IRS losing money on targeting debts of low-income earners

(NEW YORK) -- The IRS spent $20 million on private debt collectors who ultimately collected just $6.7 million, according to a report from the Taxpayer Advocate, the agency’s in-house watchdog.

The report deems the Internal Revenue Se... Read More

Two Harvard grads created makeup line, Mented, for women of color

(NEW YORK) -- What started off as a friendship between two musical theater lovers has turned into a cosmetics business worth millions.

Mented Cosmetics co-founders KJ Miller and Amanda Johnson became fast friends after meeting while perfor... Read More

Trump announces an agreement with European Union on some tariffs

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump announced an agreement with the European Union on tariffs – an effort to dial back what had been an escalating trade feud.

"We agreed today, first of all, to work together toward zero tariffs, z... Read More

Lady bandits hit Lululemon stores in California 4 times in a month: Police

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A gang of brazen female burglars have returned at least four times to the same Lululemon location in Fig Garden, California to rob it, making off with thousands of dollars in merchandise over the course of the month of July, author... Read More

Airlines crack down on emotional support animals in plane cabins

(NEW YORK) -- Many see them on flights -- animals such as cats and dogs riding alongside passengers, providing emotional support to their owner.

For some, these emotional support animals (ESAs) have become a valuable solution for those wit... Read More

Winning ticket for $522M jackpot sold in California

(SAN JOSE, Calif.) -- A winning ticket to the 11th-largest U.S. lottery prize ever was sold at a liquor store in San Jose, California.

An individual winner has not yet been identified.

The jackpot was the fifth-largest for the M... Read More

Ivanka Trump's fashion brand closes shop

(NEW YORK) -- Ivanka Trump is closing shop on her eponymous fashion brand.

The first daughter and White House adviser cited her current role in Washington as a factor in her decision to end the business venture now.

"After 17 mo... Read More

Slain Trader Joe's employee was hit by police bullet during suspect's crime-spree: 'I am truly sorry,' says police chief

(LOS ANGELES) -- A Trader Joe's employee killed during a crime-spree in Los Angeles last weekend was struck by a police bullet -- not the suspect's bullet -- Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore said at a news conference Tuesday.
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Federal agents arrest NXIVM co-founder Nancy Salzman

(NEW YORK) -- Federal agents on Tuesday arrested NXIVM co-founder Nancy Salzman, her daughter Lauren Salzman and longtime bookkeeper Kathy Russell.

Clare Bronfman, the longtime operations director for NXIVM, a secretive self-help group, an... Read More

Chick-Fil-A fans will be able to make chicken dishes at home with new meal kits

(ATLANTA) -- Chick-fil-A fans in the Atlanta area rejoice! The fast-casual chicken restaurant will start testing a new meal kit concept next month so you can make convenient pre-portioned chicken dishes at home.

In an effort to reach a new... Read More

Ferrari purists brace for change as famed Italian automaker takes the on-ramp to SUVs and hybrids

(NEW YORK) -- The late Enzo Ferrari, the formidable and brilliant race car driver turned automotive legend, was also a shrewd businessman when he launched his sports car company 71 years ago. His philosophy was to always build one less car than the c... Read More

Author responds perfectly to interview question on juggling work and family

(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) -- If you haven't read Lauren Groff, her rad interview response on work-life balance will make you want to start.

In an article published July 17, the novelist spoke to the Harvard Gazette about her latest story collecti... Read More

Suspect in violent Trader Joe's standoff due in court

(LOS ANGELES) -- A man who allegedly barricaded himself inside a Trader Joe's, killing a store manager and holding dozens of people hostage for three hours, is set to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom Monday.

Gene Evin Atkins, 28, was arre... Read More

Uber, Lyft driver livestreamed video of hundreds of passengers, but was it illegal?

(NEW YORK) -- Hundreds of Uber and Lyft passengers in Missouri were reportedly livestreamed without their knowledge over the past four months, and one media privacy expert says it was probably legal.

Dr. Daxton "Chip" Stewart, a journalism... Read More