Cognizant reports weak performance in March qtr

This post was originally published on this siteThe lower-than-expected performance in the quarter also forced the IT giant to cut its revenue outlook for the full year. Cognizant now estimates full year 2019 revenue growth in the range of 3.6-5.1% year-on-year constant currency, compared to a 7-9% growth it had guided for earlier. Please follow … Read moreCognizant reports weak performance in March qtr

Two Greek Shipping Companies Sentenced After Illegally Discharging Oil Into Texas Port Waters

This post was originally published on this site“Our nation, including the State of Texas, rely on America’s ports and coastal waters for trade, recreation, and environmental enjoyment. Foreign companies acting in defiance of the laws and regulations that protect these valued resources threaten adjacent communities as well as marine ecosystems more broadly,” said Assistant Attorney … Read moreTwo Greek Shipping Companies Sentenced After Illegally Discharging Oil Into Texas Port Waters

International “Malvertiser” Extradited from the Netherlands to Face Hacking Charges in New Jersey

This post was originally published on this siteA Ukrainian national charged with participating in a years-long, international scheme to infect computers with malware through online advertisements – so-called “malvertising” – will appear in Newark, New Jersey federal court today after being extradited from the Netherlands, Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s … Read moreInternational “Malvertiser” Extradited from the Netherlands to Face Hacking Charges in New Jersey

Philadelphia-Area Political Consultant and Attorney Sentenced After Conviction in Two Campaign Finance Schemes

This post was originally published on this siteA long-time Philadelphia-area political consultant and attorney was sentenced today for his role in two criminal schemes to violate federal campaign finance laws announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. … Read morePhiladelphia-Area Political Consultant and Attorney Sentenced After Conviction in Two Campaign Finance Schemes

Three Germans Who Allegedly Operated Dark Web Marketplace with Over 1 Million Users Face U.S. Narcotics and Money Laundering Charges

This post was originally published on this siteFollowing a nearly two-year international investigation involving U.S. law enforcement and authorities in Germany and the Netherlands, federal prosecutors have charged three German nationals with being the administrators of Wall Street Market (WSM), which was one of the world’s largest dark web marketplaces that allowed vendors to sell … Read moreThree Germans Who Allegedly Operated Dark Web Marketplace with Over 1 Million Users Face U.S. Narcotics and Money Laundering Charges

Income Inequality and the Decline of the Middle Class in Two Charts

This post was originally published on this siteNow look at the middle quintiles–the middle class: their income has gone nowhere in the past decade. These two charts of average incomes of U.S. households by quintile (bottom 20%, middle 60% (20%+20%+20%) and top 20%) have both good news and bad news. (Charts are from the non-partisan Congressional … Read moreIncome Inequality and the Decline of the Middle Class in Two Charts

Dwelling Approvals Fall 0.6% in March

This post was originally published on this siteThe number of dwellings approved in Australia fell by 0.6 per cent in March 2019, in trend terms, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. This won’t help the GDP or construction employment. “The overall decrease was driven by private sector houses, which … Read moreDwelling Approvals Fall 0.6% in March

S.Res.160

This post was originally published on this siteA resolution recognizing the contributions of defense laboratories to the technological dominance of the United States Armed Forces and supporting the designation of April 25, 2019, as “Department of Defense Laboratory Day 2019”. (05/02/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

Celebrating World Trade Month

This post was originally published on this siteCelebrating World Trade Month May 2, 2019 kcpullen@doc.gov Thu, 05/02/2019 – 19:04 Export and investment promotion World Trade Month Logo Post by Gilbert B. Kaplan The following is a cross-post by Gilbert Kaplan, Under Secretary of Commerce for the International Trade Administration  During World Trade Month, the International … Read moreCelebrating World Trade Month

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the National Inventors Hall of Fame Annual Induction Event

This post was originally published on this siteRemarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the National Inventors Hall of Fame Annual Induction Event kcpullen@doc.gov Thu, 05/02/2019 – 18:58 Intellectual property AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Thursday, May 2, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov Wilbur Ross Thank you, Andrei, for that kind … Read moreRemarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the National Inventors Hall of Fame Annual Induction Event

GST, Companies Act boost demand for CAs

This post was originally published on this siteA total of 3,815 job offers were made to the 6,646 qualified CAs who opted to take part in the placement cycle of ICAI in February-March 2019, up from 1,473 offers received by CAs during 2018. Accenture, Alstom, Barclays Global Services, Flipkart, Amazon, ITC and ANI Technologies (Ola) … Read moreGST, Companies Act boost demand for CAs

‘Blank’: Sleekly mounted but bland

This post was originally published on this siteBY TROY RIBEIRO Film: “Blank”; Director: Behzad Khambata; Cast: Sunny Deol, Karan Kapadia, Karanvir Sharma, Ishita Dutta; Rating: **1/2 Designed as a mystery thriller, “Blank” is the drama of a suicide bomber who is on a mission. Debutant Karan Kapadia plays Hanif, the suicide bomber who is connected … Read more‘Blank’: Sleekly mounted but bland

Making News: Podcast On-Line of China Trade Talks National Radio Interview

This post was originally published on this siteI’m pleased to report that the podcast is now on-line of last night’s appearance on John Batchelor’s nationally syndicated radio show.  So ICYMI, or just want to hear it again, click here for a timely discussion with John, co-host Gordon G. Chang, and me of the state of … Read moreMaking News: Podcast On-Line of China Trade Talks National Radio Interview

PN55

This post was originally published on this siteKimberly A. Reed, of West Virginia, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a term expiring January 20, 2021, vice Fred P. Hochberg, resigned. (05/02/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

