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Sprecher Slams High-Speed Electronic Exchanges

The CEO of the firm that's about to take over the New York Stock Exchange has criticized alternative market trading. Jeffrey Sprecher said equity markets, including the NYSE, allow sophisticated traders to take advantage of small investors. He added such models are destined to fail and that people outside the markets have a sense things aren't fair.
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Obama To Visit Dallas To Smooth Bumps In Health Care Sign Up

President Obama travels to Dallas on Wednesday to meet with volunteers who've been working to educate consumers about the government's new health insurance marketplace. That task has been made more difficult by persistent technical problems plaguing the website.
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Twitter's IPO Managed Differently Than Other Tech Stocks

What makes an initial public offering a success? Twitter is going the old school route, pricing its shares modestly in hopes of a pop in early trading. The company will go public on Thursday, and the banks they've hired to help are some of the oldest and most well established in the country.
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Supreme Court Case Puts Public Prayer Back In The Spotlight

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a major case testing the use of prayer at government meetings. The case could produce some guidelines for the future after often conflicting rulings in the lower courts.
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Starbucks Is Latest Company Aiming To Help Vets Land Jobs

The coffee giant says it will hire at least 10,000 veterans or their spouses over the next five years. It joins companies ranging from JPMorgan Chase to Walmart to Boeing in trying to bring down a stubbornly high unemployment rate for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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I Applied For An Online Payday Loan. Here's What Happened Next

For months, I got calls from around the world offering me short-term loans. I had fallen into the world of online lead generation.
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In Alabama, Big Business Beats The Tea Party In A GOP House Race

The battle between the business and Tea Party wings of the Republican Party for Alabama's 1st Congressional District was won by Bradley Byrne, the choice of Chamber of Commerce types. Byrne defeated Dean Young in the primary election in the reliably Republican district.
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Democrat Terry McAuliffe Wins Virginia Governor's Race

Democrat Terry McAuliffe won the hotly contested Virginia governor's race, defeating Republican Ken Cuccinelli, who was supported by the Tea Party.
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Bill De Blasio Wins New York City Mayoral Election

Democrat Bill de Blasio won the New York City mayor's race, defeating Republican Joseph Lhota. He became the first Democrat to win the office since 1990.
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Gov. Chris Christie Wins Re-Election In N.J.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won re-election to a second term. The Associated Press projected Christie, a Republican, the winner over Democrat Barbara Buono.

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