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LightSquared Files For Bankruptcy Protection

LightSquared, which had been trying for years to build a high-speed wireless broadband network, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company's plans ran afoul of government regulators who said the new network would interfere with GPS signals.
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JPMorgan's Loss A Gain For Campaign Positioning

JPMorgan Chase's $2 billion loss in a risky investment brings attention to the presidential candidates' stances on financial regulation. President Obama supported the Dodd-Frank act, while Mitt Romney has said he would replace it with other regulations.
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Canada's Housing Market Booms; Experts See Trouble

Canada's real estate market is one of the hottest in the developed world. In Toronto, where prices rose 10 percent in March, the average detached house costs more than $600,000. But some worry that Canada is experiencing a housing bubble that's about to burst.
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From Iowa To Russia, Tractors Build Economic Bridge

Russia has one of the world's 10 biggest economies, but it isn't even among the top 30 U.S. trading partners. A new John Deere plant there shows the complications of that relationship. To avoid tariffs, tractors and combines are built in Iowa, then taken apart and shipped to Russia, where they're reassembled.
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Paying for College: More Tough Decisions

From your late 40s through early 60s, you're supposed to squirrel away cash to cope with health care costs in your old age. But for millions of Americans, middle age also is the time when children are seeking help with higher-education bills, and elderly parents may be needing assistance with daily care.
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The 'Whale Sized' Loophole In A New Finance Rule

A new rule is supposed to ban banks from making speculative bets. But JPMorgan's $2 billion trading loss illustrates the challenge of putting the rule into effect.

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