Lawmakers argue that project delays are preventing the cheaper and cleaner fuel from reaching all residents.
In a visit to Brazil, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced partnerships to promote artificial intelligence in the country.
The monthly CPI fell a quarter point in January; the banking regulator said local financial institutional Financia Capital was unable to meet its financial obligations.
In addition to a major reconstruction program in the north, the government will now have to deal with major flooding destruction in the south.
The Brazilian bank agreed last year to acquire a 11% stake in the voucher provider.
A self-adhesive mini card can be stuck to the back of a mobile phone.
Supply disruptions from the world's largest iron ore producer can be offset by output from other mines but will sustain prices for a while, some analysts agree.
The taxes may be imposed on companies whose activities pollute water, soil or air, as well as those that dispose of their waste in public and private landfills.