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Federal Reserve Votes To End Quantitative Easing

Federal Reserve policymakers voted Wednesday to end a giant bond-buying stimulus program that's been in place in one form or another for the last six years.
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T. Boone Pickens On The Plummeting Price Of Oil

Melissa Block talks to oilman T. Boone Pickens. He told the Wall Street Journal that energy companies are pumping too much oil and that none of them wants to be the first to stop.
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Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper's 'Independent Sheen' Has Faded

With less than a week to go before Election Day, the governor's race in Colorado remains tight between Democrat incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican Rep. Bob Beauprez. Melissa Block talks to Denver Post political reporter John Frank about the race.
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Stagnant Wages Could Drive Voters At The Polls Next Week

Voters say the economy is uppermost on their minds this election season. But are the candidates speaking to Americans' pocketbook concerns?
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Scientists Implicate More Than 100 Genes In Causing Autism

Spontaneous gene mutations, not ones inherited from parents, increase a child's risk of autism, scientists say. By comparing genes within families they've identified more than 100 suspects.
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Russian Engines Could Be Focus Of Antares Launch Failure Probe

NK-33 engines, originally destined for a Soviet-era moon shot that never got off the ground and later used in the Antares, are suspect, some scientists say.

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Federal Reserve Stays The Course, Ends Most Recent Stimulus Program

The Fed has been buying up bonds by the trillions since the financial crisis started in 2008. Today, it affirmed that it was going ahead with plans to end its third round of stimulus.
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Debate: Does Income Inequality Impair The American Dream?

A sign of a robust economy that ultimately lifts all boats — or a force that prevents low- and middle-income people from advancing? Experts debate income inequality for Intelligence Squared U.S.
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Why The Ebola Evacuees Survived And What We Learned From Them

Ten of the 14 Ebola patients evacuated from West Africa have survived. We asked specialists: What made the difference?
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Maine To Enforce Quarantine For Nurse Who Worked In West Africa

Kaci Hickox, who was first placed in isolation in New Jersey after her return over the weekend from Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone, has refused to abide by a "voluntary" quarantine in the state.

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