FCC Investigating 911 Outage That Affected CenturyLink Customers Nationwide

FCC Investigating 911 Outage That Affected CenturyLink Customers Nationwide

Washington, DC…Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced today that the agency has launched an investigation into the nationwide CenturyLink outage, which has affected 911 service for numerous consumers across the country. Chairman Pai issued the following statement regarding the situation: “When an emergency strikes, it’s critical that Americans are able to use 911 to […]

U.S. Retail Sales Grew 5.1 Percent This Holiday Season

U.S. Retail Sales Grew 5.1 Percent This Holiday Season

Purchase, NY…A robust shopping season from before Thanksgiving through Christmas has given retailers much to cheer about this year. According to Mastercard SpendingPulseTM, which provides insights into overall retail spending trends across all payment types, including cash and check, holiday sales increased 5.1 percent to more than $850 billion this year – the strongest growth […]

Nearly 49 Million Holiday Road Trippers to Fill-Up with Thankworthy Gas Prices

Nearly 49 Million Holiday Road Trippers to Fill-Up with Thankworthy Gas Prices

Washington, DC…Motorists can add cheaper gas prices to their list of ‘things for which to be thankful’ this Thanksgiving holiday. Today’s national gas price average is $2.62, which is seven-cents less than a week ago and the largest one-week decline in pump price this year. In fact, the large drop brings the year-over-year differential in […]

Household Income Rises to Highest Level Ever & Poverty Drops in Latest Data From the Census Bureau

Household Income Rises to Highest Level Ever & Poverty Drops in Latest Data From the Census Bureau

Washington, DC…The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that real median household income increased by 1.8 percent between 2016 and 2017, while the official poverty rate decreased 0.4 percentage points. At the same time, the number of people without health insurance coverage and the uninsured rate were not statistically different from 2016. Median household income in […]

Gross Domestic Product: Second Quarter Revised Up to 4.2% as Economy Rolls On

Gross Domestic Product: Second Quarter Revised Up to 4.2% as Economy Rolls On

Washington, DC…Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 4.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018 (table 1), according to the “second” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP increased 2.2 percent.  The GDP estimate released today is based on more complete source data than […]

As Steve Would Have Said “One More Thing” iPhone X Launches Last At Live Apple Event

As Steve Would Have Said “One More Thing” iPhone X Launches Last At Live Apple Event

Cupertino, CA…Apple today announced iPhone X, the future of the smartphone, in a gorgeous all-glass design with a beautiful 5.8-inch Super Retina display, A11 Bionic chip, wireless charging and an improved rear camera with dual optical image stabilization. iPhone X delivers an innovative and secure new way for customers to unlock, authenticate and pay using […]

The Discussion Draft Of “Better Care” Has Been Released By The Senate

The Discussion Draft Of “Better Care” Has Been Released By The Senate

Washington, DC…The Discussion Draft – Senate Republican Health Care Bill has been released.  View the Senate Republican Health Care bill here.Senate Republican Health Care Overhaul Proposal Seven years ago, Democrats imposed a risky health care experiment on Americans that led to skyrocketing costs and collapsing insurance markets.  Senate Republicans are working to fix the mess Democrats […]

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