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Learning From America"s Forgotten Default

Authored by Sebastian Edwards via Project Syndicate, One of the most pervasive myths about the United States is that the federal government has never defaulted on its debts. There’s just one problem: it’s not true, and while few people remember the ".....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeMay 21st, 2018

Bags of cash and stealthy deliveries: How pot start-ups pay taxes

Marijuana sales are now legal in 30 states. But the federal government has not made it easy for the owners of those businesses to pay their taxes......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 19th, 2018

Medical Marijuana Protection Included in Federal Budget Bill

The U.S. House Appropriations committee has included language in a budget bill that would prohibit the federal government from using funds to enforce federal marijuana laws in states where medical........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstMay 19th, 2018

Bags of Cash and Stealthy Deliveries: How Pot Start-Ups Pay Taxes

Marijuana sales are now legal in 30 states. But the federal government has not made it easy for the owners of those businesses to pay their taxes......»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytMay 18th, 2018

Federal sports-wagering ban overturned by U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law that bars gambling on individual sporting events in most of the country, in a ruling likely to unleash a race among the states to attract billions... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMay 14th, 2018

Texas, 6 other states sue federal government to end DACA

Texas and six other states have filed suit against the federal government in an effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which offers protections to the children of.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 2nd, 2018

Appeals court sides with states over fuel economy standards

An appeals court has said the federal government can't delay plans to more than double penalties automakers pay when they fail to meet fuel economy standards......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsApr 23rd, 2018

Mayors Are Making Decisions the Federal Government Won’t | Opinion

Why are cities important in the United States for instituting change? Metropolitan areas are where most people live and work......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 22nd, 2018

California reaches deal to send National Guard troops to the border to deal with crime

Getty Images/Sandy Huffaker California reached an agreement with the federal government that the state's National Guard troops will deploy to the border to focus on fighting transnational g.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 19th, 2018

Michael Cohen Hearing: Trump Lawyers Win Delay, Arguing "He Is the President of the United States"

The president's personal attorney sought a temporary restraining order in federal court Friday against the U.S. government......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 13th, 2018

Student loan giant sues Connecticut over its crackdown on student debt

The suit is the latest battle between states, the federal government and student loan companies......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 7th, 2018

After Nevada GOP push, Treasury changed lucrative policy benefiting one county

The successful campaign shows how political lobbying can redirect billions of dollars in federal benefits......»»

Category: topSource: washpost2 hr. 40 min. ago

These companies are expected to profit from Trump’s continued ‘zero-tolerance’ policy at the border

For some companies that have contracts with the federal government, rising detainee populations at the border could mean an increase in business......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatch5 hr. 55 min. ago

What’s the purpose of education? The Trump administration has one theory

The White House wants to merge the Departments of Education and Labor as part of a broader plan to reorganize the federal government......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatch11 hr. 25 min. ago

Report: "Group of Nine" Google engineers organized mutiny against federal security project

Earlier this year, before Google’s involvement in Project Maven was widely known, nine engineers on the company's cloud team banded together to refuse to work on a government security project, Bloomberg reports, citing four current and former emp.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournals11 hr. 55 min. ago

Feds approve Illinois" plan to protect safety-net hospitals

The federal government has approved Illinois’ pla.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribune12 hr. 10 min. ago

China state media says U.S. "paranoid" on trade

Protectionism in the United States is self-defeating and a "symptom of paranoid delusions", the official China Daily says amid escalating trade tensions between the world's two largest economies. Ryan Brooks reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reuters13 hr. 25 min. ago

Supreme Court says states can force online retailers to collect sales tax

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states have broad authority to force online retailers to collect billions of dollars worth of sales taxes, siding against e-commerce companies. Fred Katayama reports......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 21st, 2018

States set to gain billions in sales taxes after court ruling

U.S. states could reap billions in online sales tax revenue and buttress their budgets after the nation's top court ruled Thursday that e-commerce companies could be required to collect the money, even if they have no physical presence in a state......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 21st, 2018

Fannie-Freddie rise as White House proposes privatization

The Trump administration wants Congress to remove the federal charters for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as part of a plan to release the mortgage giants from U.S. control, according to a sweeping proposal for reorganizing the government released Thursday......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 21st, 2018