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Justice Department reviewing leaked ‘Panama Papers’

The U.S. Department of Justice said it is investigating the Panama Papers leak to see if any revealed evidence of corruption can be prosecuted. The 11.5 million documents were released over the weekend and included data on about 214,000 offshore established entities, including the holdings of about 140 public officials across the globe. “We are

Ukraine Says Russian Forces Among Separatists as Battles Ensue

Ukraine began an offensive against separatists in its restive east, recapturing an airport amid claims that Russian special forces were supporting the anti-government groups. Units from Ukraine’s interior ministry yesterday ousted pro-Russian activists who had seized the airfield in Kramatorsk, though there were conflicting accounts on casualties. U.S. Representative Mike Rogers, chairman of the House

Thought money could buy an American election? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet

 The finance chairman of the Republican national committee, Ray Washburne, travelled to Chicago last Wednesday to solicit money from two big funders who had reached their donation limit for this election cycle. While he was on the plane, the supreme court ruled that there would no longer be any limits. Washburne told the New York Times that

U.S. Stocks Little Changed as Apple Tempers Europe

U.S. stocks were little changed, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index pared an earlier rally, as a slump in technology shares tempered optimism euro-area leaders will make progress in resolving the region’s crisis.  Equities pared gains as Apple Inc. (AAPL) fell 1.9 percent after setting a record for U.S. market value yesterday, dragging down