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2016 - Campaign Finance


Recent history shows D.C. needs campaign finance reform
Amid Recall, CA Campaign Finance Agency Lifts Limits On Lawmaker Contributions
This Lawsuit in Alaska Could Upend the Campaign Finance Landscape
NCGOP accuses Gov. Roy Cooper of violating campaign finance law
Louisville GOP Councilman Scott Reed: Campaign finance allegations are '99% ridiculous'


2016 - Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders’ Jewish Problem
Bernie Sanders’ Political Revolution Is Gaining Ground
Progressives, led by Bernie Sanders, want to shift healthcare reform debate
Bernie 2020? Sanders Returning To NH Labor Day
Bernie Sanders Backtracks After Blaming Trump for Charlottesville


Trade - Trade Promotion Authority

West Blue trains stakeholders on paperless port (Ghana)
Extending Trade Promotion Authority
Give Obama trade-promotion authority
Fast-track trade authority: Has every president since FDR had it?
Democrats must give Obama trade promotion authority


Trade - Trans Pacific Partnership

New signs of life for Pacific TPP trade deal Trump nixed
How India and the US can lead in the Indo-Pacific
Media Continue to Mourn the Loss of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
The Legacy of a Century-Old War Is Reshaping Power in the Pacific
The New Trans-Pacific Partnership


Trade - Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership

The US cannot risk unilateral action on trade issues
Estonian Foreign Minister Supports a Conclusion of US-EU Free Trade Accord
Transatlantic Trade And Investment Partnership: European Opposition To The TTIP Trade Pact Worries US
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Pitfalls and Promises
Turkey and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership


Trade - Trade in Services Agreement

The Scariest Trade Deal Nobody's Talking About Just Suffered a Big Leak
Sleeping Monster: The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), Scheduling, and “Standstill” and “Ratchet” Clauses
More on the Trade in Services Agreement Thanks to WikiLeaks
US Should Support China’s Inclusion in the Trade in Services Agreement
Crafting an Innovation-Enabling Trade in Services Agreement


Misc - Kalifa Haftar

ICC warrant for Khalifa Haftar ally Mahmoud al-Werfalli - Aljazeera.com
Report: Libyan Strongman Haftar To Visit Moscow On August 12 - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Libya's PM, eastern commander commit to ceasefire, election - Reuters
Khalifa Haftar expels 12 Sudan diplomats from Libya - Middle East Eye
Amazigh Council: Khalifa Haftar's LNA is bunch of terrorist ethnic militias - The Libya Observer


Misc - Capital Flight

4 Insights for Adjusting Your Portfolio in a Rate-hike Environment
Is Trump Killing the Dollar?
Feathers will fly and capital flight likely if Government tries to pluck golden goose
More than 20 Russian regions now at third world levels economically
Stanbic Bank Uganda : Stem Capital Flight to Ease Liquidity Challenges


Misc - Debt Ceiling

What if lawmakers or Trump fail on the debt ceiling?
Why raising the debt ceiling won't be easy
US President Donald Trump faces showdown over debt ceiling
Why There Will Be No 11th Hour Debt Ceiling Deal
Looming debt limit fight rattles Wall Street


Misc - Share Buybacks

Infosys Offers to Buy Back $2 Billion of Shares as CEO Quits
Infosys announces Rs 13,000-cr share buyback
Infosys buyback: What is a share repurchase and how does it impact investors?
Infosys to buy back 11.3 crore shares at Rs 1,150 apiece, to spend Rs 13,000 crore
Infosys Board Approves Rs 13,000 Crore Share Buyback


Misc - Exxon Mobil (climate change)

ExxonMobil's Management Explains Why Investors Shouldn't Worry About Declining Production
Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) Chalking Up Volume in Session
EXXONMOBIL, KOCHS, ISRAEL PUSHING WASHINGTON TO PARTITION IRAQ AND SYRIA
Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Position Lowered by Sigma Investment Counselors Inc
Appeals panel voids Exxon pipe-risk order


Misc - Vienna Talks on Syria

Syria conflict: Iran to attend talks in Vienna
Kerry: Vienna Talks Best Hope Of Saving Syria From 'Hell'
Iran Attends Syria Peace Talks in Vienna
Vienna talks: 19 global powers to work to establish nationwide Syria ceasefire
Syria conflict: Iran to attend talks in Vienna


Portugal - Parliament

Nigerian Youth Parliament Marks International Youth Day
Energias de Portugal : EDP increases stake in EDP Renováveis
Wildfires rage on untamed in Greece, Portugal and Corsica
Bulgarian parliament to review fighter selection process
Forest fires cut off 2,000 villagers in Macao, Portugal


Portugal - Austerity

Foreign Correspondence: Why Portugal is the place to be an unashamed tourist
People must self-organize and keep up the pressure on their governments if we are to bring about radical change
Economic recovery - Portugal's pensioners receive increase
Portugal divided by austerity
Portugal rolls back austerity, how far can it go?


Greece - Public Issue Polling

Political Barometer 154, March 2016 – SPECIAL ISSUE: Attitudes of the Greek public opinion towards Greek-Turkish relations
Political Barometer 151, December 2015 – SPECIAL ISSUE: Foreign Policy – Greece and the neighboring countries
Greek elections 9/2015 – LAE’s voter demographics
Greek elections 9/2015 – The River’s voter demographics
Greek elections 9/2015 – Golden Dawn’s voter demographics


Greece - SYRIZA

Dilemmas of the radical left in a dying capitalist system
Scottish independence is still relevant
People’s QE? It’s Venezuela with Tea and Cakes
ANEL reaffirms partnership with SYRIZA but draws red lines
SYRIZA tests PASOK waters with talk of possible alliance


Greece - Alexis Tsipras

Fire-hit Greece calls off EU help as PM says conditions improve
The Latest: Reignited Portugal blaze strains resources
Greek firefighters close to containing wildfire near Athens
Stunning drone footage captures devastation of wildfire in Greece (VIDEO)
Fire-hit Greece calls off EU help as conditions improve


Greece - Yanis Varoufakis

The Wolf of Wylde Street goes to Zurich
Man Without a Country
New Sensational Details Emerge from Varoufakis Book
Clandestine meetings with 'adoring Pamela Anderson', mixed emotions over Hillary's defeat, secret love children and the ominous new project dubbed Vault 7: The VERY paranoid ...
'Step in a Sensible Direction': UK Offers Temporary Customs Union After Brexit


