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Banker blowback

Liberals plot to block an Obama treasury nominee.<p>NEW YORK — In a sign of their increased determination to shape both the national debate and the future of the Democratic Party, top liberals are coalescing around a campaign to derail President Barack Obama’s nominee of a top Wall Street investment …

Hill aide savaged for criticizing Obama teenagers: Has it gone too far?

It’s way too easy to self-destruct on social media, as journalists, politicians and celebrities have learned. Now we can add Elizabeth Lauten to the list.<p>A couple of days ago, almost no one outside the Hill had heard of the GOP congressional staffer. One Facebook post later, she has been …

Congress plans to pass bill to widen federal help for disabled

Congress is poised to allow Americans with disabilities to open tax-sheltered bank accounts to pay for certain long-term expenses — the broadest legislation to help the disabled in a quarter-century.<p>The House was set to vote Wednesday on the bill, called the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, …

UK government to 'pay back' all World War One debt

George Osborne wants to take advantage of today's low interest rates to refinance all the 'perpetual' bonds in the Government's portfolio<p>Nearly one hundred years after it was first issued, the UK Government has announced that it will redeem all of the nation's World War One debt.<p>In October, the …

Interest Rates

Amazon’s Bezos thinks ebooks made the book industry healthier

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Getty Images<p>“The book industry is in better shape than it ever has been and it’s due to ebooks,” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos …

Don't Buy A DSLR

Just getting into photography? Great! When you're looking for a camera, keep on walking past those DSLRs--as of now, their moment is over.<p>You want to get more into photography. You've got somewhere between a few and several hundred dollars to spend on a camera. You want to learn a little bit about …

Where the Beats will drop at Apple

In Beats, Apple purchased a collection of assets that, on paper, didn’t seem to offer much that the company couldn’t have acquired elsewhere and for less.<p>Alternatively, Apple could have built or pieced together bits of Beats itself. But now that Apple has rounded up the rounded “b” under its …