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Alan Greenblatt

Alan Greenblatt appears in the following:

Judge Orders Bank Of America To Pay $1.3 Billion Fine

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A jury had found the bank liable for fraud related to mortgages sold by its Countrywide Financial unit last October. Bank of America may appeal.

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Fed Continues To Scale Back Economic Stimulus

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Fed announced modest cuts in its bond-buying program and noted that inflation is becoming an issue. But with room to grow in the labor market, the bank is not ready to raise interest rates.

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Senate Approves $8 Billion Transportation Package

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The federal highway trust fund will run short of money starting this week unless Congress acts. But the Senate's bill differs significantly from what the House passed last week.

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Bombing Ruins Gaza's Only Power Plant

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Israel broadened its bombing campaign on Tuesday, bringing the Palestinian death toll above 1,200. Brief hope for a cease-fire was quickly dashed.

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McDonald's Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The National Labor Relations Board has found that McDonald's shares responsibility for working conditions at its franchised restaurants. The company will fight the ruling.

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Court Rejects Law Threatening Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A federal appellate court rejected arguments that women could seek abortions outside the state, saying no state can farm its constitutional duties out to its neighbors.

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Y'all Keep Talking: Lab Scratches 'Southern Accent Reduction' Course

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Having offended its own staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has canceled a course intended to help employees "speak with a more neutral American accent."

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Jury Awards Former Gov. Ventura Nearly $2 Million In Defamation Case

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura said his reputation had been damaged by an account of a fight in a book. In a split verdict, a federal jury agreed with him.

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Kurdish Oil Shipment Too Far Offshore For U.S. To Seize

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A U.S. judge says an order she gave late Monday to impound a tanker carrying $100 million in oil off the coast of Galveston, Texas, cannot be enforced.

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Judge Rules Against Sterling, Allows LA Clippers Sale To Proceed

Monday, July 28, 2014

A California judge gave the green light to the sale of the team, which Donald Sterling's estranged wife had arranged in May.

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House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline Tickets

Monday, July 28, 2014

The airline industry and its unions support the bill, which would allow them to list ticket prices without taxes and fees. Consumer groups say that will lead to deceptive marketing.

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Another Appeals Court Tosses Same-Sex-Marriage Ban

Monday, July 28, 2014

A lower court's ruling that threw out a Virginia law has been upheld by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling quickly led North Carolina to drop its defense of its own ban.

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Nick Waterhouse On 'Song Travels'

Monday, July 28, 2014

His style may be his own, but it distinctly recalls the sound of the 1950s. The vocalist, guitarist and songwriter shares his love of 45 rpm records and raw, live rock 'n' roll.

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Netanyahu: Israel Is Prepared For 'Long Operation' In Gaza

Monday, July 28, 2014

Ignoring calls for a cease-fire, Israel's prime minister said the country's incursion into Gaza wouldn't halt until its "mission is accomplished."

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FAA Seeks $12 Million Fine Against Southwest Airlines

Monday, July 28, 2014

A contractor for the airline failed to perform repairs properly and Southwest put some jets back into service despite their not being in compliance with federal regulations, the agency alleges.

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World Cafe Next: Sam Morrow

Monday, July 28, 2014

Hear two songs by a young Southern songwriter who drew inspiration from his struggle with addiction — and the insights of its aftermath.

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How Our Story About A Child's Science Experiment Sparked Controversy

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A researcher has complained that coverage in NPR and other outlets ignores his work and gives undue credit to a sixth-grader's project. But that sixth grader did make an original contribution.

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Are Opponents Of The Death Penalty Contributing To Its Problems?

Friday, July 25, 2014

It's become an article of faith among supporters of capital punishment that abolitionists are doing everything they can to undermine executions, putting up hurdles and then complaining about delays.

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Tree Planted To Honor Beatle Is Killed By Beetles

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A pine tree planted in Los Angeles in memory of George Harrison is one of several brought down in Griffith Park by an infestation.

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Deal In Detroit Could Signal Cuts To Pensions Elsewhere

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pensions have long enjoyed strong legal protections, but recent bankruptcy cases suggest this might be changing. As a result, cities and states might ask more workers to accept a little less.

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