Greece - Euclid Tsakalotos

Greek FinMin: We don’t question data on which our program was based
Capital controls to ease
Meet Euclid Tsakalotos, the Oxford-educated economist set to become Greece's new finance minister
Tsakalotos: Government Doesn’t Question Data on Which its Program was Based
UPDATE 1-Greece says can return to bond markets even without ECB buying


Greece - Greek Parliament

Greece’s Crazy Girl, actress Zoi Laskari, passed away at 73
The Latest: Fires stretch Greek firefighting capabilities
Cyprus firefighting mission to Greece called off (PICTURES)
Greek parliament fails to elect president in first round
The Greek Parliament Closes Abruptly – SYRIZA Objects


Greece - Austerity

'Austerity causes a lot of suffering': record number of food banks report stock shortage
Austerity will help firms boost growth: Murthy
The banks have paid back the cash – so why is the government still imposing austerity?
Infosys Co-Founder Narayana Murthy Pitches For Austerity To Scale Up Companies' Growth
Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy pitches for austerity to scale up growth of companies


Greece - Helenic Insider

“Apocalyptic scenes” in northern Greece as “economic migrants” fight with ‘refugees’ over who gets to head north to Germany
The glorious EU. Greek students now forced into prostitution to buy a cheese pie or sandwich
41 years! That’s how long Turkey has been illegally occupying Cyprus and violating its airspace
While Syria (not Syriza) steals news headlines…Greek farmers stage massive protest amid EU austerity
Unemployment continues to grow is an already dreadful jobs environment in Greece
Molotovs thrown at police in Athens, mark a bizarre Syriza sponsored protest against the austerity it will enforce [Video]
The EU’s next headache is coming not from Greece but Portugal, as pro EU gov falls
Greek government is seriously considering opening a safe passage for refugees in exchange for EU cash
Amazing Infograph shows massive flow of migrants into Europe. Standing tightly together, they fit on 8 football fields
EU predicts that 3 million more migrants could arrive in Europe by the end 2017
November hits Greece with a wave of planned strikes, protests and work stoppages
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras on the EU migrant crisis…”I feel shamed as a member of this European leadership”


Greece - Macropolis

Fitch upgrades Greek rating to B-, sees debt sustainability improving
Primary cash balance posts deficit of 46 mln at end of July
Industrial turnover up by 8.1 pct in June for eighth consecutive rise
Open wounds that burn forests
Greek demographic ratios among the worst in Europe
Budget primary surplus at 3.05 bln in 7-month, above target on underspend
Grivalia Properties net profits rise to 28 million in H1
Building activity up by 45.7 pct in May, highest since Dec 2005
Eurosystem Funding
Unemployment at 21.7 pct in May after revised April figure
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Greece - Golden Dawn

Golden Dawn praises White supremacist rally in Virginia - Kathimerini
Traders Keeping Golden Dawn Minerals Inc (GDMRF) on Close Watch As Shares Move - Evergreen Caller
Golden Dawn Minerals Inc. (TSXV:GOM) versus Globex Mining Enterprises Inc. (TSX:GMX) Technicals Update: A Look ... - Aiken Advocate
CMF Value Holding Above Zero For Golden Dawn Minerals Inc (GOM.V) - Evergreen Caller
Bigots Get a Boost from the Bully Pulpit After Charlottesville - TIME


Europe - European Parliament

UK seeking to 'have its cake and eat it' says former European Parliament president Pat Cox
European Parliament could push for stronger euro clearing reforms, putting London dominance further at risk
The Privacy Case for Non-Tracking Cookies: PageFair writes to the European Parliament
Make Pakistan safe for Christians urges European Member of Parliament: Ban blasphemy laws
Watch: Francis Zammit Dimech to contest European Parliament elections in 2019


Europe - Angela Merkel

Erdogan tells German Turks not to vote for Angela Merkel
Germany’s Angela Merkel Calls for Even More Muslim Migrants
Nationalists heckle Angela Merkel as she defends her stance on refugees
Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel
Erdogan urges Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel


Europe - Jeroen Dijsselbloem

France pushes for top posts in euro zone reshuffle
EU urged to ACT: Anger grows at Italian banks bailed out with TAXPAYERS’ cash
Portugal's finance minister hopeful of Eurogroup presidency
Wanted: New head of Eurogroup (soon, maybe)
Dijsselbloem in hot water after eurozone nations 'booze and women' charges


Europe - Franois Hollande

Hollande Calls for Common Response to Terrorism Following Barcelona Van Attack
Macron PLUMMETS: French leader's ratings PLUNGE lower than Hollande as he hits 100 days
Astonishing full details reveal how lone hero Spanish cop killed FOUR terrorists - and was officer a woman?
French unemployment down to 2012 level
How Will Spain React to the Barcelona Attacks?


Europe - Wolfgang Schaeuble

Ever the Optimist
Schaeuble - ECB to quit ultra-loose monetary policy in foreseeable future
The Euro Area Is Due for a Reboot. Here's What Is Being Proposed
Germany's Schaeuble decries ECB's low interest-rate policy


Europe - Jean-Claude Juncker

Barcelona attack: EU president Jean-Claude Juncker pledges Europe-wide response to 'cowardly attack'
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker spent €25,000 on 'air taxi'
Jean-Claude Juncker’s 25.000 euros private jet jaunt
2 dead, at least 6 hurt in knife attack in Finland
Jean-Claude Juncker in Expenses Row Over £24450 Private Plane to Rome


Europe - Pierre Moscovici

Has the EU economy truly revived from the financial crisis?
EU bosses racked up ‘outrageous’ half a million Euro travel expenses bill in just two months
France says to target Airbnb 'unacceptable' tax regime
In Sign of Progress for Greece, Investors Eagerly Snap Up New Bonds
France and Germany to tackle Airbnb's 'unacceptable' tax regime


Europe - Christine Lagarde

IMF Boss Threatens to Ditch U.S. for Communist China, Again
CEEGC2017 announce more keynote speaker for the Crytocurrency Talks and the Eastern European panel
Amber Heard pokes fun at Barnaby Joyce over dual citizenship
Why IMF cut its estimates of Egyptian economy after first review?
Case Law: Mionis v Democratic Press SA, Businessman wins injunction to back libel case settlement – Media Lawyer


Europe - Mario Draghi

Draghi Confronts Crux of QE Effect in Countdown to Policy Exit
Euro claws back some ground after ECB disquiet over strength
Forex Market Outlook for the Week August 21 – 25, 2017
Report: Draghi Won’t Signal A Policy Shift at Jackson Hole
Week ahead: Not everything that happens at Jackson Hole stays there


