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Army Intelligence System Pulled from Key Test

LEGAL | By Ken Dilanian | Monday Jul 21, 2014
Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system.

Euro Healing, but Still Distant No. 2 to US Dollar

LEGAL | By David McHugh | Jul 19
The European Central Bank said that foreign demand for stocks, bonds and other portfolio investments in euros rose to 3.7 percent of eurozone economic output in 2013. That was up from 3.0 percent the year before.

5 Money Saving Tips for Exchanging Currency

LEGAL | By Joseph Pisani | Jul 18
Headed overseas for summer vacation? It's easy to get hit with extra fees and expensive exchange rates when switching currencies. Some currency exchange tables in airports and tourist areas offer bad rates, taking more of your money.

How Identity Thieves Stay Ahead of the Law

LEGAL | Jul 18
Identity theft poses a major challenge to the criminal justice system. And as identity thieves get more creative and technologically savvy, the consequences can be a lot more damaging than just a few charges on a credit card.

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill, right, speaks to reporters during a news conference.

2 Ex-Utah Attorneys General Charged with Bribery

LEGAL | By Michelle L. Price | Jul 17
Two former Utah attorneys general were arrested on an array of bribery charges Tuesday stemming from cozy relationships with several businessmen, a stunning fall for a pair of politicians who built immense political clout in their years.

House Votes to Slash IRS Tax Enforcement Budget

LEGAL | By Andrew Taylor | Jul 17
The GOP-controlled House has voted to slash the budget for the Internal Revenue Service's tax enforcement division by $1.2 billion, a 25 percent cut that would mean fewer audits of taxpayers.

Chinese Officials Will Buy More Electric Cars

LEGAL | Jul 17
At least 30 percent of newly purchased government cars will be electric and other types of "new energy vehicles," China's official news agency reported Sunday, as the country attempts to tackle air pollution and encourage the electric car market.

House Votes to Extend Moratorium on Internet Taxes

LEGAL | By Stephen Ohlemacher | Jul 16
The House voted to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet. The moratorium expires Nov. 1, exposing Internet users to the same kind of connection fees that often up on telephone bills.

US Consumer Bureau Sues Debt-Collection Law Firm

LEGAL | By Jeff Horwitz | Jul 16
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued a major debt collection law firm on Monday, alleging it is a "mill" that produces shoddy, mass-produced credit-card collection lawsuits.

Demonstrators hold placards campaigning against the short term loans company Wonga outside their offices in London, during a May Day protest.

UK Regulator Imposes Caps on Payday Loans

LEGAL | Jul 16
Britain's financial regulator on Tuesday announced new limitations on what payday lenders can charge their customers, the latest step in moves to tackle poor conduct in the short-term credit industry.

A Chinese made vehicle passes in front of a mural of revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Havana, Cuba.

Paltry Car Sales Seen as Sign of Cuba's Priorities

LEGAL | By Andrea Rodriguez | Jul 16
Just steps from the Florida Straits, dozens of vehicles sit covered in grime and baking in the Caribbean sun. An elderly security guard slumps in a sleepy waiting area, and customers are nowhere to be seen.