You may have heard the news recently that Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a $25 million donation to Ebola relief efforts. Most of us don’t have that kind of money sitting around to donate, even to important causes, but Facebook wants us to check our metaphorical couch cushions and make our own donations to help treat Ebola patients in western Africa, and to prevent the disease from spreading further.
Inuit babies and children are being sold by their families, sometimes into prostitution, according to a new report funded by the Department of Justice that explores the wider issue of human trafficking of Inuit women and girls in Canada.
As The Fed tapers and shifts its decision-making process away from rules-based, model-backed strategies in favor of "we'll know when to tighten when we see it" qualitative hand-waving, it seems the need to maintain teams of PhDs - to mutually masturbate over the historical back-fitted effectiveness of their models - is lacking.
Guest blog post by Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Rebecca BlankEarth Day is here, and Commerce is seeing the positive results of its year-long campaign to “go green” and drive down costs in print. Just this month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce’s largest bureau, announced it has removed over one-third of its desktop printers, bringing total savings from the Commerce print project to $4.7million per year.Commerce spends $25 million annually on print–which includes equipment, paper, toner, energy and services. Last year we took a look at where that money was going and found that:Commerce printed 250 million pages on its networked printers.Nearly all of those pages were printed single-sided, and a quarter were printed in color. We also had a high ratio of employees-to-desktop printers, which use more toner and are more expensive than shared printers. And we realized we had 350 contracts and 400 vendors, with very little centralized ordering.
By PowerOptions:When Uncle Sam (U.S. Government) needs to have a garage sale, it calls on Liquidity Services, Inc. (LQDT) to do the dirty work. Liquidity Services operates an online auction marketplace used by businesses and government clients to sell surplus or salvage items.
ContributorNetwork - Ohio Gov. John Kasich was able to close a nearly $8 billion budget deficit without raising taxes through measures contained in his jobs plan. The forward-thinking fiscal conservative was not at all interested in a business as usual approach to governance or continued unsustainable spending. While a collective groan may have been heard as Ohio's governmental agencies tightened their belts, the adjustment was necessary to secure financial prosperity.