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Collectible Art At Street Prices: Banksy Sells Pieces For $60

New Yorkers who love a good bargain missed a golden opportunity Saturday, when the artist and provocateur Banksy, whose sly graffiti art adorns collectors' walls, opened a sidewalk kiosk to sell his work for $60 a canvas.
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Reid And McConnell Are Optimistic As Default Deadline Looms

President Obama and Congress have until Thursday, Oct. 17, to reach a deal averting a potential credit default by the U.S. government. Both houses of Congress are meeting this afternoon.
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How Columbus Sailed Into U.S. History, Thanks To Italians

The making of Columbus Day involved much glorification of the Italian explorer, including some historical inaccuracies. But Christopher Columbus also became the face of a celebration of Italian heritage, amid discrimination in the U.S.
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Americans Win Economics Nobel For Interpreting Stock Prices

The Royal Swedish Academy honors U.S. professors Eugene F. Fama, Robert J. Shiller, and Lars Peter Hansen "for their empirical analysis of asset prices."
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3 American Economists Win Nobel Prize

Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller won the 2013 economics prize for their work on developing new methods to study trends in asset markets. They will share the $1.25 million prize.
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Chiefs Break Record For Loudest NFL Stadium

Fans of the Kansas City Chiefs were recorded howling at more than 137 decibels as the Chiefs defeated Oakland. That decibel level is louder than a rock concert and almost as loud as a jet engine.
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State Dollars Reopen Federal Landmarks

When the government shut down, National Parks were closed. Now states are using their own money to open such treasures as Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty.
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Shutdown Hinders S.D. Post-Blizzard Cleanup

What's being called one of the worst storms in South Dakota's history has killed tens of thousands of cattle. Ranchers need to bury the piles of carcasses littering the fields. The disaster comes amid the government shutdown that closed USDA programs aimed at helping livestock producers recover.
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U.S. Political Standoff Hangs Over IMF, World Bank Meetings

The world's top financial officials were in Washington, D.C. over the weekend for the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. The partial government shutdown and the debt ceiling standoff were hot topics among the visiting world financial leaders.
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How The Debt Limit Became 'A Nuclear-Tipped Leverage Point'

Since Congress first passed a law that set a cap on how much debt the Treasury could accrue, it has had to raise that limit more than 100 times. And 40 of those times, lawmakers have tried to tie strings to the vote. But veterans of past fights say they have gotten more intense in recent years.

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