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January 25th
Michaels, the nation's biggest arts and crafts retailer, said Saturday that it may have suffered a “data security attack” on its computer system that processes payment cards and that federal law enforcement and a computer forensics firm w…
November 28th
BOLOGNA, Italy — Raoul Weil, a former UBS banker charged by U.S. authorities five years ago for allegedly helping rich Americans dodge taxes via secret Swiss bank accounts, has agreed to go to the United States to face trial after being arrested in …
November 27th
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Shoppers won't be lining up for Thanksgiving Day deals at stores in Rhode Island, Maine and Massachusetts. They can't.It's the legacy of so-called "blue laws," which prohibit large supermarkets, big box stores and departme…
November 12th
An Occupy Wall Street spin-off group has bought up $14.7 million worth of Americans' personal medical debt and forgiven it over the last year as part of its Rolling Jubilee project, the group announced Monday. The Rolling Jubilee project, organized b…
September 15th
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers has withdrawn his bid for consideration to succeed Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chairman — a move that allows the administration to sidestep a potentially contentious confirmation process."I have reluc…
August 21st
BANGKOK -- Two Canadians accused of scamming more than $140 million in "one of the largest international penny stock frauds and advance fee schemes in history" have been arrested in Thailand, police said Wednesday. Gregory Curry, 63, was arrested Tue…
July 30th
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's top environmental official wasted no time Tuesday taking on opponents of the administration's plan to crack down on global warming pollution.In her first speech as the head of EPA, Gina McCarthy told an audie…
July 23rd
Federal safety authorities Tuesday called for all U.S. cars, trucks and buses to come equipped with technology that would allow them to "talk" to one another to help avoid accidents.The proposal was one of three the National Transportation Safety Board ma…
July 14th
A free online course that starts Monday will offer students the chance to learn about giving from Warren Buffett and help decide how to spend more than $100,000 of his sister's money. More than 4,000 people have already signed up for the course that …
June 19th
By Nick Bogert, NBC News contributorGARY, Ind. -- No matter which direction Arthur Joe looks from his home, he sees abandoned properties and the blight they attract.Next door is an empty house where “drugheads” – as Joe calls them &…
June 12th
With five broken teeth, three cavities and a painful gum abscess spreading to her sinuses, Patty Kennedy knew she had to get in line early for a free dental clinic held last month in San Jose, Calif.The 53-year-old woman from Modesto, nearly 100 miles awa…
June 6th
Two decades after President Bill Clinton promised to "end welfare as we know it," Americans blame government handouts for persistent poverty in the United States more than any other single factor, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released…
May 31st
By Barbara Raab, Senior Producer, NBC NewsWhen gays and lesbians are featured in popular culture, what do we see? White, wealthy women who host talk shows or affluent men doting on their kids -- like Mitchell and Cameron from "Mod…

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