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Audit Cites Flaws in Costly California Bullet Train Project

Audit Cites Flaws in Costly California Bullet Train Project

By Don Thompson | Nov 17
Flawed decision-making and poor contract management contributed to billions in cost overruns and years of delays in the as-yet unbuilt California's high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco, state auditors said Thursday.

Give the Gift of No-Plastic Sipping Straws for the Holidays

Give the Gift of No-Plastic Sipping Straws for the Holidays

By Leanne Italie | Nov 17
Big problem or a fraction of the world's plastic consumption? You decide, but know that single-use plastic straws are a recent target of environmental activists.

Yoga Studio Shooting Hero to Get $30,000 for Law School

Yoga Studio Shooting Hero to Get $30,000 for Law School

Nov 17
Florida State University's president and board of trustees have committed $30,000 of their personal money to help cover law school costs for a man credited with confronting a shooter at a Tallahassee yoga studio and giving others time to escape.

The Brexit Story So Far: How Britain Got Itself In A Bind

The Brexit Story So Far: How Britain Got Itself In A Bind

By Carlo Piovano | Nov 16
Britain's 2-day-old draft deal to leave the European Union is in danger of collapsing, increasing the likelihood of a disorderly, economically painful exit from the bloc next year.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Inflates Jobs Improvement for Veterans

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Inflates Jobs Improvement for Veterans

By Christopher Rugaber | Nov 16
President Donald Trump is spinning a tale regarding the number of jobs he's provided for military veterans.

Macy's Charges Into Holiday Shopping Season

Macy's Charges Into Holiday Shopping Season

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 16
Macy's is heading into the crucial holiday season firing on all cylinders, logging its fourth consecutive quarter of sales growth at existing locations and getting strong reactions from customers both online and in its stores.

Stocks Have Struggled in 2018. Bonds Too. Oh, and Gold.

Stocks Have Struggled in 2018. Bonds Too. Oh, and Gold.

By Stan Choe | Nov 16
It's a rude reminder that one of the bedrock tenets of investing — don't keep too much of your portfolio concentrated in any one thing — doesn't guarantee success by itself.

The 'Worst Toys' for the Holidays, According to Safety Group

The 'Worst Toys' for the Holidays, According to Safety Group

By Philip Marcelo | Nov 15
A Black Panther "slash claw" and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season.

Whitaker Abandoned Taxpayer-Funded Project in Iowa in 2016

Whitaker Abandoned Taxpayer-Funded Project in Iowa in 2016

By Ryan J. Foley and David Pitt | Nov 15
While in private business, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker walked away from a taxpayer-subsidized apartment-rehabilitation project in Iowa after years of cost overruns, delays and other problems, public records show.

Liz Weston: Smart Ways to Rein In Holiday Spending

Liz Weston: Smart Ways to Rein In Holiday Spending

By Liz Weston | Nov 14
Keeping the holiday joyous and less stressful means keeping a firm rein on our spending. Here's what we do, as well as smart frugal tips from others:

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