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3.4 tons of trafficked pangolin seized in largest haul in China

Customs officials arrested three people after seizing 3.4 tons of illegally trafficked pangolin scales from a port in Shanghei, the largest haul in China.

Scarlett Johansson named Forbes’ top-grossing actor of 2016

Scarlett Johansson is the top-grossing actor of 2016, according to Forbes.

OPEC-fueled oil price rally means higher gas prices

U.S. retail gasoline prices continued moving higher as the year winds down, but some relief may come with the start of the new year, AAA reports.

U.S. was No. 1 worldwide in weapons sales in 2015 at $40B

The United States sold $40.2 billion worth of weapons in 2015 -- by far the most in the world, according to a new congressional study.

Minimum wage to increase in 21 states next year

Millions of minimum wage workers in 21 states will get a raise in 2017.