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  • TOPEKA, Kan.— A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can't use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. Sam Brownback appears to be the most exhaustive, according to state Department for Children and Families officials. Host Jon Stewart suggested that in accepting federal funds, Kansas should be forced to...

  • WASHINGTON— The board of the Clinton Foundation said Wednesday night that it will continue accepting donations from foreign governments, but only from six nations, a move that appears aimed at insulating Hillary Rodham Clinton from controversies over the charity's reliance on millions of dollars from abroad as she ramps up her presidential campaign.

  • TOMS RIVER, N.J.— Rock star and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi and local charities are opening an anti-hunger center in a section of the New Jersey shore devastated by Superstorm Sandy. The center also will house a second JBJ Soul Kitchen community restaurant, where diners pay a minimum $10 donation or do volunteer work for their meals. Bon Jovi says Ocean County...

  • April 13- New York's attorney general has sent letters to 13 national retailers, including Gap Inc, Target Corp and JC Penney Co Inc, about "on-call shifts" in which workers are told whether to report to work a day or less before a scheduled shift. A number of companies with stores in New York are requiring employees to check in by telephone, text message or email before...

  • CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti— The 50- year-old man from the village scrambled up a grassy hill to ask the onsite manager of a U.S. mining company for work. Joseph Tony had heard VCS Mining Inc. was bringing jobs, along with paved roads and electricity, to this corner of rural northern Haiti. But Williamcite Noel, the only VCS employee in Haiti, had nothing to offer.

  • LONDON, April 11- The Baghdad bureau chief for Reuters has left Iraq after he was threatened on Facebook and denounced by a Shi'ite paramilitary group's satellite news channel in reaction to a Reuters report last week that detailed lynching and looting in the city of Tikrit. The April 5 post and subsequent comments demanded he be expelled from Iraq.

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, paid more than $93,000 in federal taxes last year on an adjusted gross income of more than $477,000. Altogether, they donated nearly 15 percent of their income, according to tax returns released Friday by the White House. They also donated $5,000 to Sidwell Friends School, the exclusive private school...

  • April 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said the Walton family was putting 6 percent of the retailer's outstanding shares in a newly formed trust for possible sale to offset expected increases in its stake due to stock buybacks and to help fund charitable contributions. The Walton family, which founded the company more than five decades ago, owned 50.86 percent of...

  • Correction: Cost of Aging story Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 4:33 PM ET

    NEW YORK— In a story April 9 about nursing home costs, The Associated Press misspelled the surname of the president and CEO of The Scan Foundation. His name is Bruce Chernof, not Chernoff. The annual "Cost of Care" report from Genworth Financial tracks the staggering rise in expenses for long-term care, a growing financial burden for families, governments and...

  • Report: Big Morocco donation to Clinton foundation Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 2:58 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A phosphate export firm owned by the Moroccan government will give the Clinton Foundation a donation of at least $1 million in advance of a May meeting the charity is to host in Morocco, Politico reported Thursday. Clinton Foundation spokesman Craig Minassian did not confirm the Politico report about the donation from OCP, but said Thursday that...

  • The annual "Cost of Care" report from Genworth Financial tracks the staggering rise in expenses for long-term care, a growing financial burden for families, governments and insurers like Genworth. "Most people don't realize how expensive this care can be until a parent or family member needs it," said Joe Caldwell, director of long-term services at the National...

  • NEW YORK, April 9- A Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Donna Edwards, pledged on Thursday to swear off all campaign donations from Wall Street banks, the latest Democrat to assail big financial institutions. She said she was "outraged" by a Reuters report that major Wall Street banks had met to discuss ways to urge Democrats such as Massachusetts Senator...

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charity has injected another $30 million into an environmental campaign to halve the number of U.S. coal-fired power plants by 2017, it said on Wednesday. The mayor and the Sierra Club said 12 other contributors would match Bloomberg Philanthropies' $30 million donation. With opposition...

  • Relief from outside appeared distant as the International Committee of the Red Cross told Reuters that it had yet to arrange a flight to deliver 48 tons of medical supplies despite gaining Saudi approval for the aid on Saturday night. The International Committee of the Red Cross, which for days blamed the Saudi-led coalition for delays, told Reuters on Monday...

  • Street fighting and heavy shelling has for several days torn through the city, the last bastion of support for Saudi-backed president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Relief from outside appeared distant as the International Committee of the Red Cross told Reuters that it had yet to arrange a flight to deliver 48 tons of medical supplies despite gaining Saudi...

  • This kid entrepreneur made $5,000   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 10:52 PM ET
    This kid entrepreneur made $5,000

    Yash Semlani, an 8-year-old entrepreneur, tells CNBC's Martin Song how his first business venture made $5,000.

  • March 26- Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook is joining the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth. Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity- after paying for his 10- year-old nephew's college education. Billionaire financier...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- The U.S. government on Monday won the dismissal of a private defamation lawsuit against an influential anti- Iran advocacy group, after claiming that the case could jeopardize U.S. national security by revealing state secrets. District Judge Edgardo Ramos in Manhattan agreed with the Department of Justice that letting Greek shipping...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- The U.S. government on Monday won the dismissal of a private defamation lawsuit against an influential anti- Iran advocacy group, after claiming that the case could jeopardize U.S. national security by revealing state secrets. District Judge Edgardo Ramos in Manhattan said the government properly invoked the state secrets privilege in...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- The U.S. government on Monday won the dismissal of a private defamation lawsuit against an influential anti- Iran advocacy group, which it feared could jeopardize national security by revealing state secrets. District Judge Edgardo Ramos in Manhattan said the government properly invoked the state secrets privilege in seeking the...