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Economy in U.S. Grew by 1.4% During 2015 Fourth Quarter

Economy in U.S. Grew by 1.4% During 2015 Fourth Quarter

The economy in the United States expanded during the 2015 fourth quarter faster than was estimated previously, supported by more household spending that has helped to cushion the weakness from overseas economies. The revised increase... 
Record Numbers of U.S. Citizens Handing Back Passports

Record Numbers of U.S. Citizens Handing Back Passports

More U.S. citizens than at any time before are handing back their U.S. passports in favor of one from another country. The number of U.S. citizens as well as long-term permanent residents cutting official ties with the U.S. jumped... 
Gasoline Prices Expected to Stay Lower Than $2.55 Per Gallon

Gasoline Prices Expected to Stay Lower Than $2.55 Per Gallon

There is excellent news for automobile drivers as they start the New Year. Gasoline prices are currently very low and are predicted to stay low throughout the entire year of 2016, say a report released by AAA. AAA, the automotive club,... 
Oil Decline Threatening to Revive Income Tax in Alaska

Oil Decline Threatening to Revive Income Tax in Alaska

The dramatic drop in the price of crude oil has left officials in Alaska to consider the option of a personal income tax at the state level of which it has not done for 35 years. At one time, the royalties from the oil paid for over... 
Puerto Rico Set to Default on Bond Payment

Puerto Rico Set to Default on Bond Payment

Puerto Rico is set to miss its payment on August 1 for debt due, said the chief of staff of the governor on Friday. That means Puerto Rico will be in default in the eyes of investors as the U.S. commonwealth continues towards what... 
Massive Internet Outages Due to Cables Being Cut

Massive Internet Outages Due to Cables Being Cut

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has started investigating a number of attacks on the fiber optic cables in the area of San Francisco, including on that disrupted Internet service severely at a number of residential buildings... 
Consumers in U.S. Still Cautious

Consumers in U.S. Still Cautious

Consumer spending in the U.S. was little changed during April, the most recent sign that caution remains in many households around the nation. Personal spending, a measure of purchases of everything from haircuts to home appliances... 
Authorities Looking for Machete Wielding Man’s Motive

Authorities Looking for Machete Wielding Man’s Motive

Authorities were looking for clues to a motive in a bizarre attack against agents from TSA by a man wielding a machete and carrying a can of wasp spray at the international airport in New Orleans. The man, Richard White, who was 62,... 
Maternity Tourism Crackdown by U.S. on Chinese

Maternity Tourism Crackdown by U.S. on Chinese

U.S. investigators launched raids at dawn Tuesday on a number of locations across Los Angeles suspected of offering services of maternity tourism, for mostly Chinese wanting to give birth while in the U.S. The dozens of raids targeted... 
Birdman Big Winner at Academy Awards

Birdman Big Winner at Academy Awards

There were not many surprises on the night at the 87th Academy Awards. Best Picture was won by Birdman, beating out Boyhood its biggest rival. The director and screenwriter of the film Alejandro Inarritu won in those two categories... 
Error in Healthcare Tax Affects Hundreds of Thousands

Error in Healthcare Tax Affects Hundreds of Thousands

This mistake could end up being a hardship, especially for the workers that are low income who qualified for insurance policies that were subsidized and might be expecting a tax refund, but now must hold off for weeks to file a return. Close... 
Six Indicted for Plot to Support Al Qaeda and ISIS

Six Indicted for Plot to Support Al Qaeda and ISIS

Six native Bosnians who had immigrated to the United States sent military equipment and money to support Iraq’s al-Qaeda arm and the terror group Islamic State, said the Justice Department on Friday. Authorities said the conspiracy... 
Regulators in U.S. Recall over 2 Million Vehicles Due to Air Bags

Regulators in U.S. Recall over 2 Million Vehicles Due to Air Bags

The air bag problems in the auto industry deepened Saturday as federal safety regulators in the U.S. said three of the big automakers would recall more than 2.1 million older vehicles so defects can be fixed that could cause the air... 
Home Sales Increase, Few First Time Buyers

Home Sales Increase, Few First Time Buyers

In December, existing home sales rebounded, but a continued low participation of first time buyers suggests the recovery in the U.S. housing market would remain gradual for the time being. On Friday, the National Association of Realtors... 
Police Arrest Hedge Fund Founder’s Son

Police Arrest Hedge Fund Founder’s Son

The son of Thomas Gilbert, the founder of a hedge fund, was arrested Monday and has been charged with murdering his father. Gilbert’s body was found fatally shot in his apartment in New York City this past weekend, said police. Thomas... 
Americans Worried Online Privacy is Becoming Minimal

Americans Worried Online Privacy is Becoming Minimal

Wednesday a new study was released and it shows that Americans are worried about online privacy minimizing in today’s bigger digital world. Their confidence in government to protect their private information is getting less and... 
Ex-CEO Indicted for Insider Trading Involving Ex-MLB Player

Ex-CEO Indicted for Insider Trading Involving Ex-MLB Player

Former CEO at Advanced Medical Optics James Mazzo has been charged with tipping off former third baseman with the Baltimore Orioles Doug DeCinces that his business was going to be acquired in 2009 by Abbott Laboratories. Mazzo who... 
Federal Reserve: Since the Recession Poor are Poorer, Rich are Richer

Federal Reserve: Since the Recession Poor are Poorer, Rich are Richer

Since the recession of 2008 ended, the economic growth has increased the fortunes of most of the affluent Americans, while the wealth and incomes of the majority of families in the U.S. continues to drop, said the Federal Reserve on... 
FBI Finds 168 Missing Children in Sting

FBI Finds 168 Missing Children in Sting

The FBI has found 168 children while arresting 281 people on charges of pimping during a sting operation across the U.S. with the help of local, state and federal law enforcement last week, announced the Bureau on Monday. The sting... 
Hemp Seeds Arrive in Kentucky

Hemp Seeds Arrive in Kentucky

The Department of Agriculture for the state of Kentucky received the first shipment that was legal of hemp seeds on Friday of last week. The seeds arrived only a week before it will be too late to plant them. The seeds had been detained... 
Santa Barbara Shooter Posted Chilling Video

Santa Barbara Shooter Posted Chilling Video

Eliot Rodger the man who shot and killed 6 people in Santa Barbara, California on Friday night had been planning his killing spree for the past year, said Bill Brown the Sheriff of Santa Barbara County. Rodger had been frustrated by...