Hobby Lobby is paying a $3 million fine for dealing in now-forfeited smuggled antiquities

Jul 6, 2017
The ancient clay cuneiform tablets from Iraq have a "muddy" provenance.
The craft supplies chain Hobby Lobby agreed to pay a fine and forfeit thousands of antiquities to the federal government.
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Janet Yellen says not to expect another financial crisis anytime soon. Is she right?

Jun 30, 2017
The mid-point of the year is kind of an artificial time to reflect, but here we are.
U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at a press conference after the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, D.C., on June 14.

How Trump's political drama could hurt the economy

Jun 28, 2017
Investigations and turmoil have potential economic costs, experts say.
President Trump speaks at a rally on June 21 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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New York’s plagued subway annoys riders and hurts the economy

Jun 27, 2017
You thought your commute was bad? More than 30 New York City subway riders got hurt this morning after two cars derailed, scraped the side of the subway tunnel and came to a stop. Delays spread throughout the system. It’s the kind of hang-up New Yorkers are sadly accustomed to, with about 70,000 subway delays per […]

Let’s do the numbers: the business of fake news

Nov 22, 2016
There’s talk of made-up news moving the needle during the election and beyond. So how profitable is it?
Social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter have been scrutinized for promoting fake news on their sites.