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US economy now on 'sound footing': Fed's Mester

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The US economy is on “sound footing”, a hawkish Federal Reserve official said on Monday in a speech that cautioned against asking the central bank to solve problems beyond its control such as low productivity growth. 306 more words

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Fed's Yellen spars with lawmakers on regulation, economy

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In often contentious, marathon testimony lasting nearly four hours, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen defended the Fed’s role in helping the US economy to rebuild after the worst crisis since the Great Depression, pointing to the solid job creation and growing incomes. 635 more words

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Feds, states square off in court over Trump travel ban

SAN FRANCISCO, CA/February 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — State and federal lawyers will argue before a panel of federal appellate court judges Tuesday in the pitched fight over President Donald Trump’s travel and refugee ban that could reach the Supreme…


The Streets of Chicago, Rich Paschall, Sunday Night Blog

When I was in Medellin, Colombia, someone had brought up the name of Pablo Escobar when we were out for food and drinks.  1,031 more words


Can Federal Employment Really Be Apolitical?

Over 100 years ago, Woodrow Wilson wrote A Study of Administration, an essay calling for a more scientific and businesslike approach to running governmental administrative offices. 1,009 more words

Shuttered Le Mars nursing home agrees to $100K settlement with feds | Local news | siouxcityjournal.com

LE MARS | A shuttered Le Mars nursing home has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine to the federal government to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act. 16 more words