Fed chairman’s testimony shows Biden’s economic plan working -White House

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 1, 2020. Susan Walsh/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoWASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) – Congressional testimony from Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday shows that President Joe Biden’s economic plan is working, a White House official said.”As…

Amid big hacks, U.S. spy agency touts collaboration center with private industry

The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters is seen in Fort Meade, Maryland, U.S. February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Sait Serkan GurbuzFORT MEADE, Md., June 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. National Security Agency, in a rare move, on Tuesday showcased a new office aimed at greater collaboration with U.S. private sector defense, technology and telecommunications companies.The Cybersecurity Collaboration…

USDA may have to bargain over telework arrangements

FLRA mischaracterized union’s proposal on teleworkProposal would still give USDA considerable discretion to set remote work schedules(Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday said the Federal Labor Relations Authority must reconsider its ruling that the U.S. Department of Agriculture was not required to bargain with a union over the circumstances in which some of…

Sudan eliminates customs exchange rate

Vehicles line up for gasoline at a gas station in Khartoum, Sudan, May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Umit BektasKHARTOUM, June 22 (Reuters) – Sudan has eliminated its customs exchange rate, used to calculate import duties, as the final step in a devaluation of its local currency, the finance ministry said on Tuesday.It also represents the final major…