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Kenyan police assault journalists investigating corruption

Nairobi, April, 20, 2015--Two journalists were beaten by officers from Kenya's paramilitary police wing, the General Service Unit (GSU), at a cattle ranch in southeastern Kenya on April 18, according to news reports. Nehemiah Okwembah, from the privately owned daily Nation, and Reuben Ogachi, a cameraman for the privately owned...

Last Chance to Register for New Model, Technology Procurement Webinar Tomorrow!

Categories: Procurement Commentary, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Technology Tags: General News This is your last chance to register for tomorrow’s webinar, Procurement as a Service, or “Virtualization” – New Model (and New Technology Platform) Required. Show More Summary

More than lip service is needed to fix the primary care shortage

America faces a serious shortage of primary care doctors. The reasons are not hard to understand. Lower income is the most important factor.  Adult primary care doctors (general internal medicine physicians and family medicine physicians) earn on average $100,000 or so less per year than specialists do. Our income is much greater than that of […]

Watch: Surgeon General Tells Elmo to Get Vaccinated

Newly appointed Surgeon General Vivek Murthy teamed up with Elmo to promote vaccines amid concern from the Departmetn of Health and human Services that declining vaccination rates across the country could lead to the resurgence of preventable diseases. Show More Summary

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Joins Forces With Elmo To Promote Vaccinations

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and the Department of Health and Human Services enlisted the help of Elmo on Friday to encourage Americans to get vaccinated. Murthy revealed a 30-second public service announcement with the Muppet Friday...Show More Summary

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Joins Forces With Elmo To Promote Vaccinations

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and the Department of Health and Human Services enlisted the help of Elmo on Friday to encourage Americans to get vaccinated. Murthy revealed a 30-second public service announcement with the Muppet Friday...Show More Summary

GM counting on high-speed Internet services in car to drive profits

By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - Buyers of General Motors Co vehicles will increasingly be able to use in-car mobile broadband systems to book hotel rooms, cut deals on driver insurance, pay for data usage and conduct a host of other transactions. Show More Summary

Jeb to Senate Republicans: Confirm Lynch

By NICHOLAS SALAZAR Talk Radio News Service WASHINGTON – Jeb Bush is calling on Senate Republicans to confirm President Obama’s nominee for attorney general, Loretta Lynch, a position that conflicts with many in the conference who have vowed to obstruct efforts to do so. Show More Summary

Pension funding and weak economy lead to the 9th credit agency down-rating

Yesterday Moody's Investors Services downgraded New Jersey's General Obligation bonds to A2 from A1. Other bonds have also been lowered one notch. Moody's says, "The outlook is negative." This action represents the 9th time credit agencies have lowered our bond ratings. Show More Summary

Tetra Tech Wins $35M Remediation Contract

Tetra Tech says the District of Columbia Department of the Environment has awarded the company a $35 million general environmental services contract that includes technical support services related to the assessment and remediation of...Show More Summary

George Lucas Tells Little Boy That He Can Get Married and Still Become a Jedi

4 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Although the rule has not always been enforced, in general, Jedi aren't supposed to be married. They're supposed to live celibate lives of contemplation and service. This came as dismal news to 7-year old Colin Gilpatric. He wants to become a Jedi, but he'd also like to get married and have kids. Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: Oil Supplies Stall, And Is It A Bird? A Plane? What Will New USPS Vehicle Be?

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Oil inventories barely increased last week, pushing the price of oil up today. And, 15 suppliers are competing to create the next US Postal Service vehicle, which could be anything from a battery-powered car to a high-tech drone. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news. (Read more...)

Staffing Firms: When Services Procurement’s Past Collides with the Future

Categories: Analysis, Learning / Research, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Tags: General News In this brand new, FREE research from Spend Matters, Jason Busch, founder and managing director, shares why he believes staffing firms will increasingly divvy up overall contingent market share with alternative models. Show More Summary

Blame Canada: Why U.S. Banks Aren't The Best Bet To Buy GE Capital

General Electric's planned divestiture of its financial services arm GE Capital could be an opportunity for Canadian banks to expand in the U.S. and further diversify from their local market, which is facing headwinds ranging from a falling currency and slowing economic growth, to concerns over a real estate bubble amid a sharp drop in commodity prices.

Following New Fuel Surcharge Changes, FedEx Announces Record Earnings

Categories: Guest Post Tags: General News, Guest Posts, NPI Spend Matters welcomes this guest article by Jim Haller, program director of transportation services at NPI, a spend management consultancy, focused on eliminating overspending on IT, telecom and shipping. Show More Summary

European Commission Sends Statement Of Objections To Google For Abusing Its Dominant Position In Search Market

The European Commission today announced that they have sent a Statement of Objections to Google alleging the company has abused its dominant position in the markets for general internet search services in the Europe. Their complaint is that Google systematically favored its own comparison shopping product in its general search results pages.   EU Commissioner […]

European Commission Starts Formal Investigation Against Google In Relation To Android OS

In addition to sending its Statement of Objections to Google alleging the company has abused its dominant position in the markets for general internet search services in the Europe, European Commission has started the in-depth investigation that will focus on whether Google has breached EU antitrust rules by hindering the development and market access of […]

Wall Street stands to lose a lot with the GE Capital spinoff

General Electric is spinning off its financial services unit, GE Capital, and with it will go a huge chunk of business for Wall Street. The multinational conglomerate had been, until now, Wall Street's best corporate client, forkingShow More Summary

Feds to Probe Impact of Generic Drug Price Increases on Medicaid

the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services says it will conduct a new review of generic drug price increases on the Medicaid drug rebate program.

Marlin Equity Partners snaps up cybersecurity firm Fidelis

The investment firm is taking over Fidelis from General Dynamics with the intention of creating a new advanced threat defense service.

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