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Shadows of Secrecy Begin to Spread Across Federal Government
To Fight Wildlife Crime, Experts Say 'Follow the Money'

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Shadows of Secrecy Begin to Spread Across Federal Government

Shadows of Secrecy Begin to Spread Across Federal Government

By Laurie Kellman |
There are cracks in the curtains President Donald Trump tried to draw around the government early in his presidency, but the slivers of light aren't making it easier to hold federal officials accountable for their actions.

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Shadows of Secrecy Begin to Spread Across Federal Government

Shadows of Secrecy Begin to Spread Across Federal Government

By Laurie Kellman | Sep 19
There are cracks in the curtains President Donald Trump tried to draw around the government early in his presidency, but the slivers of light aren't making it easier to hold federal officials accountable for their actions.

To Fight Wildlife Crime, Experts Say 'Follow the Money'

To Fight Wildlife Crime, Experts Say 'Follow the Money'

By Kelvin Chan and Katie Daigle | Sep 19
In most cases, the conviction of a Thai man trafficking rhino horns through a bizarre scheme that involved hiring prostitutes to pose as trophy hunters would have marked the end of the story.

Toys 'R' Us Files for Bankruptcy, but Keeps Stores Open

Toys 'R' Us Files for Bankruptcy, but Keeps Stores Open

By Anne D'Innocenzio and Bill Cormier | Sep 19
Toys 'R' Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season - and says its stores will remain open for business as usual.

U.S. Coastal Growth Continues Despite Lessons of Past Storms

U.S. Coastal Growth Continues Despite Lessons of Past Storms

By Jeff Donn | Sep 18
Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows.

Bitcoin ... the Way to the Future or Path to Financial Ruin?

Bitcoin ... the Way to the Future or Path to Financial Ruin?

Sep 18
Bitcoin, hailed in some quarters as the future of currency, is having a rough week, with a flurry of rumors that China will shut down exchanges and the head of a major U.S bank calling bitcoin a "fraud."

Equifax Victims May Face Another Hassle in Buying An iPhone

Equifax Victims May Face Another Hassle in Buying An iPhone

By Ken Sweet and Michael Liedtke | Sep 17
Apple fans who froze their credit after the Equifax data breach may end up with another hassle on their hands if they try to get one of the new iPhones that can cost more than $1,000.

Different Ways to Zap Your Debt: Which is for You?

Different Ways to Zap Your Debt: Which is for You?

By Sean Pyles | Sep 17
American consumer debt has rebounded to prerecession levels, and the category that includes credit cards hit a record $1.02 trillion this summer. Maybe your credit card debt has crept up too, setting your own personal record.

Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Announces It Is Ending Trading

Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Announces It Is Ending Trading

Sep 16
One of China's biggest bitcoin exchanges says it will end trading after news reports regulators have ordered all Chinese exchanges to close caused the price of the digital currency to plunge.

Analysts See Trump Threats to Insurers Boosting Premiums

Analysts See Trump Threats to Insurers Boosting Premiums

By Alan Fram | Sep 16
Average premiums for individually purchased health insurance will grow around 15 percent next year, largely because of marketplace nervousness over whether President Donald Trump will block federal subsidies to insurers.

Google Hit with Class Action Lawsuit Over Gender Pay

Google Hit with Class Action Lawsuit Over Gender Pay

By Ryan Nakashima | Sep 16
Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking class action status for the claim.

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