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Overhaul Bill Criticized For Ending Affordable Housing Goals

The Obama administration is trying to gain more support for a bipartisan bill to dramatically reshape the housing finance industry. Others say the bill would weaken affordable housing regulations.
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Buffett Defends Coke Position At Berkshire Hathaway Meeting

Warren Buffett is under fire for not opposing Coca-Cola's executive compensation plan more aggressively. Buffett spoke about his decision at a shareholder meeting for his company Berkshire Hathaway.
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Senate May Bypass White House And Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

The Senate is expected to vote soon on the controversial pipeline. Supporters introduced the bill after the White House put its approval process on hold indefinitely because of a legal dispute.
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David Weil To Begin Serving As First Wage And Hour Administrator

David Weil is responsible for enforcing federal protections such as the minimum wage and overtime. Weil, an economist at Boston University, has spent his whole career studying workplace issues.
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All The Single Ladies: 5 Takeaways About Unmarried Female Voters

Going into midterm elections, this key demographic poses a big challenge for Democrats: getting their most reliable female supporters to become more reliable voters.
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Learning A New Skill Works Best To Keep Your Brain Sharp

Brain training has become a multimillion-dollar industry. But if you want to improve your memory, don't waste your time and money on brain games. You'd be better off learning how to quilt.
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You Had Me At Hello: The Science Behind First Impressions

Maybe it's true that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. People are judging your personality from the first word you speak, scientists say. Try it yourself with our quiz.
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Blessed Be Thy Bicycle: New York Riders Roll Into Church

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine held its 16th annual ceremony to bless the city's bikes and cyclists on Saturday. Some come for God's help; others are just hoping for "a little extra mojo."
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Seeking A Fortune Through Search Funds

Normally, investors look for promising companies to invest in. With search funds, they invest in promising people. Investors back "searchers" by covering their pay while they hunt for companies.
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Amid Statewide Drought, California Races To Burn Wildfire Fuel

Officials are trying to protect fire-prone areas by targeting the grasses, brush and trees that fires feed off of. But until recently, conditions for controlled burning have been too dangerous.

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