General Accountability Office

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Name: General Accountability Office
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Expert debunks claim U.S. corporate taxes are high

The 35 percent statutory U.S. corporate tax rate is the highest in the world. But according to a paper published earlier this month by University of Southern California law professor Edward Kleinbard, many companies don't pay anywhere near that much ... [Published CBS News - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

401(k) funds studied for far less time than car purchases, survey says

Americans know that 401(k) retirement plans are important, but they spend only a moderate time researching investments and are often confused about how to pick the best funds, according to a new survey.Nearly nine in 10 workers view 401(k) plans as essential ... [Published Los Angeles Times - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Could CFPB review force virtual currencies to abide by traditional payment rules?

by. Jeff GreenMuch debate on cryptocurrencies has gone on over the past few years, driven by the cult-like following of Bitcoin and the general transaction anonymity most of the so-called virtual currencies support that has led on occasional to illicit ... [Published Credit Union Insight - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

GA issues stalled until after election

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congress is now on its summer recess. Members will reconvene Sept. 8 for a session of just two weeks and two days. Once it adjourns Sept. 23, the Congress won’t meet again until after the November election.This is a short time for a ... [Published General Aviation News - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

No Vacation from DC's Hazardous Waste

President Obama is golfing on Martha’s Vineyard. Congress is adjourned for a five week vacation. So who’s minding the nation’s capitol? No one.Truth is, no one is ever minding that store. A string of disgraceful revelations in the weeks before politicians ... [Published NewsMax.com - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 2 reports

Wall Street Didn’t Win. Financial Reform Is Working.

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner discusses his new book 'Stress Test, Reflections on Financial Crises' during the Politico Playbook Lunch at The Hamilton May 19, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla— The political system made the ... [Published Time - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Study: Hundreds of rules passed by Obama administration are technically illegal - The Washington Post

Study: Hundreds of rules passed by Obama administration are technically illegal - The Washington Post : "Under a 1996 statute, most federal rules are supposed to be reported to the House and Senate in paper form and to the General Accountability Office ... [Published MuskegonPundit - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

China to have effect on GA manufacturing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — China will have a greater effect on the manufacture of general aviation aircraft than it will on commercial airliners, a Senate committee was told Thursday at a Congressional hearing discussing. domestic challenges and global competition ... [Published General Aviation News - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 2 reports

VA Reform Bill a Sham

Washington lawmakers are rushing to enact a bill by Friday they claim will alleviate the deadly backlog at the Veterans Administration.Don’t fall for it.Enacting any bill before Congress adjourns is meant to save lawmakers’ hides.However, this bill ... [Published NewsMax.com - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 3 reports

Treasury Wants Social Security to Fund Disability

On Monday, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged Congress to shift resources from Social Security retirees to support the exploding number of people on permanent disability (SSI, or Supplemental Security Income). It’s part of the Obama administration’s “give ... [Published NewsMax.com - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

US legislators again propose broader Medicare coverage for telehealth

by The Emergo Group Blog provides short updates on quality and regulatory topics that may be of interest to QA/RA professionals in the medical device and IVD industry. No fluff, just straight to the point. We hope you'll enjoy the content.By Stewart Eisenhart, ... [Published MassDevice - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

A regulations process run amok

Juliet Eilperin, Washington PostPosted:Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 1:08 AMWASHINGTON - Over the last two years, the Obama administration has published hundreds and hundreds of rules - on how wheelchairs should be stowed aboard U.S. aircraft, how foreign ... [Published Philly.com - Jul 30 2014]

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"It is true of course that the federal corporate tax rate -- nominally, 35 percent -- is too high relative to world norms, and that the ersatz territorial system requires firms to waste money in tax planning and structuring, but effective marginal tax rates and overall effective tax rates reach the level of the U S headline rate only when firms studiously ignore the feast of tax planning opportunities laid out before them on the groaning board of corporate tax expenditures" he wrote in the 32-page paper
...Protection Bureau Director Cordray, Menendez expressed his concern about increased coziness betweens college and universities and big banks: "As you know, many educational institutions are increasingly partnering with financial service providers to deliver student financial aid through campus banking products or campus cards, which typically involve a prepaid card loaded with the student's financial aid credit balance or a debit card linked to a checking account opened for a student."
"The American people and our budget situation demand robust results," said Carper, "and this measure is an important part of that effort." John K Higgins is a career business writer, with broad experience for a major publisher in a wide range of topics including energy, finance, environment...

