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State Of The Union: 5 Things To Watch

Tue, 2015-01-20 03:05

The prospects for passing major parts of President Obama's agenda slim to none. So what kind of tone will he take toward Congress?

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Obama, In Tonight's State Of the Union, Will Focus On Middle Class

Tue, 2015-01-20 02:48

Despite economic growth and the falling unemployment rate, challenges remain. The president will articulate his vision to a Republican-majority Congress.

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IRS Budget Cuts May Make For An Unpleasant Tax Filing Season

Tue, 2015-01-20 01:06

The IRS commissioner warns that congressionally mandated budget cuts are hurting the agency's ability to crack down on tax cheats, process timely refunds and even staff its help lines.

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Working 3 Jobs In A Time Of Recovery

Tue, 2015-01-20 00:03

If Elkhart County, Ind. was the symbol of the recession, then Ed Neufeldt was the face of the unemployed worker. Elkhart's economy has recovered but Neufeldt is still struggling to bounce back.

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Analysts Watch For Impacts Of European Economic Weakness On U.S.

Mon, 2015-01-19 23:18

German automakers have several plants in the South, and Florida counts on European tourists. Analysts hope efforts to stimulate Europe's economy will keep investments in the U.S. from slipping.

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Despite Lower Oil Prices, IMF Cuts Global Growth Forecasts

Mon, 2015-01-19 21:44

The International Monetary Fund lowered its growth forecasts over the next two years. It warned on Tuesday that weakness in most major economies will trump gains from lower oil prices.

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Should Judicial Candidates Be Allowed To Solicit Campaign Money?

Mon, 2015-01-19 21:03

Once, judicial elections were a pretty tame affair, with relatively little money spent. Not anymore. On Tuesday the Supreme Court hears arguments on how candidates should be allowed to gather funding.

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Highway Overpass In Cincinnati Collapses, 1 Dead

Mon, 2015-01-19 20:14

Interstate 75 was closed southbound after an overpass north of the old Hopple Street bridge collapsed, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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Markets May Stumble Or Skyrocket, But This Economist Says Hold On Tight

Mon, 2015-01-19 13:59

It's been more than four decades since Burton Malkiel published A Random Walk Down Wall Street. Eleven editions later, Malkiel hasn't wavered in his mantra of patience and broad investing.

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Paddle Boarder Who Wanted To See Orcas Gets An Up-Close Look

Mon, 2015-01-19 13:04

A pod of five orcas swam around — and even under — Rich German while he stood on his paddle board off of Laguna Beach, Calif. He videotaped the encounter.

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Suspected Israeli Strike Kills Iranian General Advising Syrian Troops

Mon, 2015-01-19 12:38

When a general in Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard and several ranking members of Hezbollah were killed Sunday, they were within 10 miles of Israel's northeastern border.

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On Championship Sunday, A Blowout, A Scandal Brewing And A Game For The Ages

Mon, 2015-01-19 12:09

The NFL's conference championships featured an instant classic between the Packers and Seahawks, as well as yet another accusation of cheating against the New England Patriots. ESPN's Jane McManus goes over the day's events with Robert Siegel.

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Obama Can Expect An Unfriendly Audience — But There's A History Here

Mon, 2015-01-19 12:09

When President Obama delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday, he'll be speaking to a Congress dominated by Republicans. At least he can take comfort in the fact that the moment has precedent: Second-term presidents have often found themselves addressing a chamber stocked with the opposition.

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As Elections Approach, Greece Teeters On Austerity Question

Mon, 2015-01-19 12:09

Six days from parliamentary elections, Greece is weighing whether to continue its EU-imposed — and unpopular — austerity program. Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou discusses the issue.

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What's Most Likely To Kill You? Hint: Probably Not An Epidemic

Mon, 2015-01-19 12:09

Noncommunicable diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease are now the biggest killers on earth. They account for 68 percent of deaths — and have an even greater impact in the developing world.

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U.S. Solar Industry Sees Growth, But Also Some Uncertainty

Mon, 2015-01-19 12:09

The solar industry employs nearly 174,000 workers in the U.S., up 22 percent from a year ago. But the industry's future is murky, as government subsidies are set to expire within two years.

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After Aurora Shooting, A 'New Way Of Responding' To Mental Crises

Mon, 2015-01-19 12:09

In response to the 2012 theater killings, Colorado added clinics, hotlines and mobile units to support early crisis prevention. At the heart of the initiative are 13 walk-in crisis centers.

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As Students Go Back To School In Guinea, Ebola Fears Mix WIth Daily Routine

Mon, 2015-01-19 12:09

Schools in Guinea have been closed since the summer, when they were closed due to the Ebola outbreak. As schools finally re-open Monday, one family in the capital, Conakry, is striving to revive its early-morning routine.

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On Eve Of Bombshell Testimony, Argentinian Prosecutor Found Dead

Mon, 2015-01-19 12:09

Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor investigating Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has been found dead. He'd accused Kirchner and others of covering up Iran's involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish Community Center. Haley Cohen of The Economist speaks with Robert Siegel about the story.

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Chipotle's Pulled Pork Highlights Debate Over Sow Welfare

Mon, 2015-01-19 12:07

Wondering why your local Chipotle is no longer serving pork? It's because a big supplier was housing pigs in confined quarters. But there's debate about whether that's really worse for the animals.

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