IRS Says 100k Taxpayer Accounts Hacked

May 26, 2015 5:20 PM Comments

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced today that identity thieves have illegally accessed tax information for more than 100,000 taxpayers with unsuccessful attempts made on approximately 100,000 additional taxpayer accounts.

Why the Federal Reserve Will Have a Tough Time Raising Interest Rates

May 26, 2015 9:34 AM Comments

The Federal Reserve is on track to raise interest rates later this year. Chair Janet Yellen has good reasons to push ahead, but she may not get very far in her quest to “normalize” rates.

Washington is Ready to Spend

May 26, 2015 9:33 AM Comments

Pressure is mounting from both sides of the political to increase spending in a variety of areas.

VA Won’t Pay for In Vitro Fertilization

May 26, 2015 9:26 AM Comments

VA will not pick up the bill for in vitro fertilization, which fertility experts say offers those with spinal cord and genital injuries the best hope for a biological child.

More Airport Security Badges Go Missing

May 26, 2015 9:02 AM Comments

Washington lawmakers are demanding an accounting of how many airport security badges have been lost or stolen around the country as an NBC News investigation reveals the problem may be bigger than originally thought.

Obama Team To Issue New Rule To Regulate Water Pollution

May 26, 2015 9:01 AM Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency has been holding a series of meetings on a new rule giving the federal government the power to regulate pollution in smaller bodies of water.

NSA Testing Smartphones That Recognize Handwriting

May 26, 2015 8:58 AM Comments

The National Security Agency has tested the use of smartphone-swipe recognition technology, according to the tool’s manufacturer.

EPA Under Fire for Social Media PR Campaign

May 26, 2015 8:19 AM Comments

Critics say the Environmental Protection Agency cajoled the public into supporting a controversial proposed regulation with an unprecedented social media campaign, pushing the boundaries of legal agency advocacy.

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