President Barack Obama plans to announce a $100 million competitive grants program to help equip high school students with skills needed to compete for jobs in a global economy increasingly reliant on technology.
The furor over scrutiny of Tea Party groups by the Internal Revenue Service, which hurt President Barack Obama politically, has heightened difficulties for tax preparers dealing with the agency, according to a lawyer who specializes in tax-exemption issues.
A California bond underwriter charged with plying school officials in San Diego County with meals and sports tickets worth thousands of dollars to steer business to his employers pleaded guilty to conspiracy.
New Jersey’s Essex County College paid $680 to relocate the incoming president’s pet. The state’s Brookdale Community College reimbursed the now-retired president $41,000 for his childrens’ university tuition.