Defendant Who Conspired to Murder U.S. Soldiers Sentenced to 26 Years Imprisonment

Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Faruq Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa was sentenced to 26 years imprisonment to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release by United States District Judge Roslynn R. Mauskopf for his role in conspiring to murder U.S. soldiers in Iraq. ‘Isa pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiring to kill … Read moreDefendant Who Conspired to Murder U.S. Soldiers Sentenced to 26 Years Imprisonment

Former CEO of Two U.S. Government Contractors Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Government Documents

The former CEO of two U.S. government contractors pleaded guilty today to falsifying documents in an effort to increase his companies’ competitiveness, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John F. Sopko. Please follow and like us:

Environment and Natural Resources Division Releases Accomplishments Report for FY2018

“I am pleased to share the 2018 accomplishments of the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the United States Department of Justice,” said Assistant Attorney General Jeffery Clark.  “The Division achieved many impressive enforcement successes in fiscal year 2018, and I am immensely proud of the hard work of our extraordinary and dedicated attorneys and … Read moreEnvironment and Natural Resources Division Releases Accomplishments Report for FY2018

Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on the Closing of Its Investigation of the Louisiana Health Service & Indemnity Co.–Vantage Holdings Inc. Merger

“After a thorough investigation of the proposed transaction, and after working with the Louisiana Attorney General’s office and the Louisiana Department of Insurance, the Antitrust Division determined that the combination of Blue Cross and Vantage is unlikely to result in harm to American consumers.” Please follow and like us:

RBA Untroubled By Mortgage Arrears {Gasp}

The RBA’s Jonathan Kearns, Head of Financial Stability Department spoke to the Property Council. He said that the share of banks’ housing loans in arrears is now back around the level reached in 2010, the highest it has been for many years. But arrears are still well below the level reached in the early 1990s … Read moreRBA Untroubled By Mortgage Arrears {Gasp}

Dwellings Fell By $172.7 Bn In March Quarter To $6.6 Bn

Residential property prices fell 3.0 per cent in the March quarter 2019, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Through the year growth in property prices fell 10.3 per cent in Sydney and 9.4 per cent in Melbourne. Adelaide (0.8 per cent) and Hobart (4.6 per cent) are the only … Read moreDwellings Fell By $172.7 Bn In March Quarter To $6.6 Bn

RBA Minutes – 4.5% Unemployment Target Means More Rate Cuts Ahead [Never Mind Savers!]

The RBA released their minutes today which clearly signals further rate cuts ahead as they drive toward to goal of 4.5% unemployment – the latest magic figure when wages will start to rise. Savers be dammed, to try and get household spending up. International Economic Conditions Members commenced their discussion by noting that the data … Read moreRBA Minutes – 4.5% Unemployment Target Means More Rate Cuts Ahead [Never Mind Savers!]

State Department cuts new funds to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, pending immigration fixes

published 2019-06-17 19:53:01 by Gregg Re The State Department announced Monday it will cut new foreign aid to the “Northern Triangle” countries — Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador — unless their governments take “concrete action” to stem the flow of migrants towards the United States. The aggressive move came less than two weeks after the Trump administration … Read moreState Department cuts new funds to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, pending immigration fixes

State Department cuts new funds to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, pending immigration fixes

The State Department announced Monday it will cut new foreign aid to the “Northern Triangle” countries — Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador — unless their governments take “concrete action” to stem the flow of migrants towards the United States. The aggressive move came less than two weeks after the Trump administration reached a last-minute deal with Mexico, … Read moreState Department cuts new funds to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, pending immigration fixes

How the Reserve Bank would make quantitative easing work

From The Conversation. With its official cash rate now expected to fall below 1% to a new extraordinarily low close to zero, all sorts of people are saying that the Reserve Bank is in danger of “running out of ammunition.” Ammunition might be needed if, as during the last financial crisis, it needs to cut … Read moreHow the Reserve Bank would make quantitative easing work

Guatemalan migrants vow to keep trying to reach US border after Mexico ramps up pressure

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala — President Trump’s effort to reduce illegal immigration is showing results far south of the border, with Mexico and Guatemala stepping up efforts to deter and detain the surge of migrants from Central America. Mexico claims to have deployed 791 new immigration agents and promises some 6,000 National Guard to its southern … Read moreGuatemalan migrants vow to keep trying to reach US border after Mexico ramps up pressure

Guatemalan migrants vow to keep trying to reach US border after Mexico ramps up pressure

published 2019-06-17 17:07:02 by William La Jeunesse TECUN UMAN, Guatemala — President Trump’s effort to reduce illegal immigration is showing results far south of the border, with Mexico and Guatemala stepping up efforts to deter and detain the surge of migrants from Central America. Mexico claims to have deployed 791 new immigration agents and promises … Read moreGuatemalan migrants vow to keep trying to reach US border after Mexico ramps up pressure

Search on for missing Indian-American scientist

NRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, June 17, 2019: The Sacramento community is rallying around the family of an Indian-American scientist who went missing on June 10. Vijay Kumar, 57, was last known to be at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center, wearing a blue plaid collar shirt and blue jeans. The Sacramento Sheriff’s office is … Read moreSearch on for missing Indian-American scientist

NYTimes: New Border Surge Originating From Central Africa

Mon, Jun 17th 2019 @ 4:08 pm EDT As the humanitarian and security crisis at the U.S. southern border shows no signs of slowing down, reaching record high levels not seen in over a decade, the U.S. may be facing another surge. However, this one does not originate from Central America; instead, it comes from … Read moreNYTimes: New Border Surge Originating From Central Africa

The Black Working Class Was Hit Especially Hard by Factory Job Loss and Industrial Flight

If you’ve visited the Internet sometime over the past two-and-a-half years, you almost certainly have come across a diner story. You know the one. A reporter from a big fancy news outlet with its headquarters in New York City or D.C. flies out to a working-class town in Ohio or Michigan or Pennsylvania or maybe even Wisconsin and … Read moreThe Black Working Class Was Hit Especially Hard by Factory Job Loss and Industrial Flight

International Staffing Company to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Chicago-based Staff Management | SMX (SMX), which provides temporary employees to the light-industrial sector worldwide, has agreed to pay a female former employee $50,000 and furnish other relief to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. Please follow and like us:

Our So-Called Foreign Policy: Time to “Lead from Behind” on the Gulf?

It sounds like a global nightmare scenario like those described in Cold War thrillers like “Fail Safe” – Middle East militants from someplace start attacking shipping in the Persian Gulf, through which a third of the world’s oil supplies flow, and the international economy teeters on the brink of total collapse. Except such attacks are … Read moreOur So-Called Foreign Policy: Time to “Lead from Behind” on the Gulf?