Cory Rodgers

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An Embarrassment Of Riches

O<i>ut-of-control healthcare costs. Oppressive student-loan debt. Accelerating climate change. Mass incarceration. What do these seemingly unrelated</i> …

Middle-class

Unions Are Not a Special Interest Group

Individual labor unions, like any organized constituency, sometimes have interests that conflict with the greater public’s. Police unions have an …

Income Inequality

Amazon Battles Seattle—and Loses

Sen. Bernie Sanders excoriated Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos in a damning video tweet this week that zeroed in on Bezos’ personal wealth and his …

Middle-class

Why There’s Reason to Worry About MoviePass

Video<p>Why There's Reason to Worry About MoviePass<p>With stock for Moviepass parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics bottoming out on Wall Street, …

MoviePass

Wall Street banks had their best money-making quarter in years. They are firing traders anyway

Global investment banks reaped the most first-quarter revenue in three years, but that didn't stop the industry from firing traders as a years-long …

Wall Street

He ran up a million dollars in student-loan debt en route to becoming an orthodontist

‘If you thought about it every single day, you’d have a mental breakdown.’<p>That’s Melissa Meru, quoted in a much-discussed Wall Street Journal feature …

College & University

Every Game Confirmed For E3 2018 (So Far)

E3 is the biggest showcase for video games every year, and E3 2018 is shaping up to be no different. While events like Gamescom might be far larger in terms of sheer attendance, E3 is still the premiere place for developers to showcase their upcoming projects. There are sure to be many games that …

Call of Duty

Brazil's Truckers Are On Strike And It's Getting Pretty Intense

The five-day long strike over fuel prices has left stores empty, gas stations with massive lines, and the government ready to send in the armed forces.

Brazil

Hedge Fund Founder Pleads Guilty In New York Corruption Case

Hedge fund founder Murray Huberfeld pled guilty to conspiracy charges on Friday in a bribery case that was part of a web of interconnected corruption …

Corruption

Sheldon Silver wants corruption conviction vacated — again

Juries convicted him twice for the same crimes, but Sheldon Silver still thinks the government hasn't proved its case.<p>The disgraced former Assembly …

Corruption

Lawyer who helped top payday lenders prey on financially desperate is sentenced to 8 years in prison

Wheeler K. Neff - the legal mind behind some of the business strategies that the nation's top payday lenders used in dodging government regulations …

Corruption

Jose Hawilla, key witness in FIFA trial, dies aged 74

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Jose Hawilla, the Brazilian businessman whose plea-bargain testimony was crucial to prosecutors in the FIFA corruption scandal, has died in Sao Paulo, hospital officials said on Friday. He was 74.<p>Hawilla began his career as radio reporter before making his fortune by selling …

Corruption

Feds Hid Edits in Right-Wing Video Used to Prosecute Anti-Trump Protesters

James O’Keefe’s outfit filmed activists talking before the inauguration, and prosecutors used it as evidence to say they conspired to riot. Turns out …

Corruption

2 members of secretive sect plead guilty to fraud charges

A father and son who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges in an unemployment …

Corruption

Trump's mass deportation agenda means a huge payday for private prison profiteers

Nearly 75 percent of the 300,000 immigrants who are arrested and thrown into detention by federal immigration authorities every year are held in …

Immigration

Opinion: The ‘Criminal Deep State’ lunacy

Donald Trump rode to political prominence by claiming that Barack Obama isn’t a natural-born citizen, dismissing documentation of Obama’s Hawaii …

Donald Trump

Trump administration nominates immigration hard-liner for migration post at State Department

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration has tapped immigration hard-liner Ronald Mortensen to be the assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.<p>Mortensen, a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington-based think tank that advocates …

Immigration

Man Accused Of Making Bomb Threats Against Pembroke Pines Mosque

<b>Follow CBSMIAMI.COM:</b> <b>Facebook | Twitter</b>MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A federal grand jury has indicted a Cutler Bay man accused of making threats to a Pembroke …

United States

The average wedding costs $33,000 in the US, says expert

Mike Steib, XO Group CEO talks about the costs and changing dynamics within the wedding industry in the United States.

Weddings

U.S. proposes scrapping program aimed at attracting foreign entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration moved on Friday to end a program that aimed to attract foreign entrepreneurs to the United States, saying the Obama-era effort did not adequately protect American workers and was an inappropriate use of government authority.<p>The Department of Homeland …

Immigration

GOP Congressman: Refusing to Sell Your House to a Gay Person Is a Right

Dana Rohrabacher is one of the Republican Party’s most vulnerable incumbents. In 2016, Hillary Clinton won Rohrabacher’s Orange County congressional …

Orange County

Grassley Reminds FBI Agents Wanting to Blow the Whistle: You Are Legally Protected to Do So

According to media reports this week, a number of FBI agents are hoping to get subpoenaed in the Russia probe so they can expose corruption at the …

United States

Couple denied motel room after clerk says Puerto Rican license is not U.S. ID

A Puerto Rican couple visiting Sacramento County for their niece’s wedding said they were unable to check into a Rancho Cordova Motel 6 because the …

United States

The feds lost — yes, lost — 1,475 migrant children

Before announcing a plan to separate more children from families, shouldn't there be a plan to adequately protect the children?<p>The Trump administration recently announced a new, get-tough policy that will separate parents from their children if the family is caught crossing the border illegally.<p>It …

Immigration

Who, us? Russia is gaslighting the world on the Skripal poisonings

From state television to the Russian embassy in London, indignation, mockery and flat-out denial is the order of the day<p>Russia’s reaction to Yulia Skripal’s bombshell Reuters interview has been boringly predictable. State officials, TV hosts, loyalists reporters, a host of experts and, of course, …

Russia

Watch: Aaron Judge nails runner at home with 100-mph laser

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports<p>New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge is largely known for his massive power, which pitchers rightly fear. On …

Los Angeles Angels

Kershaw marks 10-year anniversary of MLB debut on DL

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw marked the 10-year anniversary of his major league debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers on the disabled list. However, the three-time Cy Young Award winner is getting closer to returning.<p>Kershaw is set to throw a four-inning simulated game on Saturday at Dodger …

Baseball

Judge denies Manafort motion to throw out charges of lying

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday rejected former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's attempt to have some of the criminal charges against him thrown out.<p>It was the latest setback for Manafort, who has seen U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson toss out his civil suit challenging the …

Donald Trump

The Noose Tightens As Mueller Obtains Israeli Analysis On How Fake News And Bots Helped Trump Win

The Russia investigation bad news keeps coming for Trump, as Special Counsel Robert Mueller has obtained an Israeli intelligence firm’s analysis of …

Donald Trump

Sesame Street fight as creators sue over marketing for R-rated Henson Co. movie The Happytime Murders

Not everything is A-OK on <i>Sesame Street</i> today. The creators behind the beloved children’s show are suing STX Entertainment for the use of their brand …

Sesame Street