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Fearing the Next AOC, House Democrats Hoard Campaign Cash

Fearing the Next AOC, House Democrats Hoard Campaign Cash

By Alan Fram | Aug 11
Somewhere out there, the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lurks. So wary House Democrats are amassing campaign war chests to scare off progressive upstarts from challenging them in primaries — or trounce them if they try.

UK Economy Shrinks for First Time Since 2012 As Brexit Bites

UK Economy Shrinks for First Time Since 2012 As Brexit Bites

By Pan Pylas | Aug 11
The British economy shrank in the second quarter of the year for the first time in six and a half years largely because Brexit uncertainties weighed heavily on business investment, official figures showed Friday.

Liz Weston: How to Mess Up A Variable Annuity

Liz Weston: How to Mess Up A Variable Annuity

By Liz Weston | Aug 10
Variable annuities are complex insurance products — so complex that what people actually buy and what they think they're buying may be quite different. Those misunderstandings can end up costing them, or their heirs, a lot of money.

Immigration Raids to Have Long-Term Effects on Poultry Towns

Immigration Raids to Have Long-Term Effects on Poultry Towns

By Jeff Amy and | Aug 10
Effects of the largest immigration raid in at least a decade are likely to ripple for years through six Mississippi small towns that host poultry plants.

Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains and Their Dark Side: 4 Essential Reads

Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains and Their Dark Side: 4 Essential Reads

By Bryan Keogh, Jeff Inglis, and Nicole Zelniker | Aug 10
Crytocurrencies, after a wild ride, may be at a tipping point: The intense volatility and potential for hefty profits are catching the gaze of both hackers and regulators.

Billionaire: Epstein Misappropriated 'Vast Sums' from Wealth

Billionaire: Epstein Misappropriated 'Vast Sums' from Wealth

Aug 9
The retail titan behind Victoria's Secret has accused the financier Jeffrey Epstein of misappropriating "vast sums" of his fortune while managing his personal finances more than a decade ago.

Why A U.S.-China Deal That Once Looked Close Now Seems Far Off

Why A U.S.-China Deal That Once Looked Close Now Seems Far Off

By Paul Wiseman | Aug 8
As recently as May, the Trump administration and China seemed on the verge of resolving their dispute over Beijing's combative trade policies. Then it all collapsed.

Kansas Imposes Toughest Online Tax Collections in the Nation

Kansas Imposes Toughest Online Tax Collections in the Nation

By John Hanna | Aug 8
Kansas plans to impose what some tax experts said Wednesday would be the nation's most aggressive policy for collecting state and local taxes on online sales, possibly inviting a legal battle.

Barneys Seeks Bankruptcy Protection, Closes Most Stores

Barneys Seeks Bankruptcy Protection, Closes Most Stores

By Anne D'Innocenzio, Michelle Chapman | Aug 6
Barneys New York is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the latest retailer to buckle as shoppers move online.

AP Fact Check: Trump Accuses China of Currency Manipulation

AP Fact Check: Trump Accuses China of Currency Manipulation

By Martin Crutsinger | Aug 6
In the latest chapter of an escalating trade war with China, President Donald Trump is again accusing China of manipulating its currency to gain trade advantages. In doing so, he's misrepresenting the facts.

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