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5 things for investors to brace for

CNBC - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 6:48am
While stocks might not chalk up another year of double-digit percentage gains next year, investors will be glad they stayed in the market.
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The week in 33 photos

CNN - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 6:43am
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'Pineapple Express' slams West Coast

CNBC - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 6:08am
The worst storm to hit California in years was due to leave Los Angeles and San Diego wind-whipped and drenched on Friday.
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Commerzbank settlement may exceed $1B: Source

CNBC - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 6:01am
Commerzbank's expected settlement with authorities is likely to exceed $1 billion in penalties, according to a source.
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2014's biggest story: CFOs weigh in

CNBC - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 6:00am
The biggest business story of the year? No contest. It's falling oil prices, according to the CNBC Global CFO Council.
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Conservatives rage against the machine

POLITICO - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 5:41am
Boehner promised a fight with Obama in 2015. They're ready.
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UK spies at GCHQ are hiring—by app

CNBC - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 5:06am
U.K. surveillance agency GCHQ has released an app to encourage the next generation of cybersecurity experts.
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Up to the Senate to keep the US running

CNBC - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:37am
It's now up to the Senate to pass the $1.1 trillion spending bill, but not before a battle between veterans and freshmen.
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IEA warns on social unrest as oil plummets

CNBC - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:35am
Weak demand and oversupply in oil markets raise the risk of global social instability, the International Energy Agency has warned.
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Google closes Russia office after Internet crackdown

CNBC - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 3:28am
Google is planning to close its Russian engineering operations, amid growing disquiet at technology companies about new Russian internet laws.
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Washington Post Photographer, Michel du Cille, Dies in Liberia

The New York Times - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 1:25am
Mr. du Cille won three Pulitzer Prizes for his images capturing people in dire circumstances — including a natural disaster in Colombia, and drugs and poverty in Miami.

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Time capsule found at Massachusetts Statehouse

FOX News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 12:00am
Crews removed a time capsule dating back to 1795 on Thursday from the granite cornerstone of the Massachusetts Statehouse, where historians believe it was originally placed by Revolutionary War luminaries Samuel Adams and Paul Revere among others.
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Need proof men are stupider? We got that

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 11:58pm
In the battle over which sex is stupider, a group of male researchers may have proven that men win hands down.
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Judge in St. Louis Orders Limits on Police Tear Gas Use

The New York Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:49pm
A federal judge in St. Louis ordered Thursday that police forces in the region limit their use of tear gas when responding to peaceful protests.

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C.I.A. Director Defends Use of Interrogation Tactics, Avoiding Issue of Torture

The New York Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:47pm
John O. Brennan described agency interrogators as “patriots” and pointedly refused to say that brutal methods like waterboarding amounted to torture.

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How Wall St. got its way

POLITICO - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:40pm
Liberals fight, but can't stop, a bonanza for banks.
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Hagel Approves Navy’s Proposal to Build More Lethal LCS Variant

FOX News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:26pm
The Navy is surging forward with plans to build a more lethal Littoral Combat Ship variant with new weapon systems.,The Navy is surging forward with plans to build a new, more lethal Littoral Combat Ship variant engineered with a host of new technologies, weapons and systems to begin procurement by 2019, service leaders announced Thursday.
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Ex-Obama aide makes Warren-2016 push

POLITICO - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:19pm
Christopher Hass says he's gathered signatures from Obama alumni to prod her to run.
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House passes spending bill

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:59pm
The House passed the federal spending bill after lawmakers on both sides spent hours drumming up support.
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House Narrowly Passes Bill to Avoid Shutdown; $1.1 Trillion in Spending

The New York Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:48pm
The package advanced by a slim margin amid a rancorous debate that reflected the new power held by Republicans and the disarray among Democrats.

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