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- Here's what happens when a casino closes down
- The Fed should ‘give money directly to the people’: Economist
For those who want the central bank to do more to try to boost the economy or think its current policies haven't been effective enough, here's a novel idea: The Federal Reserve could print money and give it to consumers directly. That's the provocative suggestion made in a new essay in Foreign Affairs magazine. We talk to one of the authors.
- Chelsea Clinton Leaves NBC, $600,000 Paycheck
Chelsea Clinton is saying goodbye to NBC, where she had spent nearly three years as a special correspondent, to prepare for motherhood and to devote more time to charity work. The former first daughter released a statement to People magazine Friday about the move, saying she hopes "to continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation and as Marc and I look forward to welcoming out first child." Thank you @NBCNews: http://t.co/TEUQMLTya1 — Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) August 29, 2014 While at NBC, Clinton covered feel-good stories for the "Making a Difference" feature on NBC Nightly News.
- F-16s dispatched for unresponsive pilot of small plane near D.C.
(Reuters) - Two F-16 fighter jets were dispatched to check on a small plane that entered restricted airspace around Washington, D.C., on Saturday, and the fighter pilots observed the person at the controls to be unconscious before the plane ran out of fuel and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, officials said. The pilot of the Cirrus SR22 propeller plane took off from Waukesha County Airport in Wisconsin and had been destined for Manassas Regional Airport in Virginia, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. Coast Guard said in a statement. The pilot had stopped responding to radio calls.
- SHARED FINANCES ARE THE TIES THAT BIND MAN AND HIS MOM
DEAR ABBY: I'm a 22-year-old college student. My boyfriend of seven years and I are engaged. Because we were high school sweethearts, we have watched each other grow into the people we are today. For the most part, I'm very proud of the person he has become. When I quit my full-time job to continue my education, he stepped up to support me. I never asked for it, nor did I expect it from him. "Liam" is very frugal. ("Cheap" might be a better word.) I never understood it because he makes enough money to support us both and put plenty into savings. ...
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- US launches air strikes on IS rebels near Mosul dam: Pentagon
The US military launched fresh attacks on Islamic State forces in Iraq, using fighter aircraft and drones to carry out strikes near the Mosul dam, the Pentagon said on Saturday. "The strikes destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle, an ISIL fighting position, ISIL weapons, and significantly damaged an ISIL building," a US Defense Department statement said, referring to the IS forces also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The statement put out by US Central Command, based in Tampa, Florida, said the strikes were conducted to support Kurdish and Iraqi troops, "as well as to protect critical infrastructure, US personnel and facilities, and support humanitarian efforts." The statement said that US Central Command so far has conducted a total of 115 air strikes across Iraq.
- Microsoft will not hand over overseas email, despite order
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A judge on Friday lifted a suspension on her order directing Microsoft Corp to turn over a customer's emails stored overseas to U.S. Microsoft in particular was stung by revelations last year by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden and has been at pains to prove to customers that it does not allow the U.S. Preska had delayed enforcement of the government's search warrant so Microsoft could appeal. Preska agreed, saying her order "merely confirmed the government's temporary forbearing of its right to stay enforcement of the order it secured." She added that "the fact the court has not closed this case cuts against Microsoft's argument" that her order was final and appealable.