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Inside America's Most Indebted City

The bizarre tale includes a do-gooder who skipped town, an epically mismanaged incinerator, and possible criminal behavior.
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Bernanke Defends His Efforts To Lift Economy

In a much-anticipated speech Friday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke about the "nontraditional" measures he's had to use to boost the economy. The Fed can't use the traditional tool — lowering interest rates — because rates are already so low. At a meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Bernanke also warned about the dangers of the stagnant labor market.
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Fairness In State Courts: Electing Versus Appointing State Judges

State judges rule on most legal cases, but some argue campaign funding for judicial candidates leads to bias. Please join us to discuss fairness in state courts: elections versus appointment for state judges.

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Fed Chief Bernanke Issues Strong Hint Of Further Stimulus

Ben Bernanke said the stagnation of the labor market was of "grave concern."
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Japanese Court Weighs In On Apple-Samsung Dispute

A Tokyo court on Friday dismissed Apple's claim that Samsung had infringed on its patent. It's the latest ruling in the global legal battle between the two technology titans over smartphones. Last week, a U.S. jury awarded Apple a billion dollars in damage in its patent suit with Samsung.
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Buffett Donates More To His Children's Foundations

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has pledged an additional $3 billion of Berkshire Hathaway shares to the charitable foundations run by his three children. Buffet has been giving about $64 million a year to each of his children's foundations. Now he's decided to up that amount to about $100 million a year.
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Norwalk, Ct., Schools Avert Budget Crisis

Like many cities, Norwalk has been repeatedly forced to cut its school budget. But this year, a $10 million shortfall forced a demand for even steeper cuts and big concessions from the teachers union. As the new school year begins, wounds are still deep after the frustrating budget battle.

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