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June 07, 2019 - 10:35 am
(WASHINGTON) -- For years, disabled veterans were mistakenly charged fees when taking out home loans and the federal government now owes at least $189 million in refunds, a watchdog report revealed this week. The Department of Veterans Affairs issued more than $280 million in excessive fess between...
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June 07, 2019 - 7:38 am
(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. employers added 75,000 jobs to their payrolls in May, the Labor Department reported Friday morning. The figure is higher than the 27,000 jobs payroll processor ADP and Moody's Analytics reported were added last month but a sharp drop from the revised 224,000 jobs the government...
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June 07, 2019 - 7:21 am
(NEW YORK) -- Getting planes back in the air quickly between flights means money for an airline, which is what has United Airlines looking to the breakneck racing pits of NASCAR for tips. NASCAR pit crews usually have just over 10 seconds to change tires, refuel and get their vehicles back on the...
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June 07, 2019 - 6:10 am
(NEW YORK) -- Independent journalist Ford Fischer received three emails from YouTube on Wednesday. The first two detailed why videos he had posted to his channel had been taken down. Six minutes later, the third email arrived announcing that he'd no longer be able to make money from his account, he...
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June 07, 2019 - 6:09 am
(NEW YORK) -- When Matt and Nick Jacobi-Caprio became engaged, they knew there were a couple of little girls who would be over-the-moon excited for them. It was their Barbie-loving nieces. Matt Jacobi-Caprio went on the hunt for a wedding-themed Barbie toy. He found one, but there was one issue: It...
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June 06, 2019 - 3:17 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics has agreed to pay a $225 million settlement to resolve the federal government's criminal and civil investigations into the company's illegal marketing of a powerful but highly-addictive painkiller, prosecutors said Wednesday. As part of the deal...
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June 06, 2019 - 12:17 pm
(NEW YORK) -- The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on Thursday to allow telecom providers to block illegal and unwanted calls before they reach consumers, saying it will make an immediate difference for those plagued by scam calls. The commission says the "Do Not Call" registry works...
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June 06, 2019 - 7:51 am
(NEW YORK) -- Sen. Bernie Sanders took his criticism of American economic inequality to one of its alleged perpetrators on Wednesday, condemning leadership of the retail giant Walmart over low employee wages at its annual shareholder meeting in Arkansas, while lobbying for a resolution that would...
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June 06, 2019 - 7:30 am
(NEW YORK) -- A gay Latino journalist publicly reported years of harassment to YouTube this week, setting off yet another round of escalating criticism regarding how the video sharing platform polices content on its site. On May 30, Vox's Carlos Maza tweeted that Steven Crowder, a self-styled right...
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June 05, 2019 - 2:16 pm
(NEW YORK) -- A former Goldman Sachs executive sued the bank for discrimination on Wednesday, saying he was fired after reporting repeated instances of homophobia and discrimination. William Jarrad Littleton, a former vice president and eight-year employee of the bank, claims he was fired after...
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