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  • FBI warns of spreading W-2 email theft scheme

    FBI warns of spreading W-2 email theft scheme

    The IRS is warning businesses about a sharp increase in email phishing scams involving employees' W-2 forms — scams that can put workers’ Social Security numbers and other crucial information in the hands of thieves. The government said 200 businesses, public schools, universities, Native American...

  • Pebble Beach 2017: The VW van is back — but this time it's electric

    Pebble Beach 2017: The VW van is back — but this time it's electric

    Barely in time for the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, Volkswagen has announced it will bring back the most iconic vehicle of the 1960s. The VW van will return sometime in the next two years, as the I.D. Buzz. But this time around, it’s not a four-cylinder, water-cooled gas burner. The...

  • An appeals court just handed Uber a huge victory over its passengers

    An appeals court just handed Uber a huge victory over its passengers

    For a brief, shining moment, a federal judge imposed the principle of equality in Uber’s dealings with its passengers. The judge was Jed S. Rakoff of U.S. district court in New York, who in a price-fixing lawsuit last year overturned an obscure provision of the company’s customer agreement that...

  • Jay-Z and Beyoncé's L.A. mansion purchase is a done deal, sources say

    Jay-Z and Beyoncé's L.A. mansion purchase is a done deal, sources say

    The “will they or won’t they” debate is over: Jay-Z and Beyonce have finally bought a home in L.A. Sources not authorized to publicly comment on the sale have confirmed that the rapper/hip-hop magnate and his superstar wife have closed on a modern mansion in Bel-Air. The purchase price is said...

  • Lawmakers and activists say nursing-home residents must have right to sue

    Lawmakers and activists say nursing-home residents must have right to sue

    Healthcare, tax reform and the debt ceiling probably will be among the highest-profile issues when Congress returns from a monthlong recess Sept. 5. But Democratic lawmakers and consumer advocates already have served notice that they’re also going to keep a spotlight on protecting people’s right...

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