USINPAC WELCOMES WOMEN BUSINESS LEADERS FROM INDIA

Washington DC: USINPAC welcomed a high-level delegation of women business leaders from India who are shaping the future of agriculture, biotech, women’s empowerment, arts, handicrafts and other areas of economic development. “These powerful women are providing new outlooks and opportunities that command our attention.  USINPAC is proud to join with them and be a part … Read moreUSINPAC WELCOMES WOMEN BUSINESS LEADERS FROM INDIA

Dr. Pradeep Ganguly Is Winner of the 2019 MEDA Hall of Fame Award

Washington DC: USINPAC member Dr. Pradeep Ganguly has been inducted into the Maryland Economic Development Association’s (MEDA) Hall of Fame. Dr. Ganguly has been a member of MEDA since 1984. He is known for his tireless service, for giving back to the community despite the demands of a busy job. His innovations, projects and campaigns … Read moreDr. Pradeep Ganguly Is Winner of the 2019 MEDA Hall of Fame Award

Who’s checking your FB photos? Wipro employees

A team of over 250 overworked techies in Hyderabad have been parsing through your Facebook photos, categorising them into five “dimensions” and trying to figure out why you posted those pictures. These contract workers have been going through the photos posted since 2014 — the first step towards an autonomous photo recognition. Please follow and … Read moreWho’s checking your FB photos? Wipro employees

Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband Delivered Remarks at the National Human Trafficking Summit

Thank you for the introduction and for the opportunity to participate in this important Summit.  Human trafficking and modern-day slavery involve deprivation of human dignity.  This evil has haunted us throughout our history, and we must never relent in our ongoing efforts to prevent and eradicate these crimes.  Please follow and like us:

Department of Justice Issues Guidance on False Claims Act Matters and Updates Justice Manual

The Civil Division today announced the release of formal guidance to the Department of Justice’s False Claims Act litigators. The False Claims Act provides important remedies for fraud committed against the United States. The guidance announced today explains the manner in which the Department of Justice awards credit to defendants who cooperate with the Department … Read moreDepartment of Justice Issues Guidance on False Claims Act Matters and Updates Justice Manual

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Roger Alford Delivers Remarks at the 2019 China Competition Policy Forum

The purpose of competition enforcement is an issue that is being discussed within the United States, as well as around the world.  The current debate centers on the differences between the consumer welfare and the public interest standard.  We believe the consumer welfare standard should remain our guiding light because the goals of consumer welfare … Read moreDeputy Assistant Attorney General Roger Alford Delivers Remarks at the 2019 China Competition Policy Forum

What Would It Take to Spark a Rural/Small-Town Revival?

There are many historical models in which the spending/investing of wealthy families drives the expansion of local economies. The increase in farm debt while farm income declines is putting unbearable financial pressure on American farmers, who must be differentiated from giant agri-business corporations. This is placing immense pressure on farmers, pressure which manifests in rising suicide … Read moreWhat Would It Take to Spark a Rural/Small-Town Revival?

Democrats See Growing Political Risk from Central American Migration

Democrat leaders are growing concerned that swing voters will blame their pro-migration policies for the huge Central American migration at the U.S. southern border. Under the lede, “Donald Trump has Democrats in a nearly impossible position on the border,” Politico reported: Democrats are struggling with exactly how to confront the deteriorating situation at the southern … Read moreDemocrats See Growing Political Risk from Central American Migration

Forecasting Visa Availability: 5/6 Oppenheim projections and big picture

[Post updated 6/19/2019] Today Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Controls Office at the U.S Department of State, gamely appeared again at IIUSA’s EB-5 Advocacy Conference to discuss EB-5 visa availability. So far Twitter just reports a few headlines from his talk. India is expected to reach its limit and get a cut-off date by … Read moreForecasting Visa Availability: 5/6 Oppenheim projections and big picture

Retail Turnover Rises 0.3 Per Cent In March

Australian retail turnover rose 0.3 per cent in March 2019, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures. This follows a 0.9 per cent rise in February 2019. In seasonally adjusted terms, there were rises in Victoria (0.7 per cent), Queensland (0.6 per cent), New South Wales (0.2 per … Read moreRetail Turnover Rises 0.3 Per Cent In March

