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  1. Workshop Monday to help people identify and avoid scamsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WIS-TV Columbia

    The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs and law enforcement agencies say they have taken reports about hundreds of different scams this year. Monday night the Lexington County Sheriff's Department is hosting a program to help people identify scams so they don't become victims.


  2. N.C. Rep. Pittenger named to terrorism funding panelRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | McClatchy

    In his short time in Washington, the North Carolina Republican has carved out a niche for himself as a voice in the fight against terror. As chair of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, he's hosted international security forums and recently published a manual, using information largely from, on how Americans can prepare for an attack.


  3. Halt on payroll deductions still...Read the original story

    19 hrs ago | Samoa News

    Rep. Va'amua Henry Sesepasara has shared with his colleagues the problems that are now faced by ASG employees after the Treasury Department discontinued earlier this year the payroll deduction, which was helpful for paying bills. The Pago Pago faipule claims that there was no savings to the government when this policy was terminated under the new administration.


  4. Displaced community wants to reserve land along canalRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Nation

    COMMUNITIES SET to be affected by the impending widening of the Lat Phrao Canal have called for a 12-metre-wide strip of land to be reserved for them along the canal. The Bangkok Drainage and Sewerage Department has announced a plan to widen the canal to 38 metres and build an embankment along the 22-kilometre canal shore.


  5. For millions, 401(k) plans have fallen shortRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | USA Today

    For millions, 401 plans have fallen short Shifting the responsibility for growing retirement income from employers to individuals has proved problematic for many American workers. Check out this story on That's the median amount in a 401 savings account, according to a recent report by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.


  6. Fono BriefsRead the original story

    Saturday | Samoa News

    Acting Director for the Department of Public Works Faleosina Faiai Voight is scheduled to appear before the House Committee on Public Works this morning to field questions about the growing pothole problem in the territory. With the recent rainy weather conditions, new and deeper potholes are popping up everywhere along the main highway all over the island.


  7. Tax refund advances appeal to more cash-strapped AmericansRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Athens Banner-Herald

    CONSUMER TIPS FOR USING PAID TAX PREPARERS Some consumer tips to help avoid excessive fees or potential fraud when using paid tax preparers, according to the Justice Department, Internal Revenue Service and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: a Make sure any tax refund due is sent to you or deposited into your bank account, not deposited into a preparer's bank account. a Do not use a preparer willing to electronically file your return using your last pay stub rather than a W-2.


  8. 'The Patriot Threat': Andrew Mellon puts a plot into motion that could destroy AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 |

    Many Pittsburghers will be interested to know that our late great native son and benefactor, Andrew Mellon, may be the bad guy in Steve Berry's new novel, "The Patriot Threat." There's even a scene where a helicopter lands at Pittsburgh's Homewood Cemetery, and a description of the Mellon family tomb and the poignant statue in front of it, titled "Motherless."


  9. Price tag of bipartisan bill averting Medicare doc fee cutsRead the original story

    Saturday | MyFoxAtlanta

    The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the bipartisan bill preventing cuts in doctors' fees for treating Medicare patients would total $214 billion in costs over the coming decade. Highlights of the CBO analysis : -$175 billion, voids 1997 law that has repeatedly threatened cuts in physicians' fees and replaces it with new way to pay them.


  10. Opinion: After all, why not travel to Cuba?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Pocono Record

    If you're an American citizen, you've got one of the most valuable passports in the world. You can travel nearly anywhere, including countries Uncle Sam doesn't always get along with.


  11. Torre v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company FemaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | FindLaw

    Before AMBRO, VANASKIE and SLOVITER, Circuit Judges. Michael S. Torre, Geraldine A. Torre, Huntington Bay, NY, Pro Se Appellants.


  12. After conquering the US, Barack Obama now seeks to become King of the WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | RedState

    Earlier this week I wrote about President Obama seeking to validate his Nobel Prize as one possible motivation behind his moves with Iran. Of all the options I think that option has risen to the top.


  13. Campaign to Put a Woman on $20 Bill Goes ViralRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | News Max

    An Internet campaign to replace President Andrew Jackson with a woman on the $20 bill has gone viral, drawing over 513,000 hits on a website dedicated to making the change by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the Constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote. Women On $20s , headed by Barbara Ortiz Howard and Susan Ades Stone, has drawn celebrity endorsements from actresses Padma Lakshmi and Susan Sarandon, is running an online ballot to choose just which woman would best replace Old Hickory, and states, "a woman's place is on the money."


  14. Big banks threaten to hit Senate Dems in the walletRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | WFTV Orlando

    's call for them to be broken up that some have discussed withholding campaign donations to Senate Democrats in symbolic protest, sources familiar with the discussions said. and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown , to soften their party's tone toward Wall Street, sources familiar with the discussions said this week.


  15. Proposed bill would place Fannie, Freddie funds in escrowRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Inman Real Estate News

    Aiming to protect taxpayers against loss in the event of a housing market downturn, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., yesterday introduced legislation that would establish a secondary reserve fund for government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. If passed, revenues from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would be placed in escrow until Congress can reach a resolution on GSE reform.


  16. IRI Praises Efforts To Grow Retirement SecurityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Insurance News Net

    WASHINGTON, D.C. The Insured Retirement Institute today forecasted that policymakers' growing acknowledgement of the retirement planning challenges in the United States could help advance several industry-supported policy efforts, ultimately improving the retirement security outlook for many Americans. The analysis was presented at the IRI Marketing Summit 2015 during a discussion on the implications of legislation and regulation on retirement income products and services.


  17. Opinion: Obama's Iran Policy Is Lost at SeaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Wall Street Journal

    American negotiators and their cohorts are trying to close a deal that would let Iran keep its nuclear program, subject to intricate conditions of monitoring and enforcement. Yet how is a deal like that supposed to be verified? The Obama administration can't even keep up with the Iran-linked oil tankers on the U.S. blacklist.


  18. 'This is a time capsule' - TCNJ students capture Cuba in art immersion study-abroad courseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 |

    EWING - When College of New Jersey senior Kaitlyn Galindo stepped foot on Cuban soil, she immediately felt like she was home. Galindo was one of 23 TCNJ students who traveled to Cuba in January for a two-week study abroad course, "Landmarks: Art and Culture of Cuba."


  19. Obama's Iran Policy Is Lost at SeaRead the original story

    Friday Mar 27 | Accuracy In Media

    How can the U.S. hope to keep tabs on Tehran's nuclear program when we can't even track its oil tankers? American negotiators and their cohorts are trying to close a deal that would let Iran keep its nuclear program, subject to intricate conditions of monitoring and enforcement. Yet how is a deal like that supposed to be verified? The Obama administration can't even keep up with the Iran-linked oil tankers on the U.S. blacklist.


  20. Prieto: GOP lacks 'political will' to raise N.J. gas taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 |

    Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto said Thursday that he doesn't think Republicans have the "political will" to raise taxes to replenish New Jersey's near-depleted fund for transportation projects. For months, Prieto and the rest of the Legislature's Democratic leadership have been pushing for a plan to raise revenue for the Transportation Trust Fund, which they had warned would run out of money July 1. "It looks like [Republicans] are heading in a different direction, again kicking the can down the road," Prieto told reporters Thursday.