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FedEx sues US over screening requirements in Huawei dispute as China tensions rise

June 25, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

FedEx sued the U.S. Department of Commerce to block it from enforcing regulations requiring it to screen and block packages coming into the U.S. that may pose a threat to national security — placing the shipping company directly in the […]


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New Routes and Cancellations: Airlines Worldwide React to the U.S. Ban on Iranian Airspace

June 21, 2019

Via: Fortune

Early Friday morning, the Federal Aviation Administration banned all U.S.-registered aircraft from flying over Iranian airspace, and airlines worldwide are following the guidance. The FAA warned of a “potential for miscalculation or misidentification” in the region after an Iranian surface-to-air […]


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The US economy could enter a ‘mild’ recession in 2020, investor says

June 21, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

The U.S. economy could experience a “mild” recession next year even as the Federal Reserve is seen as increasingly likely to lower interest rates to boost growth, predicted a European investor. The Fed on Wednesday kept benchmark rates in the […]


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Trump Says Iran Made ‘Big Mistake’ Shooting Down U.S. Drone

June 20, 2019

Via: Fortune

Iran shot down an American spy drone near the entrance to the Persian Gulf under disputed circumstances, escalating tensions in a region that’s been on the brink of a military confrontation for weeks. Oil prices surged. “Iran made a very […]


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Federal bill would allow clean energy companies to structure like oil companies

June 18, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Last week, US senators and representatives introduced bills in the Senate and the House to open up a type of corporate structure originally reserved for oil, gas, and coal companies to clean energy companies. Called a Master Limited Partnership (MLP), […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Policy, State & Local

How Maryland is using the cloud to rebuild its public services

June 18, 2019

Via: StateScoop

When the Maryland Department of Human Services decided in 2017 to move the systems it uses to run the state’s benefit programs to a cloud platform, it could have gone with a “lift and shift” strategy, literally copying the files […]


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Even Longtime Tariff Backers Say Trump Is Pushing Them Too Far

June 17, 2019

Via: Fortune

New Balance Athletics Inc. has long advocated and benefited from tariffs, competing with Nike Inc. and other footwear companies while still making shoes in the U.S. Now, it’s among the critics of President Donald Trump’s duties testifying at a public […]


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‘I’m Not Going to Fire Her.’ Trump Says Kellyanne Conway Has Been Loyal

June 14, 2019

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump said he won’t fire White House adviser Kellyanne Conway following a government watchdog’s recommendation she be “removed from federal service” for disparaging Democratic presidential candidates in her official capacity as a senior White House adviser.“No, I’m not […]


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Joe Biden’s Twitter fight with Amazon perfectly sums up the battle over America’s new tax code

June 14, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

WASHINGTON – Amazon and Joe Biden are in a Twitter spat, and it perfectly captures the controversy over America’s new tax code. The beef began when the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination called out the online giant on Twitter. […]


Data Center, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy, State & Local

Nevada lawmakers approve four blockchain bills

June 13, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Lawmakers in Nevada on Wednesday sent their fourth piece of legislation concerning blockchain technology to Gov. Steve Sisolak in the past two weeks. The latest measure, Senate Bill 161, would provide businesses testing new uses of the distributed-ledger technology with […]