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House passes spending bill to avert a government shutdown

The House of Representatives on Thursday voted to advance a short-term spending bill to fund the government through Jan. 19. The final tally was 231 votes in favor, and 188 votes against. The bill unveiled Thursday morning contains $2.85 billion for the popular Children's Health Insurance Program and $750 million for diabetes programs and community…

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Papa John’s founder out as CEO weeks after NFL comments

Papa John's says its founder John Schnatter will step down as CEO next month, about two months after he publicly criticized the NFL leadership over national anthem protests by football players. The company said Thursday that Schnatter remains chairman but be replaced as chief executive by Chief Operating Officer Steve Ritchie on Jan. 1. Schnatter…

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Lawmaker calls for House hearing on UBS bonds sold in Puerto Rico, following CNBC investigation

Velázquez said that an anonymous senator put a hold on the bill at the end of that year. So she reintroduced her bill on March 6 of this year with eight bipartisan co-sponsors, including Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.), and the sole congressional representative for Puerto Rico, Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón, a Republican.…

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Securities regulator just warned people not to get fooled by bitcoin cold calling scams

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued a word of warning Thursday to investors about stocks and scammers looking to ride bitcoin mania, warning specifically about "aggressive cold callers." "Beware of potential stock scams when considering the purchase of shares of companies that tout high returns associated with cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin," FINRA wrote in the…

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