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Steve Cohen Fights Back Against Claims Of Insider Trading

Last week the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accused SAC founder, Steven Cohen of negligence. The complaint alleges Cohen failed to supervise employees the SEC believes were engaged in insider trading. On Tuesday, Cohen and SAC fired back.
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With Miles Of Blight, What's The Best Way To Reimagine Detroit?

Melissa Block talks to Dan Kinkead, executive director of Detroit Future City, about how the sprawling and bankrupt city can start from scratch and reimagine its liabilities into assets.
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Dempsey Wary Of U.S. Involvement In Syria

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, has outlined the costs and benefits of the military options the U.S. is considering for Syria. The options include training rebels, military strikes and establishing a no-fly-zone. Dempsey offered his assessment in a letter to the top Senator on the Armed Services Committee. He noted there would be "unintended consequences" to any action, a reference to the past decade of military action in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Howard Buffett Battles Hunger, Armed With Money And Science

Warren Buffett's son, Howard, is using his foundation, stocked with $2 billion of his father's money, to address hunger in the U.S., as well as globally. He's trying to use his farming experience to help farmers be more productive and to get more food into the hands of those who need it most.
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See The 10 States With The Fastest Internet Connections

Vermont, New Hampshire and Delaware top the list of states with fastest average connection speeds, according to the latest Akamai State of the Internet report.
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Teachers Hit The Books To Master New Education Standards

School systems nationwide are scrambling to prepare teachers to implement new education standards known as the Common Core. In some cases, the standards, which lay out what students will be expected to know by the end of each grade, will require teachers to adopt new teaching methods.
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The Big Stink: D.C.'s Corpse Flower Put On A Show

The gigantic flower known as the "corpse flower" gives off a pungent odor of rotting flesh. Crowds to the U.S. Botanic Garden missed the nocturnal scent but still ogled at the pistachio-colored bloom.
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Anthony Weiner Acknowledges More Inappropriate Messages

According to a "nightlife" website, Weiner sexted with an unidentified woman about a year after he resigned from Congress. Weiner is currently trying to revive his political career with a run for New York City mayor.
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After Braun's Suspension, Is A-Rod Next At Bat?

Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun has accepted a 65-game suspension because of the evidence linking him to a Miami-area clinic that allegedly sold performance-enhancing drugs. The Yankees' Alex Rodriguez and other players have also been tied to that clinic.
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Budgeting 101

Financial advisors say budgeting is essential to achieving financial prosperity. Yet only 1 in 3 Americans have a detailed budget, according to a recent poll. Host Michel Martin speaks with finance expert Louis Barajas for tips on how to build a budget that actually works.

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