Amazon Wants You to Pay for Podcasts

With the release of Channels , a new service that provides ad-free podcasts and other audio content for a price, Amazonamzn is taking a leap of faith that enough podcast fanatics value quality over quantity. A challenge of sorts to competitors like Appleaapl, Channels is part of Amazon’s audiobooks service Audible, which means subscribers who are already paying $14.95 a […]

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Taxpayer Shell Out Nearly $3.7M for Ex-Presidents

Former President Bill Clinton’s 8,300-square-foot Harlem office near the Apollo Theater costs taxpayers nearly $450,000. George W. Bush spends $85,000 on telephone fees, and another $60,000 on travel. Jimmy Carter sends $15,000 worth of postage — all on the government’s dime. The most exclusive club in the world has a similarly exclusive price tag — nearly $3.7 million, according to […]

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U.S. finalizes $3.4 billion settlement with American Indians

Thousands of American Indians are now in line to receive part of a $3.4 billion settlement with the federal government, ending a long-running dispute over government mismanagement of tribal lands and accounts. After an initial agreement was outlined in 2009, Congress approved it in November 2010 and it spent the last two years going through an appeals process. It was […]

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