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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...
  • Billionaire Klesch eyes new European refinery buy, defying trend

    LONDON (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Gary Klesch, about to complete the purchase of a second European refinery, is already looking to his next deal in a sector that others are scrambling to exit. After buying a struggling refinery in Wales in July,...
  • 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...
  • US, anti-Assad rebels in Syria remain at odds over role of al-Qaida's Nusra Front

    WASHINGTON To the United States and its allies, the Nusra Front is a fearsome al-Qaida affiliate whose extremist ideology has no place in a future Syria. To many Syrian rebels, however, Nusra fighters are vital warriors in the battle to topple...
  • 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,...
  • As Gross exit sank in, traders saw confusion, then opportunity

    (Reuters) - As bond traders began what they thought would be a quiet day last Friday, a simple headline crossed their screens: "William H. Gross joins Janus Capital." Confusion ensued. Several asset managers and traders wondered whether the news was...
  • Mexico arrests drug lord Beltran Leyva posing as businessman

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hector Beltran Leyva, one of the most notorious Mexican drug lords still at large, was captured on Wednesday by soldiers at a seafood restaurant in a picturesque town in central Mexico popular with American retirees. The...
  • 'Earnings stripping': The next tax-dodging strategy in Obama's crosshairs?

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the Obama administration clamped down last month on companies that reincorporate abroad to escape high U.S. taxes, it did not address a tax-dodging technique known as "earnings stripping," leaving some to wonder if it is the...
  • L.A. fashion district faces closer scrutiny in money laundering probe

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department will soon order heightened financial disclosure requirements for about 2,000 businesses in the Los Angeles fashion district, which is suspected of operating as a major money laundering hub for Mexican...
  • Exclusive: NY targets Commerzbank employees in sanctions accord - sources

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's financial regulator wants some Commerzbank AG employees to be fired as part of a settlement over allegations the German lender improperly processed transactions with Iran and other countries facing U.S. sanctions, according...