Economy & Budget

EMV: the cost of confusion

Oct. 1, 2016 marks the one-year anniversary since the chip-card, or EMV, deadline set by the major card brands went into effect. Prior to the deadline, the grocery industry spent more than five years...

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EMV, one year later

When it comes to payments security, consumers are unquestionably safer today than they were a year ago. A year later, chip card use is way up, counterfeit card fraud is down at America’s stores -- and consumers are still...

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The jobs we need, courtesy of the global economy

At a time when there is renewed public interest in whether or how much the United States should engage with the global economy, it’s worth noting an element outside of the current dialogue on the trade of goods across borders....

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Meet the new Robber Barons

There was a time when railroad tycoons built empires by exploiting government connections to take advantage of the little guy. Today, the tables are turned, and it is large multinational corporations trying to persuade the government to dictate...

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Who put the anti-small business language in 2017 NDAA?

I would like to know specifically who put the three provisions in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would essentially dismantle federal small business programs. Who thought it was a good idea to make the Comprehensive...

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Finding common ground on long term care funding

In the midst of presidential and Congressional elections this fall, it’s more important than ever for lawmakers in Washington to remember the pressing issues related to how Americans will pay for long term care.  Our country is currently...

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