Stock hijacker Mark Miller pleads guilty in over-the-counter market shell company pump-and-dump scheme

A pedestrian wearing a face mask looks at a smartphone while passing in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, on Monday, July 20, 2020. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images A Minnesota general contractor pleaded guilty Thursday to a scheme to hijack dormant shell companies and then pump-and-dump their … Read more

Minnesota Mom Gets Vaccinated for Son’s Birthday

Aug. 16, 2021 — Minnesota resident Sheletta Brundidge, 49, expected her son to ask for an Xbox or a pair of LeBron James shoes for his 15th birthday. Instead, he had one simple request: that his mother get vaccinated against COVID-19. “What’s going to happen to us if you get sick? Or if you … Read more

Homeless Shelters Grapple With COVID Safety as Cold Creeps In

By Giles Bruce Monday, November 16, 2020 (Kaiser News) — CHICAGO — Ben Barnes has slept in abandoned buildings, hallways and alleys. For the past year or so, he’s been staying at the city’s largest homeless shelter, Pacific Garden Mission, in the shadows of the famous skyline. “I’ve always considered myself … Read more