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Capital Field Notes: Hearing From Your Congressman, and Hearing and Hearing

The New York Times - 11 hours 15 min ago
A look at the congressional franking privilege, a survival from Colonial days, updated for the Internet era.

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Goldman's Cohn: Oil could go to $30

CNBC - 11 hours 16 min ago
Goldman Sachs COO Gary Cohn tells CNBC why oil could go even lower.
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US consumer confidence at 7 ½-year high

CNBC - 11 hours 17 min ago
U.S. consumer confidence shot up in January to the highest level since August 2007.
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Sharyl Attkisson to testify at Lynch hearing

POLITICO - 11 hours 18 min ago
The former CBS News correspondent will testify on the second day of Lynch's hearing for Attorney General.
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Only one thing matters in Yahoo earns

CNBC - 11 hours 32 min ago
If there's ever been an a earnings announcement when earnings themselves aren't important, it's Yahoo's fourth quarter.
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Civil rights-era arrests to be vacated for 9 men who integrated South Carolina lunch counter

FOX News - 11 hours 37 min ago
Nine black men arrested for integrating a whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still convicted trespassers.
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Man fires on police city meeting

CNN - 11 hours 40 min ago
A man opened fire on police attending a swearing-in ceremony for new officers in New Hope, Minnesota, on Monday night.
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'Intellectually disabled' man set for execution

CNN - 11 hours 41 min ago
Twice-convicted murderer Warren Lee Hill is set to be executed in Georgia on Tuesday night, despite pleas from human rights groups and legal representatives who say his intellectual disability should make him ineligible for the death penalty.
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What you need to know about the blizzard, state by state

CNN - 11 hours 41 min ago
Its impact didn't reach the epic levels many government officials had warned of, but the first blizzard of 2015 is keeping much of the U.S. Northeast shut down -- at least for the day.
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Cramer: Markets will be ‘stupid’

CNBC - 11 hours 42 min ago
CNBC's Jim Cramer says markets will be "stupid" following the disappointing earnings reports released Tuesday.
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Unemployment rates drop in 42 US states as widespread hiring boosts job markets nationwide

FOX News - 11 hours 51 min ago
Unemployment rates fell in 42 U.S. states last month, the latest sign that strong hiring is boosting job opportunities nationwide.
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Bull market judgment day upon us

CNBC - 11 hours 51 min ago
After gaining no new ground in December or January, this bull market has officially stalled. That may change this week.
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New home sales surge in December

CNBC - 11 hours 51 min ago
New home sales in December rose sharply.
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Snowstorm Saves Its Fury for New England, Bringing High Winds and Knocking Out Power

The New York Times - 11 hours 52 min ago
High winds and whiteout conditions swept across New England as the storm moved up the East Coast, leaving the island of Nantucket without power.

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Cat CEO to Fed: Don't hike rates

CNBC - 12 hours 5 min ago
Caterpillar's Doug Oberhelman tells CNBC the Fed should put off raising interest rates given the "fragile economy."
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Student arrested after classroom attack on NJ high school teacher caught on video

FOX News - 12 hours 6 min ago
A New Jersey high school student was arrested last week and charged with assaulting a teacher in a classroom.
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Pelosi on Romney: 'I hope he's their nominee'

POLITICO - 12 hours 17 min ago
The House minority leader says the former presidential candidate wouldn't beat Hillary Clinton.
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Facebook's virtual-reality film studio

CNBC - 12 hours 19 min ago
Facebook's Oculus VR is getting into movies with an in-house studio dedicated to making virtual-reality films.
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Home price growth slowing: Case-Shiller

CNBC - 12 hours 32 min ago
Home prices rose at a slower rate yet again in November, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index.
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US new home sales surge 11.6 percent in December; gains bode well for 2015

FOX News - 12 hours 36 min ago
Sales of new U.S. homes accelerated strongly in December, a sign that home-buying may improve this year after a lackluster 2014.
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