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Higher Price Tag Put on Detroit's Art

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:26
A large creditor of bankrupt Detroit is soliciting bids to sell the city's world-class art collection, arguing that the city's $816 million plan to keep its museum intact doesn't raise enough funds.
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Fed Shows Worry About Inflation

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:56
Fed officials are growing concerned the U.S. inflation rate won't budge from low levels, the latest sign of angst among central bankers regarding the global economy.
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Doctor-Pay Trove Shows Data's Limits

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:18
Medicare data show a wide cast of characters in the top ranks of the highest-reimbursed doctors and reveal as much about the limits of the newly public billing records as it does about medical practice.
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Dust Explosions Prompt Oversight Calls

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:20
A series of factory explosions has prompted calls for stricter standards in sectors where combustible dust is common. Industry says current rules suffice.
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Jobless Claims Hit 7-Year Low

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:16
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in seven years, a sign the labor market is rebounding sharply from a winter-related soft spell.
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NYPD Officer Injured in Brooklyn Fire Dies

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 09:08
Housing officer Dennis Guerra, a 38-year-old father of four, was removed from life support around 6:50 a.m. at Montefiore Medical Center
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State Test Scores No Longer the Major Factor in Student Promotions

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:48
The New York City Department of Education will now use an array of measures to decide which students will be promoted to the next grade, instead of using the past decade's approach of relying largely on state test scores, officials said.
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24 Hurt in High-School Stabbings

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:19
Two dozen people were injured after a student armed with two knives allegedly went on an early-morning stabbing rampage inside his suburban Pennsylvania high school, authorities said.
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Obama Mourns Fort Hood Shooting Victims

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:21
President Obama and U.S. Army leaders mourned three soldiers killed during a shooting rampage at Fort Hood last week. "No words are equal to your loss," he told family members.
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Judge Halts Bridge-Probe Subpoenas

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 23:03
A New Jersey judge rejected the state Legislature's attempt to subpoena two important figures in the George Washington Bridge scandal, dealing a blow to an investigation into the Christie administration's role in the closures.
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Atlantic Avenue Speed Limit Lowered to 25 Miles an Hour

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 22:31
Drivers using a major thoroughfare in Brooklyn and Queens will soon face a slower speed limit, the latest step in Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign to reduce pedestrian deaths.
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Bill Would Establish City ID Cards

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 21:37
New York could become the latest city to issue municipal identification cards regardless of citizenship, under legislation scheduled to be introduced Thursday before the City Council.
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Brandeis Backtracks on Honor for Activist Critical of Islam

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 20:47
Brandeis University has withdrawn its offer of an honorary degree to a human-rights advocate and former Dutch lawmaker after a campaign by the Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned her as an Islamophobe.
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Federal Reserve Officials Feared Sending Wrong Message on Rates

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 20:39
Federal Reserve officials worried at their latest policy meeting that they might unintentionally signal that they had grown more eager to raise interest rates.
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Hagel Asks China for North Korea Help

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 20:11
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wrapped up a three-day visit to China by urging President Xi Jinping to play a larger role in containing the dangers posed in the region by North Korea.
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GOP Seeks to Block Internet Domain Organization Transition

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 18:57
Republicans opposed to the Obama administration's plan to relinquish oversight of the body that manages the architecture of the Internet are starting to push legislation to prevent or slow down the move.
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White House Reviews Community Bankers for Fed

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 18:31
Obama administration officials have mentioned as potential Fed governor candidates Ann Marie Mehlum and Rebeca Romero-Rainey, though others are also under consideration.
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Judge Rejects Subpoenas of Christie Ex-Aides

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 18:17
A New Jersey judge rejected the state legislature's attempt to subpoena two former allies of Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge scandal.
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Americans See Trade Deal With EU as 'Good Thing'

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 18:04
Early talks on a wide-ranging trade deal between the U.S. and the European Union are gaining more traction in the U.S. amid heightening tensions with Russia.
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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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