Four Senators Aim to Close Buy America Loopholes

The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) has some breaking news to share! From the Office of Good Ideas: Four U.S. senators from the Midwest — Sherrod Brown (D) and Rob Portman (R) from Ohio, Gary Peters (D) from Michigan, and Mike Braun (R) from Indiana — have put forward a bill that would apply Buy America … Read moreFour Senators Aim to Close Buy America Loopholes

Im-Politic: Muddled Iran Deal Messages from the Democrats

The usual gang of political observers and commentators (apologies to the soon-to-be-departed Mad magazine) seem to agree that this year’s Democratic candidates for President haven’t been paying much attention yet to foreign policy. Here’s my explanation: The more many of them say about the subject, the clearer their ignorance and incoherence will become, and the … Read moreIm-Politic: Muddled Iran Deal Messages from the Democrats

Rep. Axne on EPA's Proposed 2020 Biofuel Targets

DES MOINES, IOWA – Today, U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (D-IA) released the following statement criticizing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed biofuel targets for 2020, which would remain virtually the same as 2019 obligations. Each year, the EPA issues a proposal governing how much renewable fuels should be blended in our fuel supply in the … Read moreRep. Axne on EPA's Proposed 2020 Biofuel Targets

Hires, job openings fall in May; rising uncertainty around economy

The number of hires fell by 266,000 in May with most of the decline, 262,000, in private industry, but job openings were little changed, falling by 49,000 from April, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Total separations also fell in May by 192,000. The number of quits … Read moreHires, job openings fall in May; rising uncertainty around economy

CEO report finds top execs moderately pessimistic in Q2

CEOs remain moderately pessimistic in the second quarter, according to The Conference Board’s Measure of CEO Confidence. Its level for the second quarter was 43, unchanged from the first; readings above 50 indicate more positive than negative responses. “CEO confidence was unchanged in Q2, and remains at a moderately pessimistic level,” said Lynn Franco, senior … Read moreCEO report finds top execs moderately pessimistic in Q2

ZRG Partners acquires London-based strategy search firm

Global retained search firm ZRG Partners has acquired Holker Watkin, a London-based search firm focused on placing strategy and transformation professionals in Europe and other markets.  “The business has been successfully partnering with private equity firms and global multinationals in the search of high-level strategy and transformation talent for senior-level roles and interim assignments,” said … Read moreZRG Partners acquires London-based strategy search firm

Only 30% of employers offer mobile-friendly application process, missing top talent

Research by recruitment firm MRINetwork found that 76% of candidates expect to be able to apply for jobs and receive feedback via mobile devices, but only 30% of employers offer a mobile-friendly application process. “While online applications are the standard for most industries, many organizations have not optimized the process to make it both mobile-friendly … Read moreOnly 30% of employers offer mobile-friendly application process, missing top talent

Word of the week: Approved supplier list (ASL)

Staffing Industry Analysts’ Lexicon describes an approved supplier list, or ASL, as “a contingent workforce sourcing model in which the provision of a contingent workforce, in whole or in part, is exclusively granted to a limited, but more than one, number of staffing providers, at specified conditions.” It’s also called a “preferred supplier list.” For … Read moreWord of the week: Approved supplier list (ASL)

It will be a few years before Uber becomes profitable (CNN)

Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER) will take a few years to become profitable, its Chief Technology Officer Thuan Pham said today at a conference in Hong Kong, CNN reported. “If people invest in Uber, they should be long-term investments,” said Pham. “We’re not in this business for the profit in the next year or two, … Read moreIt will be a few years before Uber becomes profitable (CNN)

RSG101: David Zipper on What Data Can do for Cities and Mobility Companies

Right now, there’s a battle brewing between cities and mobility companies. The battle is over data, but what does data really mean and why is it important? Today’s podcast guest is the perfect person to talk to about how data affects mobility, both for the tech companies running the services and for the cities who … Read moreRSG101: David Zipper on What Data Can do for Cities and Mobility Companies

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Bureau of Industry and Security Annual Conference on Export Controls and Security

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Bureau of Industry and Security Annual Conference on Export Controls and Security kcpullen@doc.gov Tue, 07/09/2019 – 10:48 Trade enforcement AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov Wilbur Ross Introduced by Nazak Nikakhtar, Performing the Non-Exclusive Duties of … Read moreRemarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Bureau of Industry and Security Annual Conference on Export Controls and Security

At the Border, the Word is Out: Come One, Come All

A Harvard University Center for American Political Studies/Harris Poll showed that immigration is now voters’ top concern, surpassing health care as the nation’s No. 1 issue. By a 42-38 margin, registered voters selected immigration as the major issue. Given that stories from and about the porous southwest border have dominated the news cycle for months, … Read moreAt the Border, the Word is Out: Come One, Come All

Landmark Achievement: Canada Legislates Right to Housing Law

Canada has long sought a solution to the ever-growing national homeless crisis currently affecting upwards of 235,000 people. Hopes have never been higher than this summer when a bill legislating a national right to housing passed the senate and was … Continue reading → The post Landmark Achievement: Canada Legislates Right to Housing Law appeared … Read moreLandmark Achievement: Canada Legislates Right to Housing Law

TCS Q1 hiring highest in five years, over 30,000 joining letters issued

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India’s biggest software services company, on Tuesday announced that it has added more than 12,000 jobs during the first quarter, ended June 30. TCS added that “it has issued joining letters to over 30,000 fresh graduates and “40 per cent of them have been onboarded in Q1 and the rest are … Read moreTCS Q1 hiring highest in five years, over 30,000 joining letters issued

Cost of Rs 2,000 note falls 65 paise per piece in 2018-19 period

The cost of a Rs 2,000 currency note fell 65 paise or 18.4 per cent in 2018-19 compared to the year-ago period, according to official data. Introduced after demonetisation in November 2016, Rs 2,000 notes are printed only by the Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Pvt Ltd (BRBNMPL) — a wholly-owned subsidiary of the RBI. … Read moreCost of Rs 2,000 note falls 65 paise per piece in 2018-19 period

Padma Lakshmi bakes protest into her 4th of July pie

Atlanta, GA, July 9, 2019: Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi celebrated fourth of July with a message. The Top Chef host tweeted a photo of a pie decorated to look like an American flag with “close the camps” written on top, reports People. “A truly American pie for the bbq today,” the 48-year-old television host captioned the photo. She … Read morePadma Lakshmi bakes protest into her 4th of July pie

Banks reported 44,016 cases of fraud involving Rs 1,85,624 crore in last 11 years

Banks and select financial institutions have reported 44,016 cases of fraud in the last 11 years beginning 2008-09 involving amount of Rs 1,85,624 crore, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. The year 2016-17 witnessed reporting of 3,927 cases of fraud involving amount of Rs 25,883.99 crore, which was the highest in the last 11 years. … Read moreBanks reported 44,016 cases of fraud involving Rs 1,85,624 crore in last 11 years

Media demands apology from Kangana Ranaut after ugly fight

Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut has been asked to tender a public apology by the media fraternity in the wake of her recent ugly spat with a wire service journalist at a press event of her forthcoming film “JudgeMentall Hai Kya”. The incident occurred when Kangana questioned the journalist’s negative comments on her last … Read moreMedia demands apology from Kangana Ranaut after ugly fight