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VW Pleads Guilty in Emissions Scandal; 6 Employees IndictedSix high-level Volkswagen employees from Germany were indicted in the U.S. on Wednesday in the VW emissions-cheating scandal, while the automaker itself agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay $4.3 billion — by far the biggest fine ever levied by the government against an automaker.
Mortgage Rates, Home Sales and Prices Seen Rising in 2017Nate Lowenstein has been shopping for a home in Los Angeles, on and off, for more than a year.
Wal-Mart Kicks Off Cyber Monday on FridayCyber Monday is starting earlier and earlier.
Obama Blocks New Oil, Gas Drilling in Arctic OceanThe Obama administration is blocking new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, handing a victory to environmentalists who say industrial activity in the icy waters will harm whales, walruses and other wildlife and exacerbate global warming.
Jordan Gives $2M; Looks to Build Trust Between Blacks, CopsMichael Jordan finally spoke out on Monday about racial tensions in America in hopes of easing conflicts between blacks and law enforcement.
First Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Open in FloridaThe first medical marijuana dispensary in Florida is slated to open.
Starbucks to Increase Base Pay of Workers in OctoberStarbucks is boosting the base pay of all employees and store managers at U.S. company-run stores by 5 percent or more.
Did Polygamous Sect Have a Right to Share Food Stamps?Attorneys are sparring about whether a jury should be allowed to consider if members of a polygamous sect accused of orchestrating a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud scheme had a constitutional right to give the food to a communal storehouse as part of their religious beli
Expert: Pot is $4.5 Billion Industry in United StatesRetails sales of marijuana in the United States are expected to be $4.5 billion this year, but constant changes in state regulations are creating hurdles for business people trying to make money off pot.
After Several Tries Florida Finally gets New Insurance ChiefAfter a contentious and bumpy process that saw Florida's top Republican officials deadlock several times, the state has a new insurance commissioner just weeks before the start of hurricane season.
Florida's Unemployment Rate Dips Below 5 PercentFlorida's unemployment rate is below 5 percent for the first time in eight years.
Duke Energy Signs Deal To Turn Pig Poop Into...Duke Energy Corp. said Monday it is expanding its renewable energy from livestock waste, adding poop power to investments the country's largest electric company has made in whirring wind turbines and acres of solar arrays.

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