PN54

This post was originally published on this siteJudith DelZoppo Pryor, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a term expiring January 20, 2021, vice Larry W. Walther, term expired. (05/02/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

PN47

This post was originally published on this siteSpencer Bachus III, of Alabama, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a term expiring January 20, 2023, vice Patricia M. Loui, term expired. (05/02/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

PN173

This post was originally published on this siteJanet Dhillon, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2022, vice Jenny R. Yang, term expiring. (05/02/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

Amrapali brass used homebuyers’ money for wedding

This post was originally published on this siteAuditors Pawan Kumar Aggarwal and Ravi Bhatia filed their report after a forensic audit of 46 registered companies and numerous shell companies of Amrapali group and bank accounts of the directors. They provided a graphic account of how Rs 3,500 crore of homebuyers’ money was diverted for purposes … Read moreAmrapali brass used homebuyers’ money for wedding

‘Curiosity and passion are the keys to become a scientist … we need to create an environment that nurtures research’

This post was originally published on this siteGagandeep Kang, from Faridabad’s Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, is the first Indian woman to be made fellow of the Royal Society of London. She speaks to Pratigyan Das about it and challenges faced… Please follow and like us:

Chairman Takano Responds to “Alarming” OIG Report

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (CA-41) responded to the Department of Veterans Affairs office of the Inspector General new report, Expendable Inventory Management System: Oversight of Migration from Catamaran to the Generic Inventory Package, which revealed alarming problems with VA’s management … Read moreChairman Takano Responds to “Alarming” OIG Report

CBP: New Technologies Result in More Apprehensions of Visa Overstayers

This post was originally published on this site Thu, May 2nd 2019 @ 3:40 pm EDT Customs and Border Protections officials this week announced that new biometric entry/exit technologies have allowed it to verify 57% more visa overstayers than the previous year. This is a significant step forward in the implementation of an entry/exit system … Read moreCBP: New Technologies Result in More Apprehensions of Visa Overstayers

ICE HSI Wakes Up to Fraud by Illegal Border-Crossers

This post was originally published on this site A couple of days ago, the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) division within ICE tweeted out that it was going to work with border agents to detect fake families formed by alien adults for the sole purpose of using the unrelated minors accompanying them as shields against detention … Read moreICE HSI Wakes Up to Fraud by Illegal Border-Crossers

DHS Will Probably Take a Dive on H-4 Visa Work Permits, Just Like It Did on DACA

This post was originally published on this site The U.S. Department of Homeland security submitted a proposed rule to rescind the H-4 (spouses and minor children of H-1B visa holders) work authorizations to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review back in February. Such a review can take a few months. Patrick McHugh … Read moreDHS Will Probably Take a Dive on H-4 Visa Work Permits, Just Like It Did on DACA

Real GDP Increases in 49 States and District of Columbia

This post was originally published on this siteReal GDP Increases in 49 States and District of Columbia May 2, 2019 kcpullen@doc.gov Thu, 05/02/2019 – 13:19 Economic indicators Graphic on Real GDP by State, 2018.  The following is a cross-post from the Bureau of Economic Analysis Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 49 states and … Read moreReal GDP Increases in 49 States and District of Columbia

(What’s Left of) Our Economy: A Sort of Mixed U.S. Productivity Report

This post was originally published on this siteThis morning’s government report on labor productivity for the first quarter of this year contained a valuable reminder that this measure of the economy’s efficiency – and indirectly, its success in fostering healthy growth and sustainably rising living standards – can improve for good and not-so-good reasons. And … Read more(What’s Left of) Our Economy: A Sort of Mixed U.S. Productivity Report

First Ever Made in U.S.A. Trade Show

This post was originally published on this siteExcerpt: Michael Stumo, CEO of the CPA, said, “We’re very pleased to participate in the Made in America trade show. Consumers want to buy American-made products, and they understand the connection between good jobs at home and the viability of local producers. We highly recommend attending this important event … Read moreFirst Ever Made in U.S.A. Trade Show

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Launches Bipartisan Women Veterans Task Force

This post was originally published on this siteWashington, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs launched a new bipartisan Women Veterans Task Force to increase the visibility of the two million women veterans living in the United States and to promote inclusivity and equitable access to resources, benefits, and healthcare for women veterans. … Read moreHouse Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Launches Bipartisan Women Veterans Task Force

Cyclone ‘Fani’: No flights to/from Bhubaneshwar

This post was originally published on this site All flights to and from Bhubaneswar will remain cancelled on Friday (00:01 to 23:59 hours) and to/from Kolkata between 9.30 pm on Friday to 6 pm on Saturday, due to severe cyclonic storm Fani making landfall. Airlines have accordingly waived off cancellation charges for affected passengers to … Read moreCyclone ‘Fani’: No flights to/from Bhubaneshwar

BSE to conduct mock trading session on May 4

This post was originally published on this siteThe mock trading session will be conducted for equity, commodity derivatives, currency derivatives and equity derivatives segments. The log in session for all the segments will start at 09:30 am and last till 10:00 am, BSE said in separate notices. For the equity segment, timing for continuous trading … Read moreBSE to conduct mock trading session on May 4

Looking to Increase Sales? “Go Global” World Trade Month Webinars Can Help Get You Started

This post was originally published on this siteDavid M. Glaccum is SBA’s Associate Administrator for International Trade and Pat Kirwan is the Director of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Secretariat In celebration of World Trade Month, federal trade promotion agencies will host our annual “Go Global” webinar series throughout May. U.S. businesses will learn about … Read moreLooking to Increase Sales? “Go Global” World Trade Month Webinars Can Help Get You Started