Apple battles federal government on court order

Feb 17, 2016
Authorities worry that they'll erase an iPhone's data while trying to unlock it.
Apple will fight an order to unlock the phone of a San Bernardino gunman. Above, investigators searched the home of Syed Farook, one of the shooters, on December 3. 
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Do federal contractors save the government money?

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The U.S. keeps replacing its full-time workers with contract employees.

Tallying the return investments in medical records

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The feds say they aren't getting their money's worth.

Romneycare helps reform how doctors are paid

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A paradigm shift in healthcare spending is already starting in Massachusetts.

The return of the debt limit

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The federal government begins its almost-annual dance with default on Sunday.

Estimating costs and benefits of the auto bailout

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The auto bailout cost taxpayers $9 billion. Was it worth it? Mostly.

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Which government agencies get cursed at the most?

Dec 4, 2014
The website Regulations.gov breaks it down.

An argument for a federal robotics commission

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Robotics and A.I. are challenging to govern. Should we leave it to the experts?

The cost of travel, according to the federal government

Aug 18, 2014
Some hotels set their rates based on the federal standard.