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Few Medicare Doctors Make Up Big Chunk of Costs

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:51
A tiny sliver of doctors and other medical providers accounted for an outsize portion of Medicare's 2012 costs, according to an analysis of federal data that lays out details of physicians' billings.
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As Pay Debate Rages, Owners Shuffle Costs

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 15:07
In cities where local wages exceed the national minimum, the consequences cut across everything from the hours assigned to employees, to menu prices to food ingredients.
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Priced Out of Silicon Valley

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:57
As housing costs have skyrocketed in Silicon Valley and elsewhere, more people have been forced to live in their vehicles, and cities are cracking down.
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Charter-School Fight Flares Up in Illinois

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:50
Hundreds of protesters filled the rotunda of the Illinois State Capitol denouncing nearly a dozen bills that would curb the growth of charters—the latest scuffle over expansion of the independently run public schools.
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Regulator Proposes Rule Requiring Two Crew Members Aboard Crude-Oil Trains

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:53
Federal regulators proposed new rules that would require two crew members aboard all crude-oil trains, as well as establish minimum crew size standards for most freight and passenger trains.
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Senate Republicans Block Paycheck Fairness Act

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:46
Senate Republicans blocked a measure aimed at ensuring equal pay for men and women, a key piece of Democrats' midterm agenda.
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Detroit Settles With Some Bondholders

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:52
Detroit reached a settlement to give some bondholders 76 cents on the dollar in efforts to build momentum for its reorganization plan.
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IMF: U.S. Struggling With Financial Markets Oversight

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:32
U.S. policy-makers are stumbling at responding quickly and effectively to financial system risks, the International Monetary Fund warned Wednesday.
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U.S., China Defense Chiefs Trade Barbs

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:12
The defense chiefs of the U.S. and China traded barbs over their nations' ambitions in the Asia-Pacific region as Hagel visited Beijing.
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Winter's Effects Will Hit Produce Aisle

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:53
The unusual cold and heavy snowfall this past winter have taken a toll on farms that grow everything from grapes used to make wine to wheat for baking bread.
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Democrats Target Data in Christie Bridge Report

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 09:51
A legislative committee looking into the George Washington Bridge lane closures will issue more subpoenas next week if it doesn't receive records used as part of a Christie administration report.
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Health-Care Law, Economy Boost Ranks of the Insured

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 09:31
New research shows 9.3 million Americans gained insurance since the Affordable Care Act took full effect, though most who bought policies through the exchanges weren't uninsured and employers accounted for much of the rise.
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China Is in No Hurry to Halt Yuan's Fall

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 05:22
China won't move quickly to stop a recent slide in the yuan, despite new U.S. pressure, interviews with a Chinese central-bank official, bankers and analysts suggest.
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Business Groups Counter Tea-Party Challenger in Idaho

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:55
Tea-party groups trying to push the Republican Party to the right picked their biggest House fight of the year in one of the most conservative districts in the country. But the battle to oust Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson isn't going the way they imagined.
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White House Says Iranian Envoy 'Not Viable'

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:35
The White House says it told Iran that its choice for United Nations envoy is "not viable" because of his alleged association with a group that held Americans hostage in Tehran beginning in 1979.
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Ukraine Moves to Assert Control

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:12
Ukrainian police took back a government building from pro-Russian separatists in one volatile eastern city, but armed men dug in elsewhere, warning against an assault even as disarray began to show in their ranks.
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Rhode Island 'Landmark' Pact Aims to Ease Disabled Access

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:01
Calling it a landmark agreement, the Justice Department announced Tuesday that Rhode Island will work to move about 2,000 people with developmental disabilities from menial jobs and segregated settings to mainstream environments.
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Regulator Fines GM Over Missed Deadline

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:58
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration slapped General Motors with a $28,000 fine for failing to respond completely to questions about its handling of a troubled ignition-switch recall.
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Brooklyn Man Released From Prison After Murder Conviction Dismissed

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:44
A man who spent the past 24 years in prison walked out of court a free man Tuesday after Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson agreed to dismiss his murder conviction following a re-investigation by his office.
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Captain Blamed in Ferry Accident

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:41
Federal investigators probing a January 2013 ferry crash faulted the captain for what they said were his missteps in an attempt to dock the vessel at Pier 11 in lower Manhattan.
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