General Accountability Office

Type: Organization
Name: General Accountability Office
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Business Notebook: New barbecue restaurants opens in Pittsfield

By DOUG WILSONHerald-Whig Senior WriterRed's Smokin' Choo Choo Barbecue had quite a busy first week of operation in Pittsfield."One of the other restaurants was closed that week, and it was nonstop around here," Red's owner Billy Doyle said.The new barbecue ... [Published Quincy Herald-Whig - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Data center consolidation pays off, feds find

Republicans and Democrats in Congress rarely seem to agree on anything anymore, but top members from both sides Friday offered qualified support for efforts to consolidate federal data centers.The action was prompted by a federal watchdog agency report ... [Published ARN - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

College textbooks put students in a bind

Opinion, Staff OpinionAs high school juniors and seniors, we were suffocated with lectures and seminars, field trips and extra credit pertaining to visiting, researching and applying to the college of our dreams. We worked hard to get that acceptance ... [Published Appalachian Online - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Anti-crude-by-rail resolution heads to council Wednesday

Members of the Public Works Committee of the Aberdeen City Council opted Tuesday afternoon to let council as a whole take a position on a proposed resolution against proposed crude oil shipping facilities on Grays Harbor.The resolution, which has no force ... [Published Daily World - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Lost and (Not) Found

Have you ever found money in your sofa, or on the floor of your car? If you are like me it is usually pocket change. If I am lucky it might add up to enough to buy a McLatte. But we are talking about serious money.I lost a money clip one time with maybe ... [Published InsureBlog - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

401(k) funds get less attention than car purchases

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 recent survey.Nearly 9 in 10 workers view 401(k) plans as essential ... [Published Columbian.com - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Kilmer introduces VA accountability bill

WASHINGTON — A bill calling for a General Accountability Office examination of the Veterans Health Administration and creating a Veterans Bill of Rights was introduced Thursday afternoon by U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer.The Gig Harbor Democrat chose the last ... [Published Kitsap Sun - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Delaying Social Security might make financial sense

Most older Americans begin taking Social Security benefits before they reach what the Social Security Administration defines as full retirement age. By doing so, these people might be depriving themselves of significantly larger benefit payments.According ... [Published Herald-Times - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Food benefits program to get new fraud detection system

LANSING - Anti-fraud efforts by Michigan and other states should be ramped up to improve the integrity of the $73-billion-a-year Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a new federal report says. The ability of states to detect, minimize and punish ... [Published Marquette Mining Journal - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

GAO Says Agencies Must Explain Why Rules Are Significant

The U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a new report after reviewing 109 "significant" rules and has concluded that not all agencies gave clear explanations about the designation.The GAO says Federal agencies and the White House Office ... [Published Helicopter Association Int. - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 2 reports

Danger Under Our Noses

President Obama will be meeting with congressional leaders and military advisers on Tuesday to frame a strategy for battling ISIS overseas. Better late than never. But Obama still has said nothing about stopping jihadists from bringing their terror here. ... [Published Right Wing News blog - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 3 reports

1 in 3 Americans Work on a Freelance Basis

Is it nice work if you can get it, or the only work available in this jobless recovery?More than one-third of American workers swing from project to project on a freelance basis, according to a new survey that finds the American workforce shifting from ... [Published Time - Sep 04 2014]

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"One of the other restaurants was closed that week, and it was nonstop around here" Red's owner Billy Doyle said
...John Mica (R-Fla.), chairman of the subcommittee on Government Operations. That waste is the result of "the use and acquisition of outmoded technologies and a failure to utilize cost savings measures" he said
"With so much at stake, the industry needs to take a more active role in delivering personalized investment advice to help individuals' 401(k)s work harder for them" said Steve Anderson, head of Schwab Retirement Plan Services
EPA Doubles Number of Coal Plant Closings : "In the run-up to the “People’s Climate March” scheduled for September 21, the non-partisan U S, General Accountability Office (GAO) just doubled its estimate for coal plants expected to retired to comply with the Obama Administration’s new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the next decade. EPA recently proposed or finalized four regulations that will negatively impact coal-fired generation that provides 37% of America’s electricity.New regulations include: (1) Cross-State Air Pollution Rule; (2) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards; (3) Cooling Water Intake Structures regulation; and (4) Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals regulation. The GAO in 2012 stated that “between 2000 and 2011, 150 coal-fueled units with a total net summer generating capacity of 13,786 MW have been retired.” The GAO said that in response to regulations and factors such as low natural gas prices, companies might retire or retrofit about 7%, or one in 13 existing coal-fueled plants. The GAO warned at the time that these actions may “increase electricity prices” and “affect reliability–-the ability to meet consumers' demand—-in some regions.”  .....The updated impact will result in the loss of 42,192 megawatts, over three times the amount of production shuttered between 2000 and 2011. GAO emphasized “This level of retirements is significantly more retirements than have occurred in the past.”... .Residential utility rates rose in every year of the Obama Administration according to the U S Energy Information Agency (EIA)."

