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After the selloff, investors eye cyclicals

CNBC - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:40am
After the tech sector's brutal selloff and this year's strong run for utility and healthcare stocks, investors are now eyeing a shift into "cyclical" names.
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How rest of the world deals with HFT

CNBC - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:35am
'Flash Boys' has caused uproar around the world, but regulators seem to be on the case already with a variety of measures.
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Obamacare and GOP House collide

POLITICO - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:02am
Officials in both parties say the race for Colorado's 6th District could be the closest in 2014.
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US warns China after renminbi depreciation

CNBC - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 3:45am
The US has warned Beijing not to go back to manipulating its currency after renminbi depreciation, the Financial Times report.
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‘Flash Boys’ fuels more calls for a tax on trading

CNBC - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 1:36am
It's not every day that you find a fan club for new taxes, especially among economists and legal experts. The New York Times reports.
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Tennessee Votes to Eliminate Special Tax for Professional Athletes

The New York Times - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 1:30am
The so-called jock tax, which charged athletes up to $7,500 per year for playing games in Tennessee, was the only one of its kind that charged a flat fee, regardless of an athlete’s salary.

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Mickey Rooney, Master of Putting On a Show, Dies at 93

The New York Times - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:07am
The exuberant entertainer led a roller-coaster life — the world’s top box-office star at 19, a bankrupt has-been in his 40s and a comeback kid on Broadway as he neared 60.

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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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