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Outside Money Plays Big Role In Va. Race For Governor

Far-flung billionaires played a big role in the Virginia gubernatorial race. San Francisco environmentalist Tom Steyer and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent more than $2 million each to help elect Democrat Terry McAuliffe as governor.
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Unemployment Rate Rises To 7.3 Percent

Employers added 204,000 jobs to payrolls in October. The jobless rate edged up a bit, but that was likely a temporary phenomenon caused by the partial shutdown of the federal government. For more, Renee Montagne talks with NPR's John Ydstie.
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Persistence Pays Off For Uninsured Alaskan

A hairdresser in Alaska is one of the first people to get health insurance through HealthCare.gov. The 37-year-old woman has a chronic thyroid problem, so she's thrilled to find affordable coverage. Insurers are bracing for sick people like her to be among the first entering the market.
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Nick Bilton On Twitter's Creation Myth & 'Forgotten Founder'

Thursday's stock darling was an idea that came out of one man's loneliness. Bilton shares details of the betrayals and ousters during Twitter's earliest days.
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What Happened To Those TV Ads For Payday Loans?

Regulators are cracking down on payday loans, leading some companies like Western Sky to shut down their loan operations.
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On Twitter's IPO Day, A Look At How 5 Tech Stocks Have Fared

As eyes turn to the markets on Twitter's first day of trading, NPR wondered how some other tech stocks have performed since their IPOs. Some have soared, some have stumbled.
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Redeveloping Walter Reed

A proposal called "The Parks at Walter Reed" won the bid to redevelop the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in D.C. into a 3 million-square-foot town center project. We explore the proposal and what it means for the neighborhood and the District.

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Super Mario Cut Interest Rates Today And That's Huge News

The European Central Bank is defying expectations by moving more aggressively than expected to boost its member nations' economies and head off potentially dangerous deflation. "Super Mario" Draghi, the ECB's president, is getting much of the credit.
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Lululemon Founder: Our Pants Won't Work For Some Women

The yoga clothier had a big public relations problem earlier this year when women complained that some of its pants allowed too much to be seen. Founder Chip Wilson says any woman can wear his company's clothes, but "quite frankly, some women's bodies just actually don't work" in them.
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Twitter Makes Market Debut

The New York Stock Exchange is at the center of attention Thursday morning as Twitter goes public at $26 per share. That means company is expected to raise almost $2 billion. For the latest on this highly anticipated IPO, NPR's Zoe Chace talks with host David Greene.

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