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The Value Of Taxing The Wealthy: $56 Billion

President Barack Obama's proposal to let the Bush tax cuts expire for wealthier Americans could add significantly to federal coffers.
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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Office Pressured To Release Details About Condition

A source close to Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., says his staff or doctors could provide more information on the condition of the congressman as early as Wednesday, NPR's David Schaper reports. Jackson took a leave of absence a month ago, but his office has been vague about the circumstances.
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JPMorgan Will Move To 'Claw Back' Millions From Execs Who Bungled Billions

According to The Wall Street Journal, the bank will indeed seek to recover stocks paid to some of its top executives.
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Holy Cow! Family Finds Baseball Card Collection That May Fetch $3 Million

Stored away in an Ohio attic for about 100 years, the rare cards are in mint condition. Among the players: Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb and Connie Mack. Now, 20 cousins will share the windfall.
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In Scranton, Pa., City Workers Sue Over Having Wages Slashed

Faced with a nearly $17 million budget hole, the mayor cut all city workers' pay to minimum wage. Now the city's being sued. Workers say they weren't given a fair hearing and are owed overtime.
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eHarmony Has An App For When A Date Goes South

The app simulates a rescue phone call. The app can show a telephone number — a coworker's, your mother's — and a photo of the supposed caller. Although it can't guarantee your date will believe the fake excuse.
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City Of Brotherly Love Has A Different Kind Of Cupid

In Philadelphia, two men in their 40s were involved in a road rage incident. One driver cut in front of the other, who retaliated by doing the same thing. The first driver was arrested when he pulled out a crossbow and aimed it out the window.
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Secrecy Surrounds Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Illness

Constituents and colleagues of Chicago Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. are calling for him to reveal more about his health problems and whereabouts. Two weeks ago, his office issued a statement saying Jackson had taken a leave of absence and was being treated for exhaustion. Now, Jackson's aides say his condition is more serious than previously thought.

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