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Bureau Of Labor Statistics: Real Earnings Up Slightly From July To August PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 10:07

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Good news, sort of, for workers in the United States. On Wednesday the Bureau of Labor Statistics released data showing that real average hourly earnings for all employees increased by 0.4 percent from July to August. The numbers are seasonally adjusted.

 
The change in real average hourly earnings is the largest 1-month
percentage increase since November 2012, according to the agency.
 
The complete data can be found at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/realer.pdf
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 10:07
 
U.S. House Moves To Block EPA Water Rules Over More Lands PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 09 September 2014 16:16

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House is moving to block the Obama administration from implementing a rule that asserts regulatory authority over many of the nation's streams and wetlands. Critics say the rule represents a classic Washington overreach.

 
The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a rule that it says will clarify which streams and waterways are shielded from development under the Clean Water Act, an issue that remains in dispute even after two U.S. Supreme Court rulings.
 
Agriculture groups and farm-state politicians call the proposed rule a power grab that would allow the government to dictate what farmers can do on their own land.
 
The White House has threatened to veto the bill, saying the rule is needed to ensure clean water for future generations and to reduce regulatory uncertainty.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 16:17
 
HHS: Hacker Breached Obamacare Website PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 05 September 2014 14:31

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Federal officials say no personal data was taken when a hacker infiltrated the Affordable Care Act's website this summer. 

 
The website in question is healthcare.gov.
 
A Health and Human Services spokesman said the server didn't contain personal information. Getting data didn't seem to be the purpose of the malware, officials said. According to CNN, the virus was intended to take over the server and use it as a "bot" to send out mass emails.
 
Federal law enforcement is looking into the breach.
 
Last Updated on Friday, 05 September 2014 14:32
 
WSJ: FBI Holds Records Of 77.7 Million Americans PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 September 2014 14:07

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - It appears the admonishment we were given as kids is true: get in trouble and it really will be part of your permanent record.

 
The Wall Street Journal reports that the FBI has records on 77.7 million Americans and the information ranges from misdemeanors to felonies. 
 
The FBI is given the information by state and local law enforcement officials. It's up to those local officials to notify the FBI of the adjudication of a case, but the newspaper reports that notifying the FBI isn't required. Thus, millions of Americans who have been acquitted or whose cases were dropped, still have a record with the country's premiere federal law enforcement agency.
 
The FBI reportedly keeps records for 110 years. 
 
To read the full story, visit www.wsj.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 14:07
 
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