Elon Musk walks back 'go f‑‑‑ yourself' comments to advertisers

Elon Musk on Wednesday walked back harsh comments he made about advertisers in November, when he told the advertising industry to “fuck off” after several agencies pulled spending on his social media platform, X. “It’s not aimed at all advertisers,” Musk said Wednesday in conversation with WPP CEO Mark Read at the Cannes Lions advertising […]

Half of Americans struggling to stay where they are financially: Poll

Nearly half of Americans say they are struggling to make ends meet financially, according to a new poll. In opinion polls, Conducted by the Monmouth University Public Opinion Research Institute A survey released Wednesday found that 46% of Americans surveyed said they were struggling to make ends meet financially. The survey found that 45% of […]

Lobbying World: USDA deputy undersecretary to lead José Andrés-backed Global Food Institute

Stacey Dean Supported by Jose Andres Global Food Institute from The George Washington University. Dean most recently served as Assistant Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and previously served as Deputy Director for Food Assistance Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. “Under Stacey Dean’s […]

Conservatives set the stage for another CFPB funding fight

Conservatives appear to be gearing up for a new legal battle over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) funding structure, just weeks after the watchdog agency survived a Supreme Court challenge. Established after the 2008 financial crisis, the CFPB has faced numerous legal challenges during its short existence. Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that […]

New Boeing whistleblower comes forward hours before CEO’s Senate testimony

Another Boeing whistleblower has come forward, a Senate office announced, hours before Boeing’s CEO is scheduled to testify in Washington on Tuesday for the first time since a door plug on a 737 Max 9 blew off during an Alaska Airlines flight in January. Office of Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) Identified the whistleblower Sam Mohawk, […]

Bottom Line: Oil magnate accused of OPEC collusion brings on top lobbying shop

Oil and Gas Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Registered Lobby on the issue Related to the Federal Trade Commission Scott SheffieldFormer CEO of Pioneer Natural Resources. Regulators last month accused Sheffield of conspiring with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to jack up prices, but the company said its actions “reflect a fundamental misunderstanding […]

Most Americans favor DEI programs: Survey

A majority of Americans support diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs, according to a new poll. pollAccording to a Washington Post/Ipsos survey, 61% of Americans believe it’s a “good thing” for companies to adopt DEI programs, which are often aimed at promoting fairness and equality within organizations. Thirty-four percent of respondents said it’s a “bad […]

US deficit projected to reach $1.9 trillion this year

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said Tuesday that it projects the federal budget deficit to reach $1.9 trillion this fiscal year as government spending continues to rise. The estimated gap between annual revenues and spending is about $400 billion higher than the Treasury Department’s February projection, contained in the nonpartisan budget management agency’s latest budget […]

Republicans unveil measure eliminating taxes on tips after Trump proposal

Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida and Thomas Massie of Kentucky introduced a bill to repeal the tip tax after former President Donald Trump said it would be his “first act” if re-elected. legislationThe bill, titled the “Tip Tax Free Act of 2024,” aims to eliminate federal income and employment taxes on service workers’ tips. […]