· *The multiple of leveraged buyout (LBO) debt to earnings has hit 5.8, the highest it has been since the financial crash, according to LCD/S&P. *
· *A debt level of six times earnings has.. Business Insider - Published
WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Donald Trump’s estimation, the good times began to roll for the country on the night he was elected. So he doesn’t hesitate to swipe job growth from the twilight of.. Seattle Times - Published
President Donald Trump said on Monday he would nominate David Bernhardt, a former energy lobbyist, to be secretary of the interior, the department that oversees U.S. public lands. Gavino Garay reports.
Democratic lawmakers will grill U.S. President Donald Trump's new pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday, focusing on his past coal lobbying, but with little hope of blocking his..
After months of research, visiting successful programs around the nation, and receiving testimony from experts and concerned citizens, the Federal Commission on School Safety released its final report..
WASHINGTON (AP) — New enforcement figures from the Environmental Protection Agency show some sharp declines in action against polluters. The EPA released enforcement totals for fiscal year 2018.. Seattle Times - Published
Fox News Sunday anchor *Chris Wallace* called out Republicans today for decrying all the Democratic investigations into the Trump administration, noting all the Obama-era ones a GOP-led Congress.. Mediaite - Published
WASHINGTON (AP) — Borrowing a word from Democrats, a new White House report says changes made to the Affordable Care Act under President Donald Trump didn't amount to "sabotage." Due out Friday, the.. SeattlePI.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times
In a business-friendly decision issued on January 25, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or "Board") revised its test for determining whether putative independent contractors are exempt.. Mondaq - Published
A federal appeals court spent more than four hours on Friday weighing challenges to a federal regulator’s rollback of Obama-era net-neutrality rules, a case crucial to internet regulation. Wall Street Journal - Published
In a reversal of Obama-era rulings, the Supreme Court gave the Trump administration permission to bar transgender men and women from future military enrollment. Lower courts still continue to hear.. Christian Science Monitor - Published
WASHINGTON — Tech companies and nearly two dozen U.S. states clashed with the government in federal court Friday over the repeal of net neutrality, a set of Obama-era rules aimed at preventing big.. SFGate - Published
It's the first major court challenge since the Trump administration rolled back Obama-era net neutrality rules. Challengers say the FCC is abandoning its responsibility to ensure an open internet. NPR - Published
Political showboating abounded on the Hill amid a government shutdown with the confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee William Barr. Despite having served in the same position from 1991-1993.. CNSNews.com - Published
In November alone, Americans received an estimated 5.1 billion scam calls from automated machines — more than any month on record, according to YouMail's robocall index.
That number was about 2.9.. Business Insider - Published
Google’s lawyers have repeatedly urged federal regulators to roll back an Obama-era labor protection that allows employees to organize using their company’s own email system, Bloomberg reports,.. bizjournals - Published
The NLRB has upended another Obama-era reversal of established precedent by returning to principles first enunciated by the NLRB in the 1980s relating to the distinction between protected group Mondaq - Published
· Google has asked the National Labor Relations Board to undo a 2014 precedent allowing employees to organize over workplace email without fear of punishment, according to a Bloomberg report on.. Business Insider - Published
PHOENIX (AP) — Immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children see little reason to be hopeful about the latest proposal to extend protections to them as part of President Donald Trump’s plan.. Seattle Times - Published
Michigan’s new Democratic attorney general, Dana Nessel, has announced she is withdrawing Michigan from lawsuits challenging federal environmental regulations to curb greenhouse gases and toxic… ABA Journal - Published
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it's considering changes that would lead to a modest premium increase next year under the Affordable Care Act, the Obama-era health law the president.. SeattlePI.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of American women are receiving birth control at no cost to them through workplace health plans, the result of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, which expanded access to.. SeattlePI.com - Published
The Trump administration is rolling back Obama-era school nutrition standards, giving the dairy industry a bigger presence in U.S. cafeterias. The previous administration's policy focused on healthier.. CBS News - Published
An obscure federal lawsuit brought against American tech company Qualcomm in the waning days of the Obama administration has generated fresh concern among conservatives that the case is inadvertently.. FOXNews.com - Published
Obama-era battles over executive power, on issues such as health care and immigration, foreshadowed today’s standoff over President Trump’s insistence on building a wall on the southern border. Wall Street Journal - Published