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Va. Woman Wins Powerball Twice In Same Day

Virginia Fike accidentally bought two Powerball tickets instead of one. Her five lucky numbers brought her a double win: $2 million. She says she'll use the money to care for her parents.
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Fitch Ratings Upgrades Ford's Junk Status

Ford's credit rating was raised from junk status to investment-grade by Fitch Ratings — it's another step in the company's turnaround. Ford nearly collapsed in 2005. Since then, it has mortgaged many of its assets, even using its blue oval logo as collateral to borrow money. Under the leadership of CEO Alan Mulally, Ford has repaired its balance sheet and improved its vehicle lineup.
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Romney Has 5 More Primary Wins Under His Belt

Mitt Romney has won Tuesday's primaries in Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. But he delivered his victory speech in New Hampshire, the state that gave him an important early win in the hard-fought Republican primary season. And New Hampshire will be an important battleground state in the general election battle between Romney and President Obama.
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Activists Disrupt Wells Fargo Shareholders Meeting

Some Wells Fargo shareholders were arrested Tuesday after disrupting the annual meeting in San Francisco. They had bought shares specifically so they could attend the meeting and disrupt the proceedings. Their protest is part of a new strategy by the Occupy movement and housing activists to target corporations.
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On Campuses, Obama Pitches Low-Cost College Loans

President Obama on Wednesday visits students at the University of Iowa, where he'll again make a pitch for low-cost college loans. It's the last stop on a trip that's taken Obama to two other battleground states: Colorado and North Carolina. He's primarily reaching out this week to younger voters.
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Negotiating The College Funding Labyrinth

Paying for college is kind of like solving a mystery. What do four years of college really cost? Are your loans government or private? And when you graduate, how much will you really owe? Many students and parents don't have a clue.
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Holder Vows 'Zero Tolerance' To Human Trafficking

In a major speech in Little Rock, Ark., Attorney General Eric Holder said far too many reports of abuse cross his desk each week, more than 40 percent of them involving children. There were a record 120 such cases in the U.S. in the past year.
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VA Struggles To Provide Vets With Mental Health Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs says any veteran who seeks mental health services gets help within days. But a new investigation by the agency's inspector general says the statistics are skewed to make wait times appear shorter. The VA will have a chance at a Senate hearing Wednesday to explain how it's going to do better.

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