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  • FTC Issues Annual Report to Congress on Protecting Older Adults

    FTC Issues Annual Report to Congress on Protecting Older Adults

    Federal Trade Commission Issues Annual Report to Congress on Protecting Older Adults| site |



    (October 19, 2020) - - Today, October 19, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the following information:

    The Federal Trade Commission’s annual report to Congress on protecting older adults, issued today, provides a detailed look at the scams that most often affect adults over 60, as well as the FTC’s research, law enforcement, and education efforts aimed at protecting older consumers—a top priority for the agency.

    As part of the FTC’s efforts to understand how fraud is affecting older adults, the report, Protecting Older Consumers 2019-2020: A Report of the Federal Trade Commission, includes analysis of FTC consumer complaint data. In 2019, as in prior years, older adults (aged 60 and older) were less likely than younger adults (aged 20 to 59) to report losing money to fraud, but reported much higher individual dollar losses. In
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  • SEC Staff Releases Report on U.S. Credit Market Interconnectedness and the Effects of the COVID-19 Economic Shock

    SEC Staff Releases Report on U.S. Credit Market Interconnectedness and the Effects of the COVID-19 Economic Shock | site |



    Announces October 14 Staff Roundtable to Discuss Issues Raised in Report



    (October 5, 2020) - - Today, October 5, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information:

    Washington D.C., Oct. 5, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today published a staff report titled U.S. Credit Markets: Interconnectedness and the Effects of the COVID-19 Economic Shock, which focuses on the origination, distribution and secondary market flow of credit across U.S. credit markets. The staff report also addresses how the related interconnections in our credit markets operated as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. In addition, staff will host a Roundtable on Interconnectedness and Risk in U.S. Credit Markets to discuss the issues raised in the report on the afternoon...
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  • Death on the Job - - - AFL-CIO Releases Its Toll of Neglect Report

    Death on the Job - - - AFL-CIO Releases Its Toll of Neglect Report

    Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, the AFL-CIO Releases Its Annual Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect Report| site |



    (October 6, 2020) - - Today the AFL-CIO published the following information:


    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka highlights how the current health crisis is a product of the Trump administration’s regulatory rollbacks, weakened regulations and OSHA neglect. Expresses urgency in passing the HEROES Act.

    View Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect report here: aflcio.org/dotj-2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, affecting more than 7.4. million Americans, with more than 210,000 deaths in the United States, the AFL-CIO today released its annual Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect report, which contains data showing how the current administration’s failure to act in the past has been a main contributor to the gravity of the current public health crisis. During a video press conference to release
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  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Subminimum Wages Report

    U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Subminimum Wages Report

    U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Report: Subminimum Wages: Impacts on the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities| site |



    (September 17, 2020) - - The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights published today (September 17, 2020) the following information:

    WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released Subminimum Wages: Impacts on the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities. The report examines an exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act—the section 14(c) waiver program—which permits employers to pay less than the minimum wage to individuals with disabilities, and the federal enforcement of the civil rights of individuals in the program. The Commission found persistent failures in regulation and oversight by the Department of Labor and Department of Justice of the 14(c) program that have allowed, and continue to allow, it to operate without satisfying its legislative goal to meet the needs of people with disabilities. The
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  • Federal Reserve Board issues Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households

    Federal Reserve Board issues Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households | site |



    (September 18, 2020) - - Today, September 18, 2020, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Board published the following information:

    Data collected to supplement the Federal Reserve Board's seventh annual Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking showed that U.S. families were faring better financially in July than in April, but many still faced uncertainty regarding layoffs and prospects for returning to work.

    Recognizing the unprecedented financial disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Reserve conducted a pair of supplemental surveys to monitor changes in the financial well-being of Americans. The first of these surveys was conducted in April, at the onset of the pandemic and before most financial relief efforts were in place. The April results were described in the Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households
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  • National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force Submits Report

    National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force Submits Report

    National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force Submits Report| site |



    Report submitted to USDOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee


    (March 16, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) published today (March 16, 2020) the following information:

    Today, the National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force submitted its report on in-flight sexual misconduct on commercial flights.

    The report was submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee (ACPAC). ACPAC will consider this report in making recommendations to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao later this year. The report is available at https://www.transportation.gov/indiv...ights-national . The Task Force listened to first-hand accounts from passengers and flight attendants who experienced in-flight sexual misconduct, and about actions that airlines and law enforcement had taken a
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Washington State Report First COVID-19 Death

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Washington State Report First COVID-19 Death| site |




    (February 29, 2020) - - On Saturday, February 29, 2020 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following information:


    There also are ongoing investigations into possible outbreaks in health care settings.


