As far as I was concerned, bible-thumping social conservatives were like obedient robots. When Uncle Sam called them to arms, heels clicked and hands met temples. When the preacher demanded chastity, zippers ascended toward belt-buckles. Show More Summary
Bank of America settles mortgage claims with Uncle Sam for $9.7B in cash, $7B in consumer relief.
How dumb is this comment cartoon from Chris Riddell which appeared in The Observer at the weekend. The underlying message is, of course, that John Bull and Uncle Sam have created the situation whereby Sunni jihadists are gleefully murdering...Show More Summary
Many stocks these days seem to live and die by their most recent quarterly results. What if I said I found a stock whose customers are virtually guaranteed not to go out of business, a client that
The biggest complaint about the U.S. tax system is that it gives Uncle Sam too much of our money. There are lots of contenders for the next biggest tax complaint. One, however, is getting special attention right now. It's the dissatisfaction with the Internal Revenue Code's worldwide reach. Show More Summary
Uncle Sam’s program for giving veterans extra points in the hiring process is complex, confusing and difficult to understand, according to a Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) report released Tuesday. To give you an idea of what federal hiring managers face, consider this opening paragraph from the report: “The laws and regulations regarding the preferences […]
The use of tear gas by Missouri law enforcement has caused a run on gas masks in the St. Louis area. Local residents, reporters, and video production crews are making last minute calls to places like Uncle Sam’s military surplus only to find out that gas masks, gas mask filters, and bullet proof vests are all sold out. Show More Summary
Special Forces Sergeant Bill “Buck” Turgidson took a knee behind a sand berm, at an undisclosed location in the scrappy northern Iraqi desert. “Old Mr. ISIS is a clever fighter,” said the hardened veteran, “but even though Uncle SamShow More Summary
By Shreyas Patel: Insurance float is a concept that Warren Buffett has clearly explained as a source of enduring value for Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE:BRK.A). However, there are other sources of float that are becoming more important to Berkshire over time, but are not well understood by investors. Show More Summary
Uncle Sam wants you, but in a housing role instead of a military uniform. After years of slowed hiring and budget freezes, the Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to add 1,000 positions across the country. HUD has about 8,000 federal employees right now. The new openings are with field offices of HUD’s Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity […]
By Matthew Harwood, TomDispatch Welcome to a new era of American policing, where cops increasingly see themselves as soldiers occupying enemy territory, often with the help of Uncle Sam’s armory, and where even nonviolent crimes are met with overwhelming force and brutality.
In which we rate the best and worst in Uncle Sam's fitness uniforms, camouflage, and tattoos policies.
On Tuesday, the second day of this week's three-day US-Africa Leaders Summit, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon shared the main stage with the CEOs of General Electric and Dow Chemical. Sitting on a panel moderated by Bill Clinton, he talked...Show More Summary
Well, I’ll tell you. Or you can go to the source here. But if you just ate, you might want to think twice about following that link, or reading any further. Here’s the “bad news” chart: Yep, that’s right: last year, the total was over $2,007,500,000,000. For those not used to looking at numbers […]
Right down the street in my town of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, a mother was cuffed and taken away from her home due to her 7-year-old son's walk to the Sportsman's Park, a popular place for baseball, swings and monkey bars. Single mother...Show More Summary
If ever Under the Dome needed to totally bring it, it was this week. You don't just end on a Lost-style hatch shot without having something big in store. And there was something big — for Uncle Sam, at least. Everyone else, and the overall mythology of the series? Still... More »
Everyone is watching the Supreme Court to see whether it will accept the petition challenging the federal subsidies in the 36 states that refused to set up an exchange, forcing Uncle Sam to do so. But, notes Reason Foundation Senior Analyst...Show More Summary
The chain inked a deal to rent a 5,600-square-foot retail space on Fifth Avenue according to a report.
Seriously, poppy seeds? There's a requisite amount of flame-broiled hype mixed up in all of this, but something called Uncle Sam Fast Food, a Beijing-based Chinese hamburger chain, will open its first U.S. location at 307 Fifth Avenue in NoMad by the end of this year. Show More Summary