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    The day American shoppers lose their minds for moderately awesome, limited supply discounting is upon us! Black Friday is here, and some of the largest retailers across the country are following the annoyingly disturbing trend of opening their doors even earlier this year than the last.
  • Obamacare Open Enrollment 2.0
    The second round of open enrollment for Obamacare begins today, allowing those who didn't obtain health insurance last year the opportunity to get covered. If you are one of those individuals who didn't get health insurance during the first open enrollment, or if you are like me and want to search for new options, you have until February 15, 2015 to make your decision.
  • Obama's Climate Agreement With China Just Might Save the World
    President Obama's deal with China to dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions may go down as one of his lasting legacies once everything is said and done with his Administration. The deal, which was announced at a joint press conference, set far reaching goals of reducing carbon emissions that surprised most everyone over how much the two countries agreed to cut.
  • Super-Centers Are Leaving Part-Time Workers To Fend For Themselves
    Walmart, our nation's largest retailer, is cutting some 30,000 part-time employee's health care benefits, due to the rising costs for the company.
  • How Netflix Is Changing TV Industry For The Better
    The instant access, video streaming juggernaut Netflix makes this claim on their YouTube homepage about their recent commitment and success with offering original content to subscribers: Netflix original series - The Future of Television is Here.
  • Why You Should Care About Internet Neutrality
    There has been a lot of talk about the FCC destroying net neutrality. How former lobbyists and council of Verizon and Comcast have made their way on to the board of the FCC and how they have started enacting policy to make net neutrality a thing of the past.
  • Net Neutrality and the FCC's Newly Proposed Internet 'Fast Lane'
    There is a lot of discussion (and confusion) over Internet Neutrality, or 'net neutrality' as it was coined back in 2003 by Columbia media law professor Tim Wu.
  • Pretty much everyone supports rebuilding America’s decrepit infrastructure: environmentalists, labor, business, and the public. True, funding is bogged down this year by partisan resistance to raising the gas tax to replenish the Highway Trust Fund. But the investment is so productive that the money has to be found. According to Moody’s, new infrastructure would return at least $1.44 for each dollar invested. There’s one rub: Even with funding, no government body has the ability to approve the work or to build it in a commercially reasonable way. Red tape is so dense that even obvious fix-it projects require years of review.
  • Go home. Stay there. Seriously. That's the message government officials across the Northeast offered residents Monday ahead of what could be a blizzard of historic proportions bearing down on the region. "What you're going to see in the (next) few hours is something that hits very hard and very fast and people cannot be caught off guard," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said, warning that mass transit options will begin to dwindle as the night wears on. Private cars will be banned from using city streets as of 11 p.m, he said.
  • Fears are growing in the United States about Ebola with about 200 airline cabin cleaners walking off the job in New York and some lawmakers demanding the government ban travelers from the West African countries hit hardest by the virus. "The nation is frightened, and people are frightened of this disease," the U.S. cabinet secretary for health, Sylvia Burwell, said on Thursday, a day after the death in Texas of the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Burwell told a news conference that people were frightened because Ebola "has a very high mortality rate. They're frightened because they need to learn and understand what the facts are about that disease."
  • Iceland has reduced its aviation warning level to orange after concluding that a small eruption in the Bardarbunga volcano system that triggered a hours-long red alert actually posed no threat to aircraft. No sign of ash like that from the Eyjafjallajokull eruption that shut much of Europe's air space in 2010 has been detected, but the Icelandic Metrological Office said a no-fly zone in a radius of three nautical miles around the Bardarbunga volcano in central Iceland would remain in effect.
  • U.S. airlines will carry 14 million passengers over the Labor Day weekend, the group that advocates for them in Washington predicted on Thursday.
  • DIESEL car drivers face "simply unacceptable" extra charges and a road tax hike in a bid to comply with European Union rules on air pollution.
  • China has decided to wait its 10 percent purchase tax on electric cars. Electric car sales haven't been stellar recently, but this waiver is the country's policymakers' latest effort to address China's energy independence issues.
  • General Motors has announced three more rounds of recalls, including one on its top-selling vehicle, as the latest step in its record-breaking string of safety issues.

Liberal Legislation that Affects the Transportation & Logistics Industry

DatePositive Result\BenefitLawRank
02/17/09$48.1 billion in investments for highway, bridge, high-speed rail & other transportation projects2009 Stimulus Bill

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