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Obama wants to target oil market manipulation

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pushed Congress Tuesday to give oil market regulators more muscle to deter price manipulation by speculators, the latest White House response to determined Republican attacks on administration energy policies amid high gas prices at the ...

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U.S. sues Apple, publishers over electronic books

WASHINGTON  — The Justice Department and 15 states sued Apple Inc. and major book publishers Wednesday, alleging a conspiracy to raise the price of electronic books they said cost consumers more than $100 million in the past two years by ...

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Bank of America reaches $335M settlement over Countrywide loans

Bank of America agreed to pay $335 million to resolve allegations that its Countrywide unit engaged in a widespread pattern of discrimination against qualified African-American and Hispanic borrowers on home loans. The settlement with the U.S. Justice Department was filed ...

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AG Holder, Sonja Sohn speak at ‘Defending Childhood’ hearing

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Sonja Sohn, who played Kima Greggs on HBO's "The Wire," were the headliners at the Defending Childhood Task Force hearing held Tuesday morning at the University of Maryland's law school in Baltimore. Baseball legend Joe Torre is co-chair of the task force, which collects testimony about children exposed to violence.

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Lawmakers seek probe on banks’ new debit card fees

WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers are asking the Justice Department to investigate whether Bank of America and other major banks improperly worked together to charge customers new monthly fees for using their debit cards. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., and four other ...

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111 charged in Medicare scams worth $225 million

MIAMI — Federal authorities charged more than 100 doctors, nurses and physical therapists in nine cities with Medicare fraud Thursday, part of a massive nationwide bust that snared more suspects than any other in history. More than 700 law enforcement ...

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New measures planned to fight Medicare fraud

MIAMI — Federal health officials announced new security measures Monday to combat Medicare fraud, including tougher screenings for providers and the ability to withhold payments during investigations. Authorities recovered $2.5 billion in health care fraud judgments last year — a ...

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