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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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Progressive Dems and 2016 conundrum

CNBC - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:49am
Elizabeth Warren's knockout of Treasury nominee Antonio Weiss carries consequences for 2016, Politico's Ben White says.
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Oil brings out bottom callers again

CNBC - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:45am
WTI crude oil fell through a key level twice on Tuesday but recovered, causing some analysts to call another bottom.
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Musk wants to open office in Seattle

CNBC - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:37am
Space X CEO Elon Musk is recruiting Seattle in his quest to establish a human settlement on Mars, reports Bloomberg.
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New York trader: Oil to hit stocks

CNBC - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:35am
The crucial support level in WTI Crude is $42, but we'll likely see crude trade in the $30s.
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Pretty people eat free here...really

CNBC - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:31am
As if beautiful people don't catch enough breaks, one Chinese restaurant is giving its most attractive customers free meals.
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Aspen, Detroit share real estate phenom

CNBC - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:27am
Aspen's extreme wealth and Detroit's extreme poverty give them one thing in common: a vast community of empty homes.
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US to back $2B in loans for Ukraine

CNBC - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:24am
The U.S. plans to provide up to $2 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine this year to help stave off bankruptcy.
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Waksal on Martha Stewart ordeal

CNBC - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:24am
"Any event in life changes one," said biotech founder Sam Waksal. "I think I am a better person," said Sam Waksal.
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