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A warning on the bond market

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-04-14 00:49

The Fed came out with a warning this week about the bond market. Fed executive Vice President Simon Potter expressed concerns that extreme volatility like the October “flash crash” could become more common, perhaps the result of high frequency trading, or more surprisingly, too much regulation. Simon Potter doesn’t know exactly what caused the October spike. It could be because of high speed trading. Or because reforms enacted by regulators after the financial crisis, like increasing the amount of capital banks hold, could have unintentionally created more volatility.

The bond Flash Crash happened past October, actually wasn’t a crash at all, it was the opposite, a spike. In a 15 minute period, the yield on the 10-year treasury jumped more than two percent, which may not sound like a lot, but statistically speaking it was a price swing that should only happen once every 1.6 billion years.

Year After Denying Federal Control, Bundy Still Runs His Bit Of Nevada

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 00:18

Rancher Cliven Bundy successfully stood down Bureau of Land Management agents near Las Vegas. He's considered a symbol for a national movement to wrest Western lands from U.S. agencies' authority.

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Big Bills A Hidden Side Effect Of Cancer Treatment

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 00:17

Cancer treatment is increasingly expensive, even for patients who have insurance. Some doctors advocate discussing the costs of cancer treatment as they would hair loss, pain or other side effects.

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In N.D., Church Ceremonies Push Town To Grapple With Gay Rights

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 00:15

In a small community in southeastern North Dakota, tension between compassion and faith is ever-present in residents' attitudes toward same-sex marriage.

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Volunteer Deputy Charged In Oklahoma Man's Shooting Death

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-13 23:34

The sheriff's office says Robert Bates, who was volunteering on an undercover operation, mistakenly pulled out his handgun instead of his stun gun and shot the suspect as he struggled with deputies.

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Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With Sen. Marco Rubio

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-13 19:03

Rubio spoke to NPR about his run for president, Indiana's religious freedom law, the president's deal with Iran and immigration.

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