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Wells Fargo to Pay $175 Million Settlement in Discrimination Lawsuit

Friday, July 13, 2012

A court has ruled that Wells Fargo will pay $175 million as a result of a lawsuit based on discriminatory actions of the firm from 2004 to 2009. The Assistant Attorney General for the...

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Why Americans Are Unfazed by Corporate Corruption

Thursday, July 12, 2012

There was once a time when the bank was a respected institution. But in 2007, only two in five Americans trusted in banks. Now, just five years later, the number has dipped even lower. 

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How Libor Affects Main Street

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Libor manipulation scandal has dominated the news with stories of a culture of corporate greed and bankers who don't know right from wrong. But why should we care about a few London traders who fudged the numbers?

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Can a Robot Do Your Job?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The 18th century saw the threshing machine; now, it's the 3D printer and the self-driving car. Then, it was brute force; now, it's problem-solving skills and artificial intelligence. ...

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Libor Scandal Reaches United States

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Libor rigging scandal that started at Barclay's in London has landed, in its most recent episode, at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Reports that Barclay's met with the New ...

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The Olympic Athletes You Should Be Watching

Monday, July 09, 2012

The Olympic trials are in full swing, which means the games are right around the corner. Today, we’re kicking off our coverage with some of the Olympic athletes to watch in 2012. But ...

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American Former POW and Libyan Resistance Fighter on Saturday's National Election

Monday, July 09, 2012

Over the weekend Libyans voted in the first free national elections since the demise of dictator Colonel Moammar Gaddafi. During all the changes and turmoil in Libya last year, there'...

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Norquist's Tax Pledge Loses a Republican Signer

Monday, July 09, 2012

Grover Norquist is the creator of the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge.” It’s an oath to never vote for any legislation that will raise taxes. More than 270 members of congress have pledge...

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A Texas Bowler's Miss Saves His Life

Monday, July 09, 2012

A Texas man who loves bowling narrowly missed bowling three perfect games by a single pin. He later found out that bowling a perfect 900 could have killed him.

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A Look at the 2012 Swing States

Friday, July 06, 2012

This week President Obama is visiting Ohio and Pennsylvania, two states that are already pegged as crucial swing states in the 2012 presidential election. But although these two state...

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Bad Behavior Continues for the Banking Industry

Friday, July 06, 2012

Ever since the 2008 financial crisis, we've heard story after story about bad behavior in the financial industry. In the most recent, bankers at Barclays were found to have rigged Lib...

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Countrywide Won Favor in Washington With VIP Loans

Friday, July 06, 2012

A new report found that Countrywide gave politicians and businessmen special, low-rate loans because Countrywide wanted preferential treatment. And Rep. Darrell Issa, chair of the com...

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Paralympian Oscar Pistorius to Compete in Olympic Games

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Oscar Pistorius had both of his legs amputated when he was 11 months old but he has never allowed his disability to limit his achievements. Now, for the first time ever, a Paralympic ...

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Romney Changes Message on Obamacare

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Earlier this week, a top Romney advisor told MSNBC that his candidate still did not think of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate penalty as a tax. Yesterday, Romney said duri...

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The Higgs Boson: Closer Than Ever Before

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

The Higgs Boson has eluded scientists for centuries. Modern physicists believe that the discovery of the Higgs Boson could possibly be the most important molecular discovery of our time, and we may have found it.

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A Rwandan-American's Take on Independence Day

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Here in the United States, July 4 means fireworks, parades and barbeque. But this date means something very different in other parts of the world. In Rwanda, July 4 is Liberation Day,...

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Are Celebrities Obliged to Come Out?

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Yesterday, CNN's Anderson Cooper came out in an interview to Andrew Sullivan at The Daily Beast. He says he still wants some semblance of personal space, but that he is happy and unashamed of being gay.

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Power Grid Wobbles as Outages Sweep Mid-Atlantic

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

A recent spat of severe storms and a daunting heat wave have rolled through the mid-Atlantic region, leaving roughly two million people without power and no hope of getting restored u...

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Obama and Allies Impose Severe Sanctions on Iran

Monday, July 02, 2012

The American government has been trying to shut down Iran’s nuclear program for three and a half years. They’ve used diplomacy, sanctions, cyber warfare, and, yesterday, the Obama adm...

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The Anniversary of Amelia Earhart's Disappearance

Monday, July 02, 2012

Exactly 75 years ago today, Amelia Earhart disappeared during her historic attempt to circle the globe. Now investigators have evidence that suggests Earhart and her navigator Frederi...

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