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How Washington Chose Not To Be Careful With Spending Cuts

No rational person would try to cut nearly all government spending by a fixed amount, regardless of the individual merit of any given program. That's kind of the point.
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Job Applicants Are Wary Of Firms' Resume Sorting Software

Some big companies are using talent management software to narrow the pool of job applicants before an employer reviews the resumes. Human resources officials say in today's economy, the systems are crucial. But employment seekers often find the software puts them at a disadvantage.
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States, Federal Regulators Warm To Online Gambling

For years federal regulators cracked down on online gambling, deeming it illegal. But in 2011, the Justice Department changed its mind and now states are beginning to see an opportunity. Renee Montagne talks to David Schwartz of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada Las Vegas about these new laws, and what they mean for the future of gambling.
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Democrats Move To Reinstate Assault Weapons Ban

The Senate held its first hearing on an assault weapons ban Wednesday, with activists pushing for tighter gun regulations sharing a table with gun-rights activists. They are seizing on public outrage over the December gun massacre at a school in Connecticut.
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Sequester Cuts Could Affect Air Safety

At a hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, FAA administrator Michael Huerta explained to lawmakers what the sequester means to the aviation industry. He said he has limited ability to avoid furloughs for key personnel, such as air traffic controllers. That could lead to delays for passengers and the closing of towers.
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Tooth Fairy Survey: Rate Went Up 15 Percent in 2012

Illinois based provider Delta Dental says the gain is similar to the jump in the S&P 500. The average Tooth Fairy gift was just over $2.40.
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Princeton University To Give Away Free Homes

The old houses, which have been used as offices, need to be taken off campus property to make room for a new art and transit project. Prospective owners will need to "pick up" their new home. While the houses are free, delivery is not included in the offer.

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