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© mario beauregard - Fotolia.com MANAS TRANSIT CENTER Kyrgyzstan (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday handed back its only Central Asian airbase to the government of Russia's close ally Kyrgyzstan, as President...

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Image - © Pakhnyushchyy - Fotolia.comThe TPP isn't dead yet, and in his recent trip to Asia, President Obama pushed harder to highlight the economic incentives in the agreement.  The question is, if this is such a...

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The big media talk a lot about stalemate in Congress, but they are missing the real story. While representative democracy is dysfunctional, the Supreme Court has taken over with its own reactionary power grab. In...

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Credit Suisse has done what no other bank of its size and significance has done in over two decades: plead guilty to criminal wrongdoing. In a sign that banking giants are no longer immune from criminal charges,...

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Government promises prove empty as 2014 borrowers will pay higher interest rates On May 7, the federal government conducted its regularly scheduled auction of new Treasury bills, a monthly ritual in which investors...

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Image courtesy of khunaspix / FreeDigitalPhotos.net   Tom Wheeler appears to have misjudged public opinion and fellow commissioners as a campaign is mounted to urge him to adapt his proposal on allowing broadband...

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In the National Journal recently, columnist Ron Fournier put it bluntly: “Everyone’s Lying to You About Benghazi.” He said Americans were faced with a choice of two evils — White House spin and GOP conspiracy...

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Image courtesy of Naypong / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Kareem Serageldin is the ONLY man prosecuted for the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression.  Millions of people out of jobs, pensions and life savings...

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Federal judges aren’t supposed to hear cases in which they have a financial stake. Dozens do it anyway When Linda Wolicki-Gables and her husband appealed a lawsuit all the way to the second-highest court in the...

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 Image courtesy of Victor Habbick / FreeDigitalPhotos.net (Reuters) - Japan and the United States have found "common ground" to forge a two-way trade deal, but may not be able to resolve remaining sticking points...

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Big Pharma’s focus on blockbuster cancer drugs squeezes out cheaper treatments. The result, one researcher says: ‘If we’re winning the war on cancer, we’re not winning that fast.’ Michael Retsky awoke from surgery...

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The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction. While the wealthiest Americans are outpacing many of their global peers, a New York Times analysis shows that across the...
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