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Experience Pays In The NBA: Old Stars Get Big Bucks

There's been a paradigm shift in the NBA: Older players are signing huge new contracts. This week was the most recent example, with Steve Nash and Kevin Garnett signing huge deals even though they're approaching 40 years old.
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Pro-Obama SuperPACs Losing The Money Race

Republican superPACs expect to rake in $800 million by Election Day, and Democratic superPACs are hundreds of millions behind. Democrats have "implicitly conceded" says Robert Draper of The New York Times, but that doesn't mean they can't compete.
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Scranton's Public Workers Now Paid Minimum Wage

The Pennsylvania city has slashed the pay for all its public employees — including firefighters and police — to $7.25 per hour. Mayor Chris Doherty says there isn't enough money in the bank to pay full wages.
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Options Slim, Older Job Seekers Try Starting Fresh

For the long-term unemployed, training for a new profession can help open the door to job opportunities. But starting over can be particularly difficult for older workers. Deborah Klein, 62 and unemployed since 2008, hopes her new training as a pharmacy technician will help her finally land a job.
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Jobs Report And Politics: The Monthly Spin Cycle

It's become a pattern: On the first Friday of the month, the Labor Department issues a disappointing economic report. Republicans cite it as proof of President Obama's failed policies. The White House urges everyone to focus on the glass half full. And both sides miss the broader picture.
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Public Hearing To Be Held On Pepco's Storm Performance

D.C.'s Public Service Commission is planning to hold a public hearing for residents to weigh in on Pepco's performance after last week's storm.

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Yahoo, Facebook Reportedly In Ad Deal

The deal would involve swapping advertising and ends a contentious patent dispute launched by Yahoo three months ago.
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The Global Banking Scandal

The ousted chief executive of Barclays Bank says it wasn’t the only financial institution that tried to manipulate benchmark interest rates. We look at the widening global bank scandal and the role of regulators.

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Rigging LIBOR: Banking scandal hits home (literally)

Correspondent Robert Smith discovered an obscure but critical interest rate when he took out a mortgage. Now the world is learning how that rate was manipulated.

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