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House Committee Calls for Action to Prevent Airline Mishandling of Wheelchairs Travel
House Committee Calls for Action to Prevent Airline Mishandling of Wheelchairs

U.S. House committee leaders this week called for airlines to do more to prevent mishandling of wheelchairs and scooters of passengers with disabilities, and sought more information on airlines’ policies and procedures. In a letter to industry group Airlines for... Read More

Trump Considers Disposing of D.C. Hotel to End Legal and Political Disputes In The News
Trump Considers Disposing of D.C. Hotel to End Legal and Political Disputes
2019-10-30 14:23:36
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - The Trump organization is considering selling its lease on the downtown Washington Trump International Hotel to resolve legal and political disputes over its ownership and profits. Controversy surrounding the hotel is part of an ongoing tide of criticism... Read More

Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses JOBS Act to Expand Pell Grant Eligibility for Students Political News
Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses JOBS Act to Expand Pell Grant Eligibility for Students
2019-10-24 14:03:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus on Thursday threw its support behind a proposal to expand Pell Grant eligibility for short-term training programs that will allow more Americans to gain industry-recognized credentials. The House bill, H.R. 3497, also called... Read More

Democrats Seek Insider Trading Probe After ‘Trump Chaos’ Article Finance
Democrats Seek Insider Trading Probe After ‘Trump Chaos’ Article

WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers are increasingly demanding that U.S. authorities investigate allegations raised in a recent magazine article that traders might be using nonpublic government information to reap huge illegal profits, even as the exchange where the transactions purportedly took... Read More

France Accuses Google of Flouting EU Copyright Law Meant to Help News Publishers Technology
France Accuses Google of Flouting EU Copyright Law Meant to Help News Publishers

France has accused American internet giant Google of ignoring “the spirit and the letter” of a Europe-wide copyright law aimed at giving publishers a bigger cut of the economic benefit from online news. French President Emmanuel Macron and the country’s... Read More

GM, UAW Reach Proposed Tentative Agreement on 31st Day of Strike Business
GM, UAW Reach Proposed Tentative Agreement on 31st Day of Strike

DETROIT — Details of the UAW’s proposed tentative agreement with General Motors are scarce at the moment, but the agreement will include pay raises, a ratification bonus of more than $8,000, promises by GM to invest several billion in U.S.... Read More

House Panel Passes Bipartisan Bill Supporting Women Entrepreneurs Business
House Panel Passes Bipartisan Bill Supporting Women Entrepreneurs
2019-10-04 20:47:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bill introduced by freshman Reps. Sharice Davids, D-Kan., and Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn., and intended to provide women entrepreneurs greater access to resources and training has passed through the House Committee on Small Business without objection. H.R. 4405,... Read More

Senate Bill Seeks to End Confusion Over Liability for Hemp Shipments Agriculture
Senate Bill Seeks to End Confusion Over Liability for Hemp Shipments
2019-10-04 17:45:50
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - A provision in the Justice Department’s annual funding bill is likely to alter the criminal liability risks for sellers and handlers of cannabis products. Ten states have authorized limited sales of the psychoactive drug for recreation, despite the... Read More

Elon Musk Plans For SpaceX Starship Orbital Launch in 6 Months Business
Elon Musk Plans For SpaceX Starship Orbital Launch in 6 Months

ORLANDO, Fla. — SpaceX CEO Elon Musk gave an update on the progress of the company’s next-generation space vehicle, Starship, with plans to get an orbital test launch within six months and people on board within a year. In a... Read More

Top World Bank Official Tapped As New Chief at International Monetary Fund Finance
Top World Bank Official Tapped As New Chief at International Monetary Fund
2019-09-27 20:51:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Kristalina Georgieva, a Bulgarian economist and top World Bank official, has been named the new head of the International Monetary Fund. She succeeds Christine Lagarde who is stepping down to take over as head of the European Central... Read More

McHenry, Maloney Introduce Bipartisan Financial Transparency Act Finance
McHenry, Maloney Introduce Bipartisan Financial Transparency Act
2019-09-27 20:41:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Reps. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., and Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., have introduced legislation to make financial data more easily available online and less opaque. McHenry, ranking Republican of the House Financial Services Committee, said with technology playing such a large... Read More

NY’s Cuomo Announces Ban On Most E-Cigarette Flavors State News
NY’s Cuomo Announces Ban On Most E-Cigarette Flavors

NEW YORK — Amid growing reports of vaping-related illnesses and even deaths, Gov. Cuomo on Sunday announced an emergency ban on all e-cigarette flavors other than tobacco and menthol. “Vaping is dangerous, period,” Cuomo said. “It is addicting young people... Read More

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