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Why No Hush-Money Charges Against Trump? Feds Are Silent

Why No Hush-Money Charges Against Trump? Feds Are Silent

By Jim Mustian | Jul 19
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have remained tight-lipped about their rationale for charging only Michael Cohen, Trump's former attorney and fixer, in a hush-money scandal in which they publicly implicated the president.

House OKs $15 Minimum Wage, Setting Marker for 2020 Campaign

House OKs $15 Minimum Wage, Setting Marker for 2020 Campaign

By Lisa Mascaro | Jul 19
House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, transforming an issue that once splintered the party into a benchmark for the 2020 election.

AP Fact Check: Trump Hypes Stock Gains for the Less Wealthy

AP Fact Check: Trump Hypes Stock Gains for the Less Wealthy

By Josh Boak | Jul 19
President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the facts when he says the rising stock market has largely benefited working-class Americans.

Elizabeth Warren Pitches New Constraints on Private Equity

Elizabeth Warren Pitches New Constraints on Private Equity

By Elana Schor | Jul 19
White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren is proposing new regulations on the private equity industry, pitching constraints designed to end what she decries as "legalized looting" by investment firms that take over troubled companies.

Au Pairs Could Soon Learn Whether They Will Get Payments

Au Pairs Could Soon Learn Whether They Will Get Payments

Jul 18
Low-paid childcare workers from around the world could soon learn whether they will be getting payments from a proposed $65.5 million class action settlement.

AP Fact Check: Savings from Sanders' Medicare Plan Dubious

AP Fact Check: Savings from Sanders' Medicare Plan Dubious

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 18
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders all but guaranteed in his "Medicare for All" speech on Wednesday the U.S. would spend less on health care with his plan. Here's a look at his claim and the facts.

Facebook's New Currency Plan under Scrutiny in Congress

Facebook's New Currency Plan under Scrutiny in Congress

By Marcy Gordon | Jul 16
Facebook's ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it's shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Trump, his treasury secretary and the head of the Federal Reserve.

Heating Up: Hotter Earth Drives Dollars to Sustainable Funds

Heating Up: Hotter Earth Drives Dollars to Sustainable Funds

By Stan Choe | Jul 15
This year is on pace to be one of the hottest on record, again, and the trend may only accelerate as President Donald Trump loosens policies meant to combat climate change. But some investors are attuned to the dangers.

New Zealand Gun Owners Turn over Their Weapons for Money

New Zealand Gun Owners Turn over Their Weapons for Money

By Nick Perry | Jul 15
Dozens of Christchurch gun owners on Saturday handed over their weapons in exchange for money, in the first of more than 250 planned buyback events around New Zealand after the government outlawed many types of semi-automatics.

Codebreaker Alan Turing to be Face of New British Banknote

Codebreaker Alan Turing to be Face of New British Banknote

Jul 15
Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain's new 50 pound note, the Bank of England announced Monday.

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