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Jul 08, 2014

Commissioners rip FCC's spendy school Wi-Fi plan

A proposal by U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to pump billions of dollars into Wi-Fi deployment at schools and libraries has run into a snag, with the commission’s two Republican suggesting the money will come from U.S. re...

Jul 09, 2014

Insurance rating agency under probe for causing Brooklyn factory to close

State officials have launched a probe into how an obscure insurance rating agency caused a family-owned factory in Brooklyn to shut its doors...

Jul 03, 2014

Need for ballot measure on health insurance rate regulation debated

Kicking off a major ballot fight this year, California lawmakers pressed the state's insurance commissioner to defend a proposal that would grant his agency sweeping new authority over health insurance rates...

Jul 03, 2014

Need for ballot measure on health insurance rate regulation debated

Kicking off a major ballot fight this year, California lawmakers pressed the state's insurance commissioner to defend a proposal that would grant his agency sweeping new authority over health insurance rates...

Jul 03, 2014

Need for ballot measure on health insurance rate regulation debated

Kicking off a major ballot fight this year, California lawmakers pressed the state's insurance commissioner to defend a proposal that would grant his agency sweeping new authority over health insurance rates...

Jun 27, 2014

Groups pressure US lawmakers with NSA surveillance scorecard

U.S. lawmakers got a report card on Friday: they’ve been graded by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and other groups on whether they are effectively reining in the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. The new StandAgainstSpying.org sco... #Electronic Frontier Foundation #GREENPEACE New Zealand #National Security Agency #Sunlight Foundation

Jun 20, 2014

FCC proposes $1 billion per year for Wi-Fi in schools

U.S. schools could get a cool billion to set up Wi-Fi networks to connect more than 10 million more students by the 2015-2016 school year under a new FCC proposal. Three out of five schools don’t have the Wi-Fi they need, yet no money was available f... #Electronic Frontier Foundation #GREENPEACE New Zealand #National Security Agency #Sunlight Foundation

Jun 13, 2014

Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook

Two global agencies downgraded South Africa’s bond rating and outlook on Friday as the country's economy suffers through a crippling 5-month-old strike by platinum miners... #Electronic Frontier Foundation #GREENPEACE New Zealand #National Security Agency #Sunlight Foundation

Jul 07, 2014

North Babylon school districts credit rating affirmed

Moodys Investors Service affirmed North Babylon School Districts credit rating, citing the districts strong finances. The agency announced last week it was assigning an Aa3 rating to $16 million in refunding serial bonds expected to be issued Tuesday... #Electronic Frontier Foundation #GREENPEACE New Zealand #National Security Agency #Sunlight Foundation

Jul 08, 2014

Dowling College warned its accreditation may be in jeopardy

A nongovernmental agency that accredits institutions of higher learning has warned Dowling College that it must meet a list of 14 required standards or risk losing its accreditation. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education told Dowling on Ju... #Dowling College #Moody's #Gary, IN