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Investors Seeking Tax Breaks Skip Poverty-Stricken Areas

Investors Seeking Tax Breaks Skip Poverty-Stricken Areas

By Jeff Horwitz and Stephen Braun | Dec 17
Early investor interest in the Opportunity Zone program appears focused on the places that need it the least: Zones that qualified for the tax breaks despite already drawing substantial investment or are undergoing obvious gentrification.

Germany to Compensate Hundreds Who Fled Nazis as Children

Germany to Compensate Hundreds Who Fled Nazis as Children

By David Rising | Dec 17
Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again.

Amnesty Says Islamic State Group Decimated Rural Iraq

Amnesty Says Islamic State Group Decimated Rural Iraq

By Sinan Salaheddin | Dec 16
The Islamic State group's deliberate destruction of agriculture in northern Iraq has hindered the return of hundreds of thousands of residents, Amnesty International said in a report released Thursday.

That 'Live Check' Promises Cash, but There's A Catch

That 'Live Check' Promises Cash, but There's A Catch

By Steven Nicastro | Dec 16
Before you rush to the bank, visions of presents dancing in your head, know that it's not free cash. Rather, it's more likely an expensive loan.

Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo: 'Baby Shark' Bites Into the Culture

Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo: 'Baby Shark' Bites Into the Culture

By Leanne Italie | Dec 15
In the wise words of James Corden, there comes along a song every so often that defines a generation.

Paris Police Bracing for More Violent Protests

Paris Police Bracing for More Violent Protests

Dec 14
Anticipating a fifth straight weekend of violent protests, Paris' police chief says armored vehicles and thousands of officers will be deployed again in the French capital on Saturday.

Jones Says Farmers Scared by Trump's Tariffs

Jones Says Farmers Scared by Trump's Tariffs

By Lisa Mascaro | Dec 13
Sen. Doug Jones said Alabama's soybean farmers and automobile manufacturers are "scared to death" over President Donald Trump's tariff wars, but he cautioned Democrats from spending too much time attacking the president.

UK Disarray: May to Face No-Confidence Vote from Her Party

UK Disarray: May to Face No-Confidence Vote from Her Party

By Jill Lawless | Dec 12
A no-confidence vote in British Prime Minister Theresa May Wednesday threw U.K. politics deeper into crisis and Brexit further into doubt.

In Zimbabwe's Crisis, 'We Cannot Talk of Christmas Anymore'

In Zimbabwe's Crisis, 'We Cannot Talk of Christmas Anymore'

By Farai Mutsaka | Dec 11
The holiday mood is not catching on in a country where a currency crisis has forced people to risk jail time to buy basics such as medicine and food. Many Zimbabweans navigate from one currency to another, often tapping the black market.

Wisconsin GOP Legislation Eases Corporate Tax Break Rules

Wisconsin GOP Legislation Eases Corporate Tax Break Rules

By Todd Richmond | Dec 11
Companies seeking tax credits from Wisconsin's troubled job-creation agency would face less scrutiny under a provision Republicans included in a package of lame-duck legislation designed to weaken newly elected Democrats.

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