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Furloughs Only The Latest Blow To Federal Worker Morale

Government work was once synonymous with job security and stability. But these days furloughs, pay freezes and threats of further cuts are fomenting discontent. Some federal employees also say that public criticism of the federal government is also taking a toll.
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Enron's Jeffrey Skilling May See Sentence Reduced

Skilling was sentenced in 2006 for his role in the collapse of the energy trading giant and handed a 24-year prison sentence. Under the deal announced Thursday, he may see as much as a decade cut from that sentence.
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Nearly Three Years After Dodd-Frank, Reforms Happen Slowly

The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was a sweeping legislative package designed to prevent another financial collapse. Journalist Gary Rivlin says passing the bill was just a first step in a long road to real reform, and the financial system is as vulnerable to disaster it was in 2008.
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Dow Jones Average Makes History, Closes Above 15,000

With treasury yields near historic lows, and cash and money markets yielding almost nothing, investors are putting their money in stocks. Analysts say the Federal Reserve's efforts to keep interest rates extremely low are a key driver.
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Tourists Travel To Turkey For Hair Implants

Turkey has become a popular destination for people looking for hair implants, and now that's expanding to facial hair. The Wall Street Journal reports that men hoping for a Tom Selleck mustache or an Abe Lincoln beard are heading to Turkey.
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Debt Settlement Firm Accused Of Defrauding Thousands

For the first time, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has referred a criminal case to the Department of Justice. The bureau accuses a debt relief company called Mission Settlement Agency of bilking consumers out of millions. The suit alleges the company lied about fees and its results.

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