    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials in the state of Washington have reported three hospitalized patients who have tested presumptive-positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, including one patient who died.
    • Two of the patients are from a long-term care facility (LTCF) where one is a health care worker. Additional residents and staff of the LTCF who have not yet been tested for COVID-19 are reportedly either ill with respiratory symptoms or hospitalized with pneumonia of unknown cause.
    • The patient who died, a male in his 50s, was being
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  • World Health Organization releases Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 - - COVID-19

    World Health Organization releases Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)| site |




    (February 28, 2020) - - Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) made public the Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

    In releasing the report, WHO said the following:



    "Here is the report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), published as received from the mission, unabridged by WHO"



    The report may be viewed at https://www.who.int/docs/default-sou...nal-report.pdf

    or

    Press HERE
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  • U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Appoints Three New Members, Chair To Board Overseeing The Nation’s Report Card

    U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Appoints Three New Members, Chair To Board Overseeing The Nation’s Report Card| site |



    Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour named chair of National Assessment Governing Board


    (January 30, 2020) - - Today (January 30, 2020), the U.S. Department of Education published the following information: WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has appointed a former governor, engineering curriculum specialist, and twelfth-grade U.S. government and politics teacher to four-year terms on the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the only continuing, nationally representative evaluation of U.S. students' knowledge. Secretary DeVos named former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, one of the new appointees, as chair of the Board. The Governing Board is a nonpartisan body that works independently from the U.S. Department of Education to set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress...
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  • World Health Organization Data and Assessment of Novel Coronavirus(2019-nCoV) - - - Situation Report - 9

    World Health Organization Data and Assessment of Novel Coronavirus(2019-nCoV) - - - Situation Report - 9| site |

    Data as reported by 29 January 2020*

    (Includes portions of WHO Novel Coronavirus(2019-nCoV) Situation Report - 9)

    (January 29, 2020), Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the following Data and Assessment of Novel Coronavirus(2019-nCoV) - - - Situation Report - 9:


    HIGHLIGHTS • Four confirmed cases reported in United Arab Emirates, in individuals traveling from Wuhan City. • World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, has set up a public private collaboration called “The Pandemic Supply Chain Network (PSCN)”. It is a Market Network that seeks to provide a platform for data sharing, market visibility, and operational coordination and connecting. • Today, PSCN is launching the first of several teleconference calls with over 30 private sector organization
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  • Federal Railroad Administration Launches Web Portal For Public to Report Blocked Railroad Crossings

    Federal Railroad Administration Launches Web Portal For Public to Report Blocked Railroad Crossings | site |


    (December 20, 2019) - - Today (December 20, 2019), the Federal Railroad Administration published the following information: WASHINGTON- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced it has established a new, dedicated webpage for the public and law enforcement to report blocked highway-rail grade crossings. Blocked crossings occur when stopped trains impede the flow of motor vehicle or pedestrian traffic at railroad tracks for extended periods of time. Communities have long dealt with the issue of blocked crossings, and FRA is now seeking broad public input to better understand the scope of the problem and engage with affected parties to identify potential solutions. “Railroads, states and local jurisdictions are best positioned to address blocked highway-rail grade crossings and I’ve asked them to work toget...
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  • National Transportation Safety Board Releases Preliminary Report on South Dakota Crash Investigation

    National Transportation Safety Board Releases Preliminary Report on South Dakota Crash Investigation| site |



    (December 17, 2019) - - Today, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information:

    ​WASHINGTON (Dec. 17, 2019) — The National Transportation Safety Board issued its preliminary report Tuesday for its investigation of the Nov. 30, 2019, crash of a Pilatus PC12 in Chamberlain, South Dakota, which killed the pilot and eight passengers and injured three others.

    The airplane was registered to Conrad & Bischoff, Inc., and operated by the pilot as a personal flight from Chamberlain Municipal Airport destined for Idaho Falls Regional Airport, Idaho.

    According to preliminary data recovered from the data recorder installed on the airplane, the accident takeoff began from runway 31 about 12:31 p.m. central standard time. The airplane immediately rolled about 10 degrees to the left after
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Releases Report on 38th Annual Small Business Forum

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Releases Report on 38th Annual Small Business Forum | site |



    (December 5, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information:

    Washington D.C., Dec. 5, 2019 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today released a report on the 38th Annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation. The Forum is a unique event attended by SEC Commissioners and staff in which members of the public and private sectors gather to craft suggestions for securities policy impacting emerging businesses and their investors. The 2019 Forum was hosted in partnership with the Heider College of Business at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, on Aug. 14, 2019, and marks the first year that the Forum was organized by the SEC’s new Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation. The report provides an executive summary of the Forum proceedings, the recomme
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  • IRS Advisory Council issues 2019 Annual Report

    IRS Advisory Council issues 2019 Annual Report

    IRS Advisory Council issues 2019 Annual Report | site |


    (November 20, 2019) - - Today (November 20, 2019), the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) today issued its annual report for 2019, including recommendations to the IRS on new and continuing issues in tax administration.

    The IRSAC is a federal advisory committee that provides an organized public forum for discussion of relevant tax administration issues between IRS officials and representatives of the public. IRSAC members offer constructive observations regarding current or proposed IRS policies, programs and procedures.

