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Wednesday April 24th, 2024 day edition

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Secret Service prepares for if Trump is jailed for contempt in hush money case.

The U.S. Secret Service held meetings and started planning for what to do if former President Donald Trump were to be held in contempt in his criminal hush money trial and Judge Juan Merchan opted to send him to short-term confinement, officials familiar with the situation told ABC News.

“We are not yet seeking an incarceratory penalty," assistant district attorney Chris Conroy said, "But the defendant seems to be angling for that.".

Officials do not necessarily believe Merchan would put Trump in a holding cell in the courthouse but they are planning for contingencies, the officials said.

There have not been discussions yet about what to do if Trump is convicted and sentenced to prison.

Former President Donald Trump appears in court for his trial at Manhattan Criminal Court on April 23, 2024 in New York City.

Defense lawyers also argued that the gag order is vague and allows Trump to make "political" statements. »

FTC bans noncompete agreements, making it easier for workers to quit. Here's what to know.

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The final rule adopted "would generally prevent most employers from using noncompete clauses," the FTC said in a statement.

An estimated 30 million people — or one in five U.S. workers — are bound by noncompete restrictions, according to the FTC.

A rival textile company offered him a better job and a big raise, but his noncompete blocked him from taking it, according to the FTC. »

U.S. bans noncompete agreements for nearly all jobs

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U.S. bans noncompete agreements for nearly all jobs.

The Federal Trade Commission narrowly voted Tuesday to ban nearly all noncompetes, employment agreements that typically prevent workers from joining competing businesses or launching ones of their own.

It says the policy change could lead to increased wages totaling nearly $300 billion per year by encouraging people to swap jobs freely. »

George Santos ends comeback bid for Congress after raising no money

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Former U.S. Rep. George Santos on Tuesday said he is dropping his longshot bid to return to Congress, months after he was expelled from the House while facing a slew of federal fraud charges.

The announcement came after the disgraced former congressman’s campaign committee reported no fundraising or expenditures in March, raising speculation that his campaign had failed to get off the ground.

Weeks later, Santos said he was leaving the Republican Party and would instead run for the seat as an independent. »