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Federal, Policy

Trump Thinks He Is Winning the Trade War. The Data Tell a Different Story

August 16, 2019

Via: Fortune

Talk to anyone in Trumpland, and you’ll hear that America is winning the trade war. “The economic burden is falling vastly more on them than on us,” proclaimed the President’s chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow in early August as the […]


Federal, Infrastructure, Networking, Policy

Verizon sues city to avoid paying 5G fees, says the FCC has its back

August 14, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Verizon has sued the City of Rochester, New York, in order to avoid paying fees for deploying 5G equipment and fiber lines. Verizon’s lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Western District of New York on Thursday, claims that […]


Federal, Hardware, Policy, Software, Tech

As Trade War Escalates, Tech Companies Flee Mainland China

August 13, 2019

Via: Fortune

HP Inc.-laptop maker Inventec Corp. said it will to shift production of notebooks for the U.S. market out of China within months, adding to the tech industry’s exodus as the world’s two largest economies escalate their trade war. Inventec will […]


Federal, Policy

Trump Says NRA Views Will Be ‘Fully Represented’ in Background Check Discussions

August 9, 2019

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump said Friday he has reassured the National Rifle Association that its views about the right to bear arms won’t be ignored in Washington’s response to recent mass shootings. Trump said he is talking with the NRA and […]


Federal, Policy

GSA releases ‘de-risking’ handbook for state technology projects

August 8, 2019

Via: StateScoop

States struggling to manage their large technology projects often face similar issues in assessing the risk, optimal contract length or quality assurance of potential new services. A handbook released this week by 18F, a civic innovation office within the General […]


Federal, Policy

Investors Are Fleeing Emerging Markets Stocks as Trade War Heats Up

August 5, 2019

Via: Fortune

In the on-going saga of Trump’s trade war with China, emerging markets are getting the short end of the stick. Emerging markets (EM) net capital flows reached negative $35.8 billion in June, according to data from the Institute of International […]


Federal, Infrastructure, Networking, Policy

Pai’s FCC orders cities and towns to stop regulating cable broadband

August 2, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

The Federal Communications Commission today ordered cities and towns across the country to stop regulating broadband delivered over cable networks. The vote to approve Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan also limits the fees that municipalities can charge cable companies. This could […]


Federal, Policy

Biden and Harris Fend Off Attacks in Testy Second Democratic Debate

August 1, 2019

Via: Fortune

Former Vice President Joe Biden took it again on the chin but came ready to battle during the second presidential debate in Detroit Wednesday night as the Democratic frontrunner’s rivals attacked him from all sides. Before the debate began, 76-year-old […]


Federal, Policy

Trump Says ‘A Small Rate Cut Is Not Enough’ Ahead of Fed Meeting

July 29, 2019

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump renewed his attack on the Federal Reserve ahead of its meeting this week, complaining it “probably will do very little” to counteract actions by Europe and China to ease monetary policy and declaring “a small rate cut […]


Federal, Policy

The Fed is about to cut rates to protect the economy, even though most signs are strong

July 26, 2019

Via: CNBC

The Fed is expected to cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade Wednesday, a pre-emptive move as concerns rise about the impact of the trade wars and a slowing global economy. Friday’s July jobs report […]