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Pent-up demand to boost travel spending

CNBC - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:01am
After more than 100,000 flights were canceled this winter, business travelers are returning to the road.
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Questioning tech’s no-poaching pacts

CNBC - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:00am
A high-stakes negotiation is taking place over accusations that tech firms illegally prevented employees from being hired at rival firms, NYT reports.
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2 Tots, a Sailboat and a Storm Over Parenting

The New York Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:52pm
Charlotte and Eric Kaufman became the focus of a debate over parenting after they took their daughters — ages 1 and 3 — on a trip across the South Pacific that ended with a Navy rescue.

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Former SEC chief: Markets don’t need more regulation

CNBC - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:46pm
Despite the furor over whether high-frequency trading is "rigging" markets, more regulations aren't needed, said Harvey Pitt, a former SEC chairman.
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UConn students celebrate second men's basketball title in four years

FOX News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:42pm
More than 10,000 UConn students shook the stands inside Gampel Pavilion Monday night, then erupted in cheers, stormed the arena floor and poured into the streets as their men's basketball team won its fourth national championship, and second in four years.
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ACA's next obstacle: Confused users

POLITICO - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:36pm
As the process enters the next stage, inevitably there will be some confusion.
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Budget battle for helicopters

POLITICO - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:00pm
POLITICO Pro Report: The Army and the National Guard feud and turn to Congress for backup.
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1 killed in Georgia, 1 girl killed in Mississippi as storms dump rain on Southeast

FOX News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:45pm
Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars.
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Samsung profit to decline for second straight quarter

CNBC - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:19pm
Samsung Electronics said it is on track to post its second straight quarter of profit decline on slowing smartphone sales growth .
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National Briefing | New England: Rhode Island: Police Union Derails Public Workers’ Pension Settlement

The New York Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:04pm
A proposal that would end the legal fight over Rhode Island’s landmark pension overhaul, which has been a model for other states looking to rein in pension costs, was rejected by police union members.

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Bush, Clinton watch NCAA final

POLITICO - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:00pm
Former first lady Laura Bush was also in attendance for the title game between Kentucky and Connecticut.
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National Briefing | Washington: Senate Approves Renewal of Jobless Pay

The New York Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:58pm
After a bruising three-month struggle, the Senate voted 59 to 38 on Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.

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The Libertarian surge

POLITICO - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:32pm
Opinion: As government grows, more voters seek out a philosophy that emphasizes a different approach.
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U.S. Gas Tantalizes Europe, but It’s Not a Quick Fix

The New York Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:08pm
Liquefied natural gas from the United States may hold promise for Europe to reduce its reliance on Russia, but regulatory and market obstacles stand in the way.
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Daniel Clodfelter Succeeds Patrick Cannon as Charlotte’s Mayor

The New York Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:07pm
The City Council chose Daniel G. Clodfelter, a state senator in his eighth term, to replace Patrick D. Cannon, a Democrat who resigned after he was arrested on public corruption charges.

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Iran’s Choice for U.N. Post Denied Entry Into the U.S.

The New York Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:04pm
Hamid Aboutalebi, who was to become Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations in July, was a member of the Muslim student group that took American hostages in 1979.
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New hope in search for Flight 370

POLITICO - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:00pm
An Australian ship detected faint pings deep underwater in the Indian Ocean.
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Army Releases Detailed Account of Base Rampage

The New York Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:59pm
In their first detailed timeline since the shooting last Wednesday, Army officials described how Specialist Ivan A. Lopez, 34, stayed on the move throughout the rampage, driving in his own vehicle to three buildings, shooting and killing a soldier in each.

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Pressing Obama’s Agenda, Maryland Lawmakers Raise Minimum Wage

The New York Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:49pm
The General Assembly’s vote was a victory for Gov. Martin O’Malley, who said on Monday that he would also sign a bill to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.

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School Funding Deal in Kansas Complicates Governor’s Campaign for Re-election

The New York Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:39pm
Late additions to the bill included diminishing job protections for teachers, which would almost certainly become a thorny campaign issue for Gov. Sam Brownback should he sign the measure.

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