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Quickies: IRS Scams, Flu Shot Myths, and Changing Human Experimentation Rules

Categories: Quickies A Controversial Rewrite For Rules To Protect Humans In Experiments – “To protect people participating in medical research, the federal government decades ago put in place strict rules on the conduct... (Read more...)

The middle-class economic squeeze is not about rising federal taxes

Policymakers and candidates for office have reacted to rising inequality and near-stagnant wages in recent decades by promising to either cut or hold the line on federal taxes for “middle-class” families (and they tend to define “middle-class” awfully liberally, often lumping in those with incomes higher than 98 percent of American households).

Tougher oversight for super in sight

The federal government is gaining ground in bid to see greater oversight of super sector.

FTC closes investigation into UFC business practices (again)

ZUFFA, parent company of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), is not running a mixed martial arts (MMA) monopoly, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), despite all sorts of claims to the contrary. The investigation, re-opened...Show More Summary

Russia Enters ExoMars Program to Save Mission After US Exit

Russia saved the ExoMars program aimed at exploring the Martian environment from closing when the United States exited the research, Sergei Savelev, a deputy head of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), said Wednesday.

Congress Members Demand Action on NIH’s Chimpanzee Retirement Plan

After NIH's announcement that it will send all federally owned chimpanzees to sanctuaries, two members of Congress are making sure the agency keeps its promise. The post Congress Members Demand Action on NIH’s Chimpanzee Retirement Plan appeared first on PETA.

When The Fed Raises Rates…

The U.S. Federal Reserve had announced the possibility of a rate hike this year after almost seven years. Interest rates had been kept at close to zero for the past few years, with the aim of stimulating growth in the U.S. economy, that had been stalled in deep recession, and widespread unemployment. Show More Summary

Here come home prices ... (ITB, XHB, PKB, HOMX, FLM)

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) will release its latest data on US home prices at 9:00 a.m. ET. Economists forecast, according to Bloomberg, that the house price index rose 0.4% in September. In August, the index rose 0.3%....Show More Summary

Overzealous Federal Energy Regulators Threaten To Harm Market Efficiency

FERC has argued that the judiciary’s role should be to defer to FERC—in effect, to allow it to be judge, jury and executioner.

Greece's Football Federation Building Evacuated After Bomb Threat

The Hellenic Football Federation Athens offices were evacuated due to a bomb threat, according to local media.

These Children Are Suing The Federal Government Over Climate Change

2 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

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NOx fixes confirmed for VW Group diesel engines

The Volkswagen Group has confirmed the recall work required to address the NOx emissions on its EA 189 diesel engines, with the required fixes expected to take less than an hour. Presented to the Federal Motor Transport Authority in Germany, the updates so far concern the 1.6 and 2.0-litre four-cylinder Euro 5 diesel engines, and […]

Morning Wrap: A Judge's Guantanamo Criticism | Tweeting-Lawyer Awaits Possible Sanction

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth questions the government over delays in reviewing Gitmo cases. A Barnes & Thornburg partner apologizes for tweeting photos from a federal trial—and now awaits a possible sanction. And an anonymous jury will sit in the Freddie Gray case in Baltimore. This is a daily roundup from ALM and other publications.       

These Children Are Suing The Federal Government Over Climate Change

Twenty-one children are taking the federal government to court over its inaction on climate change.

Futures higher ahead of spate of U.S. economic data

By Abhiram Nandakumar (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Wednesday ahead of a flurry of data that could help sway the Federal Reserve's decision on whether to raise interest rates next month. Worries aboutShow More Summary

Boy Scouts Bow to Liberals, Likely to Start Taking Girl Members

The Boy Scouts are allowed by Federal Title IX law to exclude girls from their ranks. BUT..just how long will that last? It seems that changing fundamentals is the new

A decade in, DHS program to detect bio-threats may not be able to detect bio-threats, auditors say

More than a decade after the Department of Homeland Security began a program to fight biological terrorism, “considerable uncertainty” remains over whether the system can reliably detect biological threats, a new federal audit says. The report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office is the latest blow to DHS’s BioWatch system, the agency’s marquee post-Sept. 11, […]

Tippets: Salmon Night Vision, Putin Shelves Zhupanova River Dam, Napa Steelhead Recovery, Saltwater Fish Protection

6 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Scientists have discovered that salmon, along with other freshwater fish and amphibians, can supercharge their eyes in order to give them the ability to be able to see red and infrared light. Via Tech Times. Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin … more ?

Russia imports less and less pork

Russia continues to decrease the volume of pork imports. Between January and September 2015 pork imports amounted to 237,200 tonnes, which is 24.3% less than in the same period in 2014, according to data provided by the Federal State Statistics Service in Russia.

Federal Bureau of Investigation selects Aimpoint Micro® Sights for use by elite teams

Chantilly, VA – November 24, 2015 – Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in electronic red- dot sighting technology, has announced that The post Federal Bureau of Investigation selects Aimpoint Micro® Sights for use by elite teams appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

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