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Putin speech sparks more ruble volatility

CNBC - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:45am
Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed "external factors" for its economic crisis Thursday, but failed to reassure investors.
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New York eases up on bitcoin rules

CNBC - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:44am
Benjamin Lawsky announced changes Thursday to the proposed BitLicense for companies operating in bitcoins or other virtual currencies.
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Clinton aide met with Warren-aligned liberal group

POLITICO - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:42am
The meeting is the first sign that Clinton's team is trying to build a bridge with those who are actively supporting Warren.
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Pimco: 2015 global growth looks rosy

CNBC - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:41am
Thanks to cheaper oil prices, Pacific Investment Management anticipates global growth to gain momentum in 2015.
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Martha MacCallum accepts award from SoldierSocks

FOX News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:39am
A look at group's incredible impact
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Hedge funds shrug off volatility

CNBC - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:35am
Hedge funds have weathered the market's wild rides in the last two months, posting a performance related increase of $29 billion.
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Baseball eyes U.S.-Cuba opening

CNN - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:34am
More than half a century of hostility between the United States and Cuba has done nothing to diminish the island's love of America's national pastime.
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Mid-Atlantic factories sluggish: Fed

CNBC - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:29am
Factory activity growth in the mid-Atlantic slowed in December, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank says.
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Grandmother: 'Now my family can sleep'

CNN - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:25am
A man who allegedly shot a 15-year-old boy and his 12-year-old cousin last summer following a neighborhood dispute over a dog has been arrested in Stockton, California, after a 7-month manhunt, police said.
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'Trees for Troops' gives military, families free Christmas trees

FOX News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:25am
Hoping to bring some holiday spirit to those protecting the U.S., military members and their families are receiving free Christmas trees as a way to say thank you for their sacrifices.  
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Fitch cuts Venezuela on oil price slide

CNBC - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:25am
In Fitch's ratings sytem, a "CCC" rating implies "default is a real possibility."
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Whistleblower cashes in big payday

CNBC - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:06am
An ex-Countrywide Financial executive cashed in on big payday after whistleblowing in Bank of America investigation. The NYT reports.
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Commander: More US troops will go to Iraq in a couple of weeks; progress will take patience

FOX News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:01am
The top U.S. commander in Iraq says additional American troops will begin moving into the country in a couple of weeks to train local forces.
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US indexes move sharply higher as market builds on Fed gains; Oracle leads tech rally

FOX News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:01am
The U.S. stock market is moving sharply higher, building on gains from the day before after the Federal Reserve indicated it was in no rush to raise interest rates.
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Obama stays active after midterms

CNBC - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:01am
President Obama has made multiple bold policy moves heading into the "lame duck" period of his second term. NBC News reports.
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Mother pleads to manslaughter for allowing 2-year-old to get gun, kill 11-year-old sister

FOX News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:00am
A Philadelphia woman has pleaded guilty after her 2-year-old son picked up a loaded .357 revolver and fatally shot his 11-year-old sister.
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Zients says Hill has 'learned its lesson' on fiscal showdowns

POLITICO - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:54am
The White House's top economic adviser says the lack of this drama on the Hill over the past year has contributed to recent economic growth.
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Retailers hit with cease and desist

CNBC - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:48am
Major retailers are illegally selling prohibited toy guns online, alleged the N.Y Attorney General's office Thursday.
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Workers are assets, not costs: Trumka

CNBC - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:46am
Employers should work with labor leaders to create training that leads to jobs, said AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka.
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First Draft: Today in Politics

The New York Times - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:33am
President Obama’s surprise announcement on Wednesday that he is restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba touched off a political storm, and the repercussions will undoubtedly be felt through 2016 and beyond.

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