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On Friday, Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed legislation that would have raised the state’s minimum wage, incrementally over a five year period, from $8.25 to $15. Rauner had said that he believed the hike in wage to be too severe. Illinois Chamber of Commerce expressed their ...

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On Monday, the CEO’s from Intel Corp, Merck & Co Inc and Under Armour Inc resigned from President Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council. The chief executive of drugmaker Merck & Co, Kenneth Frazier, said he made the decision to leave the advisory council because of the ...

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On Tuesday, three days after the state government shutdown, Governor Chris Christie signed a budget deal for the state of New Jersey. Governor Christie shut down beaches and other state services last Friday, after Christie and Democratic Assembly speaker, Vincent Prieto, hit a budget standoff ...

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently announced plans to suspend two Obama era regulations designed to protect student borrowers and hold for profit colleges accountable for deceptive tactics. Last month, the California Assn. of Private Postsecondary Schools filed suit in federal court in ...

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President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Friday a plan to tighten rules on American travel to Cuba, and significantly restrict US companies from doing business with Cuban enterprises controlled by the military. Trump, who will be making the announcement in Miami, plans to rollback a ...

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On Monday, United State Senators reached an agreement which seeks to strengthen current sanctions on Russia, and impose new ones on targeted Russian actors. The agreement would also limit President Trump’s ability to suspend or end sanctions without congressional approval. The agreement will be ...

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A new regulation, issued under President Obama’s administration, went into effect on Friday. The new fiduciary rule will require retirement brokers to put their clients’ interests ahead of their own. Consumer advocates, lawmakers, and retirement groups have been pushing for the regulation for ...

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At the beginning of the month President Donald Trump announced he would be withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord; drawing both praise and outrage. Frustrated with the presidents decision, some states have decided to take the situation into their own hands. Several ...

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More than two dozen US tech companies, including Facebook and Google, appealed to Congress on Friday to make changes to a broad internet surveillance law; which the tech firms argue is necessary to increase government transparency and improve privacy protections. The appeal comes in the months ...

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On Tuesday President Donald Trump fired the director of the FBI, James Comey. The White House has stated the director was fired over his handling of the inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s emails, however Democrats have said it was because the FBI was investigating alleged links between Russia and ...

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