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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday acknowledged his government had made covert contingency plans in case Greece was forced out of the euro, but rejected accusations he had plotted to take the country back to the drachma.
July 31, 2015 Magid: Concerns raised about cybersecurity billSource: Mercury News
A controversial cybersecurity bill working its way through Congress has raised concerns not just of civil liberties groups but also of some leading scientists and security experts who worry that it could be counterproductive
PC World - They will work with the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and the îNational Institute of Standards and Technologyî (NIST), described as foundational research and development agencies....
July 31, 2015 Ag ministers repeat call for U.S. to end COOL
Leader Post - The îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) ruled in 2012 that COOL was discriminatory to Canadian hog and beef exports. A final ruling by the WTO in May 2015 reaffirmed that the U.S. COOL measure is...
July 31, 2015 Beijing wins election to host 2022 Winter OlympicsSource: USA Today
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Beijing defeated Almaty, Kazakhstan, in a vote of the International Olympic...
July 30, 2015 50 years later, how Medicare changed AmericaSource: PRI
Few programs have had so much impact on lives of ordinary Americans as Medicare. But what seems like a mundane program has actually been controversial during much of its 50-year history. And the law that was signed on July 30,...
The U.S. federal government can stay below its legal limit on borrowing until at least late October and likely do so a little longer than that, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Wednesday.
Source: NY Times
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve remains on track to raise interest rates later this year, and perhaps as soon as its next policy meeting in mid-September, as economic growth continues to meet its expectations.
July 29, 2015 Fed expected to push ahead with rate hike planSource: Reuters
The Federal Reserve is expected on Wednesday to point to a growing U.S. economy and stronger job market as it sets the stage for a possible interest rate hike in September. The U.S. central bank is scheduled to issue its latest...
July 29, 2015 Investors support national legislation mandating corporate disclosures on trafficking and slavery risksSource: The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, a coalition of 300 investors with assets under management of over $100 billion, Calvert Investments and Christian Brothers Investment Services, applaud Congresswoman Carolyn...
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