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49ers new secret weapon: a robo-advisor

CNBC - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 2:21pm
The San Francisco 49ers have taken the unique step of creating an investment program with robo-advisor firm Wealthfront.
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Reporters: We were arrested in Ferguson

CNN - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 2:20pm
Journalists for the The Washington Post and The Huffington Post say police came into a McDonald's as they worked, roughed them up, arrested them and let them go like nothing happened.
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Time to retire Social Security numbers?

CNBC - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Credit cards are in focus after recent data breaches, but a real culprit in ID theft is the SS number, says the chief analytics officer at LifeLock.
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Russian gas company hires Qorvis

POLITICO - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 2:17pm
POLITICO Influence: Novatek hires the firm as its first-ever Washington lobbying effort.
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Critics slam 'militarization' of police

POLITICO - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 2:16pm
A Defense Department program is under fire for the equipment police are using on protesters.
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Nixon: Highway Patrol to Ferguson

POLITICO - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 2:09pm
He acknowledges that the town has lately "looked a little bit more like a war zone."
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Motherlode Blog: Harry Potter Casts a Spell for Tolerance

The New York Times - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 2:05pm
Students who read and discussed a scene from Harry Potter in which the cruel Draco Malfoy calls Hermione a “filthy little Mudblood,” and her friends react with outrage reported more positive feelings about immigrants.
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Dems don't want to solve tax-inversion issue

CNBC - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:54pm
It's in the Democrats' best interest to keep the tax-inversion fight going, says ex-Treasury official Stephen Myrow.
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Pitfalls of strong stocks: El-Erian

CNBC - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:47pm
Stocks are reflecting sentiment on easy monetary policies, says Mohamed El-Erian, Allianz's chief economic advisor.
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Rough road ahead for 'pension smoothing'

CNBC - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:40pm
To fund a highway repair fund, Congress is allowing companies to do "pension smoothing." Here's what that is.
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Obama: Iraq siege broken

CNBC - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:32pm
Obama also appealed for "peace and calm" in a St. Louis suburb after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
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Obama: 'Now is the time for peace'

POLITICO - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:31pm
He expresses concern over the violent turn after days of protests in Ferguson, Mo.
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Despite Rescue, Iraq Airstrikes Will Continue, Obama Says

The New York Times - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:19pm
President Obama on Thursday claimed victory in the effort to rescue Yazidi refugees from a mountaintop in Iraq, crediting American drops of food and airstrikes.
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Motorola plans Sept. 4 Moto 360 launch

CNBC - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:05pm
Motorola has scheduled a Sept. 4 launch event for Chicago, where the company is expected to launch its Moto 360 watch.
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Poor credit costs you on home insurance

CNBC - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:54pm
Low credit scores are known to impact mortgage availability and rates, but they can also increase the cost of homeowners insurance.
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US farmland values stable in Q2

CNBC - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:53pm
U.S. cropland prices in the central Plains and southern Midwest were stable in the second quarter of 2014.
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McCaskill: 'We need to demilitarize'

POLITICO - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:29pm
She deems the response by law enforcement "the problem instead of the solution."
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