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News & Updates
January 16, 2019 SEC brings charges in connection with hack of its financial systemSource: Engaget
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that it is bringing charges against a Ukranian hacker for breaking into the agency's corporate filing system to access nonpublic information. The SEC is also...
January 16, 2019 EPA criminal action against polluters hits 30-year low under TrumpSource: NBC News
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show.
January 16, 2019 WHAT IF MOST AMERICANS DON'T CARE THAT DEEPLY ABOUT TRADE?Source: BBN Times
...recent public opinion polling uniformly reveals that, first, foreign trade and globalization are generally popular, and in fact more popular today than at any point in recent history; second, a substantial portion of the...
Research & Insights
December 18, 2018 Cybersecurity failures raise threat of 'deadly missile attacks,' Pentagon watchdog saysSource: NBC News
Cybersecurity lapses as basic as neglecting to encrypt classified flash drives and failing to put physical locks on critical computer servers leave the United States vulnerable to deadly missile attacks, the Defense Department's...
December 12, 2018 Warming and melting Arctic has 'cascading effects' around the globe, 2018 Arctic Report Card saysSource: Accweather
The environmental changes in the Arctic underscore why NOAA continues to invest in Arctic research and activities, which improve the nation’s economic competitiveness, national security, and the sustainable management of natural...
November 29, 2018 Brexit will make UK worse off, government forecasts warnSource: BBC
The UK will be poorer economically under any form of Brexit, compared with staying in the EU, new government analysis suggests.
Commentary & Opinion
Source: The Guardian
The confrontation between MPs and ministers that consumed Westminster today... was caused by the convergence of the immensity of Brexit
January 11, 2019 What to Expect from the US-China Trade WarSource: MarketRealist
“I think there’s a very good chance that we will get a reasonable settlement that China can live with, that we can live with and that addresses all of the key issues. And to me those are immediate trade. That’s probably the...
Federal Reserve officials acknowledged that the policy path ahead is “less clear” after approving an interest rate hike at their most recent meeting.
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