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  • Palcohol powdered alcohol could be headed to a store near you

    Palcohol powdered alcohol could be headed to a store near you
    Imagine mixing your own cocktail without using a cocktail shaker, or pouring any liquor. That's the idea behind Palcohol, a new powdered alcohol product that could be headed to a store near you this fall.  There are six varieties, which according to the...
  • Warren in new book accuses Kashkari of lying as TARP chief

    Warren in new book accuses Kashkari of lying as TARP chief
    In her new book, “A Fighting Chance,” Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren accuses California gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari of lying to her when he led the taxpayer-funded federal bank bailout. Warren, a Democrat, served as chair of...
  • House panel seeks Justice Department inquiry of ex-IRS official Lois Lerner

    WASHINGTON -- A House committee Wednesday took the rare step of recommending criminal prosecution of Lois Lerner over the alleged targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service, the latest bid by Republicans to keep the issue alive ahead...
  • Rep. Issa's House panel votes to hold former IRS official in contempt

    WASHINGTON -- A House committee voted Thursday in favor of holding Lois Lerner, a former Internal Revenue Service official, in contempt of Congress for her refusal to testify before the panel. Lerner, the former head of the IRS’s tax-exempt...
  • Obama administration adds Crimean leaders, gas company to blacklist

    Obama administration adds Crimean leaders, gas company to blacklist
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Friday sanctioned six Crimean leaders, a former lawmaker from Ukraine and a natural gas company as it tried to ramp up pressure on Russia to de-escalate tensions over control of Ukraine. The Treasury...
  • Beltran Leyva cartel figure and a Michoacan mayor arrested in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s drug and corruption crackdown intensified this week with the arrests of the reputed second in command of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel and the mayor of a Michoacan city once controlled by the Knights Templar criminal...
  • IRS workers who failed to pay taxes got bonuses, report says

    IRS workers who failed to pay taxes got bonuses, report says
    WASHINGTON — It's not difficult to get a bonus if you work for the Internal Revenue Service — even if you haven't paid your own taxes. The IRS handed out a total of nearly $1.1 million in bonuses in a 27-month period to more than 1,146...
  • Hemingway biopic breaks barrier with location shoot in communist Cuba

    An Ernest Hemingway biopic shooting this month on the streets of Havana is the first feature film with a Hollywood director and actors to film on the island since the 1959 revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power. The Associated Press reports...
  • Senate committee confirms Stanley Fischer, two other Fed nominees

    Senate committee confirms Stanley Fischer, two other Fed nominees
    The Senate Banking Committee confirmed the nomination of Stanley Fischer, the former president of the Bank of Israel, for the Federal Reserve's No. 2 job and also approved two other nominees to fill seats on the central bank's short-handed board....
  • Health-care concerns assuaged for volunteer fire companies

    The Treasury Department cleared a hurdle Friday for employers of volunteer fire, emergency medical services and ambulance personnel. It was unclear if employers of such workers would be required to count volunteers who work 30 or more hours as full-...
  • Obama administration to further delay healthcare employer mandate

    Obama administration to further delay healthcare employer mandate
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will phase in a requirement that large employers provide their workers with health benefits in 2015 and 2016, offering businesses more relief from the so-called employer mandate in the president’s healthcare...
  • Should IRS curb campaigning by political nonprofits?

    Should IRS curb campaigning by political nonprofits?
    The IRS has proposed a crackdown on the political activities of tax-exempt groups. Federal law says nonprofit groups that don't have to disclose their donors or pay taxes can engage in some campaign-related activity, but not if it's their primary purpose....