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Rail workers warn of exodus after Congress pushes through deal

Rail workers warn of exodus after Congress pushes through deal

Railroad workers could leave the industry after Congress forced a contract that grants them no paid sick leave, an exodus that would ripple through an economy dependent on freight railroads to move goods. The exit of thousands of train drivers and engineers would be felt by big business and American consumers alike. It could slow …

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“Innovation hubs” aim to address areas in difficulty.  Congress just has to fund them.

“Innovation hubs” aim to address areas in difficulty. Congress just has to fund them.

WASHINGTON — The bipartisan industrial policy legislation that President Biden signed into law this summer called for a $10 billion effort to revive economically booming regions across the country: a series of “innovation hubs” in 20 zones. metropolitan. Supporters of targeted federal efforts to revitalize troubled areas are eagerly waiting for the Commerce Department to …

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Not having an emergency fund can lead to one of the biggest financial mistakes, says Suze Orman.  How Congress can help

Not having an emergency fund can lead to one of the biggest financial mistakes, says Suze Orman. How Congress can help

Suze Orman speaks during AOL’s BUILD Speaker Series at AOL Studios in New York City. jenny anderson | WireImage | Getty Images If your car breaks down or you have an unexpected medical bill, it can be difficult to find the money to cover expenses. In a pinch, it can be tempting to withdraw money …

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Biden calls on US Congress to block railroad strike that could ‘devastate the economy’

Joe Biden called on Congress to step in and block a railroad strike before next month’s deadline in stalled contract talks, saying a strike would “destroy our economy”. Biden’s move comes as business groups warned the impending strike would hit just before the holiday season and worsen inflation problems in the United States. “Let’s be …

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Business groups urge Congress to take 'immediate' action to avert railroad strike

Business groups urge Congress to take ‘immediate’ action to avert railroad strike

Throughout the round, the president offers his thoughts on the impact of a potential railroad strike and the state of the US economy on “Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street.” Business groups across the United States called on Congress on Monday to take “immediate” action to intervene and avert an impending nationwide rail strike that could wreak …

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How Congress can make it easier to set aside money for emergency spending

How Congress can make it easier to set aside money for emergency spending

Thomas Barwick | Digital vision | Getty Images Many families struggle to come up with money when faced with an unexpected $400 expense. This lack of emergency savings may force them to borrow money at high interest rates to pay for the surprise expense, putting their financial security at risk. Congress now has a window …

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Seismic Changes in International Data Markets Require Broadband Internet Policy Update

Seismic Changes in International Data Markets Require Broadband Internet Policy Update

Thanks to parallel internets, the platforms have caused seismic changes in global data flows. Getty The global political movement to improve connectivity and bridge the digital divide has resulted in reports on international data markets and associated regulatory policies. The articles present sometimes confusing terminology: usage, transit, peering and interconnection. Each term has a specific …

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For pension system changes proposed to Congress via 'Secure 2.0', December is do-or-die time

For pension system changes proposed to Congress via ‘Secure 2.0’, December is do-or-die time

Samuel Corum | Getty Images News | Getty Images For supporters of Congressional proposals aimed at improving the American retirement system, these few weeks promise to be difficult. Lawmakers return to Washington next week to complete the so-called lame session – the legislative period between the midterm elections and the new Congress, which begins Jan. …

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