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Ex-Solyndra employees eligible to receive $14.3 million in Trade Adjustment Assistance funds

The Labor Department has approved Trade Adjustment Assistance for the former employees…

New York Fed study warns of erosion of American middle class

Over the past 30 years, middle-class jobs shrank from 75 percent to…

AP file photoIn the decade since 9/11

US red tape kept out $606B in tourist spending

WHAT: In the decade since 9/11, the U.S. economy lost out on…

AP file photoIn the decade since 9/11

Fake doctor puts too much junk in the trunk

A woman who wanted to work at a nightclub started searching for…

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Security breach: Classified information about presidential visit found in gutter

WHAT: The Australian government says it is investigating how a classified booklet…

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Airline hits up stranded passengers for fuel money

A Comtel Air flight carrying hundreds of passengers from India to England…

John A. Mattera

Hedge hokum: Bogus hedge fund bilked online investors for $12 million

WHAT: The posts on LinkedIn offered “pre-IPO shares of Facebook, Groupon, Twitter,…

John A. Mattera
AP file photoThe SEIU takes $30 dues from home caregivers in Michigan each month.

Forced dues: Home caregivers for their own ill family members must pay the union

WHAT: Michigan’s "forced unionization" law automatically deducts $30 from the state’s monthly…

AP file photoThe SEIU takes $30 dues from home caregivers in Michigan each month.

Government Accountability and Transparency Board meeting closed to media

The White House daily calendar announced that Vice President Joe Biden attended…

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Navy investigates accusations of test cheating aboard nuclear submarines

WHAT: The Navy’s inspector general for the Atlantic submarine force is investigating…

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Van overloaded with kids crashes, 18 kindergarteners die

An overloaded school minivan with 62 children and two adults crammed into…

Rep. Donald Manzullo

Proposal to give $4M in US aid to China provokes bipartisan ire

WHAT: Republicans and Democrats have joined in criticizing the U.S. Agency for…

Rep. Donald Manzullo
ap file photoCollege students are charged semester credits for fulfilling required internships.

Colleges charge big bucks for ‘internship credits’

WHAT: Sixty percent of college students are required to take an internship…

ap file photoCollege students are charged semester credits for fulfilling required internships.
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Loopholes: Millionaires amass $30 billion in tax takebacks

WHAT: The government is subsidizing lifestyles of the rich and famous with…

AP file photoU.S. Sen. Tom Coburn

Utah mayor used alias to write upbeat news stories

Mike Winder, the mayor of Utah’s second-largest city, was caught using a…

Copper thieves go after Lincoln statue

Copper thieves have struck at Abraham Lincoln’s burial site in Springfield, Ill.…

A Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn was the target of anti-Semitic violence and vandalism. (File photo)A Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn was the target of anti-Semitic violence and vandalism. (File photo)

Hateful: Vandals torch cars and spray-paint anti-Semitic messages in Brooklyn

WHAT: Unknown vandals torched three cars and scrawled Nazi swastikas in a…

A Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn was the target of anti-Semitic violence and vandalism. (File photo)A Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn was the target of anti-Semitic violence and vandalism. (File photo)

Dermatologist leaves patients' medical records unaccessable

Medical records of some 33,000 patients of a Rhode Island dermatologist cannot…

AP File PhotoFormer lobbyist Jack Abramoff alleges that Congress members gain thousands of dollars from insider stock trading.

Elected insiders: Ex-lobbyist accuses Congress of being rife with insider trading

WHAT: Notorious former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who served three years in federal…

AP File PhotoFormer lobbyist Jack Abramoff alleges that Congress members gain thousands of dollars from insider stock trading.

Bank of America’s extra fees hit South Carolina unemployed

WHAT: Bank of America, which is contracted to administer South Carolina’s unemployment…