Europe - European Business

Four tips from peacebuilders on working with young people to transform violent extremism
The destruction of an economy: What went wrong in Venezuela
Trust in the age of AI: We need cybersecurity by design
Four dangerous assumptions about human trafficking
Artificial Intelligence will transform universities
Sustainable Innovation Forum 2017
Time to bust a few myths about innovation in the Internet of things era
How to make democracy work in the digital age
Cybersecurity: The role of the board
The geopolitical landscape of Asia Pacific is changing dramatically. Heres how


Europe - eurozone

Eurozone Growth Spreads, Helped by Dutch, Italian Economies
Eurozone – Industry sentiment expected to cool slightly in August
Eurozone construction output slid in June
Brexit & Beyond: U.K.’s Post-Brexit Ireland Plan, Frankfurters Frosty to Brexit Bankers, Eurozone Growth Spreads
Climbing imports shrink eurozone trade surplus


Northern Ireland

BBC NI to broadcast Northern Ireland Open highlights on Friday and Saturday
Northern Ireland judge rejects two challenges to same-sex marriage ban
Britain seeks 'flexibility and imagination' on post-Brexit Northern Ireland border
Northern Ireland fans remember Elvis
Judge rejects landmark challenges against Northern Ireland's same-sex marriage ban


Spain - Mariano Rajoy

Spain: PM Rajoy Expresses Solidarity With Victims Of Attack In Barcelona
Trump tells Spain's Rajoy U.S. pledges support over attack
Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Mariano Rajoy of Spain
The Latest: Spanish royals visit wounded from van attack
Terror plan in Spain began with flawed explosion


Spain - Podemos

The terrorist attack in Barcelona: imperialism fuels Islamic fanaticism – socialism or barbarism!
Podemos-PSOE agreement: a historic error!
No Recovery Yet for Spain's Poor
Barcelona airport security workers defy strike-breaking by paramilitary police
Podemos divides opposition with Rajoy no-confidence motion


Spain - Ciudadanos

Barcelona and the world of football condemn deadly La Rambla attack
Spain: 4,772 political parties and counting
Two Armed Men Break Into a Restaurant in Barcelona - Reports
Van hits crowd near Las Ramblas tourist spot in Barcelona


Spain - Euro Weekly

Jet2 passenger flight from Spain to UK shadowed by military fighter jet
Spanish council takes stand in UK to attract bird watching tourists
Gibraltar observes one minute’s silence for the people of Catalonia
Sir Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89
SPAIN TERROR ATTACKS: UK’s Foreign Office issue new travel and safety advice


Spain - Catalan Independence

Catalan leaders: Barcelona attack won't derail independence drive
Spain, Home to Independence Movements, No Stranger to Terrorism
The Struggle for Catalan Independence: Quim Arrufat Speaks
Catalonia to Hold Independence Referendum Despite Terror Attacks
‘We aren’t afraid’: People in Barcelona pay tribute to victims of deadly attack


Italy - Beppo Grillo

Berlusconi in shock return: Ex-Italy PM could be KINGMAKER in election and reform EU
Bank bailout Italian style
Refugees: EU strikes deadly deal with Libyan coast guard on refugees
Beppe Grillo bids farewell to Farage parliamentary alliance
Europe struggles over Trump plan


United Kingdom - TUSC

Once more on the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
UK Far-Left Splits: SWP Leaves Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC).
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition reveal candidates for all Portsmouth wards
Trade Union and Socialist Coalition march through Oxford
Coventry Launch of Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition


United Kingdom - Labour Party

New Jewish group in Labour Party backs right to BDS
Keith Vaz re-elected to top Labour party committee
NZ’s Labour Party needs to ‘reach back into Pacific community’, says panel
NZ Labour Party should have known the seriousness of it: Bill English
Indian-Origin Keith Vaz Re-Elected To Top Labour Party Committee


United Kingdom - Brexit

U.K. Is Said Set to Give More Brexit Plan Details Next Week
Australia leads Commonwealth backlash against Theresa May’s plans to allow EU citizens to come to Britain without a visa after Brexit
The Brexit transition deal debate in an exercise in futility
‘The British Proposals re Brexit’ by Joe McVeigh
No Scottish or Welsh government assurances in post-Brexit free trade deal talks


Colombia - Labor

Colombia: Magdalena exports 12,040 boxes of bananas per hectare planted
How Trump Can Improve Nafta
Colombia: Success Story or Cautionary Tale?
Despite Colombia's measures, labor union officials' lives at risk


Special - Alien Tort Statute

Bersoum v. Abotaeta, 16 Civ. 987
Settlement Reached in C.I.A. Torture Case
ACLU settles torture case with CIA-contracted psychologists
An introduction to the Alien Tort Statute and corporate liability: In Plain English
No Corporate Liability under Alien Tort Statute?


Special - Bankruptcy

Troubled UW-Oshkosh Foundation files for bankruptcy, blaming 'flip flop' by Regents
Concord battery manufacturer declaring bankruptcy, cutting all 290 jobs
Air Berlin files for bankruptcy after Etihad pulls plug
Gown Girl: How a Miami Bankruptcy Lawyer Bailed Out Hundreds of Brides
Teresa Giudice bankruptcy settlement talks break down, lawyers charge 'bad faith'


Special - Burundi

Three killed in Burundi grenade attacks at bars
Burundi: Ecobank Employees Denounce Unfair Dismissal
Grenade attacks on bars in Burundi capital kill 3, wound 27
Nyasa BB absent coach risk the sack: Ramadan remains in Burundi
Malaria situation in Burundi shows improvement, still serious


Special - Iraq Oil Report

War in the Arab world has devastated the region’s heritage
Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign
Former Exxon advisor likely to succeed ousted Basra governor
With a wary eye on Iran, Saudi and Iraqi leaders draw closer
IS insurgency targets energy sites, interrupting oil exports


Special - Quantitative Easing

Draghi Confronts Crux of QE Effect in Countdown to Policy Exit
How the ECB Could Handle Quantitative Easing in the Months Ahead
The Legal Challenge to Quantitative Easing
Investors Need Not Fear ‘QExit,’ But It Will Lead to Higher Rates
EUR/USD Downside to Continue on Single Currency Worries


Business - Financial Transaction Tax

Aadhaar may soon be made mandatory for all financial market transactions
The Case for a Financial Transaction Tax
A US Financial Transaction Tax
Financial transaction tax could go into European budget: Schelling
Business lobbying under salience – financial industry mobilization against the European financial transaction tax


