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Ron Insana: Contrary to Reports, the Sky Is Not Falling

Speaking to the opening General Session of NCSL’s 2016 Legislative Summit on Monday, CNBC anchor and economic analyst Ron Insana offered an at-times dizzying review of the economic impact of Brexit, militarism and faltering GDP in China, Fed policy, the U.S. energy revolution and even the prospect of Americans living to 150 in the not-so-distant future.

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Join the NCSL Foundation Retirement Security Symposium at Summit

The NCSL Foundation Retirement Security Partnership will host a free, half-day meeting to explore retirement savings in the states before the start of the 2016 Legislative Summit in Chicago.

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Big News on Overtime

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule on overtime pay that could have sizable impacts for workers, businesses, and governments across the country.

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SCOTUS: Rebuffed is Enough to Win Attorney's Fees Rules

In CRST Van Expedited v. EEOC the Supreme Court ruled employers who prevail in Title VII employment discrimination cases may recover attorney’s fees if they are able to “rebuff” employee’s claims for any reason—including reasons not related to the merits of the claims.

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SCOTUS: Private Debt Collectors Can Use State Letterhead Collection Practice

Sheriff v. Gillie is the kind of case U.S. Supreme Court justices must dream about deciding, especially when the court is short a justice: straightforward, noncontroversial, and easy to agree on.

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How Financially Literate Are You?

April is Financial Literacy Month.

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National Retirement Planning Week Aims at Averting Savings Crisis

This week is National Retirement Planning Week, a nationwide effort to help consumers concentrate on their retirement security and an opportunity for state policymakers to examine how they can help avert a retirement savings crisis.

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Tax Season Help for Working Families

Approximately 21 percent of eligible working families do not claim the earned income tax credit, known as the EITC.

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10th Circuit Upholds Colorado's Law to Collect Remote Use Tax

A dream shared by states and local governments nationwide may be realized shortly in Colorado. Use tax collection on Internet purchases in the state may increase.

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