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The Vegas Columnist And The Newspaper Owner Who Once Sued Him For Libel

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 4:37pm

Sheldon Adelson has filed three libel suits against journalists. One, a columnist at the Las Vegas Journal-Review, which Adelson bought last year, went broke facing the billionaire GOP donor in court.

Dispute Over Prayer Breaks Divides Muslim Meatpacking Workers

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 2:37pm

The conversation about religious accommodation in the workplace is playing out in a rural Colorado meatpacking town where Muslim workers at a Cargill plant were fired over prayer breaks.

Low Oil Prices Interfere With What Recyclers Are Paid For Plastic

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 4:07am

The price of oil has been on a downward dive for a couple of years. This has been great for some businesses and not so for others. One industry hit especially hard is the recycling business.

Plan For Cuba Ferry Terminal Reveals Shift In Miami Politics

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 4:01am

Miami-Dade County is considering building a ferry terminal that would serve carriers offering regular service to Cuba. It's a sign that in a city that's home to Cuban exiles, times have changed.

U.S. Treasury Cracks Down on Luxury-Home Money Laundering

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 10:21pm

The feds are trying to make it harder for criminals to turn ill-gotten gains into clean cash by anonymously investing in expensive real estate, then selling and walking off with the money.

GE Brings Things To Life In Boston; Lights Out In Connecticut

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 4:35pm

GE says it will move its headquarters from Fairfield, Conn., to Boston. The company will be getting huge tax breaks, but more than that, it will be gaining access to universities and nonstop flights.

U.S. Markets Tumble To Lowest Levels Since September

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 4:18pm

U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday in a continuation of a recent rough patch on Wall Street. The Dow Jones and S&P 500 are down by more than 7 percent.

Rams Fans Criticize Team's Move From St. Louis To Los Angeles

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 3:42pm

The NFL's announcement that the Rams are leaving St. Louis and returning to Los Angeles was met with cheers in southern California — but jeers in St. Louis.

Al-Jazeera Will Shut Down Its American Network In April

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 1:37pm

Al-Jazeera America has been plagued by problems from its inception. The network never quite connected with American audiences, and internal tensions spilled onto the press.

Lego Says It's Changing Its Policy After Ai Weiwei Controversy

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 1:04pm

The Danish company encountered a social-media backlash in October after refusing to sell bricks for a project by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

You, Too, Can Dress Like 'El Chapo'

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 9:19am

A Los Angeles-based clothing company has identified Joaquin Guzmán's flashy shirt, as seen in his photo with Sean Penn, as one of theirs — and they're seizing the moment of fame with a splashy ad.

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