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  • U.S. sanctions will take Russia relations to a dead end: Putin

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Wednesday that U.S. sanctions will take relations with Russia to a "dead end" and damage U.S. business interests in his country. "Sanctions have a boomerang effect and without any doubt they...
  • U.S., allies use economic scare tactics in talks with Iran

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Behind closed doors in a 19th-century Viennese palace, U.S. and European negotiators have tried to scare Iran with facts and figures showing that without a swift nuclear deal it will plunge further into economic ruin. In conference...
  • Senators urge Treasury to fix money fund tax concerns

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is pressuring the Treasury Department to relieve money market fund investors from tax rules that will kick in if the Securities and Exchange Commission decides to force some funds to float their...
  • U.S budget surplus falls to $71 billion in June

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. budget surplus was $71 billion at the end of June, down 39 percent from the same period last year, according to data released by the Treasury Department on Friday. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a surplus of $80...
  • U.S. designates suspected Norwegian al Qaeda member a 'terrorist'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Norwegian citizen suspected of joining al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and receiving bomb-making training during visits to Yemen has been named a "specially designated global terrorist" by the U.S. government, the State...
  • UCLA's John Villasenor takes you inside the world of cryptocurrencies (think bitcoin)

     UCLA's John Villasenor takes you inside the world of cryptocurrencies (think bitcoin)
    You can donate to a PAC, buy a Tesla or order a Domino's pizza using bitcoin. California just repealed a ban on such cryptocurrencies, so the question is not only "Now what?" but "What?," period. Any currency that's not tied to something like gold is...
  • Florida lags other states in distributing Hardest Hit money to homeowners

    Florida lags other states in distributing Hardest Hit money to homeowners
    Halfway to the deadline for spending federal Hardest Hit foreclosure-relief funds, Florida has distributed less than a third of its $1 billion share and lags most other states in getting the money into homeowners' hands. Of 18 foreclosure-troubled...
  • Scammers posing as Treasury officials who threaten arrest if not paid

     Scammers posing as Treasury officials who threaten arrest if not paid
    Doris Teno, of Rockford, admits panicking when she recently took a call from someone claiming to be with the Treasury Department who complained that she and her husband hadn't properly filed their taxes for 2010. He told her she had to pay him $1,000 or...
  • Lawmaker questions NY Fed role in U.S. regulatory risk panel

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A congressman is questioning whether the New York Federal Reserve bank is exerting undue influence during closed-door meetings of an oversight council tasked with identifying risks posed by large financial firms. In a letter to New...
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  • A-Mark Precious Metals may profit from increased awareness

    When the torpedoed World War II British cargo ship SS Gairsoppa was found three miles deep in the North Atlantic in 2011, the big winners were the salvagers and — eventually — A-Mark Precious Metals Inc. of Santa Monica. On board the steam...