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D.C. Mayor's Budget Plan Won't Raise Taxes

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray will outline his proposed budget for the coming year today, and it's not expected to raise residents' taxes.

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Congress Cracks Down On Insider Trading

A watered-down version of a bill banning members of Congress from trading on insider information passed the Senate and is on its way to President Obama's desk.
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Obama: 'Brain Power' Key To Curbing Oil Dependency

President Obama spent the past two days traveling the country, touting his all-of-the-above energy strategy. He is promoting solar power and wind power, but says brain power — as in American ingenuity — is also key to curbing the nation's dependence on foreign oil.
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GOP Hopefuls Court Louisianans Ahead Of Primary

Louisiana holds its Republican primary Saturday. All four of the remaining candidates are campaigning in the state.
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Fannie, Freddie Consider Mortgage Write-Downs

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have concluded that giving homeowners a big break on their mortgages would make good financial sense in many cases, NPR and ProPublica have learned. But a key regulator has resisted principal write-downs, and some economists fear they would lead to abuses.

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