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And now some fresh pickings from the political grapevine.
The Department of Veterans Affairs paid out 2.2 billion dollars in mistaken benefits last year leaving deserving vets to wait even longer to get help.
The VA's inspector general finds the payment error rate jumped more than 25% to -- -- twelve.
The agency blames a decentralized.
Antiquated accounting system.
For the mistakes the VA has also been unable to reduce the backlog of claims 68% of veterans applying for disability.
Had their claims pending for longer.
The NCAA basketball tournament begins later this week workplace activity and productivity.
Has already taken a hit thanks to filling out all those March Madness brackets survey by team -- finds that 74% of Americans admit.
They will be distracted from their work because of the NCAA turning.
Challenger gray and Christmas which comes out with a report on this subject every year estimates three million people will watch or follow the games.
War between one and three hours during the Thursday and Friday contests.
That amounts to employers losing 134.
Million dollars in productivity.
Over that particular period.
But your boss isn't the only one taking -- hit pregame dot com estimates twelve billion dollars will be spent on gambling.
Three billion with a B of which will go into office pools the great -- recommends filling out your bracket before the morning meeting.
And finally and not so funny joke on some organ Girl Scouts.
Someone placed an order for 24000.
Dollars worth of cookies for a company that did not exist.
That left the Girl Scouts holding 6000.
Boxes of cookies with little hope of raising the money they needed to attend summer camp.
Or do any of their service projects so that's when the good folks of Portland stepped in huge crowds waited in line for hours by the cookies this weekend.
3000 boxes were sold Saturday alone and there will be another sale.
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