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FDA to industry: Please call us if you put nano... [Published Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy - Aug 20 2014]
Expert debunks claim U.S. corporate taxes are high [Published CBS News - Aug 20 2014]
401(k) funds studied for far less time than car... [Published Los Angeles Times - Aug 19 2014]
CFPB Warns Of Virtual Currency Dangers [Published PYMNTS.com - Aug 18 2014]
Could CFPB review force virtual currencies to a... [Published Credit Union Insight - Aug 15 2014]
Could CFPB Review Force Virtual Currencies To A... [Published PYMNTS.com - Aug 14 2014]
GA issues stalled until after election [Published General Aviation News - Aug 13 2014]
A Degree in Debt [Published Fort Worth Weekly - Aug 13 2014]
Menendez Calls for Protections from 'Campus Car... [Published Insurance News Net - Aug 13 2014]
No Vacation from DC's Hazardous Waste [Published NewsMax.com - Aug 12 2014]
Feds Struggle to Corral Data [Published E-Commerce Times - Aug 11 2014]
The government wants Big Ten schools to come cl... [Published Ezra Klein - Aug 08 2014]
GSA makes room at the table for the CISO [Published GCN - Aug 08 2014]
Wall Street Didn’t Win. Financial Reform Is Wor... [Published Time - Aug 07 2014]
Wall Street Didn’t Win. Financial Reform Is Wor... [Published TIME.com - Aug 07 2014]
Wall Street Didn’t Win. Financial Reform Is Wor... [Published The Curious Capitalist - Aug 07 2014]
Wall Street Didn’t Win. Financial Reform Is Wor... [Published Swampland - Aug 07 2014]
Is This Decline The Real Deal? [Published Zero Hedge - Aug 07 2014]
Is This Decline The Real Deal? [Published Zero Hedge - Aug 07 2014]
Study Shows Substantial ROI on EPA’s Brownfield... [Published Urban Land Institute - Aug 04 2014]
Study: Hundreds of rules passed by Obama admini... [Published MuskegonPundit - Aug 01 2014]
GAO faults EPA oversight of Class II UIC program [Published American Water Works Association - Jul 31 2014]
China to have effect on GA manufacturing [Published General Aviation News - Jul 31 2014]
The Fed Needs Truly Radical Reform, Not A Timid... [Published Forbes.com - Jul 31 2014]
VA Reform Bill a Sham [Published NewsMax.com - Jul 31 2014]
Another fake VA fix–‘reform’ bill changes little [Published New York Post - Jul 31 2014]
Obama Under Siege On Many Fronts, Abuse Of Powe... [Published Live Trading News - Jul 31 2014]
Treasury Wants Social Security to Fund Disability [Published NewsMax.com - Jul 30 2014]
US legislators again propose broader Medicare c... [Published MassDevice - Jul 30 2014]
A regulations process run amok [Published Philly.com - Jul 30 2014]
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The government wants Big Ten schools to come cl... [Published Ezra Klein - Aug 08 2014]
File: University of Maryland College Park. The university was one of 10 large schools urged by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to publish their credit card contracts.(Photo by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post) As thousands of students ...
Wall Street Didn’t Win. Financial Reform Is Wor... [Published TIME.com - Aug 07 2014]
For some critics, it’s an article of faith that the Obama Administration’s financial reforms were a sham, that the Too-Big-To-Fail banks that shredded the system in 2008 are riskier than ever, that “Wall Street Won,” as my favorite magazine declared ...
Wall Street Didn’t Win. Financial Reform Is Wor... [Published The Curious Capitalist - Aug 07 2014]
For some critics, it’s an article of faith that the Obama Administration’s financial reforms were a sham, that the Too-Big-To-Fail banks that shredded the system in 2008 are riskier than ever, that “Wall Street Won,” as my favorite magazine declared ...
Wall Street Didn’t Win. Financial Reform Is Wor... [Published Swampland - Aug 07 2014]
For some critics, it’s an article of faith that the Obama Administration’s financial reforms were a sham, that the Too-Big-To-Fail banks that shredded the system in 2008 are riskier than ever, that “Wall Street Won,” as my favorite magazine declared ...
Is This Decline The Real Deal? [Published Zero Hedge - Aug 07 2014]
Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith via Peak Prosperity blog , Is this stock market decline the "real deal"? (that is, the start of a serious correction of 10% or more) Or is it just another garden-variety dip in the long-running Bull market? Let’s start ...
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