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International Interest Rate Scandal Rumbles Forward

An influential group of bankers comes up with the critical interest rate known as the LIBOR. The world uses it as a benchmark for how much to charge consumers on mortgages and other loans. For more on how the rate is set, Renee Montagne talks to Gillian Tett of the Financial Times.
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Frequent Flyer Trip May Be Too Good To Be True

United Airlines posted a deal last week that got Brian Kelly's attention. He writes a blog about frequent flyer miles called "The Points Guy." The flight he was looking at was to Hong Kong that would require four frequent flyer miles.
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Health Care Is An Advantageous Topic For Candidates

Even though the Supreme Court declared the Affordable Care Act constitutional, voters in battleground states remain polarized about the law. But a new NPR survey finds there are signs that the gap between opponents and supporters has become a little smaller.
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Capital One Settles Over Vendors' Missteps

Capital One Bank will pay $210 million to settle federal charges that it tricked credit card customers into buying costly add-on services like payment protection and credit monitoring. The case is the first enforcement action from the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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Is American Stalling On A Merger With US Airways?

It's been reported that the CEO and his management team stand to make millions if they stall the merger long enough.
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Local Businesses Boxed Out Of Prime Real Estate

Local businesses in D.C. face many challenges, but one of the biggest is finding and securing prime downtown real estate — which many landlords effectively hold off-limits to all but large national chains.

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A Look Back At MSNBC's Heady Early Days

Commentator Andrei Codrescu takes note of Microsoft and NBC parting ways at MSNBC. He was at the Microsoft campus when things were going the other way in 1995. Back then, Microsoft thought it was going to be the next big thing in entertainment.

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