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  • Secret Service disarray fuels questions over Obama's safety

    Secret Service disarray fuels questions over Obama's safety
    WASHINGTON - When Secret Service officer Timothy McCarthy took a bullet to protect Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt and agent Jerry Parr shoved the president into a limousine, their quick reflexes projected a Hollywood-style image of...
  • Salix Pharmaceuticals drops tax inversion deal amid backlash

    Salix Pharmaceuticals drops tax inversion deal amid backlash
    Salix Pharmaceuticals called off its merger with a foreign drug maker Friday, citing the political backlash against tax inversion deals. The deals—in which a company reincorporates abroad to gain lower taxes—drew fire this summer after...
  • Fashion district crackdown: Strict cash reporting ordered after raids

    Fashion district crackdown: Strict cash reporting ordered after raids
    Federal authorities cracking down on suspected money laundering linked to Mexican drug cartels said they warned about 2,000 businesses in the downtown Los Angeles fashion district Thursday that they must follow stricter rules on reporting cash...
  • U.S. tightens scrutiny of fashion district for money laundering

    U.S. tightens scrutiny of fashion district for money laundering
    As the first few customers trickled into downtown Los Angeles' fashion district, two stern-looking men in suits carrying leather portfolios strolled into John Hong's wholesale store, which sells women's skinny jeans. The men, who were federal agents,...
  • The Obama administration's incomplete answer to corporate inversions

    Obama administration officials freely admit that their new effort to deter corporate inversions -- a form of accounting fiction U.S. corporations are increasingly using to avoid taxes on income they earn in foreign countries -- won't actually stop the...
  • Airstrikes target oil refineries in Syria held by Islamic extremists

    Making the first major push to choke off financing for Islamic State, U.S. and allied Arab warplanes bombed a dozen small oil refineries in eastern Syria on Wednesday that U.S. officials said were part of a $2 million-a-day revenue stream for the Sunni...
  • U.S. Bank to pay penalties, refunds for services sold but not provided

    U.S. Bank to pay penalties, refunds for services sold but not provided
    Federal regulators have ordered U.S. Bancorp to pay $57 million in restitution and penalties for charging customers for identity-protection and credit-monitoring services they never received. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Thursday that...
  • OPM allows fed workers to hang on to health cash

    OPM allows fed workers to hang on to health cash
    Federal employees will be allowed to carry money on their health savings accounts into the next year following a months-long lobbying effort by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland and other lawmakers in the region. Some 323,000 federal workers set aside a...
  • Recess, sewer hookups, and speeder: Letters

    Recess, sewer hookups, and speeder: Letters
    The case for recess How sad that some elementary-school principals find no value in recess for young students. For centuries, the notion that a healthy body is necessary for a healthy mind has been accepted by most educated people. The ancient...
  • Treasury takes steps to discourage offshore tax-shifting inversions

    Treasury takes steps to discourage offshore tax-shifting inversions
    The Obama administration on Monday announced long-awaited executive actions to try to discourage companies from reincorporating abroad to reduce their U.S. taxes. The steps -- technical revisions to the tax code -- will "meaningfully reduce the economic...
  • Retirement: Should I invest in a deferred-income annuity?

    Deferred-income annuities, also known as longevity annuities, provide a guaranteed source of income when you reach a certain age. Say a 65-year-old man invests $100,000 in New York Life's Guaranteed Future Income Annuity and defers payouts for 15 years....