Business - Japan Economy

Japan's exports rise in July, underpin strengthening economy
Thanks to a Shopping Spree, Japan Is Looking Up. It May Not Last.
Japan trade surges in July on strong demand in China, US
India, Japan resolve to boost ties in cyberspace sector
Economic growth in Japan has soared - and beaten all expectations


Business - China Economy

Fed’s Kaplan Says Immigration Key to U.S. Economy Beating China
Experts dismiss Bannon's call for economic war with China
Is the US in an economic war with China?
Possible key to N. Korea standoff: US economic pressure on China
Trump adviser Bannon says U.S. in economic war with China: media


Business - CRB Index

Subtle Change
ICE cotton edges up, on track for second straight weekly decline
Gold And Silver: The Battle For Control
The Fed minutes and next week’s Jackson Hole outcomes are likely to be disappointing
Seasonality and North Korea weigh heavy on markets


Business - Baltic Dry Index

Don't Give Baltic Dry Index Too Much Credit
Baltic Dry Index climbs to 1169, up 14 points
Baltic Dry Index’s Rally Seems Unstoppable
Maersk upbeat on shipping outlook, faces hefty cyber attack bill
Global shipping market shows signs of rebound, says broker


Business - Shipping Watch

This week's top stories from ShippingWatch
CEO has leaned down J. Lauritzen for tough years
Rolls-Royce injects billions in fresh capital into Norwegian marine business
South Korean shipbuilders beat China in orders
Team Tankers: No improvements in weak chemical market
J. Lauritzen still strained despite improvements
Alphaliner: APM Terminals could be leaving India


Business - Shanghai Containerized Freight Index

Further declines on East-West ocean spot freight rates
Maersk results signal a liner recovery as the tide turns for carriers
SCFI falls on major trades
China Containerized Freight Index Collapses, Hits New Low


Business - Industrial Materials Price Index

Canada: Industrial product and raw materials price indexes, June 2017
China's July factory gate inflation holds steady, consumer prices ease
Canada: Industrial Product Price Index declined 1.0% in June
Industrial product and raw materials prices up: StatsCan
Industrial products, raw materials prices up in June: StatsCan


Business - Oil Export Ban

Corpus Christi Port Ramps Up After Crude Oil Export Ban Lifted
Louisiana port project could define ceiling for shale oil demand
Threat of Venezuelan Oil Ban Pits Oil Boss Hamm Against Refiners
The Crude Oil Export Ban--What, Me Worry About Peak Oil?
First U.S. Crude Oil Shipment Worth $100 Million to Reach India Next Month


Business - ECRI

ECRI Weekly Leading Index: "Womenomics Falls Short For Japan"
Pregnant Senegalese women allegedly beaten by two men on Italian bus
CANADA STOCKS-Futures lower ahead of inflation data
Researchers from Princess Grace Hospital Report New Studies and Findings in the Area of Atrial Fibrillation (Radiofrequency catheter ablation of...
Futures lower ahead of inflation data


Business - Financial Transparency Coalition

Lawmakers take first step to revealing anonymous companies in the US
Transparency in Corporate Ownership Key to Breaking India’s Financial Secrecy
We surveyed our stakeholders, and here’s what they thought
World gathers at UN, but stymies UN’s role in tax and transparency
Where should we make the rules? A look at how the UN can help tackle IFFs


Business - Corruption

Could a Democratic corruption scandal help repeal ObamaCare?
Retired colonel guilty of corruption
Correction: Mexico-Brazil Corruption Probe story
NBS Report about Corruption in Police Misleading, Says Police
Retired UAW Official Charged in Widening Corruption Probe


Business - Subprime Lending

Banks are cutting back on lending to the riskiest borrowers
Subprime auto loans dip in Q2
‘Deep’ Subprime Car Loan Delinquencies Highest Since 2007 (As Auto Dealer Offers Bad FICO Rebate!)
Don’t get too comfortable with the ‘pause’ in subprime lending


Business - JDSupra Business Advisor - Employment

Who Poked Whom First: Does a Friend Request or Social Media Invite Count as Solicitation?
OFCCP Announces “Compliance Assistance” Town Hall Meetings
Seventh Circuit Sends Police Officers’ Off-Duty BlackBerry Claims to Spam Folder
Minnesota AG files lawsuit against pension advance companies
Ninth Circuit: Procedural Violations Can Meet Standing Test
Federal Government Does About-Face on Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements in Employment Contracts
DOL Temporarily Shuts Down OSHA Injury Reporting Portal Because of Possible Data Breach
Life University Sued By EEOC for Race Discrimination and Retaliation
Total Eclipse of … Liability?
High Time for Massachusetts Employers to Consider a Marijuana Use Policy
The Washington Supreme Court Addresses Meal Break Claims
Changes to Foreign Affairs Manual and Developments in the Adjudications of Nonimmigrant Visas Signal Increased Scrutiny of Visa Petitions
How To Be Happier at Work
OSHA and Workplace Violence: What Contractors Need to Know
Department of Labor Releases a Request for Information Seeking Public Comment on Overtime Regulations
The State AG Report Weekly Update
NIOSH Report Highlighting Second Decade of Research Agenda Includes Nano Developments
Top Five Proactive Ways for Start-Ups to Avoid HR Nightmares
Third Circuit Holds No Need to Warn Under WARN ACT Unless Circumstances Causing Layoff Are Probable
Discrimination claims against Bass Pro result in $10.5 million settlement and serve as reminder to other employers
Lehman Ruling Sets Stage For Future Subordination Contests
UPenn Study Finds that GOP Plan to Cut Immigration Will Lower America’s GDP
Don’t Let a Legal Claim Eclipse This Solar Event
DOL Fiduciary Rule Status Update for Fraternal Benefit Societies
Product Liability: Consumer Expectation and Risk Benefit


