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Grocer Giant settles US claim of discrimination in hiring

The U.S. Department of Justice says it has reached a settlement with grocer Giant Co. over claims that the company discriminated against non-U.S. citizens in hiring. The Justice Department began investigating late last year after a non-citizen reported that Giant refused to accept documents that gave her permission to work in the U.S. The government found that Giant was routinely requiring non-citizens to show their permanent resident cards __ also […]

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DOJ: Buffett company discriminated against Black homebuyers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department says a Pennsylvania mortgage company owned by billionaire businessman Warren Buffett's company discriminated against potential Black and Latino homebuyers in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. Officials are calling it the second-largest redlining settlement in history. Trident Mortgage Co. deliberately avoided writing mortgages in minority-majority neighborhoods in West Philadelphia, Camden, New Jersey and in Wilmington, Delaware. That's according to a Justice Department Consumer Financial […]

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Former NatGeo photographer from DE gets 1 year for tax evasion

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials say a former National Geographic photographer has been sentenced to one year in federal prison for tax evasion and has been ordered to pay more than $200,000 to the IRS. Prosecutors said this week that when Bruce Kevin Fleming of Milton pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion last year, he had not filed federal income tax returns or paid any such taxes […]

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Navy nuclear engineer from MD charged with trying to pass secrets

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says a Navy nuclear engineer from Annapolis, MD with access to military secrets has been charged with trying to pass information about the design of American nuclear-powered submarines to someone he thought was a representative of a foreign government but who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent. In a criminal complaint detailing the espionage-related charges against Jonathan Toebbe, the government says he […]

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Dozens of states file anti-trust lawsuit against Google

DENVER (AP) — Dozens of more states are joining an escalating effort to prove Google has been methodically abusing its power as the internet's main gateway in a way that hurts consumers habitually feeding personal information into its search engine and advertisers pouring billions of dollars into its vast marketing network. It's the third antitrust salvo to slam Google during the past two months as the Department of Justice and […]

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