U.S.

April, 2017

  • 15 April

    A Govt. Shutdown May Delay Billions in Tax Refunds

    A two-week government shutdown, if Congress and President Trump fail reach an agreement on budget, would hold up the tax refunds of roughly 2.5 million families, delaying nearly $8 billion in refunds.

  • 8 April

    US Airstrike on Syria: What Next?

    Was this a one-off intervention – or a sign that Trump will undertake more of an effort to undermine the Assad regime?

  • 8 April

    H-1B Visa Cap Reached, Changes to Hurt Indian Techies

    Changes to H-1B visa program will impact computer programmers from India the most.

  • 4 April

    Fortune 500 Companies Hold a Record $2.6 Trillion Offshore

    The limited disclosures made by a handful of Fortune 500 corporations show that corporations are brazenly using tax havens to avoid taxes on significant profits.

March, 2017

  • 28 March

    Trump Slams Brakes on Obama’s Climate Plan

    Badly looking for a political win that would both fulfill some campaign promises to his political base and satisfy the demands of rank-and-file Republicans in Congress, President Trump on March 28 signed an expansive Energy Independence and Economic Growth Executive Order.   The executive order signals a sharp shift in federal climate change rules, standards and work procedures. This was …

  • 24 March

    Republicans Fumble ACA Repeal: Expert Reaction

    Trump cuts bait, Ryan loses his nerve – and the Obamacare repeal goes down without a vote. What's next for Congress and the GOP?

  • 15 March

    Why Higher Interest Rates Should Make You Happy

    While borrowers may not be thrilled by the Federal Reserve's decision to raise rates, many of us have plenty of reason to celebrate.

  • 9 March

    Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Only Weakens the U.S.

    The White House's new Muslim ban does nothing to protect us. Rather than pursuing a global, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim agenda policy that harms the United States’ reputation at home and abroad, the White House would be better served by recognizing the many contributions of immigrants to both our economy and our communities.

  • 8 March

    A Look at the House Health Care Plan

    The House Republican plan to replace Obamacare is consistent with many proposals that candidate Trump and others espoused. Yet key parts of it could favor the rich and hurt the poor and the aging.

  • 6 March

    Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Still Faces Legal Challenges

    The revised ban allows entry to citizens of Iraq, but continues to block citizens of six other Muslim majority nations.