IRS Criminal Investigation identifies $2.3 bln in tax fraud

The FINANCIAL — The Internal Revenue Service released the Criminal Investigation Division’s annual report PDF, highlighting the agency’s successes and criminal enforcement actions taken in fiscal year 2020, the majority of which occurred during COVID-19. A key achievement was the identification of over $10 billion…

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LEGO reveals 123 Sesame Street set

The FINANCIAL– Voted for by LEGO brick lovers all over the world, a wonderfully nostalgic new LEGO Ideas set has been brought to life after being envisioned by an avid builder. The brand-new LEGO® Ideas 123 Sesame Street set is the latest…

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Studies show that GM produces the most American-made vehicles

The FINANCIAL — General Motors produces more models with the highest amounts of American-produced components than any other automaker, according to two recent independent studies. In the Cars.com annual American-Made Index for 2020, nine of the top 25 models are GM products, more than…

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Delta blocked middle seat

The FINANCIAL — Booking a trip continues to bring people joy this year, with 97 percent of respondents to a recent study sharing that having a trip planned makes them happier. If it’s been a while since you’ve traveled, Delta is ready to take you to your loved ones safely. That’s why the airline…

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Oil price down as Trump tests positive for COVID-19

The FINANCIAL — Oil fell by 5% on Friday after Trump tested positive for coronavirus. It was already in negative territory after a bipartisan deal on U.S. stimulus continued to elude House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the White House, adding to fears about worsening…

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U.S. teen vaping rates drop by almost 2 mln

The FINANCIAL — Almost 2 million fewer U.S. teenagers reported using e-cigarettes in 2020 compared to 2019, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Around 3.6 million young people in the US were current (in the past…

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Stock markets mixed after Wall Street slides

The FINANCIAL — Global stock markets were mixed Monday after the fact that Wall Street turned in its biggest weekly decline in more than two months. London and Frankfurt opened higher. U.S. futures were lower. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong retreated…

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