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Obama administration delays another health care rule for small businesses

Obama administration delays another health care rule for small businesses | Federal | Scoop.it
In regards to Obamacare, this has become all too familiar for employers.
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House members call for swift resolution of West Coast port dispute

House members call for swift resolution of West Coast port dispute | Federal | Scoop.it
A bipartisan group of House members on Thursday called for a "swift resolution" of the labor dispute at West Coast ports, warning that the cargo buildup and partial shutdowns were hurting businesses and posed a major risk to the U.S. economy.
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Obama signs terrorism risk insurance bill into law

Obama signs terrorism risk insurance bill into law | Federal | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama signed into law on Monday a bill that renews for six years a terrorism risk insurance program created in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the White
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U.S. Retakes Helm of Global Economy

U.S. Retakes Helm of Global Economy | Federal | Scoop.it
The U.S. is back in the driver’s seat of the global economy after 15 years of watching China and emerging markets take the lead.
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Obama says he'll sign government spending bill passed by Congress

Obama says he'll sign government spending bill passed by Congress | Federal | Scoop.it
FORT DIX, N.J. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Monday he planned to sign a $1.1 trillion spending bill that was passed over the weekend by Congress to lift the threat of a government shutdown.Obama,
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Sliding fuel costs could mean lower airfares next year, airlines say

Sliding fuel costs could mean lower airfares next year, airlines say | Federal | Scoop.it
With fuel prices dropping and airline profits soaring, travelers could reap the benefits with a 5% drop in fares next year, according to a trade group for the world's airlines.
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Congress reaches deal for $1.1 trillion U.S. spending bill

Congress reaches deal for $1.1 trillion U.S. spending bill | Federal | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional negotiators unveiled a $1.1 trillion U.S. spending bill that aims to avoid a government shutdown at midnight on Thursday and punts an immigration showdown between Republicans
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Obama to Announce Executive Actions on Immigration Friday

President Obama will announce his planned changes to the U.S. immigration system on Friday in Las Vegas, moves that are expected to give temporary legal status to millions of people in the U.S. illegally.
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Elizabeth Warren Gets Senate Democratic Leadership Spot

Elizabeth Warren Gets Senate Democratic Leadership Spot | Federal | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) gained a leadership position in the Senate Democratic caucus Thursday, giving the prominent progressive senator a key role in shaping the party's policy priorities.

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Obama plans executive actions to strengthen U.S. manufacturing

Obama plans executive actions to strengthen U.S. manufacturing | Federal | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will launch a series of executive actions on Monday to strengthen U.S. advanced manufacturing, including a $300 million investment in three technologies considered
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NFL believes it’s 12-24 months away from a return to L.A.

NFL believes it’s 12-24 months away from a return to L.A. | Federal | Scoop.it
The Bills won’t be moving to Los Angeles.  But someone will.  Fairly soon. As the 20th anniversary of the NFL’s departure from Los Angeles, the NFL seems closer than ever to returning.  Per a league source, the current plan is that the NFL will send one or two teams back to Los Angeles within the…
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This Month the U.S. Could Pass Saudi Arabia as the World’s Biggest Petroleum Producer

This Month the U.S. Could Pass Saudi Arabia as the World’s Biggest Petroleum Producer | Federal | Scoop.it
The idea of "going green" in the U.S. may have picked up steam over the last decade, but so has the idea of simply pumping out more oil. While the Rockefellers—America’s first family of petroleum—may be looking to cleaner, greener pastures dotted by wind turbines and other sources of renewable...
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Conservative Federal Judge in Texas Temporarily Halts Obama Immigration Reforms

Conservative Federal Judge in Texas Temporarily Halts Obama Immigration Reforms | Federal | Scoop.it
A Texas federal judge appointed by George W. Bush has ordered a temporary halt to President Obama's ambitious executive-branch immigration reform plan just as one of its programs was about to begin operating. Andrew Hanen, who has publicly criticized Obama's immigration policies in the past, ordered the administration's reforms—which include...
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US loosens embargo on Cuba, making trade and travel easier

US loosens embargo on Cuba, making trade and travel easier | Federal | Scoop.it
The Obama administration says new rules to significantly loosen the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba and open up the communist island to greater American travel will go into effect Friday.
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Obama administration outlines 30-year transportation outlook

Obama administration outlines 30-year transportation outlook | Federal | Scoop.it
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx discussed an unfolding vision for the 21st century.
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House rule sets up election-year battle over Social Security

House rule sets up election-year battle over Social Security | Federal | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Buried in new rules that will govern the House for the next two years is a provision that could force an explosive battle over Social Security's finances on the eve of the 2016 presidential election.

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In MPAA statement, Hollywood studios show support for Sony after attack

In MPAA statement, Hollywood studios show support for Sony after attack | Federal | Scoop.it
Weeks after hackers waged a devastating cyberassault on Sony Pictures Entertainment, major Hollywood studios have broken their silence on the worst hack attack in the industry's history.
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U.S. Congress closes out year without passing IMF reforms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress is preparing to leave town for the holidays without passing reforms to give emerging markets greater say at the International Monetary Fund, a step the Obama administration
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Obama Plan May Allow Millions of Immigrants to Stay and Work in U.S.

Obama Plan May Allow Millions of Immigrants to Stay and Work in U.S. | Federal | Scoop.it
Ignoring Republican protests, President Obama will assert his executive authority to order a broad overhaul of the immigration system, including a plan to give work permits to millions, officials said.
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Obama Calls on FCC to Issue Rules Protecting ‘Net Neutrality’

Obama Calls on FCC to Issue Rules Protecting ‘Net Neutrality’ | Federal | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama on Monday asked the Federal Communications Commission to set “the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality,” weighing in as the agency seeks to finish regulations for how broadband providers can treat traffic on their networks.
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Companies Try to Escape Health Law’s Penalties

With the health law’s insurance mandate for employers set to kick in next year, companies are trying to avoid the law’s penalties while holding down costs, using strategies like enrolling employees in Medicaid.
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Power of Feinstein, Boxer hinges on red-leaning Senate races

Power of Feinstein, Boxer hinges on red-leaning Senate races | Federal | Scoop.it
The outcome of a handful of too-close-to-call Senate races in November â€" including one where the Democratic Party isn’t even fielding a candidate â€" will determine whether Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are still shaping the national debate on terrorism and climate change next year. After more than two decades in office, California’s veteran Democratic senators have reached the top rungs of the seniority ladder, and with that the leadership of powerful committees â€" positions they w
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