Banks have paid less than half the $ 5.7 billion in cash owed to troubled homeowners under nearly 30 settlements brokered by the government since 2008, delaying help to the millions of victims of discrimination and shoddy lending that epitomized the … Continue reading
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When the Yemen-based branch of al Qaeda placed a bounty on her husband’s head, Mary Feierstein learned of it from a friend who called and said, “You must be a mess!”
For the most part, the description of President Obama’s budget found in the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of it jibes with the description included in the initial budget release. But the CBO analysis does highlight some interesting features of the … Continue reading
* Independent directors say bid “materially undervalues” ENRC
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Despite the Fourth Amendment’s protections against unlawful searches, federal agencies do not necessarily need a warrant to read emails older than six months.
There’s no question that the United States has poured vast resources into border security over the past few decades. The government has built 650 miles of fence and hired 21,000 Border Patrol personnel. It spent $ 18 billion on enforcement … Continue reading
(Reuters) – Medical device maker Theragenics Corp said it had received a takeover offer of $ 69.9 million to $ 71.4 million from Juniper Investment Co, representing a premium of 51-54 percent to its…
* Travel and leisure led down by airlines on virus concerns
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is asking companies for financial donations to help implement President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, months before it is due to take effect.