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Business Notebook: New barbecue restaurants ope... [Published Quincy Herald-Whig - Sep 28 2014]
Data center consolidation pays off, feds find [Published ARN - Sep 26 2014]
Food benefits program will get new fraud detect... [Published Grand Rapids Business Journal - Sep 26 2014]
College textbooks put students in a bind [Published Appalachian Online - Sep 25 2014]
Anti-crude-by-rail resolution heads to council ... [Published Daily World - Sep 24 2014]
Lost and (Not) Found [Published InsureBlog - Sep 24 2014]
401(k) funds get less attention than car purchases [Published Columbian.com - Sep 21 2014]
Kilmer introduces VA accountability bill [Published Kitsap Sun - Sep 19 2014]
Not for Hire? Perhaps [Published MSU Extension - Sep 18 2014]
Strauss: More students are illegally downloadin... [Published Washington Post - Sep 17 2014]
Electric vehicles are getting cleaner, group says [Published Fuel Fix - Sep 17 2014]
EPA Doubles Number of Coal Plant Closings [Published MuskegonPundit - Sep 17 2014]
Delaying Social Security might make financial s... [Published Herald-Times - Sep 17 2014]
Federal Report: HealthCare.gov Is Still Not Secure [Published Daily Caller - Sep 17 2014]
EPA Doubles Number of Coal Plant Closings [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 16 2014]
Food benefits program to get new fraud detectio... [Published Marquette Mining Journal - Sep 16 2014]
Delaying Social Security might make financial s... [Published KSL-TV - Sep 16 2014]
Weekly Update Newsletter - September 2014 #2 [Published JD Supra - Sep 15 2014]
GAO Says Agencies Must Explain Why Rules Are Si... [Published Helicopter Association Int. - Sep 14 2014]
Framing the Same Sex Marriage Decisions: The Co... [Published HighBeam Research - Sep 12 2014]
ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion Hurdles Loom [Published Investor's Business Daily - Sep 11 2014]
Arkansas Medicaid Success? Not So Fast [Published Yahoo! Finance - Sep 11 2014]
After Hiatus, Keystone XL Pipeline Battle Has R... [Published DownstreamToday.com - Sep 10 2014]
Danger Under Our Noses [Published Right Wing News blog - Sep 10 2014]
Tell Education Secretary Arne Duncan: Reform st... [Published Credo Action - Sep 09 2014]
Musings: After Hiatus, Keystone XL Pipeline Bat... [Published Rigzone - Sep 09 2014]
GAO says Arkansas' 'private option' to cost ext... [Published Corrections Connection - Sep 09 2014]
No-brainers for keeping ISIS out [Published New York Post - Sep 09 2014]
Federal Report Slams Obama Admin For Underestim... [Published Daily Caller - Sep 09 2014]
GAO: Arkansas Medicaid plan not revenue-neutral [Published KansasCity.com - Sep 09 2014]
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Lost and (Not) Found [Published InsureBlog - Sep 24 2014]
Have you ever found money in your sofa, or on the floor of your car? If you are like me it is usually pocket change. If I am lucky it might add up to enough to buy a McLatte. But we are talking about serious money.I lost a money clip one time with maybe ...
EPA Doubles Number of Coal Plant Closings [Published MuskegonPundit - Sep 17 2014]
EPA Doubles Number of Coal Plant Closings :"In the run-up to the “People’s Climate March” scheduled for September 21, the non-partisan U.S, General Accountability Office (GAO) just doubled its estimate for coal plants expected to retired to comply ...
EPA Doubles Number of Coal Plant Closings [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 16 2014]
In the run-up to the “People’s Climate March” scheduled for September 21, the non-partisan U.S, General Accountability Office (GAO) just doubled its estimate for coal plants expected to retired to comply with the Obama Administration’s new Environmental ...
Danger Under Our Noses [Published Right Wing News blog - Sep 10 2014]
President Obama will be meeting with congressional leaders and military advisers on Tuesday to frame a strategy for battling ISIS overseas. Better late than never. But Obama still has said nothing about stopping jihadists from bringing their terror here. ...
1 in 3 Americans Work on a Freelance Basis [Published The Curious Capitalist - Sep 04 2014]
More than one-third of American workers swing from project to project on a freelance basis, according to a new survey that finds the American workforce shifting from salaried positions to short-term gigs. 53 million Americans, or 34% of the U.S. workforce, ...
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