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Local banks have a lot invested in financial regulatory reform.

Small lenders don't like being lumped in with big Wall Street firms. Take the proposal for a new consumer protection office - could it end up working at cross-purposes with existing federal regulation? Maryland Bankers Association president Kathleen Murphy says evaluating a local lender's business practices requires understanding that bank's business model.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

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Why Are Theater Tickets Cheaper On The West End Than On Broadway?

In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.
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Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others

A food blogger says dozens of distilleries are buying rye whiskey from a factory in Indiana and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."
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House Approves $16 Billion Plan To Improve Health Care For Vets

The Senate is expected to pass the measure this week. It would expand government programs and provide funds for vets who are unable to access VA services to see private doctors.
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Can Pinterest Compete With Google's Search?

Pinterest has created a database of things that matter to humans. And with a programming team that's largely been hired away from Google, the company has begun offering what it calls "guided search."

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