Business - JDSupra Business Advisor - Finance

SFC (the “Commission”) Expresses Concern over Irregularities in Asset Management Activities
SFC Proposes Rules and Code for Open-Ended Fund Companies
SEC Report Asserts Cryptocurrency Tokens Are Securities Under US Law
Forecast: Abundance of Potential New Rulemaking From the CFPB
Minnesota AG files lawsuit against pension advance companies
CFPB issues reports on student loan repayment and repayment assistance programs
NAFTA Renegotiations – Are You Prepared for Changes in Supply Chain Operations and Market Growth Planning?
U.S. Withholding on Synthetic Trades over U.S. Equities—Further Delay of Full Implementation Until 2019 (Notice 2017-42)
Seventh and Ninth Circuit Decisions Provide Guidance on the Concrete Injury Analysis Required Under Spokeo
CFPB creates online form for regulatory questions
2017 EY Survey Reports Steady Increase in Voluntary Audit-Related Disclosures
Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review
Court Holds That Former Broker Did Not Owe Fiduciary Duties To Client Regarding An Investment
The easiest mistake most 401(k) plan sponsors make
Incubate Illinois and Other Chicago Tech Resources
Court Enters Verdict for Bank of New York Mellon in Ohio RMBS Trustee Litigation
AFRICA - A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion: Tunisia
From the Top In Brief - July/August 2017
Third Circuit Holds No Need to Warn Under WARN ACT Unless Circumstances Causing Layoff Are Probable
Financial Services Weekly News - August 2017 #3
SEC Issues Risk Alert To Improve Cybersecurity Readiness
DOL Fiduciary Rule Status Update for Fraternal Benefit Societies
The Entrepreneurs Report - H1 2017
The Sequel to the Global Financial Crisis Is Not the CLO! (Ok, Not Yet)
Alleged FCRA Violation Sufficiently Concrete for Article III Standing, Ninth Circuit Holds in Spokeo II


Business - LIBOR

Replacing LIBOR: The Countdown Begins - Forbes
Loans 'ignored' in Libor talks — so far - American Banker
Breakdown: Killing Libor is a long, messy business - Reuters
Breakdown: Killing Libor is a long, messy business - Reuters - Reuters
Ex-traders accused of Libor manipulation end legal action against Barclays - FinanceFeeds (blog)


Business - Volcker Rule

Biggest banks prefer full Volcker Rule repeal, but a rewrite would do - MarketWatch
Wall Street Regulators Are Set to Rewrite the Volcker Rule - Bloomberg
Trump is taking big steps to unravel rules designed to prevent another financial crisis - Quartz
Volcker Rule a regulatory beast in need of taming - The Hill (blog)
Regulators begin review of Volcker Rule - American Banker


Business - FCPA

FCPA May Prove Dull Weapon In China Trade Enforcement - Law360 - Law360 (subscription)
FCPA, CEOs and risk assessments - Compliance Week (subscription) (blog)
Vantage Drilling International Announces Closing of FCPA Investigation by the DOJ - Power Engineering Magazine
2nd Circ. Throws Wrench Into FCPA Enforcement - Law360 (subscription)
Halliburton, the FCPA, and effectiveness - Compliance Week (subscription) (blog)


Business - Markit

Week ahead economic preview
UK labour market strength generates only meagre wage growth
UK inflation holds steady, but further squeeze on households likely
Week Ahead Economic Preview
Strong performances for European Pharma & Biotech and Transportation sectors
Developed world powers steady global upturn and jobs growth at start of Q3
Week Ahead Economic Preview
China Composite PMI signals firmer start to third quarter but still no signs of jobs growth
PMI surveys show Japan’s economy slowing at start of Q3
Global manufacturing sees strong start to Q3, though output growth slows


Business - Foreclosure News

Eva Tapia joins Servicelink as SVP of foreclosure operations - HousingWire
Land around Schlitterbahn back on foreclosure list - KRISTV.com ... - KRIS Corpus Christi News
'RHONJ' star Jacqueline Laurita's home back in foreclosure, up for ... - NJ.com
Paterson hosting foreclosure prevention classes - North Jersey - NorthJersey.com
Local foreclosure filings tick up in July, reversing recent trend - Winston-Salem Journal


Business - Insider Trading

Seven Charged in Insider Trading Ring Linked to Bank of America Leaks - Fortune
Accused Fraudsters Deny BofA Insider Trading Scheme - Law360 (subscription)
DryShips: Insider Trading? - Seeking Alpha
Insider Trading Case Boosted By SEC's New Data Tools - Law360 (subscription)
Ex-Foley & Lardner Partner Denies Insider Trading Charges - Law360 (subscription)


Business - Collateral Transformation

Insurers still have concerns with amended Emir rules - insuranceERM
At a time when cost efficiency has become the new world order and regulations are strangling firms, outsourcing ... - GlobalCustodian.com (subscription)
Euronext launches new collateral and liquidity management service - HedgeWeek
The growing need for collateral management at buy-side banks - Consultancy.uk
Special Report - Securities Services: Collateral transformations - IPE.com (registration)
Examining the collateral and liquidity challenge: Derivatives in the insurance industry - Risk.net
A handy collateral deck - FT Alphaville
Liquidity Risk Is Very Real And Really Not That Hard To Spot And Define - Seeking Alpha
Keler Hungary to join Target2-Securities - Budapest Business Journal
Outsourcing Collateral Management Can Be a Mixed Blessing - Institutional Investor (subscription)
Securities lending in 2016 and beyond - securities lending times
Collateral shortfall: mountain or molehill? - FTSE Global Markets
Synthetic finance gains traction - securities lending times
Security services - The Economist
Is this the most simultaneously interesting and underpaid trading job in an investment bank? - eFinancialCareers


Business - KPMG

Can KPMG survive Gupta deeds? 'Not just auditors; wedding ... - BizNews
​KPMG, Atlanta partner settle SEC charges for $6.2 million - Atlanta Business Chronicle
KPMG hit with $6.2m penalty - Independent Online
Wells Fargo's auditor KPMG comes under renewed scrutiny as scandals continue - San Francisco Business Times
Another day, another KPMG scandal; even unforgiving clients have ... - BizNews


Business - Transfer Pricing

Chevron settles landmark Australia case on transfer pricing - Financial Times
Voices IRS mandates transfer pricing reporting - Accounting Today
Transfer Pricing Developments in Malaysia - Lexology (registration)
Worldwide: Transfer Pricing Times: US Tax Court Rules In Favor Of Amazon In Latest Transfer Pricing Case - Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
People on the move: KPMG hires team of transfer-pricing vets - Accounting Today
Hong Kong to introduce transfer pricing, tax dispute resolution, country-by-country reporting legislation - MNE Tax
Martin, Horowitz, and Gomes leave McDermott for KPMG's US transfer pricing practice - MNE Tax
Branch Report: The Future of Transfer Pricing - JD Supra (press release)
Countries intentionally misinterpret transfer pricing guidelines on risk to increase tax revenue, US official asserts - MNE Tax
Diego Costa: Chelsea are pricing me out of Atletico Madrid move - Goal.com
Hong Kong braces for increase in transfer pricing disputes - Transfer Pricing Week
Speedwell seeks to automate weather risk transfer pricing - Artemis.bm (blog)
Ireland Explains Transfer Pricing Documentation Rules - Tax-news.com
Saturday Papers: Infosys chief resigns after stand-off with founders - Citywire.co.uk
Transfer news live updates: Liverpool guaranteed £80m in Philippe Coutinho offer, Chelsea laugh off Diego Costa row - The Independent


