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Obama to hike upper-income seniors' Medicare
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The plan would create five new income brackets to squeeze more revenue for the government from the top tiers of retirees

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Poll: Latinos move in favor of gay marriage
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More Hispanics than ever say that they are in favor of gay marriage, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo oversample of 300 Latino voters.By a 49 percent to 43 percent margin, Latinos say they are in favor of allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry. That’s the widest margin for Hispanics in the NBC/WSJ […]

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Congressman says Lauper tweets were hoax on media
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A Tennessee congressman who’s found himself in trouble before on Twitter said he’d tried to “punk” the Washington press corps by directing, then deleting, a seemingly flirty tweet to the singer Cyndi Lauper this week.After having found himself in the middle of a frenzy earlier this year regarding a message he sent toward a young […]

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NY corruption cases fuel calls for reform
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Andrew Cuomo, New York state governor, said: “I'd like to say that this is an unprecedented situation, that political corruption is a new problem, but it isn't and in many ways that makes it worse. There have been too many incidents in too many years.” …

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Fitch Places UK-Government Guaranteed Bank Debt on RWN
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(The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, April 11 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has placed the state-guaranteed debt programmes and/or state-guaranteed debt issued by Barclays Bank plc (Barclays), Abbey National Treasury Services …

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Beware Obama's Budget Predictions: Many Forecasts Are Wrong
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A few times a year, government economists, like oracles, issue forecasts of the federal debt. The projections, such as the one that will be embedded in the White House budget, are the culmination of hundreds of hours of work by the nation's top economists.

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Government will sell $5.3 billion in debt quotas to foreign investors
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MUMBAI (Reuters) – The government will auction 291.08 billion rupees in government debt to foreign investors on April 22, according to the website of market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). This will mark the first auction since …

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