Progressive House Democrats urge Biden against Defense chief with contractor ties

A pair of progressive House Democrats is urging President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBrewery launches new Biden beer described as ‘inoffensive and not too bitter’ Deb Haaland says ‘of course’ she would serve as Interior secretary under Biden State Department won’t give Biden messages from foreign leaders: report MORE not to nominate a Pentagon chief who has previously worked for a defense contractor.

“Respectfully, and in full agreement with your past statements, we write to request that the next secretary of Defense have no prior employment history with a defense contractor,” Reps. Mark PocanMark William PocanCutting defense spending by 10 percent would debilitate America’s military Progressive lawmakers call for United Nations probe into DHS ‘human rights abuses’ The Hill’s Morning Report – Sponsored by Facebook – Barrett touts independence to sidestep confirmation questions MORE (D-Wis.) and Barbara LeeBarbara Jean LeeProgressives unveil Biden Cabinet wish list Pressure grows on California

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An Interview With RE/MAX’s Finance Chief

The real estate industry has been disrupted in 2020, but not necessarily to its detriment. In a recent Q&A with Karri Callahan, CFO of the global, franchise-based real estate company RE/MAX, I discussed a variety of issues related to her company and industry, as well as broader topics for finance professionals in the 21st century. In the first part of a two-part series, I asked Karri about how Covid-19 has impacted the real estate industry and how she as CFO has addressed new challenges and opportunities. Additionally, I asked her about RE/MAX’s franchise model and how a central finance leader can effectively manage a sprawling network of brokers all over the world while maintaining a strong company culture

Jeff Thomson: The real estate market tends to suffer in an economic downturn. In the Covid-19 downturn, real estate has

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Inter Milan chief Piero Ausilio says Milan Skriniar is NOT for sale despite contact with Tottenham

Inter Milan chief Piero Ausilio insists Milan Skriniar is NOT for sale despite contact with Tottenham and says there will be ‘no new additions’ at Serie A side despite links with Marcos Alonso

  • Inter Milan chief Piero Ausilio has insisted Milan Skiriniar is not for sale 
  • Tottenham have been heavily linked with the highly rated centre back 
  • Ausilio confirmed Inter have had contact but received no offers from Spurs 
  • He also said there would be no new signings amid links to Marcos Alonso

Inter Milan chief Piero Ausilio has reiterated Milan Skriniar is ‘not on the market’ despite contact from Tottenham over a possible move. 

Jose Mourinho is looking to add to his squad before the transfer window shuts on October 5 and has been heavily linked with a move for the

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Feds accuse former Houston ISD chief of taking kickbacks from contractor

The February raid on Houston ISD headquarters and the home of the district’s then-chief operating officer stemmed from allegations that the high-ranking administrator engaged in a kickback scheme with a district contractor, newly filed court records show.

In a civil forfeiture complaint filed by an assistant U.S. attorney Thursday, federal investigators allege former chief operating officer Brian Busby conspired to pay an unnamed contractor for work performed by district employees in exchange for kickbacks. Federal agents seized $90,150 in cash from Busby’s home in February, as well as $95,874 in cash from the home and vehicle of the contractor, according to the filing.

Busby has not been charged with a crime, though federal officials wrote in the filing that the seized money is traceable to “the proceeds of federal programs theft and wire fraud.”

Busby did not respond Monday to a voicemail or message sent via Twitter. Court records do

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