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*Rubio calls for resignation of acting IRS chief. *IRS to be focus of congressional investigations. The scandal was ignited last Friday, when an IRS official revealed at a meeting of tax lawyers that the agency had inappropriately singled out Tea Party and other conservative groups for extra scrutiny of their claims for tax-exempt status.
*Company looks to buy shares restricted since Cargill split. May 13- U.S. fertilizer producer Mosaic Co plans to have accumulated a $2 billion cash pile by the end of May to buy back shares locked up since its split from agribusiness giant Cargill Inc..
ATLANTA-- The water dispute between Alabama, Florida and Georgia is provoking hardball politics in Congress, where Georgia lawmakers derailed a proposal that could restrict metro Atlanta's water supply.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.-- He's less than two weeks old, but he shows the telltale signs of a baby agitated and in pain: an open sore on his chin where he's rubbed the skin raw, along with a scratch on his left check.
LONDON-- An artwork by secretive graffiti artist Banksy that sparked controversy when it disappeared from the side of a north London store has been put up for sale in the U.K., months after it was yanked from the block in Miami.
NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, May 12- When David Pendery, a corporate public relations specialist, decided to move his family from Colorado to Illinois this year for work, his biggest worry was whether he would be able to sell his home quickly. It took just three days.
May 11- JPMorgan Chase& Co Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon said he may consider leaving the bank where he has held the top post since 2005, if shareholders vote to split his duties, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.
*Advertising tactics turn some groups against Facebook. *Musk and David Sacks removed from donor list on website.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- With tens of thousands of foreclosure cases clogged in the state's courts, the Florida Supreme Court is signing off on a plan to use lawyers _ and not judges _ to handle them. Matt Weidner, a St. Petersburg attorney, called it an "attack on consumers."
MEXICO CITY-- The arrogant among Mexico's well-heeled got a sharp rebuke Thursday, when two women who crashed in a Porsche and injured a pedestrian were hauled off to jail while threatening police and proclaiming their political connections after what authorities said appeared to be an all-night drinking spree.
*Boeing may be able to boost Q4 deliveries of 787 s. NEW YORK, May 10- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Friday, though indexes remained on track for a firm finish to the week, which repeatedly saw the indexes scaling new highs.
Florida's citrus industry is grappling with the most serious threat in its history: a bacterial disease with no cure that has infected all the state's citrus-growing counties.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 9- Alabama's Jefferson County expects to file a plan by late June to exit its landmark $4.2 billion municipal bankruptcy, a lawyer for the county said on Thursday.
NEW YORK, May 9- Three long-time favorites of the short-selling crowd are making those investors eat crow, as Tesla, Barnes& Noble and Green Mountain Coffee are racking up big gains, making an already painful year for contrarian investors even worse. Barnes& Noble shares rose 24 percent on reports of a possible acquisition of some of its assets by Microsoft.
Walter Investment Management reported a fivefold increase in first-quarter earnings on Thursday, beating analysts' estimates and driving its shares up 5 percent. The Tampa, Fla.- based loan-servicing company posted net income of $27.7 million, or 73 cents per share, in the first three months of the year.
NEW YORK, May 8- AT&T Inc has set up a subsidiary to offer prepaid wireless services under the Aio Wireless brand, as the No. 2 U.S. mobile service provider looks to compete better with smaller rivals such as T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Nextel Corp, the company said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON-- The Senate rejected an effort Wednesday to expand the use of firearms on some of the nation's most frequently visited federal lands, handing gun control advocates a modest success.
WASHINGTON, May 8- The Senate's top Republican on Wednesday came out strongly against President Barack Obama's labor secretary nomination, accusing Thomas Perez of being a crusading ideologue who would bend the laws to advance his agenda.
WASHINGTON, May 8- The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warned on Wednesday that the economy will soon feel the effects of surging student loan debt unless steps are taken to ease the burden on existing borrowers.
BOCA RATON, Fla.-- Private prison operator Geo Group Inc. said Wednesday that its first-quarter profit rose 56 percent, helped by lower income taxes. First-quarter net income was $23.4 million, or 33 cents per share, compared with $15 million, or 25 cents per share, a year earlier.