Wells Fargo may have created 1.4 million more unauthorized accounts than estimated, attorneys say

Wells Fargo & Co. may have opened as many as 3.5 million unauthorized checking, savings and credit card accounts over the past 15 years, far more than the bank and federal regulators reported last year, according to a new court filing. For months, the number of potentially unauthorized accounts that bank employee credit card applications may… Read more

Trump’s America is showing the telltale signs of a failing state

We have the tin-pot leader whose vanity knows no bounds. We have the rapacious family feathering their nests without regard for the law or common decency. We have utter disregard for values at home and abroad, the disdain for democracy, the hunger for constraining a free press, the admiration for thugs and strongmen worldwide. We have… Read more

Lawmakers ask VA to explain lethal methamphetamine experiments on dogs

Nine Democratic lawmakers have asked the Department of Veterans Affairs to explain why the agency is conducting taxpayer-funded experiments in which dogs are killed to study the effects of methamphetamine and antidepressants on their brains. In a letter to the department’s inspector general, Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada and eight Los Angeles-area lawmakers said details of… Read more

Source control crucial to eliminating ‘gutter oil’

BEIJING — Source control is crucial to eliminating the use of “gutter oil” in China, an expert has said. Zhu Yi, associate professor at China Agricultural University, was referring to recycled oil made from kitchen waste dredged from gutters behind restaurants and inedible animal oil, as the General Office of the State Council released a guideline… Read more

Unroll.me Has Been Selling Customer Data

Unroll.me, a service designed to help users unsubscribe from newsletters and emails from subscription services, has been selling user data to the very companies from which it helps users unsubscribe. The revelation about Unroll.me’s data practices came thanks to a New York Times article about Uber CEO Travis Kalanick in which it was revealed the ride-hailing… Read more

Millennials Can’t Buy Homes Because They’re Saddled With Student Debt
While 86 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 see owning a house as more affordable than renting —and 68 percent view their first house as a “stepping stone” to a dream home — just one in five think they can make a down payment, according to a new report released Wednesday by… Read more

Artist Says ‘Fearless Girl’ Statue Breaches His Rights

The creator of the “charging bull” statue in Wall Street believes New York City has infringed his rights by installing a second statue next to the model without his permission. Italian-born sculptor Arturo Di Modica said the “fearless girl” statue of a young girl facing down the bull, put in place on March 7, changed the… Read more

PR Nightmare: United Posts Job Listing for Public Affairs Exec

Barely 48 hours after United Airlines employees created a national scandal by dragging a doctor violently from his seat, America’s newly controversial airline posted a job listing for a Public Relations manager on District Daybook, the “premier resource for political and policy professionals in Washington D.C.” The company is seeking someone with “the courage, the creativity,… Read more

Is the U.S. Heading for a Government Shutdown?

Arizona Sen. John McCain wants to hold the government hostage if military spending doesn’t increase in the next federal spending bill. McCain said Wednesday he wouldn’t vote on a funding bill that maintains previous spending levels, or a continuing resolution, even if means a government shutdown. “If that’s the only option. I will not vote for… Read more