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Politics In The News: The Primary Brackets

With five weeks to go before the Iowa primaries, we learn more about the state of play in the GOP presidential field. When you think about it, the primaries are a lot like football playoffs.
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No Crystal Ball? Here's Help With 2016 Economic Forecasts

Investors might wish for a device to peer into the future, but they must settle for economic forecasters. For 2016, most forecasters are seeing signs pointing toward more profits and jobs.
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Politics In The News: Democratic Debate

Democratic presidential candidates engaged in their 3rd debate of the primary season. David Greene talks to Cokie Roberts and Democratic pollster Anna Greenberg, of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research.
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Fact Check: Did Obama Withdraw From Iraq Too Soon, Allowing ISIS To Grow?

Republicans have hammered President Obama for underestimating ISIS and naively allowing it to grow by leaving Iraq. But the withdrawal is only one factor in the rise of the extremists.
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Federal Reserve Announces Hike In Short-Term Interest Rates

After holding rates near zero for seven years, the Fed approved a small increase Wednesday. While that step seems minor, the impact could be huge in 2016 as borrowing costs head up.
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All Eyes On Trump Once Again, But His Rivals Feel The Pressure

Donald Trump appeared serene and imperturbable, while most all the others on stage directed their fire primarily at each other. Jeb Bush was the exception, saying Trump would be "a chaos president."
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These 7 Charts Can Help You See What The Fed Is Doing

The Federal Reserve's thinking about interest rates may seem mysterious. But here are some graphs that should help you see where the central bank has been, and why it may be ready to raise rates.
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Are Americans Convinced Obama's Strategy Against ISIS Is Working?

President Obama says ISIS is rapidly losing ground in Iraq and Syria. David Greene talks to Democratic adviser Bruce Jentleson about whether the president is succeeding in assuaging Americans' fears.
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What To Expect From The Last GOP Presidential Debate In 2015

Ahead of Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate in Las Vegas, Renee Montagne talks to Robert Costa of The Washington Post to get an insider's take on what is ahead for debate viewers.
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For Millennials, Rising Interest Rates Sound Like Olden Tales

The last time Fed policymakers raised rates, young Americans' lives were different. They couldn't share the news or comment via Twitter on iPhones and iPads because those things didn't exist.

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