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Sandia Labs Wins 5 Regional Technology Transfer Awards

Sandia National Laboratories won five awards from the 2017 Federal Laboratory Consortium for its work to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. The annual FLC awards program recognizes federal laboratories and their industry partners for outstanding technology transfer achievements.

While St. Louis Faces New Protests, Ferguson Is Making 'Good Progress'

7 hours agoNews : Trending Now

ST. LOUIS ? Not far from the courthouse where a white former police officer was acquitted Friday in the shooting death of a black man, a federal judge said in a hearing that officials in the suburb of Ferguson had made “good progress” since 2014.

US stocks slip in early trading ahead of Fed announcement

U.S. stock indexes declined slightly in early trading Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest economic and interest rate policy update. Technology and financial companies were down the most. Several … Click to Continue »

Graham-Cassidy bill would cut funding to 34 states, new report shows

7 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

The measure intended to replace the Affordable Care Act would cut $215 billion from federal funding of health insurance by 2026.

Balance Sheet Wind Down Good, But Not Simple

Today the Federal Reserve is set to announce the schedule for unwinding its balance sheet. This is a step in the right direction, but it also has the potential to increase the risk of a recession. It’s past time to reduce the Fed’s balance sheet because its role in the economy is unnecessarily large. Show More Summary

Fed conflicted by weak U.S. inflation, global economic rebound

By Howard Schneider and Ann Saphir WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Caught between a lull in U.S. inflation and a stronger global economy, the Federal Reserve is expected on Wednesday to signal whether it will raise interest rates for a third time this year or back off until prices rise more briskly. Show More Summary

Gender-open science

(University of Freiburg) The Federal Ministry of Education and Research grants a new joint project with about €840,000 in funding.

Stocks mostly flat as investors await Federal Reserve news

Stocks are nearly flat in early trading on Wall Street as investors wait to hear from the Federal Reserve. Energy stocks were rising along with the price of crude oil early Wednesday. ConocoPhillips gained 1.3%. Bed Bath and Beyond plunged 17% after reporting earnings and sales that missed analysts'...

Federer, Nadal happy to play doubles, Borg to decide

Expectations are running high about the chance of seeing Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as doubles partners        

BRAZIL: Court Overturns Ex-Gay Torture Ban, Rules For Christian Activist Who Calls Homosexuality A “Disease”

8 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Guardian reports: A Brazilian judge has approved gay “conversion therapy” in a ruling which prompted widespread outrage and raised fears of a conservative backlash. Waldemar de Carvalho, a federal judge in the capital of Brasília,...Show More Summary

HI: Hawaii to Get $1.45M for Electric Buses

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz announced today that the federal government will award $1.45 million to the Honolulu Department of Transportation for the purchase and deployment of fully electric transit buses.

Shocker! This NPR Reporter Doesn’t Understand Federalism!

I know. I know. I couldn't believe it either. The post Shocker! This NPR Reporter Doesn’t Understand Federalism! appeared first on RedState.

The dollar is hovering in suspense ahead of the Fed

The dollar isn't budging ahead of the conclusion of the Federal Reserve's September meeting. The US dollar index was little changed at 91.73 at 8:48 a.m. ET. On Wednesday, the Fed is expected to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged...Show More Summary

Cassidy-Graham is a Disgraceful Sham

I have a piece in the LA Times about the latest conservative attempt to use federalism to shift responsibility for the substantively awful policies they favor: So why might Cassidy-Graham succeed where other Republican proposals failed? It thrusts responsibility on the states. Federalism has long been a valuable tool for reactionary public officials acting in […]

Former basketball player says university denied her a job for no longer identifying as gay

A former University of Southern California point guard, Camille LeNoir, alleges she was denied an assistant coaching job in the New Mexico State University athletic department because of her sexual orientation. This week, a federal judge in California decided to allow her discrimination case to advance. LeNoir’s case is proceeding just four months after Jane Meyer, the […]

L.A. County approves $3.9-million settlement for minor assaulted in juvenile hall

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $3.9-million settlement Tuesday in a federal civil rights lawsuit involving an assault on a minor at one of the county’s juvenile halls. The minor, identified in court records as J.M.M., suffered a head injury during a fight with another youth...

Augsburg captain Baier called to explain obscene gesture

The German soccer federation has opened investigatory proceedings against Augsburg captain Daniel Baier for making an apparent obscene gesture at Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuettl at a Bundesliga game        

Trial opens for American in Islamic State-linked police beheading plot

10 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to behead police officers in an effort to help Islamic State was due in court on Wednesday for the start of his trial on charges including conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism. Federal prosecutors charge that the man, David Daoud Wright, along with his...

Quad City airport using $3.3M from US to replace lighting

Quad City International Airport is receiving nearly $3.3 million in federal funds to replace lighting on a runway and plan for future needs at the western Illinois airport. U.S. Rep. … Click to Continue »

The Fed risks repeating a ghastly mistake it made right before the last 2 recessions

A decade ago this week, traders cheered news that the Federal Reserve was cutting its key interest rate by an assertive 50 basis points. Back then, the central bank was getting more worried about how borrowing costs could speed up the...Show More Summary

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