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Los Aldeanos. Aldo Rodriguez (Left) and "El B" (Right.)...
An AP report accuses USAID of infiltrating Cuba's nascent hip-hop scene several years ago. Now that Cuba-U.S. relations have officially begun to thaw, what is the future of programs like these?
More than a quarter of the victims of financial fraud are over 60....
The holidays are a time for giving — and for scams that prey on altruism, particularly among older adults. But several products on the market are designed to help fight fraud that targets seniors.
Startup Better Finance is offering lease-to-own programs for high-end smartp...
A new startup focuses on offering loans for the purchase of top-of-the-line smartphones. But what seem like deals come with hefty markups.
In what Internet monitors described as one of the worst North Korean network failures in years, the country went completely dark on Monday after days of unstable connectivity.
Nick Lowe's Christmas album is called Quality Street. He's currently touring...
"We think it's all a bit vulgar, you know, cashing in on Christmas," Lowe says of the British. He says he took it as a challenge: Quality Street tackles old classics and adds originals to the mix.
The comic strip Little Orphan Annie was launched during the Great Depression. A remake of the 1987 movie arrives when the income gap between rich and poor is the highest it's been since the 1930s.