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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

Coronavirus flight cancellations: Delta, United, and American stop flights to and from China

January 31, 2020

Via: BGR

The numbers are sounding scarier by the day as the toll from the coronavirus outbreak keeps growing. At the time of this writing, the number of confirmed cases worldwide is up to almost 10,000, with more than 100,000 additional patients […]


Federal, Policy

Trump Signs Trade Deal With Canada and Mexico

January 29, 2020

Via: The New York Times

President Trump signed the revised North American Free Trade Agreement into law on Wednesday, fulfilling a key campaign promise and bringing more than two years of tumultuous negotiations over the continent’s trade rules to a close. The trade deal, now […]


Federal, Policy

Americans Should Avoid Travel to China During Outbreak, CDC Says

January 28, 2020

Via: Fortune

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised travelers to avoid all non-essential trips to China as governments, companies and international health organizations rushed to contain a SARS-like coronavirus that has claimed more than 100 lives. The agency, which […]


Federal, Policy

Labor Department Set to Streamline Procurement Services

January 24, 2020

Via: Government Executive

The Labor Department is consolidating its procurement services into one office this quarter, after making headway streamlining human resources and information technology support, the department’s No. 2 official said on Friday. This is part of a push from the Trump […]


Federal, Policy

Senators Look to Identify Tax Delinquent Feds

January 23, 2020

Via: Government Executive

Apair of senators is looking for a list of all federal employees who are delinquent on their taxes, and has introduced a bill calling on the Treasury Department to compile such a database. The Federal Employees and Retirees with Delinquent […]


Federal, Policy

Trump administration unveils new rules aimed at preventing foreign women from traveling to US to give birth

January 23, 2020

Via: CNBC

The State Department on Thursday unveiled new rules that could make it more difficult for pregnant foreign nationals to travel to the United States using tourist visas, citing security concerns. The rules, which will become effective on Friday, are an […]


Mobility, Tech

Apple expected to start production of new low-cost iPhone in February

January 22, 2020

Via: Fortune

Apple Inc. suppliers plan to begin assembling a new low-cost iPhone in February, people familiar with the plan said, as the company looks to address a wider swath of the global smartphone market ahead of its 5G handsets later this […]


Federal, Policy

Trump impeachment defense team will include Clinton prosecutor Ken Starr and Jeffrey Epstein lawyer Alan Dershowitz

January 17, 2020

Via: CNBC

President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team will include Ken Starr, whose investigation led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, whose clients have included notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and O.J. Simpson. Also on the […]


Policy, State & Local

New rules could muddle results of Iowa caucuses

January 16, 2020

Via: Fortune

For the first time, the Iowa Democratic Party will report three sets of results from the party’s presidential caucuses. And there is no guarantee that all three will show the same winner. Each set of results represents a different stage […]