Nadler issues subpoena for full Mueller report from DOJ
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House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., has issued a subpoena to the Department of Justice seeking the full report by special counsel Robert Mueller. Nadler wants the unredacted report and its accompanying evidence to be delivered to his committee by May 1.

Report reviews spending among GI Bill recipients

Seven of the 10 colleges that received $5.4 billion in GI Bill payments in 2017 spent less than a third of fees and tuition to fund academic instruction, according to a report from Veterans Education Success. Most of the schools were for-profit institutions, with Colorado Technical University allocating the lowest amount to instruction -- just 8.2% of gross tuition and fees -- the data show.

Retail, unemployment data encouraging for economy

Commerce Department data show retail sales increased 1.6% in March, regaining ground after a plunge in December, while a Labor Department report shows continued decline in initial unemployment claims. These reports follow Federal Reserve data that show a moderate increase in economic activity and provide further evidence of good economic health.

Trader Joe's leads America's Best Large Employers list

Trader Joe's has landed the top spot on Forbes' list of America's Best Large Employers, with Costco taking fourth place and Wegmans in 19th. Trader Joe's has never had a layoff in the more than 50 years since it was founded and offers a fun, supportive environment, says executive Jon Basalone.

Apple signals move into EHRs

Apple recently applied for patents involving medical provider databases and on-device searching using medical terms. This could indicate the company may create technology that allows consumers to manage their EHRs on their mobile devices.

Study: Consumers turn to social to search and buy

Interest in using platforms such as Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook to search and purchase products is up 38% from a year ago, according to a Bazaarvoice study. Retailers are catching onto consumer preferences and are looking for ways to blend social media and e-commerce, writes Hilary George-Parkin.

USMCA likely to bring volatility to supply chains

The International Trade Commission forecasts that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement would have a moderately positive impact on the US economy, but it holds potential disruptions for supply chains, writes Rajesh Kalidindi. Supply chain professionals "must prepare to face additional pressures to ensure supply lines and negotiate new savings in the supply chain," he writes.

Ransomware forces Weather Channel off the air

Viewers of The Weather Channel were unable to learn early Thursday whether to expect rain or shine when a ransomware attack temporarily took the channel off the air. The station restored service through backup programs, and the FBI is investigating the event.

Azar announces $350M study to fight opioid crisis

HHS Secretary Alex Azar said a new study in Kentucky, Ohio, Massachusetts and New York communities seeks to identify the best ways to address the opioid crisis at the local level and to reduce opioid overdose deaths by 40% over three years in those communities. The study will be funded with $350 million in research grants.

Jury awards Qualcomm $31.6M in Apple spat

A jury in a US federal court in San Diego ruled that Apple violated three Qualcomm patents in the iPhone 7, 8 and X and awarded Qualcomm $31.6 million in damages. The fight isn't over though since the companies are due back in a San Diego court April 15 in what is expected to be a much more intense face-off over patent licenses and royalties.

Pelosi wants infrastructure bill in ballpark of $2T

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., hope to obtain support from President Donald Trump for an infrastructure bill in the coming weeks. Pelosi would like the bill to provide up at least $1 trillion, but ideally closer to $2 trillion, while Schumer is calling for "real money, ... real labor and environmental protections" to be on the table.

Chevron to acquire Anadarko

Chevron will purchase Anadarko Petroleum for $33 billion in cash and stock, or a price of $65 per share. The deal "really plays to our strengths in shale, deepwater and natural gas," Chevron CEO Michael Wirth says.

TSA reminds travelers Real ID takes effect next year

The Transportation Security Administration is increasing signage at US airports to remind travelers the Real ID Act goes into effect on Oct. 1, 2020. "TSA is doing everything we can to prepare our partners and the traveling public for the Real ID deadline next year," TSA chief David Pekoske said.

Forbes recognizes Southwest Airlines as a top US employer

Forbes has released its 2019 list of the top large US employers, and Southwest Airlines is second only to grocery chain Trader Joe's. Forbes used data from employee surveys to compile the list.