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Motherlode Blog: Why This Troop Leader Quit the Girl Scouts

The New York Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:49am
As a former Girl Scout Troop Leader, I have a theory about why membership is dropping. It’s not the badges. It’s not the cookies. It’s the endless, endless forms.

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Live Updates From Ferguson

The New York Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:46am
News from Ferguson, Mo., in anticipation of the grand jury’s decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot Michael Brown.

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Obama hurt immigration reform: GOP

CNBC - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:40am
Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney criticized the president, while Democrat Bill Pascrell defended the White House.
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Ready your phone for Black Friday

CNBC - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:37am
Download the right apps now to make sure you get the best prices on holiday sales.
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First Draft: Verbatim: Information In, Information Out

The New York Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:23am
Harry Reid, speaking in an interview about his chief-of-staff, David Krone, who has a reputation for revealing sensitive Oval Office meetings and Congressional correspondence.

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To cut college costs, head abroad

CNBC - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:19am
The value of getting a college degree abroad can seem more attractive amid rising college costs, but it's not a good fit for everyone.
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40 executives brave frigid Detroit night for charity, raise $200G

FOX News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:18am
Some enveloped themselves in sleeping bags. Others relied largely on layering. All were cold and at least a little uncomfortable.
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

The New York Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:13am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.

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Hedge funds (still) love Japan

CNBC - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:08am
Despite recent ups and downs, hedge funds are now more in love with Japan than at any time in the last decade.
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House files Obamacare lawsuit

POLITICO - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:05am
The filing of the suit the morning after Obama unveiled his major executive actions on immigration was clearly intended to underscore GOP lawmakers' desire to paint the president as a chief executive intent on overstepping his legal bounds.
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Hospital says nope to those who smoke

CNBC - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:03am
A major Colorado hospital system will refuse to hire anyone who uses tobacco products starting Jan. 1.
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Russia mulls oil output cut: Energy minister

CNBC - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:03am
Russia may cut oil production to shore up flagging prices, but no decision has been made yet, its energy minister said.
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US stocks surge after a surprise interest rate cut in China and a hint of stimulus in Europe

FOX News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:01am
U.S. stocks are rising after a surprise interest rate cut in China and hints that the European Central Bank will step up its economic stimulus efforts.
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Sexual assault case reinstated against former Tigers pitcher Evan Reed

FOX News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:01am
A judge has reinstated a sexual assault case against pitcher Evan Reed, overturning a decision by another judge who found inconsistencies in the woman's story.
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Ferguson protesters block traffic near police station for second straight night; 3 arrests

FOX News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:00am
Three people face charges after another night of protests in Ferguson.
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Connecticut dad charged with leaving tot in car for hours pleads not guilty to homicide charge

FOX News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:51am
A Connecticut father charged with causing his 15-month-old son's death by leaving him in the car for hours on a hot July day has pleaded not guilty.
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Artist beautifies scarred Ferguson

CNN - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:47am
In an odd way, I sense calm as cars and buses whiz by at rush hour. It is a sign of normalcy.
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Medicare doles out $45B in wong payments

CNBC - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:46am
Federal agencies have doled out billions in erroneous payments over the last five years, but the problem is worsening, Fiscal Times reports.
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How to profit off of cheap gold

CNBC - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:44am
Gold is cheap right now. Investors think that you should invest in gold and gold related companies. USA Today reports.
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Boehner Says Obama’s Immigration Action Damages Presidency

The New York Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:40am
Speaker John A. Boehner said that President Obama had “chosen to deliberately sabotage any chance of enacting bipartisan reforms that he claims to seek.”

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