Business - New York Federal Reserve

NY Fed raises US third-quarter GDP growth view above two percent - Reuters
Fed Officials Confront New Reality: Low Inflation and Low Unemployment - New York Times
Subprime auto loans dip in Q2 - Automotive News (subscription) (blog)
The Federal Reserve Moment - New York Sun
Dudley reinforces Fed expectation of US inflation rebound - CNBC


Business - US Attorney - Southern District of New York

US Attorney Candidate for Manhattan: A Canny Mind With Humor - New York Times
ZTO EXPRESS SHAREHOLDER ALERT BY FORMER LOUISIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL: KAHN SWICK & FOTI, LLC ... - MarketWatch
Dozens Snared in Huge NY Gang Bust; Federal Racketeering ... - NBC New York
Amid Delays, Politics Leave US Attorney Prospects in Limbo | The ... - The American Lawyer
Trump considering Giuliani law partner for US attorney in New York: report - The Hill


Business - Global Economic Growth

Global Economy Looks Set for a Year of Faster, Firmer Growth ... - Bloomberg
More upside seen for commodities amid global economic recovery - EJ Insight
Oil is not going away for decades- if ever - FreightWaves (blog)
RAM revises Malaysia's economic growth forecast to 5.4pct - New Straits Times Online
Commentary: Slowing China remains engine of global economy ... - Xinhua


Business - Protectionism

US is the real trade protectionist, and we will 'highly likely' win any legal dispute, China media says - CNBC
Steve Bannon May Be Leaving the White House, but His Worst Ideas Will Live On - Slate Magazine (blog)
Beijing warns Washington as US launches probe of China's IP practices - Economic Times
US formally initiates investigation of China despite worries about potential harms to bilateral trade ties - China Daily
Spotlight: With trade protectionism, more benefits? Not so, experts say - Xinhua


Business - Price Fixing

India's Mistake In Cutting Knee Implant Costs - Price Fixing Simply Doesn't Work
Uber wins US court appeal to push price-fixing case to arbitration
Auto Bearings Supplier Ends Price-Fixing Claims For $3.2M
Local wristband/lanyard maker plead guilty on price fixing charge
Uber wins U.S. court appeal in price-fixing case


Business - Earnings

Floyd Mayweather net worth explained: His earnings, who sponsors him, how much will Conor McGregor fight make?
Earnings Preview: Deere & Co. Opens The Books For Fiscal Q3 On Friday
Wal-Mart earnings: Some analysts say traffic has fallen, others say it has grown
BRIEF-Deere & Co Q3 earnings per share $1.97
Cisco Earnings: What to Watch


Banks - Janet Yellen

Former Fed official warns Yellen: 'You will be remembered as having said yes to this president'
Stability concerns focus at Fed ahead of Yellen speech
Fed’s Yellen to Headline Annual Jackson Hole Policy Conference
Yellen to talk financial stability at Jackson Hole symposium
Week Ahead - Yellen and Draghi at Jackson Hole to Take Centre Stage in Quiet Data Week


Banks - Stanley Fischer

Stanley Fischer, Fed vice-chair, on the risky business of bank reform
Will Goldman Sachs Alum Gary Cohn Take Over the Fed Next Year?
U.S. Dollar Setups Ahead of Jackson Hole: EUR/USD, GBP/USD
Fed’s Fischer says move to unwind bank regulation ‘dangerous’
Fed’s Fischer attacks moves to unwind regulations


Banks - Jerome Powell

DIARY-Top Economic Events to Nov 2
The Fed Wants to Make Life Easier for Big-Bank Directors
New Bank; Wholesale Products; LIBOR and ARM Investor News
How to Fix Libor Pains
Fed’s Powell predicts further inflation rises


Banks - Daniel Tarullo

SEC study undercuts motivation for Trump effort to ease banking rule
Should-Read: Economist: Who will be the next chair of the Federal Reserve?
Outside Bank Directors Take Note: Could Regulators’ Expectations Be Changing (Again)?
Tarullo Says Weak Inflation Clouding Fed's Rate-Hike Outlook
Top Federal Reserve official resigns as bank deregulation looms


Banks - Lael Brainard

Fed Shouldn't View Productivity as an Exogenous Factor
Most Fed officials support a move towards unwinding the $4.5 trillion balance sheet at 'an upcoming meeting'
Euro Dips Further After ECB Flags FX Overshoot In Minutes
Fed’s Brainard says rates can rise ‘soon’
USDJPY Surges After Brainard Says "Rate Hike Likely Appropriate Soon"


Banks - HSBC

5 things to know about money laundering - CBS News - CBS News
Banks keep sting in the curly little tail - The Australian
Why Corrupt Bankers Avoid Jail - The New Yorker
Behind HSBC's US retail banking turnaround - American Banker
Growing calls for a bank royal commission - The Sydney Morning Herald


Banks - JP Morgan

Investing In JPMorgan For The Long Term - Seeking Alpha
JPMorgan says market wrong, Fed is in play for December rate hike - CNBC
US pension funds sue Goldman, JPMorgan, others over stock lending market - Reuters
City Council group urges JP Morgan Chase to ditch Trump advisory council as other CEOs flee theirs - New York Daily News
JPMorgan CEO on Trump - DSNews.com


Banks - Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs Sells Off $75 Million in Spotify Shares (Report) - Variety
Goldman Sachs has ascended to the top of a different kind of ranking — and it's poised for a big payoff - Business Insider
Goldman Sachs says chances of corporate tax reform not good - New York Post
Black Jewish Exec Sues Goldman Sachs For Race And Religious Discrimination - Forward
Pensions Accuse Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Et Al Of Being ... - Dealbreaker


Banks - Citigroup

Shale Will Beat OPEC as US Oil Thrives at $40, Citigroup Says - Bloomberg
Ex-Citigroup Analyst Defeats FINRA Charges Over Tips - Law360 (subscription)
Is Mike Mayo Right About Citigroup? - Motley Fool
Taking a Fresh Look at Citigroup Inc. (C) | StockNewsJournal - StockNewsJournal
Family Management Corp Buys Amgen Inc, Walt Disney Co, Citigroup Inc, Sells Starbucks Corp, ... - Nasdaq


Banks - Bank of America

Bank of America Corp (BAC) Stock Is at Risk to Secular Technology Trends - Investorplace.com
Deutsche Bank, Bank of America settle agency bond rigging lawsuits - Reuters
Can Bank of America Corp (BAC) Stock Get Out of This Rut? - Investorplace.com
How Bank of America's travel credit card compares to the Sapphire ... - Business Insider
Three Bank of America locations to close in November - 13WMAZ


