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Ask RiotACT: So, the GST is Going to Increase…?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Can anyone answer some of these questions in relation to what appears an almost certain increase in the GST from 10% to 15% : 1) If the prices of goods/services rises, will not the law of demand hold true and generally, sales will decrease? How will that affect projected revenue raised? 2) If tax payers/families/fixed income recipients/self [...]

WA: Ferries Leaving Service to Replace Engines

Nov. 24--BREMERTON -- Kitsap Transit will remove the Carlisle II and the Admiral Pete from foot ferry service, one at a time, starting Tuesday, for engine replacement. The smaller Admiral Jack and General Chesty will provide two-boat servi

Uber announces Safety Advisory Board to help reduce the risk of rides

One of the biggest challenges in Uber’s skyrocketing growth to a multi-billion dollar on-demand service is mitigating the risk associated with each ride. While the ‘gig economy’ in general maintains a gray area of liability when it comes...Show More Summary

Do 30 Minute Flights Get More Over The Top Than This?

It goes without saying that US airlines don't exactly excel when it comes to service on shorthaul flights. Non-US airlines are generally a bit better, though not across the board. In shorthaul business class on European airlines youShow More Summary

Transit agencies moving over to make room for ride-share services

A cease-fire is emerging between mass transit and an array of "sharing services'' in Chicago, a striking change from when public officials searching for solutions to traffic gridlock generally bowed to a simplistic formula advocated by the transit agencies: Train and bus, good. Car, bad. Taxicab,...

The Army goes off-roading with a hydrogen Chevy Colorado

General Motors is working with the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center on a hydrogen fuel cell Chevrolet Colorado that will enter Army service. Continue reading The Army goes off-roading with a hydrogen...Show More Summary

SEIU targets Republicans on immigration with Spanish-language ads

It's never too early to start priming voters for the general election and that's exactly why the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and iAmerica Action are releasing a new ad campaign Thursday targeting the GOP on the anniversary of President Obama's executive actions on immigration. Show More Summary

When A Flight Attendant Is Nice To Passengers But Rude To Crew

While I'm a big fan of the "big three" Gulf carriers, in general my preference is for Emirates and Etihad over Qatar. Emirates and Etihad crews are hit-or-miss, though I've had some fantastic service experience on both airlines. Most...Show More Summary

Attorney Dixon Dern Re-ups For 40th Year With TV Academy

Dixon Q. Dern has renewed for his 40th year as outside general counsel to the Television Academy. He has provided counsel on all of the Academy's legal matters and business negotiations during his decades of service with the organization. Dern,...Show More Summary

Massachusetts Favors Regulation Of Daily Fantasy Sports Over Flat Ban

Massachusetts believes that meaningful consumer protections make more sense than prohibiting FanDuel, DraftKings, Yahoo and the like from providing their daily fantasy sports services. Massachusetts State Attorney General Maura Healey has delivered a set of proposed regulations, which would craft a legal landscape that allows for daily fantasy sports to survive.


IT’S BEEN A PROBLEM FOR MANY, MANY YEARS, BUT IT SEEMS TO HAVE GOTTEN MUCH WORSE: Roll Call: Lawmakers Hit Secret Service on ‘Disturbing’ Culture. On Sept. 30, the agency’s inspector general released a report confirming that Secret Service employees accessed and circulated House Oversight and Government Affairs Chairman Jason Chaffetz’s 2003 application for a […]

Labor Union to Start ‘Substantial’ Ad Campaign Hitting Republicans on Immigration

The ads by the Service Employees International Union are tied to the anniversary of President Obama's executive actions on immigration and offer a glimpse of how Democrats might attack Republicans on the issue during the general election.

A Congressman Wants to Censor the Internet to Thwart ISIS’ Digital Strategy. Horrible Plan.

Everyone is concerned about how the Islamic State communicates, both in general and to orchestrate violent acts. The attacks in Paris have motivated fresh debates weighing the privacy and safety implications of digital services that encrypt communications but do not provide backdoors for law enforcement. Show More Summary

Yahoo has been dragged into New York's investigation of daily fantasy sports (YHOO)

Yahoo is the latest company to be involved in the New York State Attorney General's investigation of daily fantasy sports sites. In July, Yahoo launched a daily fantasy sports service that allows users to win cash prizes. Now it has received a subpoena from the New York AG, according to a report in the New York Times citing an anonymous source. Show More Summary

Procurement Saint: What Would Thomas Stemberg Think About the Staples-Office Depot Merger?

Categories: Category Intelligence (Indirect), Industry News, M&A, Services and Indirect Spend Tags: General News, L1 In the heated exchanges over the pending Staples and Office Depot merger, which is still in limbo based on Federal Trade...Show More Summary

Millennials Transforming the Traditional Workplace Into a More Dynamic One

Categories: Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Talent Management Tags: General News, L2 Services procurement professionals should start thinking about the enormous generational shift approaching. Show More Summary

The Death of the Traditional Debt Relief Industry for Now

Recently a couple of statements from people I know inside the debt relief industry have struck me. It seems there is a general lack of understanding why it is getting harder to sell debt relief services. Some blame the Consumer Financial...Show More Summary

Stop Goldman Sachs from Acquiring GE Capital

In August of this year, news broke that Goldman Sachs plans to acquire certain assets and liabilities of GE Capital Bank, as General Electric downsizes its financial services division. Under the proposed transaction, Goldman would obtain around $16 billion of deposits. Show More Summary

TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

This week's most popular articles included a helpful how-to guide for artists looking to use Snapchat, David Lowery's request that the New York Attorney General investigate Spotify, and why the streaming service could vanish overnight without anyone caring, as well as much more. Spotify Could Go Away Overnight And No...

Homeopathy on the Ropes

The British National Health Service (NHS) is considering blacklisting homeopathy prescriptions from general practitioners. While this would have an overall small effect on the homeopathy market, it is politically potentially very significant. Show More Summary

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