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Senate Version Adds Costs To VA Overhaul Measure

The Senate passed a bipartisan bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. The measure is close enough to a version already passed by the House that it could reach the president's desk soon.
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Volatility Index Indicates Wall Street Is Bored

An economic indicator commonly called the VIX, volatility index, is also known as the fear index. Whatever you call it, the index is hitting lows not seen since before the financial crisis.
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Tea Party Candidate Uses Immigration Issue To Beat Cantor

Already dim prospects for an immigration overhaul got even dimmer after Republican House Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary this week. What does this mean for Republicans going forward?
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After Primary Defeat, Cantor To Step Down As Majority Leader

House Majority leader Eric Cantor lost his house seat in a surprising primary battle to college professor Dave Brat. During a news conference, Cantor declined to offer an analysis on why he lost.
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Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws

The fast-growing startup is operating in more than 100 cities around the world. But Uber, which is valued at $17 billion, faces opposition from traditional taxis and regulators.
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Va. Students Abuzz As Star Professors Become Political Rivals

With Dave Brat's defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor, a tiny Virginia college fell into the political spotlight. Both Brat and his new opponent, Democrat Jack Trammell, teach at Randolph-Macon.
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Fight Over Calif. Oyster Company Splits Chefs And Land Defenders

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is resisting the expiration of its lease in Marin County, Calif. The debate may reach the Supreme Court, and it's dividing residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Health Care Can Be Key To A Better Life For Former Inmates

The sheriff's department in San Francisco is now enrolling inmates in post-jail health coverage as soon as they enter the system. But even with insurance, former inmates can have trouble getting care.
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Cantor's Loss In Va. Is Immigration Issue's Death Knell. Or Not.

Immigration was a key issue in Tuesday's primary. Rep. Eric Cantor's defeat may discourage others from promoting policy changes. But some advocates say the outlook for overhaul isn't so bleak.
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Emirates Nixes Order For 70 Airbus A350s

The Dubai-based airline says the contract for the new planes, which was worth $16 billion, had "lapsed," but did not elaborate.

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