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Immigration Judges Say New Quotas Undermine Independence

Immigration Judges Say New Quotas Undermine Independence

By Colleen Long | Sep 22
The nation's immigration court judges are anxious and stressed by a quota system implemented by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that pushes them to close 700 cases per year as a way to get rid of an immense backlog, the head of the judges' union said Frida

UK Leader May Hits Back on Brexit Plan; Pound Plunges

UK Leader May Hits Back on Brexit Plan; Pound Plunges

By Jill Lawless | Sep 21
British Prime Minister Theresa May accused the European Union on Friday of creating an "impasse" in divorce negotiations by bluntly rejecting her blueprint for Brexit, sending the value of the pound plunging.

California-Las Vegas Train Back on Track After Sale

California-Las Vegas Train Back on Track After Sale

Sep 21
A plan to build a high-speed train between Southern California and Las Vegas is back on track after a private rail company announced Wednesday it has taken over the project.

Buoyant Stocks Lift US Household Wealth, Mainly for Affluent

Buoyant Stocks Lift US Household Wealth, Mainly for Affluent

By Christopher Rugaber | Sep 20
A rising stock market lifted U.S. household wealth to a record $106.9 trillion in the April-June quarter, the culmination of a decade of economic recovery but a gain that is concentrated largely among the most affluent.

EU Chief Says Key Parts of UK Brexit Offer Not Good Enough

EU Chief Says Key Parts of UK Brexit Offer Not Good Enough

By Lorne Cook and Jill Lawless | Sep 19
European Council President Donald Tusk warned Britain on Wednesday that key parts of its offer to conclude Brexit talks are not satisfactory and must be revised, just six months before the country leaves the bloc.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Exaggerates Benefits of Tariffs to U.S.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Exaggerates Benefits of Tariffs to U.S.

By Josh Boak | Sep 18
President Donald Trump is declaring on Twitter a premature victory from his tariffs. Despite the manufacturing renaissance he claims, it's too soon to determine the full scope of any benefit or harm they might create.

Decade Later: Safer Financial System Yet Much Hasn't Changed

Decade Later: Safer Financial System Yet Much Hasn't Changed

Sep 18
On the brink of crumbling a decade ago, America's financial system was saved by an extraordinary rescue that revived Wall Street, yet did little for individuals who felt duped and left to suffer. Many still feel insecure.

Jewish Collector's Descendant Gets Nazi-Looted Renoir Back

Jewish Collector's Descendant Gets Nazi-Looted Renoir Back

By Deepti Hajela | Sep 16
The granddaughter of a Jewish art collector whose paintings were stolen by the Nazis had a family reunion with one of the works on Wednesday after almost eight decades.

Is a Personal Loan for You?

Is a Personal Loan for You?

By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Sep 16
Personal loans have surged in popularity, due in part to increasing consumer confidence and a growing array of online lenders to provide them.

Report: Trump Going Ahead with Plans for New China Tariffs

Report: Trump Going Ahead with Plans for New China Tariffs

Sep 16
President Donald Trump is going ahead with plans to impose new tariffs on about $200 billion of Chinese imports, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.

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