Employers figuring out the latest twist in new overtime rule: an injunction to halt it

Nov 23, 2016
What can businesses and their employees expect, now that the new rules are on hold?

Federal judge blocks Obama's overtime rule

Nov 23, 2016
New rules from the Department of Labor would make more white-collar workers eligible for overtime pay. Now they're on indefinite hold.

SEC Chair Mary Jo White to step down

Nov 15, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump and Congress will need to fill three out of five seats in the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The SEC's Mary Jo White testifies during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. 
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With October jobs report, a chance to reflect on Obama’s economic legacy

Nov 4, 2016
Today we’ll have the final monthly jobs report — for October — before the 2016 election. September’s report put unemployment at 5 percent. Looking back, what do the jobs numbers tell us about President Barack Obama’s economic legacy?  When Obama first won the White House in November 2008, the Great Recession was in full swing. That […]
U.S. President Barack Obama walks toward Marine One while departing from the White House in Washington, DC. 
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Obama can send you a push notification whenever he wants

Sep 19, 2016
The activation of an emergency alert highlights one presidential power you can't avoid.

Obama goes to Laos, a potential economic ally

Sep 5, 2016
It's the first visit of a sitting U.S. president to the landlocked nation
Obama is in town for the 28th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) hosted in Laos. 

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New law updates guidelines for space industry

Nov 27, 2015
New law permits American companies to keep materials they mine in space.

Putting kids to the test a little less

Oct 26, 2015
President Obama has called on Congress to reduce over-testing in schools.