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Motherlode Blog: A Photo of a Stillborn Baby, Proof of Life, and Grief and Memory

The New York Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:38am
When my brother, a writer, put a stillbirth into his last novel, the scene was a gift to me, a way of making public what had been my too-private loss.






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What gift card says about you

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:36am
People who give gift cards tend to be older Republicans, but they're socially liberal on at least one issue.
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Dick Cheney to 'Meet the Press'

POLITICO - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:27am
He will answer questions about how much the White House knew about the interrogation techniques.
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Girl's last words may lead to killer

CNN - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:21am
Mystery surrounds the fiery weekend death of Jessica Chambers, but the Mississippi teen may have given firefighters a clue in her killing, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
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NRF affirms holiday forecast

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:11am
The National Retail Federation said it still expects sales to grow 4.1% this holiday season, following on Thursday's strong retail sales data.
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Bosses don't switch off on the weekends

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:10am
Two in three executives admitted to using mobile devices for work information as it feeds into their free time.
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Thiel silenced by angry protesters

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:04am
An appearance by Peter Thiel was cut short at UC Berkeley by protesters.
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Microsoft starts accepting bitcoin

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:00am
The price of the bitcoin nudged higher Thursday on the news that technology giant Microsoft had started to accept the digital currency as payment for products including apps and games.
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Make Social Security work for you

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:00am
The decision to file early for Social Security benefits will cost many Americans thousands in retirement dollars.
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Harvard prof had 2nd food fight

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:56am
Harvard's Benjamin Edelman, who apologized for an email blitz over a $4 overcharge, had a previous fight with another eatery, Boston.com reports.
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Officer in Garner case: I never used chokehold

CNN - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:49am
Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer who a New York grand jury decided not to indict in the death of Eric Garner, spoke with internal affairs investigators about the case this week.
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Legal fight for Oswald's casket

CNN - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:47am
CNN affiliate WFAA reports that Lee Harvey Oswald's family is fighting a funeral home for ownership of his casket.
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Pelicans hurt by fishhooks

CNN - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:46am
Fishermen and pelicans on the Texas Gulf Coast have been angling at the same spot lately, and somebody is getting hurt awfully ugly: the pelicans.
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Lew: Lower oil boost to economy

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:45am
He said the decline is "like a tax cut to the economy" and praised U.S. oil production as a "great success story."
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Durbin: 'Odious provision' would boost Wall St.

POLITICO - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:43am
He slams a measure in the spending bill that would roll back parts of Dodd-Frank.
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DIY burials, payday loans for kids

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:42am
The tight financial conditions faced by Brits were highlighted again this week with reports on how young people are using payday loans.
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US jobless claims fall

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:41am
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to a strengthening labor market.
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Import prices in largest drop in 2-1/2 yrs

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:36am
U.S. import prices recorded their biggest decline in nearly 2-1/2 years in November as the cost of petroleum products tumbled.
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US retail sales signal brisk spending

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:30am
U.S. consumer spending advanced at a brisk clip in November as lower gasoline prices gave the holiday shopping season a boost.
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DealBook 2014: Live from the conference

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:28am
The New York Times' DealBook 2014 conference features speakers including Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and BlackRock CEO Larry Fink.
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