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  • IRS workers who failed to pay taxes got bonuses, report says

    WASHINGTON — It's not difficult to get a bonus if you work for the Internal Revenue Service — even if you haven't paid your own taxes. The IRS handed out a total of nearly $1.1 million in bonuses in a 27-month period to more than 1,146...
  • Warren in new book accuses Kashkari of lying as TARP chief

    In her new book, “A Fighting Chance,” Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren accuses California gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari of lying to her when he led the taxpayer-funded federal bank bailout. Warren, a Democrat, served as chair of...
  • Foreigners buy fewest U.S. 10-year bonds in a year

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Foreigners bought the lowest amount of U.S. 10-year Treasuries notes at auction in a year, according to Treasury Department data released on Wednesday. Overseas investors purchased $2.659 billion or 12.7 percent of the $21 billion of...
  • California GOP hopeful wants free college for science, math students

    BERKELEY, California (Reuters) - California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari called for free college tuition for students pursuing math and science degrees, part of an education reform plan released Tuesday that would also model public...
  • Celebrating 150 years of 'In God We Trust' on our change

    Celebrating 150 years of 'In God We Trust' on our change
    While money is the root of all evil, it's still a good reminder of who's in charge, and has been for 150 years. On April 22, 1864, the U.S. passed a law so that for the first time, the phrase "In God We Trust" would appear on currency. The first coin to...
  • Powdered alcohol hits snag with U.S. regulators

    Powdered alcohol hits snag with U.S. regulators
    The planned release of a just-add-water alcoholic beverage mix called “Palcohol” hit a snag this week when the U.S. regulatory body in charge of approving its sale blocked it over a labeling issue, the company behind the product said. The...
  • Palcohol: Planned powdered alcohol product hits snag with feds

    Palcohol: Planned powdered alcohol product hits snag with feds
    The planned release of a just-add-water alcoholic beverage mix called "Palcohol" hit a snag this week when the U.S. regulatory body in charge of approving its sale blocked it over a labeling issue, the company behind the product said. The company, in...
  • Ghana company says U.S. plane seen in Tehran broke no laws

    ACCRA (Reuters) - A U.S.-flagged plane which landed at an airport in the Iranian capital Tehran last week was carrying business executives from Ghana and did not flout international laws, according to the mining firm which leased it. The New York Times...
  • Palcohol powdered alcohol could be headed to a store near you

    Palcohol powdered alcohol could be headed to a store near you
    Imagine mixing your own cocktail without using a cocktail shaker, or pouring any liquor. That's the idea behind Palcohol, a new powdered alcohol product that could be headed to a store near you this fall.  There are six varieties, which according to the...
  • Insight: At Mt. Gox bitcoin hub, 'geek' CEO sought both control and escape

    (This story changes Mandalah description in the 30th paragraph, company name in the 31st paragraph) TOKYO (Reuters) - In June 2011, when customers of now-bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox agitated for proof that the Tokyo-based firm was still solvent...
  • Beltran Leyva cartel figure and a Michoacan mayor arrested in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s drug and corruption crackdown intensified this week with the arrests of the reputed second in command of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel and the mayor of a Michoacan city once controlled by the Knights Templar criminal...