    The 2019 Public Report includes recommendations on over 20 issues, which cover a broad range of topics and concerns including:
    • Accelerating the use of e-Signatures in Federal Tax Administration
    • Guidance Relating to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    • Establishing
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  • Federal Reserve Board Publishes Report on Bank Branch Access in Rural Communities

    Federal Reserve Board Publishes Report on Bank Branch Access in Rural Communities | site |



    (November 25, 2019) - - Today, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information:

    The Federal Reserve Board on Monday released Perspectives from Main Street: Bank Branch Access in Rural Communities, a report that examines how rural consumers and small businesses use bank branches and how their communities have been affected by branch closures. Of the counties analyzed in the report, more than half lost bank branches between 2012 and 2017, with some predominantly rural counties experiencing considerable declines. The deeply affected rural counties tended to be less economically well off and have residents with lower levels of education. They also had a greater proportion of minority residents relative to other rural counties. Much of the information in the report was gathered at listening sessions hosted by Federal Reser
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    FTC Issues Annual Report to Congress on Protecting Older Adults
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    Federal Trade Commission Issues Annual Report to Congress on Protecting Older Adults| site |



    (October 19, 2020) - - Today, October 19, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the following information:

    The Federal Trade Commission’s annual report to Congress on protecting older adults, issued today, provides a detailed look at the scams that most often affect adults over 60, as well as the FTC’s research, law enforcement, and education efforts aimed at protecting older consumers—a top priority for the agency.

    As part of the FTC’s efforts to understand how fraud is affecting older adults, the report, Protecting Older Consumers 2019-2020: A Report of the Federal Trade Commission, includes analysis of FTC consumer complaint data. In 2019, as in prior years, older adults (aged 60 and older) were less likely than younger adults (aged 20 to 59) to report losing money to fraud, but reported much higher individual dollar losses. In
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    10-22-2020, 05:58 PM
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    SEC Staff Releases Report on U.S. Credit Market Interconnectedness and the Effects of the COVID-19 Economic Shock
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    SEC Staff Releases Report on U.S. Credit Market Interconnectedness and the Effects of the COVID-19 Economic Shock | site |



    Announces October 14 Staff Roundtable to Discuss Issues Raised in Report



    (October 5, 2020) - - Today, October 5, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information:

    Washington D.C., Oct. 5, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today published a staff report titled U.S. Credit Markets: Interconnectedness and the Effects of the COVID-19 Economic Shock, which focuses on the origination, distribution and secondary market flow of credit across U.S. credit markets. The staff report also addresses how the related interconnections in our credit markets operated as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. In addition, staff will host a Roundtable on Interconnectedness and Risk in U.S. Credit Markets to discuss the issues raised in the report on the afternoon...
    10-06-2020, 11:20 PM
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    Death on the Job - - - AFL-CIO Releases Its Toll of Neglect Report
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    Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, the AFL-CIO Releases Its Annual Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect Report| site |



    (October 6, 2020) - - Today the AFL-CIO published the following information:


    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka highlights how the current health crisis is a product of the Trump administration’s regulatory rollbacks, weakened regulations and OSHA neglect. Expresses urgency in passing the HEROES Act.

    View Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect report here: aflcio.org/dotj-2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, affecting more than 7.4. million Americans, with more than 210,000 deaths in the United States, the AFL-CIO today released its annual Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect report, which contains data showing how the current administration’s failure to act in the past has been a main contributor to the gravity of the current public health crisis. During a video press conference to release
    ...
    10-06-2020, 06:04 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Subminimum Wages Report
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Report: Subminimum Wages: Impacts on the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities| site |



    (September 17, 2020) - - The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights published today (September 17, 2020) the following information:

    WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released Subminimum Wages: Impacts on the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities. The report examines an exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act—the section 14(c) waiver program—which permits employers to pay less than the minimum wage to individuals with disabilities, and the federal enforcement of the civil rights of individuals in the program. The Commission found persistent failures in regulation and oversight by the Department of Labor and Department of Justice of the 14(c) program that have allowed, and continue to allow, it to operate without satisfying its legislative goal to meet the needs of people with disabilities. The
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    10-06-2020, 01:50 AM
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    Federal Reserve Board issues Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households
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    Federal Reserve Board issues Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households | site |



    (September 18, 2020) - - Today, September 18, 2020, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Board published the following information:

    Data collected to supplement the Federal Reserve Board's seventh annual Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking showed that U.S. families were faring better financially in July than in April, but many still faced uncertainty regarding layoffs and prospects for returning to work.

    Recognizing the unprecedented financial disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Reserve conducted a pair of supplemental surveys to monitor changes in the financial well-being of Americans. The first of these surveys was conducted in April, at the onset of the pandemic and before most financial relief efforts were in place. The April results were described in the Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households
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    09-21-2020, 12:58 PM

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