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Would the US even know if Vladimir Putin was keeping cash in the country?

While new US economic sanctions freezing the sanctions Russian leaders didn’t strike fear into the heart of financial markets, they did raise a question: Would the US even know if someone like, say, Russian President Vladimir Putin was keeping some money in its backyard?<p>US presidential spokesperson …


Who Uses Food Stamps? Millions of Children

Breaking News Emails<p>Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.<p>SUBSCRIBE<p>Tens of millions of American children are among the recipients of food stamps, according to a new report that casts light on who benefits from the program that has …


Obama plans overtime expansion

President Barack Obama’s latest attempt to raise pay for low-wage workers will come through a broad expansion of overtime pay.<p>Obama will on Thursday direct Labor Secretary Tom Perez to raise the threshold for workers to be covered by overtime protections. The move will cover millions of employees …