Federal employees turning to Uber, Lyft to make ends meet

Help for government workers impacted by shutdown; AI technology developed to combat account sharing Morning Business Outlook: Some businesses are offering relief to workers impacted by the partial government shutdown while the Senate passed a bill to provide back pay when the impasse ends; U.K.-based company unveils software it claims can combat the rapid rise in account sharing on streaming […]

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Federal agencies directed to hold off on shutdown raises

President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, after a meeting with Congressional leaders on border security, as the government shutdown continues Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, as Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Vice President Mike Pence, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise of La., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., listen. (AP Photo/Manuel […]

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Farmers risk loss of federal payments, loans, from shutdown

The government shutdown blame game Former Sen. Mike Lee chief of staff Boyd Matheson and former DC Democratic Party Chairman Scott Bolden on the government shutdown over funding for a border wall. WASHINGTON (AP) — The end of 2018 seemed to signal good things to come for America's farmers. Fresh off the passage of the farm bill, which reauthorized agriculture, […]

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US stocks up as Federal Reserve considers another rate hike

We’ll have a recession, it’s long overdue: Dennis Gartman The Gartman Letter Publisher Dennis Gartman on the impact of Federal Reserve raising interest rates on the markets and concerns over the U.S. economic outlook. U.S. stocks opened higher Tuesday, a day after a big sell-off and one day ahead of a Federal Reserve announcement about the direction of interest rates. […]

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Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas ruled President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act "invalid" Friday, the eve of the sign-up deadline for coverage next year. In a 55-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor ruled that last year's tax cut bill knocked the constitutional foundation from under "Obamacare" by eliminating a penalty for not having coverage. Continue Reading Below Supporters of […]

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Federal prosecutors call for ‘substantial’ prison term for ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

A sentencing memo from the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York asks for a "substantial term of imprisonment" for Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer who has pleaded guilty to making false statements to Congress. The memo asks for a "modest downward variance" from guidelines that call for a sentence between 51 and 63 months’ imprisonment. […]

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