadi easier for them and that this does not apply with Iranian interests in Iraq.

The source added that the countries participating in the international coalition against state regulation seeks to remove him from the Iranian axis and the imposition of the Russian political system is not civil and religious re relationship with the Arab and Gulf countries and the elimination of all armed manifestations

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Iraq participates in today’s meeting of the Arab Environment Ministers in Cairo to discuss environmental cooperation

Saturday, 11 October 1 / Okrudolf 2014 15:00

[Baghdad-where]

Hold the Arab Environment Ministers meeting on Saturday in the building of the Arab League in the Egyptian capital of Cairo to discuss Arab cooperation in the field of environment.

And chaired by the Minister of Environment Qutaiba al-Jubouri, the Iraqi delegation to the meeting which will discuss ways of cooperation, coordination and exchange of experiences in the field of the environment and reduce the phenomenon of desertification and climate change caused by global warming.

Ministers will also discuss assembled the best investment for natural resources and water resources between upstream countries and increase Rabua Alkhaddra.anthy

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Rafidain Bank: current year has witnessed a significant development in the labor and capital increase

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(Aalmstqlh) .. Rafidain Bank announced that the current year has witnessed a significant development for the work of its branches and increase its assets in the warheads as well as the granting of credit to all sectors.

The general director of the bank on behalf of Kamal al-Hassani in a press statement that Rafidain Bank and other banks this year have seen a noticeable improvement in the performance of her consort with warheads increase their funds to meet the requirements and to engage in development projects.

He noted that the Central Bank has started to make a distinctive steps through the development of regulatory standards for the advancement of minutes in the banking sector and determine the policies of private banks in order to avoid exposure to any crises. (End)

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Rafidain Bank: current year has witnessed sophisticated and Haknna increase in capital

Agency eighth day
October 11, 2014, 11:39

Baghdad _ ((eighth day))

Rafidain Bank announced on Saturday, that the current year has witnessed a significant development for the work of its branches and an increase in its capital as well as the granting of credit to all sectors.

The general director of the bank on behalf of Kamal al-Hassani said in a statement received by ((eighth day)) that “the Rafidain Bank and other banks this year have seen a noticeable improvement in the performance of her consort with the increase in their capital to meet the requirements and to engage in development projects.”

He said the “central bank has started to make a distinctive steps through the development of regulatory standards for the advancement of minutes in the banking sector and determine the policies of private banks in order to spare exposure to any crisis.”

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Sari: the government center and the region agreed to resolve the issue of Kirkuk’s oil export cuts

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BAGHDAD / Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network (IMN) – a student member of the parliamentary finance committee Faleh sarees, government center and the region to solve the issue of crashes Kirkuk oil exports, amounting to 500 000 barrels per day, to compensate for the decline in world oil prices.

The sari’s (IMN), said that “everyone knows a significant drop in world oil prices, and therefore must increase exports from the southern fields, solving the problem of Kirkuk fields, which did not issue them during the past seven months.”

He added that “We must put a radical political solution to resolve the issue of Kirkuk’s oil, and the agreement between the government center and the region, to compensate for the low-cost by increasing oil exports.”

He explained that “the 2014 budget was built on the oil price of 90 dollars per barrel, while now must calculate the price of a barrel to $ 80-85 in the 2015 budget in anticipation of any emergency in global oil prices.”

I pointed to oil prices on November 10 according to this site INVESTING for trading oil and metals 87-88 dollars per barrel, which indicates a significant drop in oil prices, which were $ 103 a few months ago.
From: Amarali, the Open: Charter Shafiq.

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Minister Kurds performing sworn in Tuesday’s session

By kareem Kahdm one fifty-one 11.10.2014 |

Brother – Baghdad
The deputy from the Kurdistan Alliance, on Saturday, the ministers will attend the meeting of the Kurdish parliament Alorteurakdha next Tuesday for the swearing.
And between Majid Chenkali in a press statement, seen by the Agency for News News (et) that “after the visit of the President of the House of Representatives Saleem al-Jubouri to the Kurdistan region and talks with Kurdish leaders announced that the Minister of the Kurds will attend to Baghdad for the swearing in session, the House of Representatives next Tuesday.”
He added that he Chenkali “should ministers Kurds swearing and then after that to attend meetings of the Council of Ministers.”
It is said that House Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, held during his visit to Kurdistan, a series of meetings with officials and political leaders in the region, and agreed with the Kurdish parliament on the formation of a joint committee between the House of Representatives of the Federal Parliament of Kurdistan and to resolve outstanding issues between the center and the region.
The Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said during a news conference with the head of the Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim, “and we went back about a week ago in the light of Hakim’s visit to the region that the Minister of the Kurds will begin their work in the federal government and they told me that they have a review in the naming of sites and their ministers, an issue that concerns them, but we waiting for their joint responsibility and working with the region in accordance with the Constitution and the partnership. ”

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Kurdish minister will attend a session of parliament on Tuesday for the swearing

Saturday, 11 October 1 / Okrudolf 2014 13:48

[Baghdad-where]

The deputy from the Kurdistan Alliance, on Saturday, the ministers will attend the meeting of the Kurdish parliament Alorteurakdha next Tuesday for the swearing.

And between Chenkali Majid told all of Iraq [where] that “after the visit of the President of the House of Representatives Saleem al-Jubouri to the Kurdistan region and talks with Kurdish leaders announced that Minister Kurds to Baghdad to attend the swearing in session, the House of Representatives next Tuesday. ”

He added that he Chenkali “should ministers Kurds swearing and then after that to attend meetings of the Council of Ministers.”

It is said that House Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, held during his visit to Kurdistan, a series of meetings with officials and political leaders in the region, and agreed with the Kurdish parliament on the formation of a joint committee between the House of Representatives of the Federal Parliament of Kurdistan and to resolve outstanding issues between the center and the region.

The Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said during a news conference with the head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim, “and we came back about a week ago in the light of Hakim’s visit to the region that the Minister of the Kurds will begin their work in the federal government and they told me that they have a review in the naming of sites and their ministers, an issue of their own, but We are waiting for their joint responsibility and working with the region in accordance with the Constitution and the partnership “Ended 2

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