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Public pensions' gains grow in Q2

CNBC - 11 hours 46 min ago
U.S. public pension funds earned $129.4 billion in the second quarter, a nearly 77 percent increase over the prior quarter's modest gains.
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US mortgage activity stuck in neutral

CNBC - 11 hours 54 min ago
A slight dip in interest rates was not enough to move the needle on mortgage applications last week.
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Look at me! 24 selfies of the week

CNN - 12 hours 10 min ago
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Trading the euro: A seat on the Titanic?

CNBC - 12 hours 47 min ago
Currency strategists are weighing up whether to join a crowded trade or get comfortable with what has been described as a "seat on the Titanic."
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Drug firms testing Ebola vaccines rise

CNBC - 13 hours 2 min ago
Shares of companies that are studying vaccines for Ebola climbed after officials announced that the first case of the disease in the U.S.
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GOP sets sights on bigger House gains

POLITICO - 13 hours 51 min ago
The goal: Achieve their biggest House majority since Harry Truman's presidency.
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Now entering political arena: Women in tech

POLITICO - 13 hours 51 min ago
Women are taking on high-profile roles in both the D.C. and California arenas.
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D.C. mystery: Bezos' plan for the Washington Post

POLITICO - 13 hours 51 min ago
The Post is far from embarking on the radical reinvention that many thought he would bring.
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Royals make playoffs in epic, Wild Card win

CNN - 15 hours 5 min ago
The long-suffering Kansas City Royals finally made it to the MLB playoffs -- and gave the city a postseason to look forward to.
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Markets spooked by idea of Rousseff win

CNBC - 15 hours 45 min ago
Brazilian markets are reeling at the prospect of a second term for President Dilma Rousseff, and experts say the selloff may not end anytime soon.
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Pennsylvania state trooper fatally shot in gun training accident

FOX News - 15 hours 54 min ago
Pennsylvania State Police say that a trooper who was accidentally shot during a gun safety exercise Tuesday has died. 
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What we know about the Texas Ebola patient

CNBC - 16 hours 21 min ago
Here's what we know about the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola outside of Africa during the epidemic, and the risk to Americans.
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Ebola will be contained in US: Virologist

CNBC - 17 hours 4 min ago
An expert says the U.S. is "extremely well equipped" to manage the lone case of Ebola.
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University of Chicago Acts to Improve Access for Lower-Income Students

The New York Times - 17 hours 58 min ago
A package of measures includes eliminating the expectation that certain students take jobs during the school year, guaranteeing paid internships and providing career counseling.

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British warplanes hit first ISIS targets

CNBC - 17 hours 58 min ago
British warplanes struck their first targets in Iraq on Tuesday, four days after Westminster voted for military action. The Financial Times reports.
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Debate in Texas Governor’s Race Turns Heated Over Incentive Fund

The New York Times - 18 hours 6 min ago
The candidates, the Republican Greg Abbott and the Democrat Wendy Davis, accused each other of benefiting from lax distribution of state development money.

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States in Play: Part 3: Loss of a Democratic Power Leaves Arkansas in Doubt

The New York Times - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:47pm
Democrats face tough challenges in a state that is drifting right. Their popular governor must leave office because of term limits, and outside interests loom larger in a race that may determine control of the Senate.

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Pennsylvania state trooper fatally shot during yearly gun training exercise

FOX News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:28pm
A state trooper was accidentally shot during a gun training exercise at a safety facility on Tuesday and later died.
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National Briefing | Washington: Money Allocated for Immigration Lawyers

The New York Times - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:17pm
The Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would provide $9 million over two years for lawyers to represent unaccompanied minors in their deportation cases.

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F.A.A. to Focus on Contractors for Air Traffic System After Damage to Cables

The New York Times - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:11pm
An attack on aircraft equipment near Chicago has led to a review of who has access to vital points in the system.

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