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Wall Street Punishes Troubled Student Loan Giant Navient Corp.

1 hour agoNews : Huffington Post

Investors fled Navient Corp. on Wednesday, sending shares in the nation's largest student loan company to an all-time low as federal consumer regulators prepare a possible lawsuit targeting the loan specialist over its alleged mistreatment...Show More Summary

Worries for real estate mount as Uber independent contractor suit moves forward

A federal judge has granted class-action status to a controversial lawsuit questioning whether drivers for ride-hailing app company Uber are independent contractors or statutory employees, allowing the case to move forward. The eventual...Show More Summary

French Farmers to Drive Tractors Into Paris to Protest Low Food Prices

Thousands of French farmers will drive tractors into Paris on Thursday, protesting declining food prices and demanding assistance from the government, the National Federation of Agricultural Holders’ Unions (FNSEA) said.

Federal court asked to stop NSA phone spying before privacy law takes effect

3 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A U.S. appeals court appeared reluctant on Wednesday to put an immediate halt to the federal government’s collection of millions of Americans’ phone records, with the controversial spy program set to expire in November. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York previously found...

Women Speak Out About Their Ignored Rape Allegations At HBCUs

According to Title IX, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex... be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance," which includes sexual assault and rape. Show More Summary

Why The Federal Reserve Should Be Audited

Submitted by John Crudele via, It is time for a comprehensive audit of Janet Yellen ’s Federal Reserve - and not just for the reasons presidential candidate Rand Paul and others have given. The Fed needs to be audited to see if its ruling body has broken the law by manipulating financial markets that are outside its jurisdiction. Show More Summary

Assistant convicted of stealing $2.1 million from Arenas

A federal jury has convicted a former personal assistant of Gilbert Arenas of stealing more than $2 million from the former NBA basketball player.

YouTube Videos About Xbox One Deceived Consumers, FTC Says

The United States government's Federal Trade Commission has ruled that YouTube network Machinima engaged in "deceptive advertising" of the Xbox One at the console's launch.Click To Continue Reading

NASA contractors accused of swindling agency with tire repair scam

4 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Two contractors hired to manage NASA’s vehicle fleet at the Kennedy Space Center defrauded the agency of at least $387,000 for unnecessary tire replacements, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by federal prosecutors in Florida. The complaint accuses URS Federal Services Inc of Maryland,...

U.S. appeals court asked to halt NSA phone spying program

4 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court appeared reluctant on Wednesday to put an immediate halt to the federal government's collection of millions of Americans' phone records, with the controversial spy program set to expire in November. Show More Summary

Dreyfus now smears Heydon with a claim he last month disowned

The unions don’t have the guts to take their case against royal commissioner Dyson Heydon to the Federal Court, knowing their claim that he seems…

Machinima settles charges over deceptive Xbox One 'reviews'

Ever watch a YouTube review of a game or console and worry that the reviewer was a little too enthusiastic? You're not alone. Machinima has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it mislead gamers by failing to disclose that Xbox One reviews from YouTube "influencers" (read: popular channels) were really paid promos. Show More Summary

Machinima Settles FTC Charges Of Deceptive Xbox Products Promotion With YouTube Influencers

5 hours agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

Machinima is dealing with the repercussions of a not-so-honest business deal. The self-described “many-2-many” YouTube network has agreed to settle charges from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that the network practiced deceptiveShow More Summary

FAA Approves Corporation's Use of Drones To Collect Data, Prompting Protest from Privacy Advocates

5 hours agoNews : Vice News

The Federal Aviation Administration's recent approval of a company's request to operate 324 drones for "aerial data acquisition" is ratcheting up the long-running debate between privacy advocates, tech innovators, corporations, and government regulators over unmanned flying vehicles. Show More Summary

Judge Cancels Texas AG Ken Paxton’s Contempt Hearing Over Gay Marriage Resistance

5 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will not face a contempt hearing for defying the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling. A federal judge on Wednesday canceled Paxton’s Sept. 10 contempt hearing over the state’s failure to i… The post Judge Cancels Texas AG Ken Paxton’s Contempt Hearing Over Gay Marriage Resistance appeared first on Towleroad.

Rubio touts end to oil-export ban, bemoans EPA in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says the U.S. should end its ban on crude-oil exports and reduce stifling federal regulations on the energy industry, which he says is central to the nation's economic prosperity. Speaking...Show More Summary

Market Wrap: Stocks Surge as Turbulence Becomes Predictable

Richard Drew/AP By Noel Randewich NEW YORK - Wall Street stocks jumped almost 2 percent Wednesday in the latest volatile session as investors weighed the impact of a stumbling Chinese economy and global market turmoil on the Federal Reserve's impending decision about when to raise interest rates. U.S. Show More Summary

Feds Slam Youtubers 'Deceptive' Xbox One Campaign

The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on Machinima for paying Youtubers to promote Microsoft's Xbox One without disclosing it first, the commission said in a press release today. The FTC says that Machinima must ensure that all such agreements or payment is disclosed in the future. “When people see a [...]

Mitch McConnell: Not Enough Votes To Cut Planned Parenthood Funds

Some good news! WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican is conceding that his party will have to await the next president before it can cut off federal funds that go to Planned Parenthood. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says Republicans lack the votes to halt the payments. Show More Summary

Kathryn Steinle: Parents Of Woman Killed By Illegal Immigrant Files Lawsuit Against Feds

Kathryn Steinle’s parents filed three separate lawsuits against local and federal officials — who they believe contributed to their daughter’s death. As explained by their attorney, Liz Sullivan and Jim Steinle blame the officials for a series of oversights that led up to their daughter’s murder. Show More Summary

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