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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Iffy Numbers on Regulation

Bitcoin Futures Soar Amid Frenzy Over Virtual Currency

By Joan Lowy and Christopher S. Rugaber |
President Donald Trump and his administration are ignoring one side of the ledger when they claim big savings from the federal regulations they've been able to roll back over ...

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Sports Unions Unveil Universal Declaration of Player Rights

Sports Unions Unveil Universal Declaration of Player Rights

By Stephen Whyno | Dec 16
Among the 17 articles laid out in the declaration are rights to unionize and collectively bargain, express opinions freely and receive equal pay for equal work.

Business Survivors: AP Revisits Owners from Recession Years

Business Survivors: AP Revisits Owners from Recession Years

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Dec 16
Ten years after the official start of the downturn, some entrepreneurs profiled by The Associated Press as the recession began say now that they are grateful but not gleeful; they have many painful memories and lessons learned.

U.S. Prosecutors Move to Cash in on $8.5M in Seized Bitcoin

U.S. Prosecutors Move to Cash in on $8.5M in Seized Bitcoin

By Lindsay Whitehurst | Dec 16
U.S. attorneys in Utah prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug-ring are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that's exploded in value to about $8.5 million since the alleged ringleader's arrest a year ago.

Republican Tax Bill Drops Controversial Loan Provisions

By Maria Danilova | Dec 16
Republican lawmakers have dropped from the tax bill provisions that were criticized by students and educators as making college less affordable.

California Issues 1st Licenses for Legal Pot Market

California Issues 1st Licenses for Legal Pot Market

By Michael R. Blood and Julie Watson | Dec 16
California's legal marijuana market is finally, fitfully, taking shape. The state on Thursday issued the first batch of business licenses to sell and transport recreational-use pot, just 18 days before legal sales will begin on Jan. 1.

EU Agrees to Catch More Fish Sustainably in 2018

EU Agrees to Catch More Fish Sustainably in 2018

Dec 15
European Union nations have agreed to set quota levels that ensure more sustainable fishing in the northeastern Atlantic and the North Sea, but environmentalists insist the bloc is behind in its schedule to end overfishing by 2020.

As Disney Swallows Fox, a New Era Dawns for Hollywood

As Disney Swallows Fox, a New Era Dawns for Hollywood

By Jake Coyle | Dec 15
After years of tremors, the earthquake that had long been predicted finally shook Hollywood.

5 Big-Name LGBT-Friendly Businesses to Support During the Holidays

5 Big-Name LGBT-Friendly Businesses to Support During the Holidays

By Brittany Ferrendi | Dec 14
Last year, SFGN covered five LGBT-friendly stores to support while doing your holiday shopping. This year, we're bringing five more into the spotlight so you can feel twice as good about your purchase.

Female Workers Sue McCormick & Schmick's Over Lewd Behavior

Female Workers Sue McCormick & Schmick's Over Lewd Behavior

Dec 14
Female kitchen workers at the McCormick & Schmick's seafood restaurant in downtown Boston were subjected to constant groping and lewd comments from male supervisors and co-workers, five women said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

Mentally Ill, Drug-Addicted Homeless Pose Challenge for City

Mentally Ill, Drug-Addicted Homeless Pose Challenge for City

By Phuong Le | Dec 14
This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless.

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