Bank of America Reaches Comprehensive Settlement With U.S. Department of Justice and State Attorneys General to Resolve Mortgage-related Litigations and Investigations

Dateline City: CHARLOTTE, N.C. Settlement Expected to Reduce Q3-14 Pretax Earnings by $ 5.3 Billion and Negatively Impact EPS by Approximately $ 0.43 per Share Bank of America announced today that it has reached a comprehensive settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), certain federal agencies and six states. The settlement Read more [...]

Ebola patient being treated in U.S. ‘seems to be improving’

Kent Brantly, an American doctor who contracted Ebola in West Africa and is being treated in the United States, appears to be getting better, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday while emphasizing that the key to keeping Americans safe is stemming the…
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Export Application Filed with U.S. Department of Energy for Alaska LNG Project

Dateline City: ANCHORAGE, Alaska ANCHORAGE, Alaska--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In another important step forward for the Alaska LNG project, an application to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) was submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy. The export application requests authorization to export up to 20 million metric tons per year of LNG for a period of 30 years to countries that have existing free Read more [...]

National Geographic and U.S. Department of State Name First 5 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship Awardees

WASHINGTON (July 9, 2014)—The National Geographic Society and the U.S. Department of State today announced the five awardees selected as the first Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows. The Fellowship provides a unique platform for U.S. Fulbright awardees to build awareness of transnational challenges, comparing and contrasting cross-border issues. Fellows will share their stories on, using a variety of digital storytelling tools, including text, photography, Read more [...]

Hold the Phone: U.S. Consumers Wouldn’t Last One Day Without Access to Their Smartphone

Dateline City: CHARLOTTE, N.C. Nearly Half of Americans Turn to Digital Devices as Their Primary Method of Banking, Bank of America Survey Finds Almost one in two (47 percent) U.S. consumers admit they wouldn’t last a day without their smartphone, and many consider their devices more important than daily staples such as coffee and television, Read more [...]

Is Hobby Lobby Hypocritical Or Just Complying With U.S. Pension Law?

My fellow Forbes contributor Rick Ungar has hit a nerve with his piece entitled “Hobby Lobby Invested In Numerous Abortion And Contraception Products While Claiming Religious Objection.”  Quoting liberally from an earlier report in Mother Jones, Mr. Ungar states that it may be “the most stunning example of hypocrisy in [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

U.S. in talks with Central American officials about immigrant children

In an attempt to stem a crush of Central American children illegally crossing the United States alone into south Texas, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Thursday that he was in contact with ambassadors in Latin America to discuss how to more quickly return those children to…
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