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2014 Midterm Election Was The Most Expensive One Yet

The $3.77 billion appeared to come from a smaller cadre of donors than in the 2010 midterms, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
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Blind Boy's Quest Prompts Australia To Plan Tactile Cash

Blind since birth, Connor McLeod couldn't tell how much money he'd been given for Christmas. So he started a petition seeking banknotes that can be differentiated by touch.
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Prosecutors Raid HSBC's Geneva Office Over Suspected Money Laundering

The raid comes a week after leaked HSBC documents showed that the bank's Swiss unit had helped its international clients launder profits and shelter their holdings from their home countries.
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W.Va. Train Derailment Raises Safety Questions About Newer Tankers

Authorities are investigating what caused a freight train hauling crude oil to derail and explode into flames. The rail cars that ruptured were newer tankers designed to be more puncture resistant.
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'You Are Invited': Isolated Iran Seeks Foreign Tourists

Iran often seems conflicted about its future. Last week, a big rally included the usual anti-American rhetoric, while the following day marked the opening of an international tourism exhibit.
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Why Slow Electronic Payments Can Cause Cash Flow Problems

Electronic messages can circle the globe in an instant, but electronic payments can still take days to complete. This often puts consumers at greater risk of getting hit with late fees.
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Study Suggests Recession, Recovery Have Not Left The Rich Richer

Conventional wisdom is that income inequality has gotten worse in the years since the financial crisis, but new research by a George Washington University professor says that's not what the data show.
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Despite Recovery, Many Find Home Loans Still Hard To Get

The housing market and the economy are both well on their way back from the Great Recession. But housing advocates say banks, stung by the housing crisis and its fallout, remain reluctant to lend.
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EU-Greek Drama Deepens As A Deadline Approaches

Greece has threatened to quit the euro if an agreement over its debt isn't reached. There were hints that a deal with the new Greek government could be worked out. But turmoil looms if the talks fail.
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On Iran's Streets, 'Death To America' ... And Hope For A Nuclear Deal

Many Iranians seem prepared to shift relations with the West. But there are also plenty of skeptics when it comes to the prospect of a nuclear deal and normal ties with the U.S.

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