(What’s Left of) Our Economy: The Fed Just Showed that Tariff Alarmism Needs to Wait (At Least) Another Month

This post was originally published on this siteThe Federal Reserve’s new industrial production figures (for February) follow a pattern that’s begun to emerge lately. They provide evidence that the domestic U.S. manufacturing sector is shifting into a slower gear. But they offer scarcely any reason to believe that President Trump’s tariff-centric trade policies are behind … Read more(What’s Left of) Our Economy: The Fed Just Showed that Tariff Alarmism Needs to Wait (At Least) Another Month

U.S. Department Of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from China, India, Taiwan, and Thailand

This post was originally published on this siteU.S. Department Of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from China, India, Taiwan, and Thailand kcpullen@doc.gov Fri, 03/15/2019 – 11:22 Trade enforcement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 15, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov Today, … Read moreU.S. Department Of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from China, India, Taiwan, and Thailand

Friedman Realty Group to Pay $60,000 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

This post was originally published on this siteFriedman Realty Group, Inc., a Gibbsboro, N.J.-based real estate investment firm that owns and manages apartment communities, retail shopping centers and professional office buildings, will pay $60,000 and furnish significant relief to resolve a federal pregnancy discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today.

OP-ED: Verizon Wireless: Fewer dropped calls, more dropped American workers

This post was originally published on this site Fri, Mar 15th 2019 @ 7:58 am EDT An op-ed this week in the Washington Examiner points out that up to 5,000 Verizon employees may be laid off over the next three months, many after training the guest workers who will replace them. The writer discusses how … Read moreOP-ED: Verizon Wireless: Fewer dropped calls, more dropped American workers

Open Letter to President Trump – STOP DISPLACING SKILLED U.S. WORKERS!

This post was originally published on this siteMarch 15, 2019   The PresidentThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.Washington, DC 20500 Subject:  Meeting Request Dear Mr. President: During your presidential campaign, you said that your top priority was to put America and Americans first when it comes to jobs and immigration. This is why I, along … Read moreOpen Letter to President Trump – STOP DISPLACING SKILLED U.S. WORKERS!

Justice Department Obtains Its Largest Ever Settlement Against Property Management Company for Alleged Violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

This post was originally published on this siteThe Justice Department today announced that PRG Real Estate Management and several related entities have agreed to pay up to $1,590,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) by obtaining unlawful court judgments against military tenants and by charging improper lease termination fees.  … Read moreJustice Department Obtains Its Largest Ever Settlement Against Property Management Company for Alleged Violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Statement by Attorney General William P. Barr on Mosque Shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand

This post was originally published on this siteAttorney General William P. Barr issued the following statement: “Violence on the basis of religion is evil. Today’s attack in New Zealand is a sobering reminder that the threat of political and religious violence is real and that we must remain vigilant against it. The Justice Department joins … Read moreStatement by Attorney General William P. Barr on Mosque Shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand

Former Defense Intelligence Officer Pleads Guilty to Attempted Espionage

This post was originally published on this siteRon Rockwell Hansen, 58, a resident of Syracuse, Utah, and a former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) officer, pleaded guilty today in the District of Utah in connection with his attempted transmission of national defense information to the People’s Republic of China. Sentencing is set for Sept. 24, 2019.

Two Members of Violent West Baltimore Gang Sentenced to up to Life in Prison for Federal Racketeering and Drug Conspiracies

This post was originally published on this siteTwo Baltimore, Maryland men were sentenced today to life and 30 years, respectively, in prison for conspiring to participate in a drug distribution conspiracy and a violent racketeering enterprise known as Trained To Go (TTG). The racketeering conspiracy included eight murders, as well as drug trafficking and witness … Read moreTwo Members of Violent West Baltimore Gang Sentenced to up to Life in Prison for Federal Racketeering and Drug Conspiracies

Patel Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Indian Nationals into United States

This post was originally published on this siteIndian national Bhavin Patel (38) pleaded guilty today in Newark for his role in smuggling six Indian nationals into United States via Newark Liberty International Airport. Bhavin Patel was previously charged with one count of conspiracy to smuggle foreign nationals into the United States for private financial gain. … Read morePatel Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Indian Nationals into United States

OPT: Gateway to Cheap Labor Dependence

This post was originally published on this siteAmericans need to know about a couple of little-known programs that allow foreign students on F-1 visas to get tax-free jobs. They’re “little known” to Americans being injured by the programs, but not to the businesses and F-1s exploiting the windfall. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) … Read moreOPT: Gateway to Cheap Labor Dependence

Donald Trump’s Achievement on Immigration Issues: ZERO

This post was originally published on this siteIt is now clear that Trump isn’t waiting for a better moment. This was not an anomaly. It’s not an accident. After he signed his third spending bill with no wall funding, which he claims to need, all sentient beings were forced to conclude that the president has no intention … Read moreDonald Trump’s Achievement on Immigration Issues: ZERO

Rep. Axne Calls on Wells Fargo to Notify Iowa Workers Displaced by Overseas Jobs

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, called on Wells Fargo to notify Iowa workers whose jobs were shipped overseas, specifically to India and the Philippines. In November 2018, Wells Fargo announced more than 400 layoffs in Des … Read moreRep. Axne Calls on Wells Fargo to Notify Iowa Workers Displaced by Overseas Jobs

(What’s Left of) Our Economy: A Deep Dive Doesn’t Find Any Tariff-Led Consumer Inflation, Either

This post was originally published on this siteI decided to do something special for my regular analysis of the new U.S. consumer inflation figures (for February) and what they say about President Trump’s tariff-centric trade policies. Mainly because we now have four months worth of data on the prices of goods sectors where imports from … Read more(What’s Left of) Our Economy: A Deep Dive Doesn’t Find Any Tariff-Led Consumer Inflation, Either

Financial Misadventures of Three Marginal Universities for Foreign Students

This post was originally published on this site The Commonwealth of Virginia seems to be moving toward revoking the operating license of Virginia International University (VIU) in Fairfax, Va. VIU, which offers both undergraduate and graduate courses, is known to be associated with the conservative Muslim cult run by Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, now living … Read moreFinancial Misadventures of Three Marginal Universities for Foreign Students