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  • Ex-Fannie Mae worker sentenced to 15 months in prison in kickback case

    Ex-Fannie Mae worker sentenced to 15 months in prison in kickback case
    A former Fannie Mae specialist in foreclosures was sentenced Monday to 15 months in prison for soliciting kickbacks from a real estate broker -- a practice he had said was “a natural part of business” at the nation’s largest home finance...
  • Senate confirms Brainard, Powell for Fed seats, Fischer as vice chair

    Senate confirms Brainard, Powell for Fed seats, Fischer as vice chair
    The Senate on Thursday confirmed Lael Brainard and Jerome H. Powell to serve on the Federal Reserve's board of governors, bringing it closer to full strength as the central bank pulls back on its extraordinary stimulus policies. Senators also approved...
  • Feds considering 2 sites in Md. for FBI headquarters

    Feds considering 2 sites in Md. for FBI headquarters
    — Maryland lawmakers have been jockeying for years to lure the new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation — and its 11,000 jobs — to Prince George's County. On Tuesday they officially found out who the competition is....
  • No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say

    No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say
    Nearly a tanker's worth of crude oil may have spilled into the James River or burned off after a train derailment in Virginia this week, but authorities have not detected any serious environmental impacts.  “At this time we expect downstream...
  • Cheryl Boone Isaacs awaits possible second term as academy president

    Cheryl Boone Isaacs awaits possible second term as academy president
    When she was elected the first black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences last summer, marketing consultant Cheryl Boone Isaacs represented a move toward diversity in the movie industry's most prominent organization. Now, after a...
  • Quickly: How the Rick Perry idictment came to be

    Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted Friday on two counts of abusing his power as governor related to his veto of funding for a program aimed at investigating state corruption, making him the first Texas governor to be indicted in office since 1917?...
  • Repeal of food safety law requiring gloves in 'final push'

    Repeal of food safety law requiring gloves in 'final push'
    The proposed repeal of the California law that requires food workers to wear gloves has inched its way through the state Assembly and Senate and is in its "final push" to go to Gov. Jerry Brown. On Thursday morning, the state Senate voted 32 to 0 to...
  • Governor signs repeal of food-safety law requiring gloves

    Governor signs repeal of food-safety law requiring gloves
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that repeals a law requiring chefs and bartenders to wear gloves while handling certain foods. Brown signed the repeal measure on Saturday and it took effect immediately. According to the Jan. 1 law, cooks and...
  • What's really behind the suit to overturn California's foie gras ban?

    What's really behind the suit to overturn California's foie gras ban?
    Thirteen states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review California’s ban on foie gras, arguing that it is unconstitutional for the state to pass laws that might interfere with agricultural practices in other states. But the only state that...
  • Seminoles plan to spend $100 million this year

    Seminoles plan to spend $100 million this year
    The 500-room Seminole Hard Rock Hotel runs at 98 percent capacity. On Fridays and Saturdays, more than 40,000 people shuffle through the Hollywood casino complex. So the Seminoles are making some upgrades and renovations, CEO of Seminole Gaming Jim...
  • Brown, Mexican officials sign climate pact during governor's trip

    Brown, Mexican officials sign climate pact during governor's trip
    When federal leaders in Washington needed new ideas for slashing vehicle pollution, they looked west to California, which had already enacted tighter standards. Now Gov. Jerry Brown said he hopes Mexico takes the same approach to combating climate...