Banks - Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo's scandal damaged their credit scores. What does the bank owe them? - Washington Post
Wells Fargo board should hire a real outside investigator - San Francisco Chronicle
Bank Stock Roundup: Inflation & Policy Matters Dominate, Wells Fargo, KeyCorp in Focus - Yahoo Finance
Wells Fargo's Attempt At Redemption: Scandal-Plagued Lender Names Former Fed Official As Chair - Forbes
Wells Fargo shows erosion of corporate accountability under Trump - CNBC


Banks - Bank of England

Bank of England: tallow traces to remain - printweek.com
Bank of England agents issue car finance warning - Financial Times
Bank of England doves consolidating power - LeapRate
The Bank of England will keep using animal fat in its new notes — despite outrage from some vegans - Business Insider
Bank of England staff walk out in first strike action for 50 years - CNBC


Banks - Barclays Bank

Barclays bank in Caldicot is set to close - South Wales Argus
Barclays disruption: online banking goes offline and Barclays Stockbrokers changes log-ins - Telegraph.co.uk
Barclays customers to be locked out of online banking - AOL UK ... - AOL UK
FDIC sues Barclays, RBS and other banks over Libor - Financial Times - Financial Times
I'd kill to be the CEO of…Barclays Bank - City A.M.


Banks - Standard Chartered

MOVES- ING, Standard Chartered, Stifel - Reuters
Standard Chartered expects $20m Brexit relocation cost - BBC News
Kweku Bedu-Addo to take helm of Standard Chartered in Southern Africa - Business Day (registration)
Standard Chartered: Ringgit still undervalued after earlier-than ... - The Edge Markets MY
MOVES- MUFG, Maven Capital, Standard Chartered - Reuters - Reuters


Banks - Nomura

Philippines poised to sustain growth after 'solid' Q2: Nomura - ABS-CBN News
Nomura on the pound and Brexit negotiations - Business Insider - Business Insider
Nomura India's Neeraj Gambhir in race for RBI deputy governor post ... - Moneycontrol.com
Nomura India Fund Reaches $3.6 Billion as Japan Bets on Modi ... - Bloomberg
Nomura Needs More International Affairs - Bloomberg


Banks - Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank says it will replace US chief with stock trading head - CNBC
Wynn Resorts shares jump after Deutsche Bank says concern over China business overdone - CNBC
Deutsche Bank to beef up trade finance in emerging markets - Reuters - Reuters
Two bravest still fight for justice over 2007 Deutsche Bank blaze ... - New York Daily News
Democrats Renew Push to Probe Deutsche Bank Russia Scandal - Bloomberg


Banks - Royal Bank of Scotland

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (LSE:RBS): Does It Need To Change Executive Pay Structure? - Simply Wall St
RBS to issue polymer £10 banknote in October - BBC News
Royal Bank Of Scotland: The Royal Redemption - Seeking Alpha
World's biggest banks face £264bn bill for poor conduct - The Guardian
RBS to bring Silicon Valley to Edinburgh - Finextra - Finextra (press release)


Banks - Bank of New York Mellon

Mario Gabelli Comments on Bank of New York Mellon Corp - GuruFocus.com
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK): What's the Story? - StockNewsJournal
BNY Mellon to Reschedule Investor Day | 08/14/17 | Markets Insider - Markets Insider
Bynane v. The Bank Of New York Mellon, 16-20598 (5th Cir. 08/04/2017) - Texas Lawyer
BNY Mellon Results Renew Focus on Rival Northern Trust's Lackluster Quarter - Wall Street Journal (subscription)


Banks - State Street Bank

State Street to Bitcoin Bull: Blockchain Boss Leaves to Launch Crypto Startup - CoinDesk
State Street Corporation - Receive News & Ratings Daily - BBNS
State Street (STT) Reaches $92.12 After 6.00% Up Move; Kidder Stephen W Decreased Helmerich & Payne (HP ... - NormanObserver.com
Eastern Bank Has $11.66 Million Position in State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) - BNB Daily (blog)
Authorities say Attleboro man who allegedly grabbed woman, assaulted police may have been on synthetic marijuana - The Sun Chronicle


Banks - Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Chinese banks battle slowing loan growth, default risks loom - Reuters
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd (1398.HK) Price Holds Above Ichimoku Cloud - Aiken Advocate
Hong Kong shares join global retreat, but end week up on solid earnings - Reuters
China Banks Upgraded to Overweight - Barron's
Mild Rebound Called For China Stock Market - Nasdaq


Banks - Banco Santander

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Banco Popular Español SA by Banco Santander - EU News
Banco Santander (Brasil) SA's (BSBR) Management on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha
Moody´s affirms all of Banco Santander's ratings - Moodys.com (press release) (subscription)
Banco Santander – Chile ADS (NYSE:BSAC) Stock Traded Well Above Its 50 Day Moving Average - Modern Readers
Banco Santander-Chile's (BSAC) on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha


Banks - Mitsubishi UFJ Financial

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MBFJF) Shares Tick Down -0.79% - Stock Press Daily
Japan's Biggest Bank Is Hiring in Saudi Arabia - Bloomberg - Bloomberg
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MTU) Holds Negative Momentum As Price is Below the Cloud - Financial Newsweek
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MBFJF) Moving 1.61% in Session - Clayton News
Awesome Oscillator Trending Downward For Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MTU) - Evergreen Caller


Banks - Bundesbank

Bundesbank says Germany saved €240bn from low interest rates - Financial Times
Bundesbank Dombret: European recovery is sustained and robust - ForexLive
Tower envy: Frankfurt may be home to one central bank too many - POLITICO.eu
Germany refers QE challenge to EU court - MarketWatch
Bundesbank fordert Kontrollrechte für Bankenaufsicht nach Brexit - Handelsblatt


Banks - Societe Generale

Societe Generale: EURUSD quietly summoning up the energy for a push to 1.2000 - ForexLive
Societe Generale woos customers with 'Aben Wo Ha' promo - GhanaWeb
Societe Generale CEO Interview - Q2 2017 Results (Video) - PR Newswire (press release)
Stock Buybacks Are Plunging and That Should Fire Off Several Warning Signs - TheStreet.com
BRIEF-Iridium says entered into supplemental agreement with Société Générale, as BPIAE agent - Reuters


