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New Rules Force Big Banks To Keep A Bigger Cushion

Banking regulators at the FDIC and the Fed are voting on whether to impose tougher rules on big banks. Analysts think that the new regulations, which are expected to pass, will hurt growth prospects.
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An Angry Hearing On The Hill For 'Cockamamie' Twitter-like Network

During a hearing Tuesday, Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy vented anger about a USAID program to fund a failed, Twitter-like network in Cuba.
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Al Sharpton, FBI Informant? New Claims Revive '80s Mob Story

Rev. Al Sharpton's past work for the FBI is under new scrutiny. On Monday, the website The Smoking Gun published documents that it claims detail Sharpton's work as a confidential informant during mafia investigations in the 1980s. Sharpton admits recording conversations with alleged mobsters for the FBI, but he denies doing anything wrong.
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Natural Disasters Are Rare, But So Is Mudslide Insurance

Dozens of people lost their homes in the massive slide in Oso, Wash., but few are likely to see an insurance payout. That's because mudslide coverage is not included in a typical homeowner's policy.
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Holder Plays Asparagus Card Against GOP Antagonist

When a Texas Republican congressman criticized Eric Holder Tuesday, the attorney general hit him with a dose of snark.
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The Politics Of Equal Pay: It's More Than A Women's Issue

The pay equity issue, which President Obama and Democrats are using as a central campaign theme, could also gain traction with male voters.
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NCAA Women's Final Matches Two Undefeated Teams

For the first time in history, two teams meet in the NCAA women's title game with perfect records. Not for the first time in history, two coaches face off who don't like each other.
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Not Guilty Verdict Can Still Lead To Ruined Lives

The criminal justice system can sometimes feed the poverty cycle, even for people who are eventually found not guilty. The Bronx Defenders is helping low-income defendants navigate the justice system.
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Sharpton Rejects Detailed Story About FBI Informant Role

The Rev. Al Sharpton says he isn't a former FBI asset who informed on Mafia figures to a special task force in New York City during the 1980s, despite a recent report by The Smoking Gun.
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Nevada Offers Rare Deal: Year-Round Sales Of Health Plans

It is the only state to require insurers that sell individual plans outside the online marketplace to make coverage available to customers anytime.

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