Jan. Hot Topics

Howard University becomes first HBCU to partner with the Pentagon

The research center is the first Department of Defense university research center sponsored by the Air Force and will focus on tactical autonomy, according to president of Howard University Wayne A.I. Frederick. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III is joined on stage by United States Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall III and Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick during an event to announce that Howard University has been awarded $90 million in funding for a University Affiliated Research Center Consortium at Founders Library at Howard University, Jan. 23, 2023 in Washington, DC. Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images

T-Mobile breach exposes personal information of 37 Million data users

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile said Thursday that an unidentified malicious intruder breached its network in late November and stole data on 37 million customers, including addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth.A T-Mobile store is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York, New York, U.S., May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Advances in Autonomous Trucking Stand Out

LAS VEGAS — Advances in the development of autonomous trucks highlighted a heavy focus on commercial vehicles and supply chain technologies at CES 2023. FILE – A hiring sign is displayed at a grocery store in Arlington Heights, Ill., Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs.

Speaker Holdup Stalls GOP Agenda

Multiple failed attempts in the House of Representatives to solidify Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as the next Speaker of the House delayed the GOP caucus from kicking off its legislative agenda on time, as every official function in the chamber requires a signoff from the speaker. WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Republican Kevin McCarthy was elected speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives early on Saturday, after making extensive concessions to right-wing hardliners that raised questions about the party’s ability to govern. Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) bangs the Speaker’s gavel for the first time after being elected the next Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in a late night 15th round of voting on the fourth day of the 118th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 7, 2023. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein REUTERS

Virginia Announces Deals for Distribution Facility

Plant Expansion Virginia has unveiled a new economic development plan, boosted by the capture of a $61.6 million deal to establish an East Coast distribution facility and a $9 million plant expansion near two freight corridors.

FMCSA Proposes Financial Security Requirements for Freight Forwarder

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is considering tightening regulations to lessen the number of what it calls “unscrupulous” brokers who try to avoid paying claims levied against them by carriers, according to a proposal published and opened for public comments. Getty Images and the Commonwealth of Virginia

Hiring Stays Brisk as Employers Add 223,000 Jobs

WASHINGTON — America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy, yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation.

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