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Hundreds of Central American migrants enter Mexico with few checks

Hundreds of mostly Honduran migrants entered southern Mexico on Friday, joining around 1,000 other people from Central America who crossed a day earlier and putting to the test Mexico's vows to guarantee the safe and orderly flow of people.

VoA /
Technology Near for Real-Time TV Political Fact Checks

A Duke University team expects to have a product available for election year that will allow television networks to offer real-time fact checks onscreen when a politician makes a questionable claim during a speech or debate. The mystery is whether any network will choose to use it. The response to President Donald Trump's Jan. 8 speech on ...

CBC /
Cost of living went up by 2% last year, despite plunging gasoline prices

The cost of living increased at a two per cent annual pace in December, as cheaper energy prices ...

CBC /
Inflation rate ticks up to 2% in December

The cost of living increased at a two per cent annual pace in December, as cheaper energy prices ...

NBC /
50,000 Coast Guard retirees at risk of not receiving pension checks

It's a shame that Congress and the president "can’t see the pain and damage their causing to thousands of people," one Coast Guard retiree said to ...

CNN /
Why the wall won't stop the flow of drugs into US

CNN's John Avlon checks President Trump's claim that the southern border wall would stop the flow of drugs in the US.

CBS /
TV host Chris Hansen arrested over bad checks, police say

Chris Hansen confronted alleged child predators during sting operations on NBC's "To Catch a Predator"

ABC /
WATCH: Paris Jackson checks into facility for mental health treatment

The famous daughter of the late Michael Jackson is seeking professional help.

ABC /
Paris Jackson checks into facility for mental health treatment

The famous daughter of the late Michael Jackson is seeking professional help.

The Wall Street Journal /
Business Inflation Moderates in December

The producer-price index, a measure of the prices businesses receive for their goods and services, decreased a seasonally adjusted 0.2% in December ...

Reuters /
Weak U.S. producer prices support tame inflation picture

U.S. producer prices dropped by the most in more than two years in December as the cost of energy products and trade services fell, adding to signs ...

MSNBC /
Farmers already hurt by Trump's trade war prepare for more pain — from the government shutdown

Some farmers were expecting insurance checks by the end of the month to cover the hit from the trade war, but now that will be delayed thanks to the shutdown, says Tim McGreevy, CEO of USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council.

Reuters /
Venezuela's Maduro hikes minimum wage 300 percent

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday raised the minimum wage by 300 percent to 18,000 bolivars per month, around $6.70, as part of routine wage hikes in an economy suffering from annual inflation approaching 2 million percent.

ABC /
Costs of lifesaving drugs rising faster than inflation: Study

Prescription drug prices are rising much faster than inflation rates in the U.S.

Reuters /
Absences among U.S. airport screeners jump as shutdown drags on

Unscheduled absences among federal airport security screeners jumped on Sunday as a partial government shutdown that has frozen pay checks moved into its 23rd day.

ABC /
Larry Fitzgerald still undecided on return for 16th season

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald still has not made a decision about whether to return for a 16th NFL season. ...

VoA /
Zimbabwe Promises New Currency as Dollar Shortage Bites

Zimbabwe will introduce a new currency in the next 12 months, the finance minister said, as a shortage of U.S. dollars has plunged the financial ...

Engadget /
Formlabs pushes the boundaries of what 3D-printing can do

When 3D-printing burst onto the scene, its mouth was writing checks its capability had almost no chance of cashing. For all of its grand promises, the results the machines produced were useful for prototyping and very little else. Fast forward a...

NY Times /
Government Shutdown Squeezes Contractors as Checks Stop and Invoices Stall

Unlike federal workers, contractors do not expect to be reimbursed for unpaid wages once President Trump and Congress agree to reopen the government.

The Guardian /
Tornillo: detention site for migrant children to close amid safety fears

Officials issued warning over health concerns and lack of staffer background checks at Texas facility that housed thousandsThe controversial Tornillo temporary detention facility in west Texas that has housed thousands of migrant children is shutting down, two months after a report warned of “serious safety and health vulnerabilities” at the ...

Marketwatch /
MarketWatch First Take: Death of a talking point: Real wages are growing the most in two years

One lingering chink in the current economic environment had been that wages actually weren’t growing when adjusted for inflation. On a variety of ...

The Wall Street Journal /
U.S. Consumer Prices Ticked Lower in December

Tame inflation, low gas prices and rising wages are putting more dollars in the pockets of American workers, a positive sign for consumer spending ...

CBS /
Farmers' federal aid on hold due to shutdown

President Trump will visit New Orleans on Monday to address the American Farm Bureau, as farmers begin to feel the impact of the government shutdown. ...

Marketwatch /
CPI report shows consumer inflation rate falling for first time in nine months

CPI report shows consumer inflation rate falling for first time in nine months

USA Today /
Today should be payday for hundreds of thousands of government workers. But the shutdown means they're not getting paid

Federal employees were supposed to be paid on Friday, but checks are on hold for thousands of workers because of the ongoing government shutdown.        

Reuters /
Cheaper gasoline weighs on U.S. consumer prices in December

U.S. consumer prices fell for the first time in nine months in December amid a plunge in gasoline prices, but underlying inflation pressures remained firm as rental housing and healthcare costs rose steadily.

CNN /
What explains the fascinating radio bursts from outer space?

You've seen the movie. A weary radio astronomer is sitting in a control room full of complex electronics, with an earphone held sleepily against her ear. She hears a crackle, then another and another, until the unmistakable sound of a radio ...

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