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Jerome Powell Takes Oath as Fed Chief

Jerome Powell was sworn in as chairman of the Federal Reserve System’s board of governors Monday, two months after President Donald Trump nominated him to the position. The Federal Reserve said Monday Vice Chairman Randal Quarles led the oath-taking ceremony for Powell, who succeeds former Chair Janet Yellen and will serve a four-year …

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Treasury Dept Sanctions 16 Individuals, 9 Foreign Firms for Support to North Korea’s Weapons Programs

The Treasury Department has blocked from dealing with the U.S. 16 individuals and nine foreign companies for their involvement in activities that support North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction programs and breach of United Nations Security Council Resolutions. “Treasury continues to systematically target individuals and entities financing the Kim regime and its …

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Treasury Dept Sanctions 5 Companies for Support to Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program

The Treasury Department has prohibited from dealing with the U.S. five Iran-based companies for their involvement in activities that support the Middle Eastern country’s ballistic missile development efforts. The five entities are considered subordinates to Iran-based Shahid Bakeri Industrial Group that has been sanctioned by the U.S., United Nations and the European …

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Federal News Radio: Jose Arrieta to Become HHS Acquisition Official in January

Jose Arietta, current director of the General Services Administration‘s Office of Information Technology 70 Schedule Contract Operations, will join the Department of Health and Human Services in January as deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and senior procurement executive, Federal News Radio reported Monday. The station noted Arietta will succeed Angela Billups, who …

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President Trump Approves 2-Week Govt Funding Extension

President Donald Trump on Friday signed another continuing resolution that would fund the federal government at current spending levels through Dec. 22, Bloomberg reported Friday. Trump signed the CR a day after Congress passed the stopgap funding measure to avoid a government shutdown and after the president reached a “tentative …

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Treasury Dept Sanctions 13 Foreign Firms, 20 Vessels With Commercial Ties to North Korea

The Treasury Department has imposed new sanctions on one individual and 13 foreign companies and agencies that have trade connections to North Korea as part of efforts to counter the East Asian country’s nuclear and ballistic missile development programs. “As North Korea continues to threaten international peace and security, we are …

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