The Federal Highway Administration denies reports it is trying to force the removal of billboards in New York City's Times Square. But it does admit that a 2012 federal transportation bill designated Broadway and 7th Avenue as federal highways, which means they are now subject to the billboard limits imposed by the Highway Beautification Act. Federal officials say they are working with the city to try to find some way to keep they signs from having to be removed.
So far, it's been silence from The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and others.
That's a huge concern as forecasters expect the U.S. unemployment rate in the months to come to surpass that seen during the depths of the Great Depression.
The agency concludes that the possible benefits outweigh the risks.
Its rulers tried to cover up an epidemic, then declared war on their people to control it.