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SEC reveals 2016 hack that may have been used for illegal trades

September 21, 2017 |

The nation’s top financial markets regulator has revealed that its computer system was hacked last year and that private information might have been used to make “illicit gains” through stock trades.

Jay Clayton, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, said in a statement posted on…


L.A. Times – Business

Selena Gomez: I’ve Been on the Mend From Kidney Transplant

September 14, 2017 |

TMZ has the scoop on why Selena Gomez was largely absent from the public eye over the summer—and it didn’t have anything to do with Justin Bieber or any other petty drama that TMZ is often known for exposing. The singer revealed Thursday morning via an Instagram post that…
Newser

Amazon Tribespeople Said to Have Been ‘Massacred’ in Brazil

September 11, 2017 |

Prosecutors in Brazil are investigating a “massacre” of several members of an uncontacted Amazon tribe. It appears about 10 members of the tribe were out gathering eggs last month when they encountered gold miners by a river in the remote Javari Valley, the New York Times reports. The victims were…
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It’s been a year since the Wells Fargo scandal broke — and new problems are still surfacing

September 11, 2017 |

One year ago today, Wells Fargo & Co. made the stunning admission in a settlement with regulators that it created perhaps 2 million accounts for customers without their permission.

The disclosure ignited a scandal that led in a matter of weeks to the ouster of its chairman and chief executive,…


L.A. Times – Business

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Buildings on St. Martin have been destroyed, officials say

September 7, 2017 |

As Hurricane Irma’s eye roars away from the tiny island of Barbuda and toward St. Martin, residents along its path scrambled to evacuate while stocking up on water, food and gas.
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Trump: ‘Tough as [Harvey] Was, It’s Been a Wonderful Thing’

September 3, 2017 |

On his visit to a Texas shelter for storm victims Saturday, President Trump declared he sees “a lot of love” in the wake of devastation left by Harvey, the AP reports. “We saw a lot of happiness,” he told reporters after he and first lady Melania Trump greeted children in…
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Trump Reveals One Option He’s Been Mulling on Venezuela

August 12, 2017 |

As many fret over the increasingly tense relationship between the US and North Korea, President Trump threw another country into the mix Friday: Venezuela. Speaking to reporters Friday from his New Jersey golf club, flanked by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, and National…
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Car With 2 Bodies Has Been Stuck in Calif. River for Weeks

August 11, 2017 |

For more than two weeks, a red car has been perched atop a rock in the rapids of California’s Kings River, with law enforcement and rescue teams trying to figure out how to get it out—and Thai officials say the two bodies spotted inside the car are of two…
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Pearl Jam’s ‘Jeremy’ Video Is 25. It’s Star Would’ve Been 37

August 4, 2017 |

This August marks the 25th anniversary of the music video for “Jeremy,” which dominated MTV and rocketed Pearl Jam into superstardom. It also marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic death of Trevor Wilson—better known as the video’s title character. To mark the occasion, Billboard spoke to the creative…
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