NEW YORK (CNN) -- CNN Money's Stacey Delikat has your top business and financial news on this Friday, April 19.
IRS employees charged with stealing benefits, food stamps
When it comes to cheating the U.S. government, some federal employees seem to know a thing or two about how it's done. Twenty-four former and current IRS employees have been indicted for allegedly claiming they were unemployed in order to receive jobless benefits, food stamps, welfare payments and housing vouchers while they were employed at the IRS. In total, the rogue employees received more than $250,000 in government benefits, according to a Justice Department statement released Thursday.
Travel delays ahead: FAA furloughs begin Sunday
Fliers beware -- with Federal Aviation Administration furloughs beginning Sunday, air travelers could begin experiencing significant travel delays early next week, top transportation officials say. In those infrequent circumstances, delays could exceed an hour at Los Angeles International and hit three-and-a-half hours at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport, top federal transportation officials warned.
Soul of the South TV network to launch May 27
A 24-hour regional broadcast network based in Little Rock and targeting southern African-American viewers is set to launch May 27. The network's launch was made possible through a $10 million investment from several entities, including the Arkansas Development Finance Authority, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Arkansas Capital Corp. About 150 jobs will be added when the network launches, said former Arkansas Supreme Court Judge Richard Mays, chairman of the network's board. Mays said the jobs will represent a wide range of skills, everything from technical and production jobs to content creators.
First look at Twitter #Music app: Find trending tunes
Dubbed Twitter #Music (of course), the service suggests new music to its users in a uniquely social way. Twitter Music launched as a separate app on Apple iOS devices on Thursday morning, and it's slated to become available at music.twitter.com later in the day. It's a fun, mildly interesting diversion -- but Twitter faces a lot of competition in the already saturated streaming-music market.