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Feds Call Full Tilt Poker A 'Global Ponzi Scheme'

Federal prosecutors are stepping up their case against a big poker website. In Manhattan Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara filed additional charges against Ireland-based Full Tilt Poker. Earlier this year, the U.S. banned Americans from accessing many online poker sites.
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Fed's 'Operation Twist,' Explained In 4 Easy Steps

Here's the Fed's likely next move in its effort to push down interest rates even further.
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A Do-It-Yourself Approach To The Electric Car

Jack Rickard and Brian Noto have developed something of a cult following on their webcast in which they talk in soul-crushing detail about the intricacies of how to gut a gas-guzzling road warrior and convert it into an all-electric vehicle. On Wednesday, they host the Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention at the Cape Girardeau airport.
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The Dozen Richest Men And Women In Congress

Nearly 50 percent of those in Congress are millionaires and may be impacted by President Obama's most recent tax proposal.
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Va. Gov., Google Launch Small Business Program

Governor McDonnell, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt

Va. governor Martin McDonnell met with officials from Google to announce a new program that helps local small businesses build a web presence.

 

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In The Obama White House, A Crisis Of 'Confidence'

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind talks about his unflattering picture of rivalries and dysfunction within President Obama's first economic team in his book Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President. Some of officials quoted in the book say they were misquoted or that their comments were taken out of context.
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Standard & Poor's Downgrades Italy's Debt

S&P dropped Italy's government debt a notch, pointing to weak economic growth and political divisions that could make it harder to resolve its debt problems. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi shot back with a statement saying the move was "dictated more by newspaper articles than by reality."
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Donahoe Determined To Keep Postal Service Relevant

The U.S. Postal Service lost $8.5 billion last year. On Monday, President Obama endorsed a plan to reduce mail delivery to five days a week to cut its massive losses. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe talks to Steve Inskeep about the future of the mail service.

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