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  • $4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    A government report released in November said the IRS issued nearly $4 billion in fraudulent tax refunds over the previous year to thieves who were using other people's personal information. Two men pleaded guilty in Georgia last year to trying to get a tax refund by using his name, Social Security number and date of birth on tax forms.

  • Puerto Rico hires third U.S. restructuring firm Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:26 PM ET

    The bank has hired West Palm Beach, Florida- based FTI Consulting, a global advisory firm that includes restructuring and turnaround experts.

  • NEW YORK, April 10- Detroit's emergency manager Kevyn Orr had political ambitions- once. When Orr began his career in the 1980 s as a trial attorney in the rough-and-tumble world of Florida's Miami-Dade County, he thought he might one day run for public office, he told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday.

  • *Fed to buy $2.75- $3.50 billion debt that matures in 2018. NEW YORK, April 10- U.S. Treasuries prices rose modestly on Thursday before a $13 billion auction of 30- year bonds after market-friendly minutes from the Federal Reserve's March policy meeting spurred a rally in short-to-medium notes, sending yields to three-week lows.

  • WINTER PARK, Fla.— Officials: Man sought in Florida day care crash that left 1 dead, 14 injured was car's driver.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- The number of U.S. home foreclosure filings slid 23 percent in March from a year ago, helping bring first-quarter foreclosure activity to its lowest level since the second quarter of 2007, a report from RealtyTrac showed on Thursday.

  • Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a possible 2016 White House contender, unveiled legislation on Wednesday to broaden the use of financial vehicles known as "income share agreements" that students can use to fund their higher education costs.

  • NEW YORK, April 9- U.S. orange juice prices hit two-year highs on Wednesday after a government crop report trimmed last month's forecasts for production and yield from Florida. The U.S. Department of Agriculture cut its latest estimates for Florida's orange output and yield in a report issued after one of the most brutal winters in decades.

  • Florida's orange production is declining Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 2:24 PM ET

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— This year's Florida orange crop is approaching the fruit's lowest harvest in decades, and experts say a deadly bacteria that's infecting the trees is to blame.

  • Last Corvette retrieved from Kentucky sinkhole Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    The 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette was buried in dirt and rocks, deep beneath the surface of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. "It looks like a piece of tin foil," said Kevin Helmintoller, of Land O' Lakes, Fla., who donated the car to the museum last December.

  • Fla. bitcoin case tests money laundering limits Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla.— Two police officers burst through a hotel room door with guns drawn, yelling "Police! The February arrests of Pascal Reid and Michell Espinoza marked the first time any state has brought money laundering charges involving bitcoins, according to Miami- Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle.

  • Was 'Cuban Twitter' program political or not? Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 2:48 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Draft messages produced for a Twitter- like service in Cuba that the U.S. government secretly funded were overtly political, documents obtained by The Associated Press show, even though the Obama administration has said the program had a more-neutral purpose.

  • April 9- Searchers have time and tide against them as they narrow the hunt for a missing Malaysian Airlines jet using final "pings" from flight recorders soon to fall silent.

  • Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a possible 2016 White House contender, will unveil legislation on Wednesday to broaden the use of financial vehicles known as "income share agreements" that students can use to fund their higher education costs.

  • Comcast, Time Warner to face lawmakers on merger plan Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 9- Executives from Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc are expected to defend their plan to merge as they go before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, the first hearing since the $45.2- billion deal was announced in February.

  • VANCOUVER, April 9- Just over a year ago, Canadian trucking firm Bison Transport took a bet on a potentially game changing technology, buying 15 big rigs powered by liquefied natural gas. After 14 months on the road, though, the Winnipeg- based company has found that the reality- at least initially- is less rosy.

  • Top-paid Medicare doctors say they have reasons Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare?

  • Big outside groups overshadow parties in key races Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    In a handful of key Senate races, the biggest and loudest players so far are well-funded groups that don't answer to any candidate or political party. And last week's Supreme Court decision voiding overall limits on contributions to candidates, PACs and political parties may give the parties a modest financial boost.

  • Tesla to offer electric car leases to businesses Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 9:26 AM ET

    DETROIT— Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. says it will begin leasing cars to small and midsize businesses. Leasing a base Model S for 36 months would cost $1,012 per month with roughly $6,000 up front, according to Tesla's website.

  • Woman found guilty in 1996 killing of ex-husband Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    TUCSON, Ariz.— A once-prominent socialite was found guilty Tuesday in the 1996 Tucson car bomb killing of her ex-husband after spending years abroad living a lavish lifestyle across Europe. Phillips shook her head seconds after the verdict was read in Pima County Superior Court.

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