Economy

$1.2 Trillion in Risky Corporate Debt Echoes Subprime Mortgage Crisis
Economy
$1.2 Trillion in Risky Corporate Debt Echoes Subprime Mortgage Crisis

Indebted borrowers increasingly take out high-interest, adjustable-rate loans that are packaged into securities and sold to investors eager for a better rate of return. Read More

Bipartisan Bill Would Fight Digital Threats from China
Congress
Bipartisan Bill Would Fight Digital Threats from China
2019-01-19 01:07:04
by TWN Staff

This week, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives to toughen the United States’ position against national security threats posed by technology competitors like China. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Will Hurd (R-TX), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (... Read More

Kilmer/Schatz Lead Group of 22 Lawmakers in Effort to Protect Federal Workers
Economy
Kilmer/Schatz Lead Group of 22 Lawmakers in Effort to Protect Federal Workers
2019-01-18 20:23:26
by TWN Staff

This week, a group of 22 lawmakers led by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) and U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) introduced the Federal Employee Civil Relief Act. The new legislation protects federal... Read More

Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Bill
National Security
Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Bill
2019-01-04 20:42:02
by TWN Staff

On Friday, bipartisan legislation was introduced by Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Committee member Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to combat tech-specific threats to national security posed by foreign actors like ... Read More

Blue Dogs Work to Restore Fiscal Responsibility to Government
Federal Budget
Blue Dogs Work to Restore Fiscal Responsibility to Government
2019-01-04 20:41:42
by TWN Staff

This week, Democrats took back the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives following 2018's historic midterm elections. One of the first orders of business? Establish rules for the 116th Congress. H.Res.6, "A Resolution Providing for the House ... Read More

New Mexico State Speaker of the House Brian Egolf Discusses Education and Economic Priorities
Spotlight
New Mexico State Speaker of the House Brian Egolf Discusses Education and Economic Priorities
2018-12-21 21:52:26
by TWN Staff

Looking ahead to a new legislative term, The Well News had the opportunity to speak with New Mexico Speaker of the House Brian Egolf about his priorities and goals. Read More

Democrats Will Push to Restore State and Local Tax Deductions
Economy
Democrats Will Push to Restore State and Local Tax Deductions

One of the most contentious fights of the Republicans’ tax law is about to go another round. Democrats from high-tax states — including California — are preparing a new push to restore the state and local tax deduction... Read More

Big States Missing Out on Online Sales Taxes for the Holidays
Economy
Big States Missing Out on Online Sales Taxes for the Holidays

Big states such as California, New York and Texas likely will miss out on millions in sales tax revenue this holiday shopping season because they have failed to implement laws and regulations for collecting state sales tax from... Read More

US Hiring Slows to 155,000 Jobs in November
Economy
US Hiring Slows to 155,000 Jobs in November

Job growth slowed significantly in November but still was solid, indicating the economy remains in good shape but not expanding so quickly that it will lead to sharply higher interest rates. U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs last month, well below ... Read More

Trump and Leaders of Mexico and Canada Sign New Trade Pact to Revise NAFTA, But Uncertainty Remains
Trade
Trump and Leaders of Mexico and Canada Sign New Trade Pact to Revise NAFTA, But Uncertainty Remains

President Donald Trump and the leaders of Canada and Mexico signed a revision of the quarter-century-old North American Free Trade Agreement early Friday, but their ceremony did not disguise the tensions remaining or... Read More

Exploring the Future of Work
Spotlight
Exploring the Future of Work
2018-11-30 20:29:03
by TWN Staff

As the nature of work dramatically changes in the 21st century, new leaders are emerging to tackle the challenges of our shifting economic landscape. Workers are facing growing uncertainty in the labor market, and their relationship with their employers must ... Read More

Isn’t It Time We Put Borrowers First?
Opinions
Isn’t It Time We Put Borrowers First?
2018-11-27 23:39:56
by Sameh Elamawy

Silicon Valley likes to talk about disruption. From how you hail a cab to how you shop for groceries, technology developed in Silicon Valley has changed almost every part of the average American’s life. But we haven’t disrupted... Read More

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