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Government Shutdown Cost US Economy at Least $6 Billion, Analysis Says Economy
Government Shutdown Cost US Economy at Least $6 Billion, Analysis Says

President Donald Trump’s pointless government shutdown came to an end — but it cost the U.S. economy at least $6 billion, according to an analysis by S&P Global Ratings. Read More

Tax Preparers Warn Your Refund May Be Smaller Than Usual This Year. Here’s Why In The News
Tax Preparers Warn Your Refund May Be Smaller Than Usual This Year. Here’s Why

Doing your taxes isn’t just about placing the correct numbers in the boxes of a form and then, as many hope, collecting a refund. There’s also how you feel about your taxes. “It’s a very emotional transaction,” ... Read More

LA May Charge Drivers by the Mile to Cut Congestion Transportation
LA May Charge Drivers by the Mile to Cut Congestion

For years, Southern California lawmakers have tried to steer clear of decisions that make driving more expensive or miserable, afraid of angering one of their largest groups of constituents. But now, transportation... Read More

White House Acknowledges Shutdown Could Freeze Economic Growth Economy
White House Acknowledges Shutdown Could Freeze Economic Growth

In a downward shift, the White House acknowledged Wednesday the partial government shutdown could stifle economic growth. White House officials during the 33-day shutdown have tried to dismiss economists’... Read More

The Rubio Doctrine: US Recognition of New Venezuelan Leader Is Florida Senator’s Work Foreign Affairs
The Rubio Doctrine: US Recognition of New Venezuelan Leader Is Florida Senator’s Work

Marco Rubio’s efforts to increase international pressure on Nicolas Maduro’s regime, and to push the Trump administration to take a tough stance on Venezuela, has paid off big. President Donald Trump on Wednesday... Read More

Parents, Students Celebrate Return to Routine as LA Teachers Head Back to Class Education
Parents, Students Celebrate Return to Routine as LA Teachers Head Back to Class

Los Angeles teachers and union staff returned to school Wednesday morning, hours after voting on a contract agreement with the Los Angeles Unified School District that put an end to a strike that spanned six school... Read More

FBI Agents Association Details How Shutdown Is Hindering Investigative Work National Security
FBI Agents Association Details How Shutdown Is Hindering Investigative Work

Federal terror investigations are being irreparably harmed, informants in drug cases compromised and lives put at stake as the government shutdown grinds on, according to a group of frustrated FBI special agents. Read More

Bost, Lawson Introduce Bipartisan House Bill Agriculture
Bost, Lawson Introduce Bipartisan House Bill
2019-01-23 02:06:51
by TWN Staff

This week, bipartisan lawmakers Al Lawson (D-FL) and Mike Bost (R-IL) introduced the Veterans’ Agricultural Apprenticeship Act to make more United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) apprenticeships available to veterans. The Veterans’ Agricultural Apprenticeship Act instructs the USDA... Read More

Democratic Senators Move to Protect Dreamer Data Immigration
Democratic Senators Move to Protect Dreamer Data
2019-01-23 01:59:27
by TWN Staff

On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) led a group of Senate Democrats in reintroducing the Protect DREAMer Confidentiality Act of 2019, a bill to safeguard the private information—such as addresses and telephone numbers—of the young immigrants ... Read More

$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

A Regional Push to Clean Up Cars, Trucks and Mass Transit Transportation
A Regional Push to Clean Up Cars, Trucks and Mass Transit

As power plant emissions decline in the Northeast, a group of East Coast states is targeting another source of greenhouse gases: cars, trucks and mass transit. Read More

Furloughed Federal Workers’ Health Coverage Intact Health
Furloughed Federal Workers’ Health Coverage Intact

Joseph Daskalakis’ son was born New Year’s Eve, a little more than a week into the current government shutdown, and about 10 weeks before he was expected. Oliver ended up in a specialized neonatal intensive care unit, the only one ... Read More

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