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Did U.S. steal $300 billion from investors in ‘coercive’ takeover of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac?

The allegations are so sensitive that thousands of supporting documents and even part of the lawsuit have been blacked out at the government’s request.

U.S. jobs trounce forecasts with 266,000 gain; wages heat up

U.S. job gains roared back in November as unemployment matched a half-century low and wages topped estimates, giving the Federal Reserve more reason to hold interest rates steady after three straight cuts.

U.S. jobs trounce forecasts with 266,000 gain; wages heat up

U.S. job gains roared back in November as unemployment matched a half-century low and wages topped estimates, giving the Federal Reserve more reason to hold interest rates steady after three straight cuts.

U.S. jobs trounce forecasts with 266,000 gain; wages heat up

U.S. job gains roared back in November as unemployment matched a half-century low and wages topped estimates, giving the Federal Reserve more reason to hold interest rates steady after three straight cuts.

U.S. jobs trounce forecasts with 266,000 gain; wages heat up

U.S. job gains roared back in November as unemployment matched a half-century low and wages topped estimates, giving the Federal Reserve more reason to hold interest rates steady after three straight cuts.

A record 190 million Americans shopped Thanksgiving weekend, most of them online

A record 189.6 million Americans went shopping over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend, the National Retail Federation said Tuesday, and most of them did their spending online.

A record 190 million Americans shopped Thanksgiving weekend, most of them online

A record 189.6 million Americans went shopping over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend, the National Retail Federation said Tuesday, and most of them did their spending online.
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Would a Trump impeachment hurt the stock market?

Impeachments historically don’t faze the stock market and investors in the long-term.

Schwab-Ameritrade deal seen drawing tough antitrust review

Although fees are going down for consumers, antitrust officials will focus on whether the deal will mean less competition for the interest paid to investors on their accounts and whether fees on other services could rise, one analyst said.

Here’s a better way to tax the super-rich

Senator Elizabeth Warren's plan would put a 2 percent tax on those with a net worth above $50 million, and 6 percent on billionaires. While it makes sense to tax the wealthy more, there are better ways to do this.

Biotech IPO frenzy brings some Philly firms into the stock market before they sell products or earn profits

That's risky, but going public gives fledgling companies a way to boost clients, sales and profits.

Growth trap: The U.S. economy has the jobs but not the workers to fill them

The economy, like any business, can expand in basically two ways. The first is by adding more workers to increase output. The second way is by increasing the output from individual workers.

U.S. added a solid 128,000 jobs in October despite GM strike

The Labor Department also said Friday that the unemployment rate ticked up from 3.5% to 3.6%, still near a five-decade low.

Giving circles, where people pool their money for charity, have quadrupled, especially among women

“If you donate money to any other organization, you’re writing a check. You don’t really see where the money is going. Here, we have a voice.”

In New York, Zuckerberg talks of Facebook News and hardships on local news in digital era

The social media giant announced on Friday its first-ever plans to pay for journalism through licensing fees to provide content for Facebook News.

Opinion

Here’s who will win the presidency in 2020 and what factors could change the outcome | Opinion

The important thing isn’t whether the president is popular or not, but whether the candidate's popularity is rising or falling when people go to the polls. Pennsylvania will be the most critically important in determining our next president. And results will boil down to turnout in a few counties.

Here’s how much Americans need to make to enter the top 1% and top 0.1%

One definition of rich is getting into the top 1%. If that’s your goal, it’s becoming harder to reach.

Not all parents give an allowance, but those who do average $30 a week

The average weekly allowance has rocketed up from $17 in 2016, according to a new survey. And the average age of a child receiving one is 14.

Spotlight PA

Trump tax break isn’t delivering for the struggling places across Pa. that need it most

A tax incentive program hailed by President Trump as a lifeline for struggling urban areas, including hundreds in Pennsylvania, is instead largely benefitting projects in areas that were already experiencing redevelopment.

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