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Cuba overhaul: 'Huge' for cigars

CNBC - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:38am
The end of the embargo is big news for cigar lovers, but it's not likely that Americans will be firing up right away.
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How to play Russia's meltdown: Pro

CNBC - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:37am
Softer talk on Ukraine from Russian President Vladimir Putin may be an early sign of recovery, said Christopher Granville.
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Indiana cop asked to stop selling ‘Breathe easy’ shirts

FOX News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:20am
Three South Bend city council members want a police officer to stop selling T-shirts that are a response to protests over a New York City man’s chokehold death.
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Rumor sends traders into McDonald’s

CNBC - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:20am
An unconfirmed rumor is sending McDonald's shares and options soaring.
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Law school enrollment at 32 year low

CNBC - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:16am
The mounting cost of legal education may be a key factor that's driving down the rate of law school enrollment, reports the New York Times.
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4 former chemical company executives indicted on pollution charges in West Virginia spill

FOX News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:15am
A grand jury has indicted four former executives of a chemical company on pollution charges in a spill that prompted a drinking water ban for 300,000 West Virginia residents.
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Oracle: It's all about the cloud

CNBC - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:13am
Oracle's set to report earnings Wednesday. Rick Sherlund, managing director at Nomura Securities previews, the numbers.
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Motherlode Blog: With Three Adults, Two Jobs and One Baby, a Family Is Barely Getting By

The New York Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:10am
The house is paid for. The car is paid for. Everything else, we’re barely covering. I can’t find a job for the life of me—and if I do, who will look after the baby?

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Republicans livid over Cuba talks

POLITICO - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:07am
Marco Rubio says the talks are "part of a long record of coddling dictators and tyrants."
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7 retirement goals for the end of 2014

CNBC - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:05am
If you are looking at retirement in the next few years, the end of the year is the perfect time go get your house in order, USA Today reports.
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Place your bets! Is the Queen abdicating?

CNBC - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:03am
The Queen's Christmas speech this year could be one to watch out for, as gamblers place bets on her abdication.
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Pheasant hunter shot, killed by companion who slipped in mud in rural area in northern Utah

FOX News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:01am
Authorities say a 57-year-old hunter is dead after one of his companions slipped in the mud and accidentally shot him in the back in northern Utah.
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US military not getting cheap gas

CNBC - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:01am
The military pays far more than civilians because of operations and safety and transport.
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Leahy, Flake, Van Hollen fly to Cuba for Gross

POLITICO - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:58am
"Today, it brings me great joy to join with Judy Gross and Senators Leahy and Flake to bring my friend Alan Gross home from Cuba after his five years in prison," Van Hollen said.
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Well: Questioning the Idea of Good Carbs, Bad Carbs

The New York Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:56am
For people who already follow a healthful diet, the glycemic index may not be very important.

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Capital controls: CNBC Explains

CNBC - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:52am
The Russia crisis this week has thrust the talk of "capital controls" back into the global financial conversation.
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President Obama to talk Cuba with ABC

POLITICO - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:50am
The interview comes in the wake of Alan Gross' release from a Cuban prison.
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Texas plumber's old truck resurfaces in Syria, mounted with terrorists' guns

FOX News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:47am
A Texas plumber has been receiving threats after a photo emerged of Islamic extremists in Syria firing a high-powered gun off the back of a black pickup truck with his company's decals on the side door.
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'The Interview' NY premiere canceled

CNBC - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:47am
The Sony Pictures Entertainment comedy at the center of a devastating cyber attack is facing another obstacle — rival studios. Re/code reports.
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First Draft: First Draft Focus: Packing Up the ‘Alpha House’

The New York Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:45am
The last of a group of Democratic lawmakers who have lived in a Washington rowhouse for years finally moved out, taking their comforters and Hendrix records with them.
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