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FEMA Chief Nearly Got Fired as Hurricane Brewed

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With Hurricane Florence rolling in, FEMA Administrator Brock Long was close to getting fired-and still could be, the Wall Street Journal reports. Investigators working for the Department of Homeland Security inspector general have already warned the White House about Long taking a caravan of federal workers on his trips...
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Decade on from Wall Street crash, working stiffs are still getting screwed by the plutocrat's casino

Decade on from Wall Street crash, working stiffs are still getting screwed by the plutocrat's casino

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Ten years after Lehman Brothers collapsed and the absurd lies of the multi-trillion-dollar “derivatives” market in which it played began to corrode the entire global economy, the most famous name of the financial crisis is still a happy phrase for some people.
It's still making them billions of dollars.
The vulture firms that zipped in to buy Lehman debts at rock-bottom prices after the investing house garroted itself in a massive, complex web of wagers on the deregulated housing finance marketplace are now seeing massive returns on their investments. Some $124 billion has gone to Lehman's...
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Mueller called Manafort a 'hardened' criminal who 'repeatedly and brazenly...

Mueller called Manafort a 'hardened' criminal who 'repeatedly and brazenly violated the law' in a harsh sentencing memo

The special counsel Robert Mueller's office called Paul Manafort a "bold" and "hardened" criminal who "repeatedly and brazenly violated the law" in a sentencing memo that was... Read more ...

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Meet John Havens, the ex-Citigroup president who was charged in the Florida...

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Warren Buffett is about to do something that'll drive Bernie Sanders and...

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Here are the major executives who were caught in Florida's massage parlor...

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Saudi crown prince defended China's imprisonment of a million Muslims in...

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What Democrats running for president in 2020 have said about big tech

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Facebook Is Collecting App Users' Data Without Consent, Wall Street Journal...

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The company's alleged practices have already prompted lawmakers to act. Read more ...