How elite billionaires like Sheldon Adelson and Peter Thiel are restricting press freedom in America – U.S. News – Haaretz.com

  Home   >   U.S. News www_responsive/articlebody.vm With one vengeful tycoon in the White House, another the brains behind Hulk Hogan’s $140-million lawsuit and Adelson controlling a Las Vegas newspaper, a new documentary depicts the ways U.S. journalists are increasingly being silenced     Sheldon Adelson at the National Israeli-American Conference in Washington, October […]

Face scans for US citizens flying abroad stir privacy issues – The Washington Post

HOUSTON — If the Trump administration gets its way, U.S. citizens boarding international flights will have to submit to a face scan, a plan privacy advocates call a step toward a surveillance state. The Department of Homeland Security says it’s the only way to successfully expand a program that tracks nonimmigrant foreigners. They have been […]

As a taxi lender seizes medallions, cabbies are caught in the carnage | Crain’s New York Business

Cab drivers and owners get caught in the headlights of a troubled taxi lender As Melrose Credit Union looks to seize assets instead of refinancing medallion loans, individual owners fear for their future Photo: Buck Ennis THE ROAD AHEAD Drivers such as Medina are 
weighing whether to stay 
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Federal government cancels costly, decade-long search for a new FBI headquarters – The Washington Post

The federal government is canceling the search for a new FBI headquarters, according to officials familiar with the decision, putting a more than decade-long effort by the bureau to move out of the crumbling J. Edgar Hoover Building back at square one. The decision follows years of failed attempts by federal officials to persuade Congress […]

The Car Was Repossessed, but the Debt Remains – The New York Times

close dealbook-branding close story-meta Photo Unable to recover the balance of loans by repossessing and reselling the cars of owners who default, some subprime lenders are aggressively suing the borrowers to collect what remains. Credit Spencer Platt/Getty Images More than a decade after Yvette Harris’s 1997 Mitsubishi was repossessed, she is still paying off her […]