Congress


5 Things to Know About the $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

 

On January 16, Congress passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will fund the federal government until October 2014. President Obama signed the bill into law on Friday, January 17. According to Politico, the spending bill includes funding to implement new health care and financial services laws, an increase to the Pentagon’s core budget, and more funding for the Head Start early learning program and veterans’ medical care...

The Marketplace Fairness Act and State Tax Revenue

Since e-commerce first blossomed, hundreds, possibly thousands, of brick-and-mortar stores have disappeared. Some were mom-and-pop operations, but the big names have not been exempt. For example, who would have foreseen the disappearance of Borders Books?...

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