Daily Update 04/15/2014: New CBO Report: 12 Million Previously Uninsured People Have Attained Coverage; CPI Up 0.2% in March and 1.5% Yr/Yr

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On the Hill The Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation have released updates on the expected budgetary impacts of the Affordable Care Act.  New estimates …

Daily Update 04/14/2014: Retail Sales Grew in March

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On the Hill The Department of Agriculture and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health are arguing over whether increasing poultry processing line speeds would significantly decrease …

Think Locally, Act Globally

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By Anne Marie Bonner, MS’14 The United Nations defines the rule of law as “a principle of governance in which all persons, institutions and entities, public and private, including …

Senate Panel Expresses Caution on Merger of Cable Giants

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Christopher S. Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science and Faculty Affiliate, is cited in the New York Times’ article, “Senate Panel Expresses …

The Battle for Marginal-Cost Connectivity

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Kevin Werbach, Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics and Faculty Affiliate, discusses the cost of connectivity in an 0p-ed for the Huffington Post’s Business section. “The …

Daily Update 04/10/2014: Senate Votes Against Paycheck Fairness Bill; House Appropriations Approves 2 of 12 Annual Spending Bills

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On the Hill The Paycheck Fairness bill failed to pass the Senate yesterday by a 53-44 margin. No Republican Senators voted for the bill, citing that the legislation …

Debunking Keystone XL Myths

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By Alexander Gray, W’17 C’17 The Keystone XL pipeline has dominated the energy policy debate in Washington for the past several years of President Obama’s two terms.  While …

Daily Update 04/09/2014: Senate To Vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act; FOMC To Release Minutes from Last Meeting

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On the Hill The Senate will vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act today, which would allow workers to compare salaries without the threat of retaliation, force companies to …

Daily Update 04/08/2014: House To Disregard Senate Jobless Bill; OECD and IMF Each Release New Economic Reports

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On the Hill The House of Representatives is not prioritizing the Senate’s newly passed jobless bill.  Many Republican representatives are opposed to any extension of unemployment benefits. House …

Daily Update 04/07/2014: More Americans Have Health Insurance: Uninsured Rate Hits Five Year Low in Q1 (Gallup)

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On the Hill Representative Paul Ryan says that his budget will pass the House before midterm elections. The budget is expected to pass by the slimmest margin of …