Banks - Credit Suisse

Qatari Sovereign Wealth Fund Reduces Stake in Credit Suisse - Bloomberg
Credit Suisse still negative on Zoe's Kitchen - Seeking Alpha
Credit Suisse Bans Trades in Some Venezuela Debt Amid Crisis - Bloomberg
Credit Suisse Downgrade Pound Sterling Targets vs Euro and Dollar, Cite Brexit Strategy and Economy - Pound Sterling Live
Credit Suisse reports 78% profit surge as assets under management hit record - CNBC


Banks - UBS

Fired UBS Adviser Reignites Palm Beach Scandal Over Rich Widow - Bloomberg
UBS, Stung by China Defections, Rehires Chin From Retirement - Bloomberg
NFL ratings could fall again this season: UBS report - Yahoo Finance - Yahoo Finance
The pound is 'extremely undervalued' right now, according to UBS ... - MarketWatch
Pilotless planes could save airlines $35 billion, UBS says - CNBC


Banks - New Development Bank (BRICS)

President Zuma To Launch BRICS New Development Bank: 10 Buzz Facts
New Development Bank to benefit Africa, says Zuma
Russia’s office of BRICS New Development Bank to be launched after 2019
New BRICS bank plans $1.5 bn lending for South African projects


Banks - Asian Bank

Asian Development Bank finds new climate finance stream
Asian Development Review: Volume 34, Number 2
ADB / GCF to finance renewables in Asia
Asian Development Bank Appoints Samuel Tumiwa as Director for Afghanistan
2 missing, 1,000 houses submerged in Parsa flash flood


Banks - World Bank

World Bank: Expect funding fall
JOBS IN NIGERIA: World Bank Fresh Job Recruitment (4 Positions)
ARGENTINA: World Bank Authorizes Loans For More Than US$ 400 Million
A World Bank Group Solar Program May Unlock 1.2GW of Utility-Scale Projects in Emerging Markets
ARGENTINA: World Bank Pledges US$ 2 Billion To Help The Country


Rent Seeking - SIFMA

SIFMA Revamps Website - Planadviser.com
SIFMA Study: Costs of Fiduciary Rule Compliance Exceed $4.7 Billion - Barron's
New SIFMA study shows how fiduciary rule is impacting retirement savers - Financial Regulation News
SIFMA says it supports standard of conduct for brokers in comments to SEC - Financial Regulation News
SIFMA Statement On Confirmation Of CFTC Chairman And Commissioners - Exchange News Direct


Rent Seeking - FINRA

Attorney blasts Finra after regulator loses insider trading case - InvestmentNews
Finra expels Hallmark Investments and bars CEO for fraud - InvestmentNews
Former Wells Fargo rep expelled for blowing off FINRA probe - Bank Investment Consultant
FINRA hearings: Who decides who's an expert? - Financial Planning
Finra bars former AXA rep for failure to appear at hearing - InvestmentNews


Miscellaneous - International Arms Sales

German arms sales to Saudi Arabia
The Snail in the Arms Race
U.S. Arms Sales and Defense Trade
UK court rejects bid to halt Saudi arms sales
Arms Control and International Security: U.S. Arms Sales and Defense Trade


Miscellaneous - Deepwater Horizon

Houston firm's plan moves ahead to become first to drill in Arctic waters - Dallas News (blog)
Taxable Settlements 101: BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill - Legal Examiner
Is Cowboys' long, strange trip ending or just beginning? - ESPN (blog)
Tick Tock: Deadline Nears for Public Comment on Offshore Drilling - Public News Service
Awards - The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper


Miscellaneous - Annie Doukan

The moment Boston state chemist is arrested for faking criminal drug test results casting doubt on 34,000 convictions
How a lab chemist went from ‘superwoman’ to disgraced saboteur of more than 20,000 drug cases
Annie Dookhan, chemist at Mass. crime lab, arrested for allegedly mishandling over 60,000 samples
For Mass. lab chemist Annie Dookhan, an unlikely road to scandal
Annie Dookhan could be paying for her crimes for a long time: Judge awards $2.1-million judgment to one of her victims


Miscellaneous - Sergeant Robert Bales

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales Came to Hate 'Everyone Who Isn't American' - NBCNews.com
Guilty Plea by Sergeant in Killing of Civilians - New York Times
The life of a devil's advocate - Crosscut
Sgt. Robert Bales: Details emerge on soldier charged with killing Afghan villagers - Christian Science Monitor
US Identifies Army Sergeant in Killing of 16 in Afghanistan - New York Times


Miscellaneous - Shootings

San Francisco Shooting: Gunman Kills 3, Then Self at UPS Facility - NBCNews.com
Man dies after shooting, chase ends in front of Cook County Courthouse - WLS-TV
14-year-old boy wounded in shooting in Pilsen: 'We got up and ran as fast as we could' - Chicago Tribune
2 PA state troopers shot, suspect killed in Fayette County shooting - WPVI-TV
Two killed in shooting at Skyway bowling alley overnight - KOMO News


Miscellaneous - Social Security

How Trump is secretly blowing up social security right now...
5 Biggest Social Security Changes You Need to Know About
One Simple Step Can Guard against a New Phone Scam from Callers Claiming to be a Social Security Employee
Get Live Insights into Your Social Security Benefits
How You Can Grow Your Social Security Benefits Beyond Retirement Age


Miscellaneous - Social Security Works

On Social Security’s 82nd Birthday, America Faces A Choice
Let’s Wish Medicare And Medicaid A Happy Birthday By Fighting To Protect And Expand Them
Statement on the Trumpcare Motion to Proceed Vote
Social Security Works Opposes the OPEN Act
Fact Sheet on 2017 Social Security Trustees Report


Reference - GovTrack

H.Res. 497: Urging the Vice President and the Cabinet to fulfill their duties pursuant to Section 4 of the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
H.R. 3656: To amend title 38, United State Code, to provide for a consistent eligibility date for provision of Department of Veterans Affairs memorial headstones and markers for eligible spouses and dependent children of veterans whose remains are unavai
H.R. 3661: To establish a program to award prizes for the development of innovative, environmentally safe solutions for reducing, mitigating, and controlling harmful algal blooms, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3659: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exception to percentage of completion method of accounting for certain residential construction contracts.
H.R. 3662: To provide duty-free treatment for the sale of used yachts, and for other purposes.
S. 1761: An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disabili
H.Con.Res. 77: Condemning fear-mongering, racism, anti-Semitism, bigotry, and violence perpetrated by hate groups.
H.R. 3653: MyRA Act
H.R. 339: Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act
H.R. 3648: Vested Employee Pension Benefit Protection Act