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Mick Mulvaney must leave as CFPB chief soon, unless Trump nominates somebody — anybody — else for the job 22.5.2018 LA Times: Business

Time is running out on Mick Mulvaney’s tenure as acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but there’s an easy way for the White House to extend his tenure: nominate somebody — anybody — else to permanently fill the job.

As it stands now, Mulvaney must step down from his job temporarily...

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Analysis: The three biggest surprises in the Trump Organization’s financial filings 22.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
Last week, President Donald Trump released his personal financial disclosures, giving the public its once-a-year glimpse inside the business he still owns from the Oval Office.
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Los Angeles for tourists: Hollywood, beaches — and pot? 22.5.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Recreational marijuana sales became legal in California this year, and the industry is targeting tourists as well as locals, with tours, shops, lodging and ads. "Just seconds from LAX," says an ad for the MedMen chain .
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Two sons of Rev. Moon have split from his church — and their followers are armed 21.5.2018 Washington Post
Two sons of Rev. Moon have split from his church — and their followers are armed
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The three biggest surprises in the Trump Organization’s financial filings 21.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Figures for 2017 show some money-losing Trump golf courses are doing better, but the Trump brand’s expansion has nearly stopped.
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Fee-free travel credit cards? Yes. They reward frugal travelers but not always loyalty 21.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

We admit it: We’ve hounded you for years about carrying a credit card that doesn’t charge foreign transaction fees, which can increase the price of your overseas purchases by 3% or more.

That’s the amount the financial institution adds to cover its expense in converting foreign currency to U.S....

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The Finance 202: Trump has blinked on China 21.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The trade war is "on hold."
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Ups and downs: Trump flails, Mueller issues a subpoena 21.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Ups and downs: Trump flails, Mueller issues a subpoena
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Congress is about to loosen the reins on the banking industry. Here’s why. 21.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Congress tightens regulations after a crisis -- and loosens them again when the public is no longer watching.
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Session failures will have consequences for many Minnesotans 21.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
From tax preparers and teachers to the people who process vehicle license transfers, plenty of Minnesotans had a stake in what happened at the Capitol this year. Now, they're left with uncertainty.
California is the first state to require solar panels on new homes. Here's why Big Brother is on to something 21.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When a state regulatory body decrees that all new homes must have rooftop solar starting in 2020, my temperature rises.

Big Brother is intruding too deeply into my personal life, I’m thinking. Shouldn’t it be my call alone whether to invest in solar panels, perhaps incentivized by state tax credits...

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Polls Show Being Anti-Trump Isn’t Enough to Beat GOP 21.5.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Instead of addressing demands for social progress, such as single-payer insurance, Democratic leaders find it much easier and more comfortable to denounce Trump. But it’s not working, as Norman Solomon explains. By Norman Solomon With six months to go before…Read more →
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Memories of a massacre in Vegas: The aftermath of the nation's deadliest shooting 20.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Last week the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released more than 1,200 pages of witness statements and interviews conducted by law enforcement with survivors of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

In the course of the investigation, police gathered individual stories —...

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How to pick a fee-only financial planner when family's finances suddenly increase? 20.5.2018 LA Times: Business

Dear Liz,

I have had a fairly predictable financial life. I’m a school administrator, and my husband is a nurse.

We now have three properties. Two are income properties, and the third is a home that has sat for eight years in mid-construction. When finished, the home could be rented for $4,500...

Perspective: The Capitals have spent all their house money. Do they have anything in reserve? 20.5.2018 Washington Post
Perspective: The Capitals have spent all their house money. Do they have anything in reserve?
Hot Property: Studio titan's estate draws $68 million in Holmby Hills 19.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

You could call it 68 million shades of Grey.

The Grey Estate, the Holmby Hills home of late Paramount Pictures Chairman and Chief Executive Brad Grey, has sold for $68,822,500.

Even for this tony Westside pocket, tucked in between Beverly Hills and Bel-Air, that’s a lot of money.

Designed by Howard...

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Stop fighting the Koreatown homeless shelter 19.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled his plan to fund shelters for homeless people in every City Council district, Council President Herb Wesson was the first council member to announce that he had found a site on his turf: a parking lot in Koreatown. It’s city-owned (so no private property owner...

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The long-lost ‘Laws of Base Ball,’ and one man’s outsize bid to acquire baseball’s Magna Carta 19.5.2018 Washington Post
Bought two years ago for $3.2 million by a baseball fan, the handwritten document from 1857 is the first codification of the sport’s rules, experts say. Parts of the manuscript will be exhibited next month at the Library of Congress.
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Washington Metro Sinks into the Swamp in NHL Playoff Miscue 19.5.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) A Washington Metro station How desperate is the state of public transit this Infrastructure Week? So desperate that the Washington Metro Area Transportation Authority turned to a foreign government to secure the $100,000 it needed to keep Metrorail open late, so that hockey fans could get home from National Hockey League Eastern Conference Playoff Game 4 on Thursday at a downtown arena. Ponder that for a second: District of Columbia transit officials decided to rely on the government of Qatar’s munificent gesture. And recall that a Qatari government-affiliated company may bail President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and his family out from under an onerous Manhattan office building mortgage; that Trump attorney Michael Cohen tried to woo Qatar as a client for his “consulting” services; and that Qatar has been embroiled in a long-running political crisis that resulted in a trade embargo against the country by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab ...
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Do millenials have a savings problem? 19.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Do millenials have a savings problem?
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