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2 more charged in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father, following 6 arrests last week

FOX News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:34am
Two more people have been charged in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father.
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Players should get paid: Coach Calipari

CNBC - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:32am
Top level college athletes on scholarship should be allowed to receive stipends, Kentucky coach John Calipari told CNBC.
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Top honor for Afghan war vet

CNN - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:23am
An Army veteran credited with trying to save the lives of fellow soldiers during a firefight in Afghanistan will be awarded the nation's highest military award, the White House said on Tuesday.
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Sodastream rallies on stake sale reports

CNBC - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:23am
Shares of Sodastream rose as much as 12 percent after Calcalist identified PepsiCo, Dr Pepper or Starbucks as the potential investors in the firm.
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Landslide toll rises in Washington

CNN - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:18am
Thirty-nine people are now confirmed dead in last month's landslide in Washington state, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office said Wednesday.
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The future of texting apps

CNBC - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:15am
Facebook's latest moves in mobile have shown how messaging is shifting from SMS texts to full-blown content sharing.
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Snowden leaks win Pulitzers

CNN - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:11am
Two news organizations' stories about National Security Agency surveillance, based upon documents leaked by Edward Snowden, have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service, often described as the highest prize in American journalism.
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Mentoring groups help minority companies accelerate growth, create jobs in local communities

FOX News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:10am
Mel Gravely says his construction company might not exist today if he didn't have mentors to guide it.
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Solar plane 'flies forever'

CNN - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:06am
Flight pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg have unveiled a sun-powered plane that will attempt the first round-the-world solar flight.
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Entrepreneurs Seeking a Place to Start a Business Find a Surprising Answer: Detroit

The New York Times - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:55am
An urban area filled with empty buildings and an underused labor force offers some powerful advantages but it also has its challenges.

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Russian economy hurting

CNBC - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:46am
First quarter economic growth in Russia slowed and Moscow's economy minister is attributing it to uncertainty over the Ukraine crisis.
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The worst state to do business is ... ?

CNBC - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:45am
Reforms in the New York budget have made that state a better place for business, according to Tax Foundation analysis. Which state came in last?
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Kickstarter hit for Neil Young

CNN - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:43am
What happens when a rock 'n' roll legend promotes a music player in a world where the iPod, and its smartphone cousins, already dominate the market?
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Motherlode Blog: Recipes for Kids: Bananas, Cold and Custardy

The New York Times - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:42am
Whip up plain frozen bananas and end up with a creamy, dreamy dessert.

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Align projections with policy: Lockhart

CNBC - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:42am
The Fed should try to make communications on the expected path of rates and the economy consistent with policy statements, a top official said.
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Motherlode Blog: The Decision: One Child, One School

The New York Times - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:39am
Parents are notoriously anxious yet clueless with their first child. With the preschool decision, I felt additional pressure because after a recent ectopic pregnancy, it looks as if Zee will be our only child.

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NYPD disbands unit that spied on Muslims

CNN - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:30am
A controversial New York Police Department surveillance unit that cataloged information on Muslim communities has been disbanded, according to the department.
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'Blood moon' charms sky gazers

CNN - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:27am
Stargazers glimpsed a rare treat as a "blood moon" crossed the Earth's shadow Tuesday.
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Sell everything and buy this: Jim Cramer

CNBC - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:27am
Jim Cramer has a bold message for portfolio managers seeking growth in a volatile market: sell everything and buy Alibaba.
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Pulitzer Prize fight

POLITICO - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:15am
The Center for Public Integrity is accused of downplaying contributions to a prize-winning report.
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