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Kurds May Have Oil To Export, But Buyers Are Harder To Find

Iraq's Kurdish region sits on vast amounts of oil. The regional government says it has the right to export the oil. But Baghdad is blocking those sales, saying only it has the right to sell Iraqi oil.
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Leased Solar Panels Can Cast A Shadow Over A Home's Value

Installing solar panels on a house to produce electricity is expensive. Leasing is one popular alternative, but some homeowners are learning 20-year contracts can complicate a home sale.
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Vote On National Harbor Casino Delayed Until Next Monday

The casino along the water on National Harbor is now on hold after the Prince George's County Council delayed a vote on the matter.
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Citigroup Agrees To $7 Billion Fine For 'Egregious' Misconduct

Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle claims that it committed fraud when it sold mortgage-backed securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis. Most of the money will be paid to the U.S. Treasury, but some will be used to provide mortgage relief to struggling homeowners.
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In Europe, Google Stumbles Between Free Speech And Privacy

Europe's highest court left Google with the responsibility of balancing the privacy rights of citizens with the public interest — and it's a tough balancing act.
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The Rise Of The Online Rebuttal — And How It's Making Waves In Print

Actor George Clooney published an online response to allegations made about his upcoming marriage by The Daily Mail, convincing the British tabloid to take its story down. It was just the latest successful example of an evolving phenomenon: the online rebuttal.
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How A Factory Man Fought To Save His Furniture Company

Virginia furniture owner John Bassett III was determined to beat out foreign competitors. Author Beth Macy documents him, and the collapse of the U.S. furniture industry, in her new book, Factory Man.
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Accounting Giant To Pay $4 Million After Improper Lobbying

The SEC announced Monday that auditing giant Ernst & Young will pay $4 million to settle charges a subsidiary lobbied Congress inappropriately. The firm neither admitted nor denied the charges.
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Trump Plaza Latest Atlantic City Casino To Fold

The casino sent out a warning on Monday to more than 1,000 employees that their jobs will likely end in September. It could be one of four Atlantic City casinos to shut down.
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Tech Giants Make Net Neutrality Case As Deadline Nears

The nation's top Internet companies are officially pressing for broad regulation to maintain free and equal access to the Internet.

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