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  • Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances

    Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances
    The officials who are responsible for safeguarding the nation's intelligence secrets are trying to figure out how to better vet millions of employees and contractors with security clearances, after auditors found that some of those workers owed more...
  • 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....
  • U.S. intensifies sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States hit Russia's largest bank, a major arms maker and arctic, deepwater and shale exploration by its biggest oil companies with new sanctions on Friday to punish Moscow for its intervention in Ukraine. The sanctions,...
  • America's hangover from the heady Clinton years

    To the editor: Bill Clinton's high approval ratings prove that Americans have very short memories or are ignorant of the facts. ("How Bill Clinton, improbably, became America's favorite politician," Sept. 10) His administration is largely responsible...
  • Bill eliminating ATF introduced in wake of botched operations

    A bill that would eliminate the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and fold its duties into the FBI and other agencies was introduced in Congress on Wednesday. The bill, by U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., would impose an...
  • U.S. sanctions Mexican lawyers linked to Sinaloa drug cartel

    WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States has frozen the assets of three Mexican lawyers and a real estate company allegedly linked to the international drug cartel Sinaloa, known for its violence and kidnappings. The Treasury...
  • Got HAMP? If so, your mortgage may increase soon

    Got HAMP? If so, your mortgage may increase soon
    There is a fair amount of payment shock headed toward select groups of homeowners with mortgages. The reckoning has already started for people who took out home equity lines of credit a decade ago, when homes were appreciating handsomely. What started...
  • Foreigners snub long-term US assets for second month in July

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Foreigners sold long-term U.S. securities in July for a second straight month, led by outflows in Treasuries, stocks, and corporate bonds, data from the U.S. Treasury Department showed on Tuesday. Net sales of long-term U.S. assets...
  • Treasury monitoring swaps loopholes at U.S. banks: WSJ

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department is monitoring banks that are shifting some of their trading operations overseas to avoid tough swaps rules in the country, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a source from the department. Swaps are contracts...
  • U.S. budget deficit at $129 billion in August

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. budget deficit was $129 billion in August, down 13 percent from the same period last year, according to data released by the Treasury Department on Thursday. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a $130 billion deficit...
  • Exxon winds down drilling as U.S. sanctions hit Russia

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil said on Friday it will wind down drilling in Russia's Arctic in the face of U.S. sanctions targeting Western cooperation with Moscow's oil sector, after the Obama administration granted a brief extension to safely...