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February 12, 2019 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100 outside groups spent over $50 million on "independent expenditure" ads during the closing months of last year's midterm elections. But a new report from the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center found that only about 8 percent revealed information about the donors behind...
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FILE - In this October 2018 photo provided by Cheryl Inzunza Blum, of Tucson, Ariz., the immigration lawyer on contract with the federal government poses for a photo in Vung Tau, Vietnam. The shutdown motivated Cheryl Inzunza Blum to completely re-evaluate her career. Blum is a lawyer who works on contract representing immigrants facing criminal matters in federal court in Tucson, Arizona. She has not received payment since before the shutdown began. (John Martin Smith/Courtesy of Blum via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 7:35 pm
Nearly two weeks after the end of the longest government shutdown in U.S history, many federal workers still have not received their back pay or have only gotten a fraction of what they are owed as government agencies struggle with payroll glitches and other delays. And even as they scramble to...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, 21 Savage performs at the Voodoo Music Experience in City Park in New Orleans. Authorities in Atlanta say Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage is in federal immigration custody. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox says the artist, whose given name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested in a targeted operation early Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in the Atlanta area. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
February 04, 2019 - 6:58 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Attorneys for 21 Savage said Monday that the Grammy-nominated rapper was being wrongly held by federal immigration authorities. Law firm Kuck Baxter Immigration released a statement saying U.S. officials have known about his immigration status since at least 2017 when he sought a new...
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February 04, 2019 - 11:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New reports from payroll company ADP show that small businesses are lagging behind larger companies in hiring, a trend that's not expected to change anytime soon. ADP's monthly report on small business employment released last week showed companies with up to 49 employees created 63...
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FILE- In this March 28, 2018, photo file photo an under contract sign is shown outside a single-family home on the market in Denver. On Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, the National Association of Realtors releases its December report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 30, 2019 - 10:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in December with affordability pressures causing interest from would-be buyers to fall. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its pending home sales index fell 2.2 percent last month to 99, its lowest reading since...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2016 file photo, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks during a news conference in New York. Schneiderman used nearly $340,000 in cash donated to his scuttled re-election campaign to pay the high-powered Manhattan law firm that defended him after he resigned amid allegations that he abused several women, according to newly filed campaign finance records reviewed by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 29, 2019 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman used nearly $340,000 in political campaign funds to pay the law firm that represented him during an investigation of allegations that he physically abused several women, according to campaign finance reports reviewed by The...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017 file photo, Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, speaks at a news conference at the state Capitol, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Springfield, Ill. A published report citing a federal court affidavit says the FBI secretly recorded Illinois' powerful House speaker in 2014 discussing a hotel development project. Tuesday's Chicago Sun-Times' report on Madigan suggests a federal investigation may cast a wider net than first thought after it led to a charge earlier this month against another Chicago alderman, Ed Burke. A Madigan lawyer denied any wrongdoing and said they have no indication Madigan is under investigation. (Justin Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP, File)
January 29, 2019 - 6:42 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago newspaper reported Tuesday that a lengthy federal court affidavit says the FBI secretly recorded Illinois' powerful House speaker in 2014 discussing a hotel development project and the possibility of its Chinese developer becoming a client of the speaker's private law firm...
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FILE- In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo a realtor sign marks a home for sale in Franklin Park, Pa. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in December. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
January 22, 2019 - 10:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales cratered in December, causing price growth to slip to the lowest level in nearly six years as the housing sector ended 2018 on a decidedly weak note. The National Association of Realtors says that sales of existing homes plunged 6.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo a realtor sign marks a home for sale in Franklin Park, Pa. The partial federal government shutdown is complicating the already complicated process of getting and managing a mortgage. For one thing, the political storm is like severe weather at a major airport: You can expect minor delays or worse. Also, it could mean financial hardship for some federal government employees facing mortgage payments without their regular paychecks. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
January 11, 2019 - 9:44 am
The partial federal government shutdown is complicating the already complicated process of getting and managing a mortgage. For one thing, the political storm is like severe weather at a major airport: You can expect minor delays or worse. Also, it could mean financial hardship for some federal...
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FILE - This May 14, 2015 file photo, shows the top of New York's iconic Chrysler Building, left, in a night view of Manhattan. The owners of the Art Deco skyscraper are putting it on the market. The Abu Dhabi Investment Council and New York developer Tishman Speyer, have hired a commercial real estate firm to market the 77-story landmark building that was constructed between 1928 and 1930 and was the world's tallest building until the Empire State Building claimed the title in 1931. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
January 09, 2019 - 1:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The owners of New York City's Chrysler Building are putting the landmark Art Deco skyscraper on the market. The building's owners, the Abu Dhabi Investment Council and New York developer Tishman Speyer, have hired commercial real estate firm CBRE Group Inc. to market the office...
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