The National Marine Fisheries Services has decided not to grant federal protection to the pinto abalone, a prized six-inch sea snail whose population has severely declined in Northern California.
On July 15th 2014, The Federal Reserve uttered the following warning to exuberant equity investors, "Valuation metrics in some sectors do appear substantially stretched -- particularly those for smaller firms in the social-media and biotechnology industries." 5 months later, Yellen Capital LP is half right... Show More Summary
(Photo: Ervins Strauhmanis) What's keeping the juice flowing to your Xbox? If you live in Philadelphia, then it may be paper money burned at power plants--literally. When the Federal Reserve office in that city takes banknotes out of circulation, it burns whatever it can't recycle. Show More Summary
Scott Tucker is a curious bird: great at running a winning race team, not so great at staying out of trouble. So, it's curious that Level 5 Motorsports is selling off a ton of equipment right after it was reported that the feds might be about to bring charges against Tucker for racketeering. Read more...
What happens to old paper money that's too worn out to be used? It's often recycled and made into everything from dog beds to packing materials. But the Philadelphia Federal Reserve office does something even more unique: They send the old currency to local power plants, where it's burned for electricity. Read more...
Federal regulators reached a settlement last week with the owners of two high-priced lenders over what they alleged were illegal debt collection practices against service members. The Virginia-based companies were featured in a ProPublica story last summer. The action by the Consumer Financial...
Five Years Ago A federal Anti-SLAPP law was introduced in Congress, and went nowhere. It's something we desperately need, and it's ridiculous that Congress hasn't taken up the issue. Various online publications were still whining about Google sending them traffic. Show More Summary
According to Gallup, the Ferguson/Eric Garner protests seem to have affected public opinion: It remains to be seen how this will be translated into policy at the local, state, and federal levels. But that can’t happen without this issue becoming … Continue reading ?
Understanding your federal income tax rate in 2015 is the first step you need to take to maximizing your income.
A court ruling brings marriage equality to Florida on January 6th, but many county clerks may continue to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The post Florida County Clerks Plan To Flout Federal Judge’s Marriage Equality Ruling appeared first on ThinkProgress.
You might think that Thomas A. Foster’s Sex and the Founding Fathers is about the sexual behavior of the men who led the American Revolution and the creation of the federal government. But take a look at the subtitle: The American Quest for a Relatable Past. Show More Summary
By Paul Kiel, ProPublica In the latest move against companies targeting military customers, federal regulators prohibit two Virginia-based lenders from suing out-of-state debtors in Virginia courts.
Is ObamaCare going to make federal income taxes even more of a headache? For some taxpayers, the answer is yes.
13th Khazar International Open Chess TournamentsDec 27, 2014Chess Association of “Gilan” province on behalf of I.R. Iran Chess Federation has the honor to invite all players from national federations to participate in the 13th Khazar...Show More Summary
Phil writes: This is kind of fun (at least for me): You would probably guess, correctly, that membership in the US Chess Federation is lower than its peak. Guess the year of peak membership, and the decline (as a percentage) in the number of members from that peak. Show More Summary
(John Hinderaker) Veronique de Rugy has performed a real service by compiling the data shown in the chart below, in a manner that I haven’t seen it before. The chart depicts per capita federal spending from 1962 to the present, broken down into three categories: discretionary, mandatory and net interest, and stated in constant 2014 dollars. Show More Summary
The German teacher, known in another life as “Julia Pink”, had worked for 17 years for Munich, Germany’s Diakonia Germany Evangelical Federal Association. But on the side she starred in hardcore porn films and last year won a ‘shooting star’ award at the Venus porn fair. She was sacked without notice after church leaders became aware [...]
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into a claim made in a call to a Texas border town police department that a Mexican organized crime cartel has kidnapped a U.S. Border Patrol agent, officials said on Friday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials added there are no reports...
Women make up 66 percent of all tipped restaurant workers, which means a federal minimum wage of $2.13 an hour, a rate that hasn't changed in two decades. That means they live in or near poverty at high rates and are vulnerable to harassment...Show More Summary
The AEI senior fellow outlines a proposed response by the federal government to the damaging cyberattack on the studio read more