Mortgage Stress Accelerates Ahead Of The Election

Digital Finance Analytics (DFA) has released the April 2019 mortgage stress and default analysis update.  Once again, it’s the continuing story of pressure on households as ongoing wages growth is not offsetting costs of living, and mortgage repayments and total debt continues to rise. Recent bank reporting highlights the elevated risks in the household sector … Read moreMortgage Stress Accelerates Ahead Of The Election

Mastercard to invest $1 billion in India

Speaking to TOI, Mastercard co-president (Asia-Pacific) Ari Sarker said in the last five years, the company has made a fundamental shift in its presence in India. “From 30-odd people in essentially a sales and distribution organisation, we have grown to over 2,000 people here, representing 14% of our global workforce. We have technology centres in … Read moreMastercard to invest $1 billion in India

New Program Will Exempt Police From Sanctuary-Detainer Restrictions

Mon, May 6th 2019 @ 5:37 pm EDT Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced a new program designed for local law-enforcement agencies that want to honor immigration detainers but are prohibited from doing so under state and/or local sanctuary policies. According to a press release, ICE created the Warrant Service Officer (WSO) program at the request of … Read moreNew Program Will Exempt Police From Sanctuary-Detainer Restrictions

Two Bedrock Requirements for Any Infrastructure Bill

Federal funds for highways, airports, and the like should not only require recipients (and their contractors and subcontractors) to use E-Verify, but also prohibit them from denying access to any federal agency in the pursuit of its mission, as King County, Wash., has done in barring ICE from using its airport. Patrick McHugh May 6, … Read moreTwo Bedrock Requirements for Any Infrastructure Bill

Statement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the Passing of Chelsea Decaminada

Statement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the Passing of Chelsea Decaminada ASowah@doc.gov Mon, 05/06/2019 – 15:52 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, May 6, 2019 On May 4, 2019, Chelsea Decaminada passed away as a result of injuries sustained during the April 21st terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, where she was on assignment. It was … Read moreStatement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the Passing of Chelsea Decaminada

Wage Information Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

On April 16, BLS reported that median weekly earnings for full-time wage and salary workers rose 2.7 percent over the year. On April 30, BLS reported that the Employment Cost Index for wages of private industry workers rose 3.0 percent over the year. On May 2, BLS reported that hourly compensation in the nonfarm business … Read moreWage Information Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

MSNBC Finally Spots a Border Crisis, but Not the One You Think

Even if you’re skeptical of Trump, it’s amazing that so many reporters and pundits — especially those in the New York-Washington corridor — are cosmopolitan, comfortable, and completely unconcerned about the legitimate worries of millions of Americans about what is happening at the border. Patrick McHugh May 6, 2019 – 3:36pm Jerry Kammer Please follow … Read moreMSNBC Finally Spots a Border Crisis, but Not the One You Think

TV actor Karan Oberoi held for rape, blackmail

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Television actor and singer Karan Oberoi was arrested by Mumbai Police for the alleged rape and blackmail of a woman in 2017, official sources said here. A complaint was lodged with the Oshiwara Police late on Sunday and charges under the Indian Penal Code Sections 376 (rape) and 384 (extortion) were slapped … Read moreTV actor Karan Oberoi held for rape, blackmail

Making News: Back on National Radio Tonight on the Trump China Tariffs…& More!

Nothing like the news business to upset the best laid plans of bloggers – especially in the Trump era!  I was literally minutes away from posting an item on President Trump’s new China tariff threats when I got a query from a national newspaper op-ed editor asking for a piece on the subject.  So I … Read moreMaking News: Back on National Radio Tonight on the Trump China Tariffs…& More!

Indian team comes 2nd at Microsoft world contest

Seattle, May 6 (IANS) A team of Indian students was declared second runners-up at the Microsoft Imagine Cup world finals here on May 6. The three-member team from Faridabad-based Manav Rachna Institute of Research and Studies developed “Caeli” (which means air in Latin) – a smart automated anti-pollution and drug delivery mask specifically designed for asthmatic … Read moreIndian team comes 2nd at Microsoft world contest

Travel and Tourism Means Big Business for the United States, Including Manufacturers

Phil Lovas is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Travel and Tourism, Industry & Analysis for the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce May is World Trade Month, a time when we celebrate the importance of international trade to the economy and creating jobs.  I find it fitting that we also celebrate National Travel and Tourism … Read moreTravel and Tourism Means Big Business for the United States, Including Manufacturers