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Herb Kohl Set to Sell Bucks to Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens

The New York Times - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:39pm
Herb Kohl, a former U.S. senator from Wisconsin, is selling the N.B.A. Milwaukee Bucks for $550 million.

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Weibo set for IPO on Nasdaq

CNBC - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:25pm
China's Weibo has priced its initial public offering at $17 per American Depository Share, at the bottom of its planned range.
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Afghanistan's election a headache

POLITICO - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:58pm
POLITICO Pro Report: The delay leaves U.S. commanders unsure about the military mission.
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Fault Lines Appear at Northwestern Over Union Vote

The New York Times - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:35pm
Students, professors and athletes are split on whether a union should be formed by the football team.

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Two Fire Trucks Collide in California, Injuring Several People

The New York Times - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:18pm
The fire trucks were heading to a burning house when they crashed on Wednesday in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careering into a restaurant and injuring 14 people, including at least five firefighters.
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Is a RRR cut is in the offing for China?

CNBC - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:08pm
China's move to cut the reserve ratio for some village commercial banks has led investors to question whether broader monetary stimulus is imminent.
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More than 7 million Sony Playstation 4 sold

CNBC - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:52pm
Sony sold more than 7 million PlayStation 4 units as of April 6 and is struggling to keep pace with demand for its game console.
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Editorial: Reining In Predatory Schools

The New York Times - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:47pm
The Obama administration should strengthen its new rules against for-profit colleges that saddle poor students with crippling debts.
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Editorial: Criminalizing Expectant Mothers

The New York Times - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:37pm
A bill awaiting the governor’s signature in Tennessee could make pregnant women who use illegal drugs too scared to seek medical care.

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Pensioners in Detroit Rejoice, Though Deal Is Far From Done

The New York Times - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:26pm
A day after Detroit scaled back the large pension benefit cuts it had proposed, the bankrupt city fended off charges that it had caved in to retirees in ways that could come back to haunt it.

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Industrial Output Climbs, and New-Home Starts Tick Up

The New York Times - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:23pm
Housing starts, however, lagged, coming in nearly at a rate well below November’s recent peak.
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The stupid hounding of Condi Rice

POLITICO - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:19pm
Opinion: If typical rules applied, the opposition to Rice would be attributed to racism or sexism.
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Running away from the Ryan budget

POLITICO - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:17pm
Opinion: Why are Republicans refusing to fight for conservative principles?
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When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue

The New York Times - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:55pm
The food company General Mills added language to its website to alert customers that they cannot take legal action against the company if they download coupons, enter a contest or connect with it in other ways.

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Troopers: Car killed girl, injured others as it crashed through central Fla. day care building

FOX News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:49pm
When a car crashed into a central Florida day care last week, it slammed through the playroom where it hit three children — killing one of them and seriously injuring two others — and left 10 more people injured by flying debris, the Florida Highway Patrol reported Wednesday.
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With Eyes on 2016, Perry Is Mired in the Past

The New York Times - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:47pm
While Gov. Rick Perry of Texas has been traveling to promote himself and his state, a criminal inquiry continues into his handling of a district attorney’s drunken driving arrest and the financing for a public corruption unit under her control.

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Yellen Says Job Weakness Forestalls Raising Rates

The New York Times - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:44pm
In a speech in New York, Janet L. Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, said the labor market still needed a lift from monetary policy, despite an improving economy.

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15 injured after fire truck rams into California restaurant

FOX News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:34pm
Two fire trucks answering a call collided at an intersection in a Los Angeles suburb Wednesday, sending one careening into a restaurant and leaving 15 people injured, including several firefighters.
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Boston Police to Bolster Presence Before Marathon

The New York Times - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:26pm
The police said they would increase their visibility near the finish line ahead of the race after a tribute on Tuesday to the victims of last year’s attack was marred by a bomb scare.

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Texas executes man for fatally stabbing 3 members of Corpus Christi family 13 years ago

FOX News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:13pm
A man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a Corpus Christi home has been executed by Texas prison authorities.
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