Forget Superman, charter schools are waiting for Oprah!

While we are only just approaching October, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for the charter school movement. Since the documentary Waiting for Superman opened in select theaters last week, a cast of notables have announced a cascade of donations and investment pledges for charters, and it looks it’s just the beginning of […]

Przedsiębiorcy przeciw ZUS

Przedsiębiorcy, którzy przed wrześniem 2008 roku zawieszali działalność gospodarczą i okresowo nie płacili składek chcą złożyć pozew zbiorowy przeciwko ZUS-owi. Twierdzą, że urzędnicy zakładu wprowadzili ich w błąd, gdyż tłumaczyli im, że mogą czasowo przestać płacić składki i doradzali im jak to zrobić. Teraz ZUS domaga się od nich zapłaty zaległych składek wraz z karnymi […]

Postal Service denied rate hike

Christmas is not coming early this year for the U.S. Postal Service, after regulators denied a request Thursday that would have raised the price of a first-class stamp by 2 cents, to 46 cents.

Regulators: Much to do on Wall Street reform

The Federal Reserve has 50 new rules to write, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has 44 new rules to write. The Securities and Exchange Commission has 100 rules and 20 studies on its plate. And Treasury has two new agencies and an oversight council to set up.

Pensions: Angry populists’ next target

In these dog days of our Great Recession, no one is feeling especially lenient toward taxpayer-funded fat cats. But what if that „fat cat” isn’t some Wall Street banker (most of whom have paid back government loans with interest) but rather the retired small-town city manager in Northern California living on $261,000 or the 40-year-old […]

Congress OKs stop-gap spending

The Senate on Wednesday passed a measure to fund the federal government another two months, the last major legislative action before lawmakers shut down and return to the campaign trail for the Nov. 2 elections.

Senate OKs stop-gap spending, ready to go home

The Senate on Wednesday passed a measure to fund the federal government another two months, the last major legislative action before lawmakers shut down and return to the campaign trail for the Nov. 2 elections.

Minister Grad o Lotosie

Mimo wcześniejszych zapowiedzi Ministerstwo Skarbu nie wyśle do końca września zaproszeń dla inwestorów do międzynarodowego przetargu w sprawie prywatyzacji Lotosu.

Rada Ministrów zatwierdziła zakup Energi

Rada Ministrów zatwierdziła zakup akcji spółki Energa przez Polską grupę Energetyczną. Minister skarbu Aleksander Grad poinformował, że rząd zmienił też strategię dla sektora energetycznego do roku 2030.

EPA’s Jackson: The new face of tough regulation

The Environmental Protection Agency has only recently had a face. That face has taken the form of Lisa Jackson — the first African-American EPA administrator, appointed by Barack Obama in 2009. The landmark appointment caused a media stir, not for her race, but for the clean break with the recent past EPA administrators that her […]

Odorless, colorless: The quiet rise of American Big Gas

The big draw at the Broome County Forum Theater in Binghamton, NY this September wasn’t the usual fare of pro-wrestling matches, circus performances, or headliners like Rob Zombie. It was the sight of locals testifying before the Environmental Protection Agency. Two by two, neighbors stepped forward to argue for and against a controversial drilling technique […]