Tag Archives: vice president

Liz Weston: How buy now, pay later loans could alter credit

Expanding access to credit is a laudable goal. Too many people can’t get a mortgage or an emergency loan at a reasonable rate because they can’t show a strong credit history. They may pay more for insurance or make large security deposits to obtain utilities or rent an apartment. Recently, …

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Senate panel advances Biden Fed nominees to confirmation votes

The Senate Banking Committee has advanced President BidenJoe BidenUngar-Sargon: Working class hardest hit by inflation Nevada County plans to count all ballots by hand Biden announces military B aid to Ukraine: report MORE‘s four remaining Federal Reserve nominees after one pick withdrew under bipartisan opposition. Wednesday’s panel cleared the Fed …

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Baltimore Penn Station overhaul would help speed up Amtrak trains in the Northeast

The Baltimore project is the first phase of a renovation of the rail hub and surrounding area, signaling a revitalization for an area long defined by wasteland, busy highways and weathered buildings. It is also expected to improve travel along the aging corridor, adding capacity to meet future demand as …

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Tuition-free college movement gains momentum, despite Biden’s stalled plan

College Promise programs, as tuition-free initiatives are commonly referred to, enjoy broad support across the political spectrum. Forty-seven states and DC have at least one such program at the college, city, or state level. There are 33 statewide programs that cover tuition at community colleges or universities and higher education, …

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Waive fertilizer dumping rights, corn growers demand

U.S. companies should give farmers a break by withdrawing anti-dumping duty claims on imported fertilizers, a corn growers’ group said Tuesday in a House hearing dominated by reports of rising costs of crop production. Farmer groups have generally called for higher price support in the upcoming 2023 farm bill, with …

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The 1st public health insurance plan in the United States struggles to gain ground

With prospects for the U.S. adopting a single-payer “Medicare for All” program dim, proponents of health care reform have instead turned to a government-designed insurance plan that could compete with private insurance plans sold on health care exchanges. The idea behind this “public option” is that it could ultimately expand …

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FWW: VP’s visit to Newark highlights need for additional funding

VP’s visit to Newark highlights need for additional funding The administration’s infrastructure agreement does not fully fund the necessary water solutions Today, Vice President Kamala Harris is in Newark to highlight the city’s response to a lead crisis that has impacted drinking water in New Jersey’s largest city. The visit …

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County awards $10.6 million to DuPage Foundation to bring ‘lasting change’ through grant program

DuPage County has committed $10.6 million in federal pandemic assistance to establish a nonprofit grant program that will be operated by a Downers Grove-based foundation and will focus on addressing food insecurity and housing, mental health and substance abuse issues. County board members approved an agreement with the DuPage Foundation …

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“The answer is not to abandon our streets”

Hello. It’s Friday. We’ll look at the strategies President Biden has outlined to help New York City address gun violence. We will also look at the continued fallout from the resignation of former Governor Andrew Cuomo. As President Biden might say, he and Mayor Eric Adams are simpatico. “Mayor Adams, …

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Removal of subsidies: NLC warns that rising fuel prices will affect transport costs and food prices

The Nigerian Labor Congress has warned that the planned removal of fuel subsidies and subsequent increase in fuel prices will affect all aspects of life including transport, cost of food, clothing, housing and others. This was revealed by Mr. Ikechukwu Nwafor, Chairman of the NLC in Ebonyi, in an interview …

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In the wake of Colleyville, Jewish groups renew efforts to double funding for federal security grants

(January 19, 2022 / JNS) Following the January 15 hostage crisis at a Texas synagogue, Jewish organizations in the United States have renewed their push for Congress to double funding for the nonprofit Security Grants Program (NSGP), ensuring that more targeted nonprofit institutions such as synagogues get federal funding. invest …

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Agricultural subsidy reform in England aimed at returning the land to nature

Plans to restore land to nature nearly double the size of London over the next two decades will be presented by ministers on Thursday as they review England’s farm subsidies after Brexit. Applications will be open for the first 15 ‘landscape reclamation’ projects – the most ambitious installment of government …

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Senate again denies funding for Mike Pence event in grant vote meeting

The Undergraduate Senate again refused to approve the Stanford College Republicans’ (SCR) request for funding to bring Mike Pence to campus in a meeting on Tuesday. The purpose of the meeting was to revisit standard grants, including SCRs, following concerns raised about the initial vote that was held in a …

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The chips made in the USA, the plan, the auto crisis

As you shop for the holidays, you’ll notice more shortages than ever of high-tech items requiring microchips. It affects all economic sectors in one way or another. Chips were invented in the United States. But now only 12% is made here. 0% of the most sophisticated chips are made in …

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“More expensive than the subsidy” – is FGN’s 5,000 N transport subsidy dead on arrival?

Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, said on Tuesday that the federal government would remove fuel subsidies by 2022 and replace them with a 5,000 naira subsidy for the poorest Nigerians. According to her, around tens of millions of Nigerians would benefit from the transport subsidy. In …

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Pinky Cole and PETA team up to fight for food justice

For immediate release:September 30, 2021 Contact:Moira Colley 202-483-7382 Atlanta – The fight against food desserts has never been so good! Monday, Slutty Vegan restaurateur Pinky cole will serve free vegan Buffalo Chicken and Bratwurst sandwiches at Charles L. Harper Memorial Park to launch the new PETA Campaign for food justice, …

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Bill calls for abolition of PITC due to supply issues

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) – A bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives to abolish the Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) amid supply issues that plague the agency. Under Bill 10221 tabled by Vice-President Rufus Rodriguez, the Ministry of Trade and Industry will take over the …

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Come back to their senses? – Manila Bulletin

GOVERNANCE MATTERS Former vice-president Jejomar Binay A senior government official has been quoted in media as defending the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) decision to ease quarantine restrictions in Metro Manila despite the alarming increase in the number of daily cases of COVID-19. He said it was not for lack of …

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HAVEN Grant Helps Mississippi Fix Veteran’s Home

HATTIESBURG, Miss – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – U.S. Army veteran Thomas McLeod recently received a $ 10,000 Veterans Housing Assistance Grant (HAVEN) to make repairs to his home in Petal, Mississippi, a suburb of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The HAVEN grant was provided by BankPlus and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas …

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How to get grants for your small business

The grants have helped many businesses affected by the pandemic. Between the federal government, state programs, and private organizations, small business owners have received billions of dollars in funding that they won’t need to repay. This aid could dry up as the country moves from relief to recovery. “I think …

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Advocacy for a permanent broadband subsidy

Dr Fallon Wilson When the pandemic forced schools, offices and healthcare providers to go online last March, it also put our country’s long-standing digital inequalities in the spotlight. Millions of low-income Americans did not have computers, high-speed home connections, or the digital skills to use them. Over a year later, …

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As pandemic eases, businesses push Congress for another bailout

“We are still incredibly vulnerable,” said Sean Kennedy, executive vice president of public affairs for the National Restaurant Association. The lobbying effort is gaining traction, with Republicans signing bills to provide grants to restaurants and gyms even as the GOP balks at President Joe Biden’s multibillion-dollar infrastructure spending plans. Lawmakers …

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‘Obamacare’ survives: US Supreme Court rejects big challenge

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court, though increasingly conservative in its composition, on Thursday rejected the latest major Republican-led effort to remove the national healthcare law known as ‘Obamacare’, thus preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The judges, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire Affordable Care Act intact by …

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SEC subpoena American Electric Power for House Bill 6 documents

More: Mike DeWine’s calendars reveal meetings with AEP leaders and AEP-backed black money group in the final weeks of DeWine’s 2018 gubernatorial campaign American Electric Power revealed yesterday that it received a subpoena from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to search for documents related to House Bill 6, …

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Wanted: A Resilience Czar for the US Government

Everyone knows the “black swans” – extreme and one-off events that are impossible to predict. Think of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand that started World War I or the stock market crash of 1987, which set a record for one-day price cuts. But what about the risks that surround …

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The abstention volume continues its downward trend

The number of forbeared loans continues to decline, falling this week to 4.47%, down from last week’s total of 4.49% according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) latest survey on forbearance and call volume. Nationwide, the MBA estimates that 2.23 million Americans remain in some stage of abstention. By investor …

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UAW denounces GM investment in Mexico

Members of the United Auto Workers march in the Labor Day Parade in Detroit, September 2, 2019. Photo AP / Paul Sancya DETROIT (AP) – An announcement by General Motors that it would invest more than $ 1 billion in a Mexican factory that will build electric vehicles has angered …

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