India health story is glass half full: Bill Gates

“Technology has helped improve the human condition. Our lifespan is better than 200 years ago — electricity, transport, better seeds, vaccines for things like measles, and other childhood diseases. Overall, I am a believer that most technologies can be shaped to have more benefits than negatives,” said Bill Gates in an interview to TOI. Please … Read moreIndia health story is glass half full: Bill Gates

Beltway Buzz, November 15, 2019

Friday, November 15, 2019 DACA at SCOTUS.  On November 12, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument in a series of cases challenging President Donald Trump’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in September 2017. DACA, which began in 2012, provides work authorization and protection from deportation to individuals brought to … Read moreBeltway Buzz, November 15, 2019

Women Like Technology Work. It’s Time to Hire More of Them

If women have the chance to stay in their tech jobs and advance in their careers, many of them will find they’ll enjoy the work they do, reap the rewards of their labor and find a suitable work/life balance, reveals a Capital One survey that examines why women stay in tech jobs and why they … Read moreWomen Like Technology Work. It’s Time to Hire More of Them

Bolivia Proves that Latin America Cannot Exit the American Empire

Bolivia Proves that Latin America Cannot Exit the American Empire Paul Craig Roberts Jeanine Anez, one of the Bolivian Spanish elite, has declared herself the President of Bolivia. She is one of the elite allied with Washington who accused Evo Morales of rigging his reelection. But the CIA’s Bolivian lackeys who forced Morales to resign … Read moreBolivia Proves that Latin America Cannot Exit the American Empire

Sitharaman hints at rescuing bleeding telcos

“I want no company to shut operations. I want everyone to be up and running. Not just telecom sector, my wish is…all sector(s) be able to do business…and survive,” said Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and added that the govt has taken the same approach in Telecom sector as well. With massive losses, the sector is … Read moreSitharaman hints at rescuing bleeding telcos

Looking to close Essar Steel deal soon: L N Mittal

After waiting on the fringes of India’s steel sector for 13 years, business tycoon L N Mittal is set to make it to the centre stage with the acquisition of Essar Steel. After the Supreme Court approved Mittal’s resolution plan for the bankrupt Essar Steel on Friday, he said he is “looking forward to closing … Read moreLooking to close Essar Steel deal soon: L N Mittal

Impotent Republicans Are a Joke—the Democrats Don’t Take Republicans Seriously, by Paul Craig Roberts

With the entirety of the presstitute media endeavoring to turn second-hand hear-say into an impeachable offense, do not expect to hear any contrary news. Such as: This on Zero Hedge: Adam Shifty Schiff involved in illegal sodomite drug den EXPOSED: This on Infowars: NBC MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT, FRIEND OF ADAM SCHIFF ARRESTED FOR SEXTING 9-YEAR-OLD: Please … Read moreImpotent Republicans Are a Joke—the Democrats Don’t Take Republicans Seriously, by Paul Craig Roberts

U.S. Department of Labor Joins Departments of Health and Human Services and Treasury to Improve Price and Quality Transparency in Healthcare

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia issued the following statement regarding the Administration’s latest Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), aimed at increasing price transparency in healthcare through a combined effort of the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury: “Today’s proposal outlines a path towards greater openness and transparency in our … Read moreU.S. Department of Labor Joins Departments of Health and Human Services and Treasury to Improve Price and Quality Transparency in Healthcare

SC paves way for Mittal entry in Essar Steel

The Supreme Court on Friday cleared the takeover of Essar Steel by global metals magnate LN Mittal’s ArcelorMittal after a protracted legal battle, which will pave the way for banks to recover Rs 42,000 crore in dues and oust the Ruias, once among the most powerful business families in the country. Please follow and like … Read moreSC paves way for Mittal entry in Essar Steel

Don’t Let China’s State-Owned CRRC Build NYC’s Subway, State Lawmakers Say

As Congress continues to work on legislation to ban China’s government-owned, controlled or subsidized companies from receiving U.S. tax money to build rail cars and buses, local lawmakers are taking on the issue in their own states. The latest instance is in New York, where state Assemblymember Michael Cusick (D) is teaming up with state … Read moreDon’t Let China’s State-Owned CRRC Build NYC’s Subway, State Lawmakers Say

Amazon’s Heavy Recruitment of Chinese Sellers Puts Consumers at Risk

Editor’s note. Dangerous Chinese products brought to you by Amazon. Enabled by section 321 de minimis rule that allows higher value tariff free imports than any country in the world. And which CBP has determined takes precedence over Sec 301 China tariffs. https://www.prosperousamerica.org/the_problems_posed_by_e_commerce_without_borders The e-commerce platform has included banned, unsafe, mislabeled products. One reason: It … Read moreAmazon’s Heavy Recruitment of Chinese Sellers Puts Consumers at Risk

Economists lower forecasts for US GDP growth, but job gain estimates remain marginally up

The outlook for US economic growth over the next four quarters looks weaker now than it did three months ago, according to the Survey of Professional Forecasters released today by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Forecast growth in real GDP was revised downward in today’s report from last quarter’s survey. Forecasters now expect real … Read moreEconomists lower forecasts for US GDP growth, but job gain estimates remain marginally up

Economists lower forecasts for US GDP growth, but job gain estimates marginally up: Survey of Professional Forecasters

The outlook for US economic growth over the next four quarters looks weaker now than it did three months ago, according to the new Survey of Professional Forecasters released today by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Forecast growth in real GDP was revised downward in today’s report from last quarter’s survey. Forecasters now expect … Read moreEconomists lower forecasts for US GDP growth, but job gain estimates marginally up: Survey of Professional Forecasters

California Trucking Association challenges AB 5 in lawsuit

The California Trucking Association and two California independent owner-operator truck drivers this week filed an amended complaint with the US Southern District Court seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against the employment test codified in California’s Assembly Bill 5, which was signed into law in September. The new test denies a significant segment of the trucking … Read moreCalifornia Trucking Association challenges AB 5 in lawsuit

California Trucking Association lawsuit challenges AB 5

The California Trucking Association and two California independent owner-operator truck drivers this week filed an amended complaint with the US Southern District Court seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against the employment test codified in California’s Assembly Bill 5, which was signed into law in September. The new test denies a significant segment of the trucking … Read moreCalifornia Trucking Association lawsuit challenges AB 5

Companies focus spending on new hires, not existing workers, resulting in historic pay compression

Amid a tight labor market, companies in recent years have committed substantial sums to recruiting new hires; as a result, the wages for younger workers – a proxy for new hires – have risen sharply, according to The Conference Board. An imbalance between spending on new hires and existing workers has resulted in historic pay … Read moreCompanies focus spending on new hires, not existing workers, resulting in historic pay compression