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Feds charge 138, including doctors, with $1.4 billion in health-care fraud involving telemedicine, Covid, opioids

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here AndreyPopov | iStock | Getty Images The Department of Justice on Friday announced criminal charges against 42 medical professionals and nearly 100 other people for alleged health-care fraud that involved about $1.4 billion in suspected losses. The cases charged include......

Lawyer who allegedly advised Clinton campaign charged with lying to FBI in tip about possible Trump-Russia bank link

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former U.S. Attorney John Durham, center, outside federal court in New Haven, Conn., after the sentencing of former Gov. John Rowland. Bob MacDonnell | Tribune News Service | Getty Images A lawyer who allegedly advised the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential......

Trump says he sides with Jan. 6 riot defendants, as police brace for new Capitol rally

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Capitol Police officials survey the area around the Capitol reflecting pool ahead of an expected rally Saturday in support of the Jan. 6 defendants in Washington, U.S. September 16, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Former President Donald Trump, who......

Powell orders ethics review after Fed presidents disclosed multimillion-dollar investments

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on “The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress” on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 15, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Federal Reserve Chairman......

Capitol Police requests National Guard on standby for pro-Trump rally supporting Jan. 6 rioters

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A U.S. Capitol Police officer patrols the east front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, September 15, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters The U.S. Capitol Police said Wednesday it asked the Pentagon to free up the National Guard in case......

U.S., Australia and UK unveil new security partnership as China expands its military and influence

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden speaks on workers rights and labor unions in the East Room at the White House on September 08, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden announced the formation of......

FEC says Twitter acted lawfully in restricting the New York Post’s article on Hunter Biden

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R) points to some faces in the crowd with his son Hunter as they walk down Pennsylvania Avenue following the inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama in Washington, January 20, 2009. Carlos Barria | Reuters......

SEC whistleblower payouts top $1 billion total as securities watchdog announces near-record award

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee oversight hearing on the SEC on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 14, 2021. Evelyn Hockstein | Pool | Reuters The Securities......

Lawmakers demand answers from Zuckerberg after investigation finds Instagram is toxic for teen girls

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Katalin Balassa / EyeEm | EyeEm | Getty Images Lawmakers across both parties and chambers of Congress are demanding answers from Facebook about how its services impacts the mental health of teens and children. The questions come in the wake......

Democrat Gavin Newsom survives California recall election, will remain as governor, NBC News projects

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Gavin Newsom, governor of California, speaks during a campaign event at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, California, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty Images Gavin Newsom survived a Republican attempt to remove......

Judge denies bond for man who had weapons in swastika-tagged pickup parked near DNC headquarters

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here United States Capitol Police arrested a California man who had multiple knives in his truck near the Democratic National Committee headquarters. Source: Capitol Police Twitter. A judge Tuesday ordered a California man to be held without bond, a day after......

Pelosi told top general Trump should have been ‘arrested on the spot’ for inciting Capitol insurrection, new book says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021. Jim Bourg | Reuters House Speaker Nancy Pelosi......

Senators demand cryptocurrency regulation guidance from SEC Chair Gary Gensler

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler testifies at a U.S. Senate Banking Committee hearing on systemic risk and market oversight on Capitol Hill in Washington May 22, 2012. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters WASHINGTON – Securities and Exchange Commission......

Sen. Elizabeth Warren urges the Fed to break up Wells Fargo

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, questions Jerome Powell, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, right, during a Senate Banking Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. Andrew......

Biden will nominate privacy advocate Alvaro Bedoya to the FTC

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Federal Trade Commission building in Washington Source: Federal Trade Commission President Joe Biden announced Monday he plans to nominate privacy hawk Alvaro Bedoya to the Federal Trade Commission. If confirmed, the nomination would finalize Biden’s picks to the influential......

Lawmakers to grill SEC Chair Gensler on crypto during Senate hearing

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Lawmakers, frustrated by a lack of obvious......

White House proposes stopgap bill with disaster aid as Congress hashes out trillions in spending

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks about Afghanistan, from the East Room of the White House in Washington, August 26, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday proposed a stopgap measure to fund the government......

Republican lawmaker readies bill mandating foreign subsidy disclosures for mergers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rep. Scott Fitzgerald, R-Wis., is seen during a group photo with freshmen members of the House Republican Conference on the House steps of the Capitol on Monday, January 4, 2021. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images A......

Democrats consider new taxes aimed at CEO pay, stock buybacks for $3.5 trillion budget plan

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a press conference on the coronavirus outbreak at the U.S. Capitol March 11, 2020 in Washington, DC. Schumer and other members of the Democratic caucus called for corporations and employers to offer......

Biden urges Congress to pass his economic plans after weak jobs report: ‘Our country needs these investments’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the August jobs numbers in the State Dining Room at the White House on September 03, 2021 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Friday pushed Congress to......

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