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Amazon Unveils Fire TV, Its Video Streaming Device

Amazon is making an aggressive move toward your living room TV with a new video-streaming device. Amazon Fire TV joins a crowded field of devices vying for the same spot.
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Court's Decision Will Encourage Joint Fundraising Committees

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down limits on how much a single individual can give in total to candidates and parties. The ruling could give wealthy donors even more influence in elections.
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NPR Poll: Obamacare More Popular Than President

After a horrendous October rollout, the ACA is viewed a little more favorably now. But the number of people who intensely oppose the law is 12 percentage points higher than those who strongly back it.
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First Test For College Hopefuls? Decoding Financial Aid Letters

You got in! But just how much money is that school offering you? Financial aid award letters can be confusing, so we've put together a sample letter — and translated it into plain English.
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U.S. Troubled By Iran's Choice Of 1979 Hostage-Taker For U.N. Post

Iran wants Hamid Aboutalebi as its new United Nations ambassador. He was among a group of Muslim students who 35 years ago seized American diplomats in Tehran.
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Campaign Finance Ruling Winners: The Political Pros

In practical terms, the Supreme Court ruling could mean more money flowing to political operatives and party committees.
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Traders Defend High-Speed Systems Against Charges Of Rigging

Author Michael Lewis says high-frequency traders have figured out a way to game the system. Some of those traders say that while there are "bad actors," high-speed trading plays a legitimate role.
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A Younger, Wealthier Capital City Turns A Political Page

Democrats in Washington, D.C., rejected scandal-plagued Mayor Vincent Gray's re-election bid, turning instead to a challenger three decades his junior and with appeal to the rapidly gentrifying city.
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Pillar Of Campaign Finance Limits

A divided Supreme Court eliminated the overall limits on a donor's contributions to federal candidates and campaigns, while leaving in place the limit on what a donor may give to one candidate.
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High Court's Campaign Finance Ruling Has Critics Dismayed

Adam Lioz, of the public policy organization Demos, says that Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling will further empower a small, elite group of political donors. He offers a critical perspective on the ruling.

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