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Federal, Policy

The Student Loan Appeal Process the Government Doesn’t Tell You About

February 17, 2020

Via: The New York Times

In the deluge of complaints about a troubled program that pays off student loans for people who work in public service, one stands out for its frequency: Thousands of people say they were misled by loan servicers working on the […]


Federal, Policy

As Walmart grows in e-commerce, investors look for a plan to stem the losses

February 17, 2020

Via: CNBC

As Walmart’s online sales grow, the retailer has seen another number grow, too: Its e-commerce losses. Analysts are waiting to see whether those losses have peaked or if they’ll continue to rise. The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer is spending heavily to […]


Federal, Policy

House Foreign Affairs chairman blasts Trump administration for report on Soleimani killing

February 14, 2020

Via: CNBC

The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Friday blasted the Trump administration for claiming in a new report that it had authority to order the controversial killing last month of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani in Iraq under Congress’ […]


Federal, Policy

US Department of Justice charges Huawei with conspiracy to steal trade secrets

February 13, 2020

Via: TechSpot

This news comes straight from the horse’s mouth — the DOJ published a press release discussing its decision today. The alleged Huawei subsidiaries impacted by this investigation include Huawei Device Co. Ltd., Huawei Device USA Inc. Futurewei Technologies Inc., and […]


Federal, Policy

US deficit surges 25% in fiscal 2020 and is up $1.1 trillion over the past year

February 12, 2020

Via: CNBC

The sea of red ink is getting deeper and deeper in Washington, with the federal government already racking up a budget deficit that is averaging close to $100 billion a month. Treasury Department data released Wednesday show the shortfall at […]


Federal, Policy

FTC to investigate five of the biggest tech firms to understand ‘acquisition activity’

February 11, 2020

Via: TechSpot

On Tuesday, the US Federal Trade Commission opened an antitrust investigation into several tech companies, including Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Google, and the latter’s parent company Alphabet. The probe is looking into the firms’ acquisitions over the past several years. […]


Federal, Policy

Trump’s Budget Math Grapples With Economic Reality

February 10, 2020

Via: The New York Times

President Trump’s budget proposals have been defined by a belief that the economy will grow significantly faster than most economists anticipate. The latest version, released on Monday, is a brief departure: It concedes, for the first time, that the administration’s […]


Federal, Policy

Trump wins appeal in case where Democrats sued him for allegedly violating emoluments clause

February 7, 2020

Via: CNBC

A federal appeals court on Friday ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit by congressional Democrats who sued President Donald Trump for allegedly violating the Constitution’s emoluments clause, which bars presidents and other federal officer holders from receiving money from foreign […]


Policy, State & Local

DHS suspends New York state access to travel programs over ‘sanctuary’ law: Fox

February 6, 2020

Via: CNBC

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will block New York state residents from most of its “trusted traveler” programs in response to a state law that limits cooperation with federal immigration enforcement, acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf told Fox […]


Federal, Policy

Recent False Claims Act cases a caution to gov’t contractors that skimp on security

February 4, 2020

Via: CSO Online

The False Claims Act (FCA), otherwise known as the “Lincoln Law,” can cost companies that supply goods or services to the federal government millions of dollars if they fail to provide the digital security protections they promise, as two recent […]