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Crooks Target Barnes And Noble's PIN Pad Devices

Hackers stole credit card information from Barnes and Noble customers last month. Audie Cornish speaks with Kim Zetter, senior reporter for Wired magazine, about the security breach, and why point of sale systems are growing vulnerable to security threats.
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Rajat Gupta Sentenced To Prison For Insider Trading

Rajat Gupta, a man who operated at the top levels of American business, was sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday. He was convicted of insider trading in a case that grew out of the prosecution of hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, who is now in prison.
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New Home Sales At Highest Level In Over Two Years

Some recent numbers suggest housing industry is much better off. New home sales were up 5.7 percent in September, 27 percent higher than last year's levels. That comes on the heels of some other promising numbers out last week on construction activity.
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Could There Be A Tie In The Electoral College?

When all the advertising and polling and debates and appearances are finished and votes have been cast, only one thing matters in the presidential race — the tally of the electoral college.
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U.S. Sues Bank Of America For Mortgage Fraud

The government sued Bank of America on Wednesday, claiming it stuck taxpayers with losses by intentionally selling dodgy home loans to the government-backed mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The civil suit, filed by the U.S. attorney in New York, seeks at least $1 billion in damages. The government says Countrywide Financial, a mortgage lender acquired by Bank of America in 2008, had a system called "the hustle" that skirted quality control to quickly sell defective mortgages to Fannie and Freddie.
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Obama Pushes Early Voting On Swing State Tour

President Obama campaigned in Iowa, Colorado, Nevada and California on Wednesday.
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Obama Campaign Invokes '537' To Get Out The Vote

An Obama campaign ad airing in swing states referencing the 2000 Florida recount uses memorable images of the days following the election to encourage supporters to vote. It calls 537 "the number of votes that changed the course of American history."
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Political Memes: Fast, Cheap And Out Of Control?

This year's presidential debates may be remembered as much for what the candidates said as for those witty Internet memes that followed. Experts say the rise of the political meme largely blindsided the campaigns.

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