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Nurses are getting burned out, and man stole $500K of missing brother’s Social Security checks over decades

Don’t miss these top stories. Man stole $500K of missing brother’s Social Security checks over decades — until facial recognition put authorities on his trail Chris Sayler will serve two years for pocketing $500,000 in social security payments earmarked for his brother Jarvis, who went missing in 1988. Read More Weekend reads: Crypto and the […]

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Windows on the World chef on his near-miss on 9/11 — he stopped off at the World Trade Center concourse to repair his glasses

Michael Lomonaco escaped with his life on Sept. 11, 2001 all because of a detour on his way to work and a pair of busted reading glasses. On that day, the New York City chef was headed to his job as culinary director of Windows on the World, the famed dining space at the World […]

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Californian man, 79, sentenced to 4 years for charging small businesses and charities hugely inflated prices for printer toner

It was the worst kind of paper jam. A 79-year-old toner salesman was sentenced to four years in prison for running a decades-long, multi-million dollar scam that caused tens of thousands of small businesses and charities to pay hugely inflated prices for printer cartridges. Gilbert Michaels, of West Los Angeles, was accused of utilizing boiler […]

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Aluminum prices reach decade high after Guinea coup

Aluminum prices rose to their highest level in 10 years Monday after a military coup in mineral-rich Guinea threatened to snarl the lightweight metal’s supply chain. Three-month aluminum forward contracts on the London Metal Exchange rose 0.9% to $2,757 a metric ton, their highest level since early 2011. Shares of mining companies and aluminum producers […]

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Gold futures inch higher, holding ground at a nearly 3-week high above $1,800

Gold futures inched higher Tuesday, a day after the precious metal closed at its loftiest level in nearly three weeks, supported by weakness in the U.S. dollar. Investors are waiting for the the annual Jackson Hole central bankers monetary-policy symposium where Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday may indicate that the central bank will slow […]

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Wall Street ignores these ‘orphan’ stocks, but they’ve beaten the S&P 500 over 20 years

Wall Street is in the business of selling stocks. But it ignores some of them, and some of the “orphan stocks” ignored by analysts have been incredible long-term performers. When an investment bank (which is probably also a brokerage firm) underwrites a new offering of stock, it has the job of selling those shares to […]

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