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Price drop may be in store for scallops

Good news for scallop fans. Already one of the most readily available higher-priced seafoods to consumers, the succulent shellfish could fall in price this year. Read More

Retailer’s demise saddens generations of ‘Toys R Us kids’

For decades, children ran down the sprawling aisles of Toys R Us in awe of the Barbies, the bikes and other toys laid out in front of them. Parents lined up for the latest Christmas fad, even if it meant standing in the rain. Read More

Lawsuits accuse automakers of faulty air bags, recall delays

General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen and Mercedes all knew of problems with dangerous exploding Takata air bag inflators years before issuing recalls, according to three class actions filed today with the federal court in Miami. Read More

Trump picks camera-proven Kudlow as top economic aide

Updated on  March 14, 2018 at 3:44 pm
Two administration officials said today that Trump had offered the job to Kudlow, who had worked in the White House budget office more than three decades ago under Ronald Reagan. Read More

Porn star’s lawyer says Trump missed settlement offer deadline

President Donald Trump’s attorneys missed a deadline to accept the return of a $130,000 settlement payment from a pornographic film actress who’s seeking to tell the story of her alleged affair with the former reality-TV star, according to her lawyer. Read More

Winklevoss twins share plans to police crypto trading

The Winklevoss twins, who run the Gemini exchange for trading Bitcoin and Ether, have submitted a proposal to create the Virtual Commodity Association, a self-regulatory organization meant to police digital-currency markets and custodians. Read More

Senate bill would diminish mortgage disclosures by banks

Buried within new Senate legislation to roll back restraints on banks is a provision that would exempt an estimated 85 percent of all U.S. banks and credit unions from public reporting requirements, raising fears that discriminatory practices by lenders could go undetected. Read More

$500M Powerball winner can stay anonymous, judge rules

Updated on  March 12, 2018 at 2:06 pm
A judge has ruled that a New Hampshire woman who won a Powerball jackpot worth nearly $560 million can keep her identity private, but not her hometown. Read More

‘Chosen families’ gain legal recognition in sick-leave laws

In the last two years, Arizona, Rhode Island and the three biggest U.S. cities — New York, Los Angeles and Chicago — have passed laws that let workers use sick days to care for anyone who’s like family to them. Millions of federal employees and contractors also have the benefit. Read More

Mattel in dispute with Frida Kahlo descendant over doll

Toy-maker Mattel was in a dispute today with a distant relative of the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo over rights to a Frida Barbie doll released as part of the company’s Inspiring Women series. Read More