A Philadelphia jury has ruled 10 rare “Double Eagle” $20 gold coins locked in a safe deposit box for nearly 80 years belong to the U.S. Treasury. The coins were among 445,000 “Double Eagles” minted in 1933 but never issued by the Treasury.
A lawsuit filed against the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is seeking compensation for the rejection of a man’s requested “GOPALIN” license plate. James Linlor of Douglas County said the DMV denied his application for the “GOPALIN” plate.
A licensed gun dealer in the District of Columbia may open shop in police headquarters, according to The Washington Times.
As candidates are gearing up for the 2012 Presidential election, there is a focus on President Barack Obama’s campaign fundraising.
The U.S. government has sold its shares in Chrysler to Italian automaker Fiat SpA, according to Fox News. The news source reports that this sale has resulted in the government losing an estimated $1.3 billion in taxpayer dollars.
The week ending July 16 showed an increase in unemployment claims, according to data from the United States Department of Labor.
The Senate Friday killed the House Republican “cut, cap and balance” bill, and Majority Leader Harry Reid called off a weekend session. The party-line Senate vote was 51-46, The Hill reported. The Republican-led House passed the measure, which would have cut spending by $111 billion in 2012, capped spending over the next decade and barred more borrowing until Congress passes a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution, by 234-190 Tuesday.
The Republican-led House of Representatives approved a bill on Friday that will cut $227 million from the legislative branch, according to The Hill.
President Barack Obama’s Administration recently indicated that it would support efforts in Congress to repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Earlier this year, United States Attorney General Eric Holder was instructed by the Administration to stop defending DOMA in court.