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Past articles by Jacob:

Mail theft is rising. Here’s how to safeguard your envelopes.

Mail theft is surging, the U.S. Postal Service reports, and federal regulators have warned banks and other financial institutions of rising check fraud. → Read More

Epstein-related subpoena for Musk can be served to Tesla, judge rules

Attorneys attempted to subpoena Musk in April but were unable to locate him. → Read More

130,000 Jeep Cherokees recalled because of fire risk

Drivers should park their vehicles, which were already subject to a 2015 recall for the same issue, outdoors and away from any structures, officials warned. → Read More

Musk subpoenaed in government’s Jeffrey Epstein lawsuit against JPMorgan

Prosecutors asked a judge for permission to serve Telsa with the subpoena instead of Musk because they have been unable to locate the billionaire. → Read More

IRS audits Black taxpayers more often than other groups, agency confirms

Tax audit algorithms targeted filers who collected anti-poverty credits and did not report business income, researchers found. → Read More

IRS tests free e-filing system that could compete with tax prep giants

The tax agency has quietly built its own prototype system for filing tax returns digitally and free of charge, according to current and former officials. → Read More

Goldman Sachs will pay $215 million to settle gender bias lawsuit

The class-action lawsuit, first filed in 2010, had been set to go to trial in June. → Read More

Iowa governor to sign bill letting kids work more, do previously banned jobs

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) on Thursday said she will sign a bill to roll back labor protections for children, allowing them to work longer hours and take jobs that had been prohibited. → Read More

14-year-olds could serve alcohol under a new Wisconsin bill

The proposal to allow teens to serve alcohol joins a raft of measures passed or under consideration in other states that loosen restrictions on minors’ work. → Read More

House lawmakers call for dramatic increases in child labor penalties

The federal fine for a child labor violation causing serious injury or death is currently limited to just over $15,000. A new bill would raise the maximum to $700,000. → Read More

Auto giant Stellantis offers buyouts to 33,500 workers

The company behind Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge says the job cuts are part of its transition to build more electric vehicles. → Read More

DeJoy says USPS will keep raising prices, follow abortion pill rulings

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy says his agency is behind schedule on breaking even and will keep raising prices. → Read More

The conservative campaign to rewrite child labor laws

The Foundation for Government Accountability, a Florida-based think tank and lobbying group, drafted state legislation to strip child workplace protections, emails show. → Read More

As DeSantis seeks Disney probe, Iger accuses him of ‘anti-business’ stance

Disney CEO Bob Iger accused Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) of retaliating against the company over its stance on LGBT issues. → Read More

Senate poised to confirm Biden IRS nominee as agency announces upgrades

The IRS said it can now scan information from tax returns rather than forcing employees to enter data by hand. → Read More

The IRS braces for the unthinkable: A normal tax season

The tax agency has spent nearly $1 billion in new funding to improve service, and tax pros say the investment is already paying off. → Read More

In a tight labor market, some states look to another type of worker: Children

Bills advancing in the Iowa and Minnesota state legislatures would roll back child workplace protections to address worker shortages. → Read More

IRS clears confusion over state stimulus payments in more than 20 states

The IRS won't collect federal taxes against state-issued inflation relief payments or tax refunds, a reprieve for tens of millions of taxpayers. → Read More

Do Republicans want to cut Social Security and Medicare? Here’s what to know.

President Biden in his State of the Union address called out some Republicans for wanting to cut crucial social safety net programs. → Read More

Don’t file your taxes yet, IRS says amid confusion over state benefits

Nearly two-dozen states provided inflation relief payments or state tax rebates in 2022, and the IRS is unsure which of them are federally taxable. → Read More