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Kansas City Cashes In On A Big-Time Sports Bet

The Missouri river town spent $300 million on a glass-encased sports arena that no big-league pro sports team calls home. Four years later, Sprint Center ranks as America's fifth-busiest arena, with visitors ranging from Lady Gaga to Elmo, from college hoops to Cirque du Soleil.

In N.H. Trip, Obama Pushes Keeping Payroll Tax Cut

New Hampshire voters have seen plenty of the Republican presidential candidates. But on Tuesday, they got a visit from President Obama, who was promoting part of his jobs plan. The payroll tax cut is due to expire at the end of next month.
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Local Lawmakers Worry About Automatic Cuts

Area lawmakers are concerned that the automatic spending cuts triggered by the supercommittee's failure to reach an agreement could have a disproportionate affect on the D.C. region.


The National Debt: What The Left And Right Agree On

The supercommittee failed. But when it comes to long-term U.S. debt, the left and right agree. A lot.

Parenting Advice For The 20-Something Years

Parenting used to end when the kids left home at 18. Now, more college grads are moving back home. To the rescue: new parenting books on the trials and tribulations of raising your adult child. The hottest topics? Money. And kids moving back home.
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Walmart Signs D.C. Community Benefits Agreement

Walmart has signed a community benefits agreement with the District, guaranteeing that local businesses and contractors will benefit from the construction of six new stores.


The Long, Slow March Toward Supercommittee's Crisis

Lawmakers have spent much of this year struggling to reach a deal that could get budget deficits under control. But the problem has been developing for at least a decade. In 2000, there was a $200 billion surplus.