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Uri Blau (ProPublica) 13 July 2022
This story was originally published by ProPublica.   The cybersecurity firm has invested heavily in top lobbyists and law firms in an effort to lift restrictions on doing business in America. NSO is hoping the Israeli prime minister will raise the issue with Joe Biden when the two...

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Heathrow Airport on Tuesday introduced an unprecedented 100,000 limit on daily departing passengers until September and ordered airlines to stop selling summer tickets as airports battle against a staffing crisis, the media reported.   The dramatic move will impose a maximum limit on...

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Andrea Suozzo (ProPublica) 12 July 2022
This story was originally published by ProPublica.   The Family Research Council (FRC), a staunch opponent of abortion and LGBTQ rights, joins a growing list of activist groups seeking church status, which allows organizations to shield themselves from financial...

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A sensational leaked trove of internal Uber documents has revealed the dark side of the ride-hailing platform, that allegedly broke laws and secretly lobbied governments as it planned to expand globally.   According to The Guardian that accessed 'Uber Files' with over 124,000...

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Students of economics, around 2005, would distinctly remember the book Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Levitt and Dubner. A bestseller of its time, the book was a phenomenon, igniting young minds to think out of the box, offering compelling and...

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Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe died on Friday after he was shot while addressing an election rally in the city of Nara, according to state media. "Officials say former Japanese Prime Minister #Abe Shinzo has been confirmed #dead. He was reportedly #shot during a speech on...

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Indian-origin Ramesh 'Sunny' Balwani, the former business partner and 'boyfriend in secret' of Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of healthcare company Therano, has been found guilty of defrauding Theranos investors and patients in the US.   Balwani faced 10 counts of wire fraud and...

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Another major Chinese developer has defaulted on its debt, dealing a new blow to the ailing real estate sector in the world's second largest economy, media reports said.   Shanghai-based Shimao Group failed to pay the interest and principal on a $1 billion bond due Sunday, according...

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Craig Silverman (ProPublica) 04 July 2022
This story was originally published by ProPublica.   The internet giant may have provided Sberbank-owned RuTarget with unique mobile phone IDs, IP addresses, location information and details about users’ interests and online activity.   The day after Russia’s February invasion...

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the US has offered a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of 'Crypto Queen' Ruja Ignatova.   The FBI, which added her to its 'Ten Most Wanted Fugitives' list, said that Ignatova is being sought for her alleged...

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Paul Kiel (ProPublica) 27 June 2022
This story was originally published by ProPublica.   After a year of reporting on the tax machinations of the ultrawealthy, ProPublica spotlights the top tax-avoidance techniques that provide massive benefits to billionaires.   Last June, drawing on the largest trove of...

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Justin Elliott, Jeff Ernsthausen  and   Paul Kiel (ProPublica) 24 June 2022
This story was originally published by ProPublica.   In the high-stakes world of high-speed, short-term securities trading, investors can reap massive payouts but often face higher tax rates due to the nature of their business. But one of America's richest men somehow earns billions...

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Peter Elkind (ProPublica) 21 June 2022
This story was originally published by ProPublica.   The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Justice Department and Congressional Republicans and Democrats are all trying to put an end to syndicated conservation easements. But with lobbyists like Henry Waxman helping lead the...

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The US Federal Reserve raised the interest rate by 0.75 percentage points, the highest on-shot increase since 1994, to tackle inflation that is at its highest in 40 years.   The rate hike was announced at the end of the two-day policy meeting of the fed. It ran contrary to smaller...

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As mayhem continues across the crypto market, be it cryptocurrencies or Blockchain-based Decentralised finance (DeFi), there has also been a massive 88 per cent drop in Google searches for "buying NFTs", a new report said on Tuesday.   The term "buy NFT" has dropped down to a score of...

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Craig Silverman  and   Ruth Talbot (ProPublica) 15 June 2022
This story was originally published by ProPublica.   The tech giant has long boasted that it doesn’t accept ads for firearms, but a ProPublica analysis shows that Google’s ad systems served up more than 100 million ads from gun makers.   For roughly two decades, Google has...

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J David McSwane (ProPublica) 07 June 2022
This story was originally published by ProPublica.   At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, legitimate importers were scammed out of millions trying to supply American hospitals and businesses with vital protective equipment.   Unlike the countless inexperienced middlemen and...

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has launched an investigation against micro-blogging site Twitter for potentially false reporting over its fake bot accounts in violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.   Twitter has received intense scrutiny in recent weeks over claiming...

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Megan O’Matz (ProPublica) 31 May 2022
This story was originally published by ProPublica.   After a sheriff’s deputy was murdered in a Denver suburb, Colorado state Rep. Cole Wist took action by sponsoring a red flag bill. It likely cost him his seat. ProPublica spoke to Wist about the harsh realities of gun...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 May 2022
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has started a discussion on monkeypox at its 75th World Health Assembly (WHA) that began in Geneva on 22nd May. A key agenda of the WHA is a 'pandemic accord' in which member countries will vote on proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations...

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