Matthew Barakat, Associated Press | PostedJun 20th - 9:56am
Walmart has agreed to pay a $138 million criminal penalty to settle Justice Department claims that its Brazilian subsidiary paid more than $500,000 to an intermediary nicknamed the "sorceress" for her ability to resolve permit problems.
Roughly one in every six times someone is taken to an emergency room or checks in to the hospital, the treatment is followed by a "surprise" medical bill, according to a study released Thursday. And depending on where you live, the odds can be much higher.
Israel gave the royal treatment to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Thursday with a high-profile lunch and meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just before he was awarded the prestigious Genesis Prize, known as the "Jewish Nobel."
EU leaders on Thursday are seeking to fill up to five key jobs supervising the 28-nation bloc's policies that will be vacated in coming months. They include the post of Council President, held by Donald Tusk; president of the powerful executive Commission, now led by Jean-Claude Juncker; president of the European Parliament; chairman of the European Central Bank and the EU foreign policy chief.