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Upstart Car Service Butts Heads With D.C.'s Taxis

Customers have many complaints against the cabs in Washington, D.C., including not all of them take credit cards. But a new service has taken the city by surprise including the cab commission. The service is called Uber and you can request a car from a mobile phone and pay for it by credit card.
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Report Prompts Calls To End Freddie Mac's Conflict Of Interest

Lawmakers and prominent economists on Monday called for changes at the taxpayer-owned mortgage company after NPR, in partnership with ProPublica, revealed that Freddie Mac has placed multibillion-dollar bets against American homeowners.
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Mortgage Giant Places Bets Against Homeowners

NPR and ProPublica have found that Freddie Mac, the giant government-owned mortgage company, has been placing financial bets against homeowners. Specifically, Freddie Mac has made targeted investments that pay off if homeowners are unable to refinance their mortgages. At the same time, Freddie has been making it harder for many homeowners to get new loans.
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Facebook IPO: Worth The Price Or Next Internet Bubble?

Facebook is expected to file papers for an initial public offering this week, and industry watchers say the company may be valued at nearly $100 billion. Is the social networking website worth the price, or is this another Internet bubble in the making?
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As Homeowners Struggle, Freddie Mac Benefits

An investigation by ProPublica and NPR finds that Freddie Mac has invested billions of dollars in bets against struggling homeowners. Public records show that Freddie Mac, in a potential conflict of interest, sought to make gains when homeowners failed to qualify for refinancing.
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Freddie Mac Betting Against Struggling Homeowners

Freddie Mac has invested billions of dollars betting that U.S. homeowners won't be able to refinance their mortgages at today's lower rates, according to an investigation by NPR and ProPublica.

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'Reply-All' Emails Overwhelm German Parliament

At the end of last week, an employee sent an email with a simple request: Please bring me a copy of the new directory. She accidentally copied every member of the legislature and all of their staff. The email went to some 4,000 people. Recipients then started to reply-all with many messages, and the system couldn't handle it.

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