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Even though the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has yet to provide details on how the Affordable Care Act's "Cadillac Tax" will work or issue final regulations, many in Washington and around the country are sounding alarms and trying to calculate potential exposure to the tax.

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration released a report last week revealing that the hurricane risk to offshore oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico has decreased in recent years as the volume of offshore production has declined.

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled last week in a 3-2 decision for a broader standard to determine whether a company is a joint employer, and therefore must respond to organizing efforts directed at its subcontractors or staffing agencies.

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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said last week that because more taxes are coming into the Treasury, the federal budget deficit will fall for the sixth consecutive year, to $426 billion.

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A new Dept. of Transportation inspector general (IG) report indicates that some of the FAA's control towers are using 42 to 98 percent more resources than others, costing the agency more than $850 million, while another IG report criticizes the FAA's implementation of a satellite-based air traffic control system for moving too slowly and exceeding anticipated costs.

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A new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis has found that roughly a quarter of employers offering health plans would likely trigger the Obamacare tax in 2018, rising to 30 percent in 2023 and 40 percent in 2028 assuming health care costs continue to grow at their expected rate.

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Congress will be back in town after Labor Day, and talk is already increasing about how to prevent a full-blown battle over defunding Planned Parenthood that could lead to a government shutdown. The new fiscal year begins October 1 and not a single appropriation bill has cleared Congress.

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Training pilots to use night vision goggles (NVG) is essential for helicopter operations such as air ambulance, law enforcement, and other post-sunset missions. But how does a flight instructor get authorization to sign a pilot off as qualified? The FAA has issued updated guidance.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed endangerment finding for aircraft emissions leaves little debate over the conclusion that aircraft emissions contribute to climate change.

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The U.S. economy added 215,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 5.3 percent, leading the Federal Reserve System (Fed) to likely raise interest rates in September.

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