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Motherlode Blog: Skipping School for Vacation: Good for Families, or Bad for Students?

The New York Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:54am
I’m a parent. I have taken my children out of school for family events and other trips. I am also an educator, and I have seen the havoc these absences can wreak on students and their teachers.






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Should jury take a field trip in Aaron Hernandez trial?

CNN - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:53am
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NY trader: Stock & oil bounce? Wait

CNBC - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:46am
Oil and natural gas moves are being attributed to index rebalancing, and most likely won't last, Steven Grasso says.
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Obama wrong to rip Sony: Diller

CNBC - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:40am
Media mogul Barry Diller tells CNBC that Sony deserves sympathy for the hacking attack and for President Barack Obama criticism.
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Growth in solar is white hot: Report

CNBC - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:39am
Solar accounted for 1 out of every 78 new jobs in 2014, according to The Solar Foundation.
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2016 Hopefuls Keep Their Distance From Republican Leaders

The New York Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:35am
A kind of political free agency, surfacing before the new Senate has passed a single bill, poses an early test for the party as it looks to expand its power and prove it can govern.






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Warning Signs Overlooked in Hiring for New York City Jails

The New York Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:35am
More than one-third of people that the city’s Correction Department recently hired had problems that should have disqualified them or needed further scrutiny, the Department of Investigation found.






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Duke plans to hold a weekly call-to-prayer for Muslims from bell tower at its famous chapel

FOX News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:34am
Duke University says it will hold a weekly call-to-prayer chant for Muslims from the bell tower at its famous chapel, a move that has drawn the ire of evangelist Franklin Graham.
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Correction: Penn State-Abuse story

FOX News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:32am
In a story Jan. 14 about a court ruling in the case of three former Penn State administrators, The Associated Press reported erroneously which defendants two lawyers represent.
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Woman sentenced to 219 years in prison for role in incestuous sex ring in Alabama

FOX News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:32am
A judge has sentenced an Alabama woman to 219 years in prison for her role in an incestuous sex ring accused of molesting children for years.
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Factory activity slows down 18%

CNBC - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:29am
The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank said factory activity lowered from 24.3 percent in December to 6.3 percent in January.
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The costs of stinginess in Medicaid

CNBC - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:29am
The New York Times reports that a tightfisted government imposes very real costs, especially on Medicaid. The NYT reports.
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Walker on Romney: Voters want 'something new'

POLITICO - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:24am
Wisconsin's governor says Americans "don't want the worn out, tired views of the past."
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Ending the Swiss peg: What it means

CNBC - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:22am
The Swiss National Bank's move to break the franc away from its set value against the euro stunned financial markets.
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A Swiss bombshell

CNBC - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:21am
The reason for the Swiss decision: It was getting very expensive for the Swiss National Bank to defend that 1.20 level.
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Stocks that have sailed past storm

CNBC - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:17am
These nine stocks are faring well despite the tumultuous market, USA Today reports.
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Science panel finds that bulk collection by the NSA is crucial to intelligence analysis

FOX News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:16am
A committee of scientific experts has concluded that there is no viable technological alternative to bulk collection of data by the National Security Agency that allows analysts access to communications whose significance only becomes clear years later.
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Vimeo-Maker deal: Why it matters

CNBC - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:06am
Vimeo and Maker Studios signed a partnership agreement designed to shake up YouTube's stranglehold on the biggest video stars.
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GOP stuck on immigration

POLITICO - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:03am
"Sometime, somebody's got to pass something, right?" Rep. Devin Nunes asks.
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Bogle: How to boost returns in 2015

CNBC - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:54am
It's time for investors to take an activist approach and search for hidden fees and conflicts of interest.
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