Protections for Indian Tribes, Caregivers, Child Victims of Sexual Abuse, Human Trafficking and 9-1-1 Callers
Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal RecognitionAct of 2017 (H.R. 984) – Sponsored by Rep. Robert Wittman (R-VA) on Feb. 7, 2017, this bill extends Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe. This makes each of the tribes and their members eligible for the services and benefits provided by the federal government to federally recognized Indian tribes, whether or not they are located on a designated reservation. The bill also prohibits these tribes from conducting gaming.
Blockchain Technology – Beyond Bitcoin
To many people, Bitcoin and blockchain technology are the same thing. Bitcoin might be the best-known example of a successful application of blockchain technology, but as soon as business leaders understood the power and advantages of the Bitcoin model, various industries, institutions and humanitarian organizations leapt on the technology as a solution to a variety of issues and challenges.Most of us have some idea of how Bitcoin works. The concept was unveiled via a whitepaper in 2008 by a Japanese businessman whose real identity still is not known. “Bitcoin: A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System” showed how a crypto-currency.
Protect Yourself from Tax Refund Scammers
Although tax filing season has been officially open only since Jan. 29, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning that reports of refund scams are already skyrocketing. Here’s an overview of the most common type of scam and tips to avoid becoming a victim.The ScamHackers steal current data from tax returns, which also might include Social Security numbers and bank account information, from infected computer hardware. Using this stolen data, the cybercrooks file fraudulent claims on behalf of the victimized taxpayer. Refund payments are made to these innocent victims – often via direct deposit to their banking accounts. At this.
This Year’s Fuel for Economic Growth
There are several factors expected to help fuel the economy through 2018. The first is government intervention through fiscal policy.Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) at the end of 2017. This legislation offers a plethora of tax breaks for corporate and individual filers alike. With it, Congress is looking for two results: an increase in wages and business expansion to create more jobs; and an increase in consumer spending.Another factor is monetary policy, which is set by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve Board. This committee adjusts U.S. monetary policy based on the.
Volatility Returns – Finally
After months of warnings from Wall Street that the markets’ extraordinarily long bull run could not last forever, the inevitable happened. Volatility returned to U.S. markets in a major way in February. The precipitous falls that happened on Feb. 2 and 5 were all the more shocking to investors because the market trend for many months had been almost consistently upward.Investors got over their initial shock, and the decline became much less scary when investors calculated that the staggering 1,175 drop in the Dow Joes Industrial Average (DJIA) on Feb. 5 – although the biggest drop ever in absolute terms.