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Transportation Bank Proposal Would Fund Va. Road Projects

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Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is using money left over from last year's budget to create a transportation bank to help finance stalled local road projects. He initially announced plans to do so in September. Friday, he asked state legislators to draw the first $150 million in funding from unspent balances and budget savings.

The so-called infrastructure bank was created as a way to take money from McDonnell's proposed sale of the state's liquor monopoly and use the proceeds to offer low-interest loans to localities for highway projects.

The bank is part of a $4 billion transportation plan that McDonnell outlined last week.

The governor wants to borrow about $3 billion of that total.

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For 3 Climbers, Summiting Meru Was An 'Irresistible' Challenge

Meru is a 21,000-foot mountain in northern India. Some of the greatest climbers in the world have tried and failed to reach its peak — a sheer granite wall known as the Shark's Fin.
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How Big Egg Tried To Bring Down Little 'Mayo' (And Failed)

Newly released emails from the American Egg Board reveal embarrassing details about its fight against the vegan product Just Mayo. Industry critics say the board's antics may have broken the law.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Hungary struggles to deal with thousands of migrants at a Budapest train station. World leaders react to news the Obama administration clears a hurdle on the Iran nuclear deal. And the king of Saudi Arabia makes his first official visit to Washington. A panel of journalists joins guest host Tamara Keith for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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How The Architect Of Netflix's Innovative Culture Lost Her Job To The System

Netflix is famous for pioneering a company culture that demands standout results from every employee. One of the architects of this philosophy ended up losing her job to the system she created.

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