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Amazon is tricking you with its prices

CNBC - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 1:07pm
A study reveals that Amazon’s pricing strategy is much more nuanced than simply undercutting the competition, Re/code reports.
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What wealthy women want

CNBC - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:57pm
A new study says affluent women actually like to take more risk—as long as they fully understand the trades.
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REITs may be running too hot

CNBC - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:54pm
An interest rate drop has been a boon to real estate investment trusts, but some are questioning how high these stocks can fly.
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Why NYC hotels are getting cheaper

CNBC - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:50pm
The stronger dollar is pinching the largest U.S. international tourist market, SunTrust analyst Patrick Scholes said.
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Dean Baquet's 'cartoonish' logic

POLITICO - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:29pm
The staff at Tablet, a Jewish-interest magazine, are protesting Dean Baquet's decision to forego publication of Charlie Hebdo's Mohammed cartoons in The New York Times on the grounds that it may offend some Muslim readers
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Dems' House task force to hone 2016 messaging

POLITICO - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:24pm
A 16-member committee will focus on broadening policy and messaging ideas to rebuild the party's numbers in the House.
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Bitcoin dips below $225

CNBC - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:19pm
Bitcoin briefly fell below $225 on Tuesday, after blowing past what some have called a key resistance level.
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Leakers on the defensive

POLITICO - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:11pm
Journalists get the attention in leak cases, but their sources often pay the price.
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Kamala Harris Makes Bid for Barbara Boxer’s Old Seat

The New York Times - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:10pm
With the California lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom, not running, Kamala D. Harris announced she would make a bid for the Senate seat opening up with Barbara Boxer’s retirement.

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'Princess Bride' fans, listen up

CNBC - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:07pm
Gameblend Studios is banking on "The Princess Bride" fandom with the release of its latest game app, which is based on the 1987 romantic comedy.
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Boston offers $5 billion Olympics

CNBC - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:06pm
It's remarkably expensive to host the Olympics, but Boston is proposing bargain-price games for 2024.
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Motherlode Blog: Suburban Poverty, Hidden on Tree-Lined Streets

The New York Times - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:05pm
Maybe, back when we had so much more of it, I left enough money in a coat pocket to buy the gallon of milk I can’t afford now.

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Short sellers take aim at drillers

CNBC - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:03pm
Traders smelling blood—or maybe oil—in the water have piled into shorts against energy-related companies.
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Red flags for global growth: Ron Insana

CNBC - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:01pm
The US economy may be chugging along but pay attention to these red flags for global growth, says Ron Insana.
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Why the Silk Road trial matters

CNBC - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:59am
The Silk Road case could mean big changes for Internet freedoms.
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Judge denies McDonnell bond request

POLITICO - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:56am
A judge says the former governor's appeal plans are not substantial enough to warrant granting the bond.
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First Muslim tapped to serve on House Intel Committee

CNN - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:55am
Indiana Rep Andre carson will be the first Muslim to serve on House intelligence committee. House Democratic leader Pelosi announced she would name Carson to panel at weekly caucus meeting on Tuesday, according to two senior House Democratic leadership aides.
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Insurance paperwork wastes $375B

CNBC - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:54am
A study says trillions of dollars could be saved in health-care billing and insurance administrative costs over the course of years.
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Motherlode Blog: New Report Urges Less Intervention in Births

The New York Times - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:51am
“If overtreatment is defined as instances in which an individual may have fared as well or better with less or perhaps no intervention,” says a new report which collects and interprets the research regarding the hormonal physiology of childbirth, “then modern obstetric care has landed in a deep quagmire.”

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37 amazing sports photos

CNN - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:49am
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