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More Parental Attention May Give First-Born Kids Advantages

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:56am

Firstborn kids often do better in school and, on average, go on to earn more money than their younger siblings. A new theory tries to explain why.

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Europe Could Tighten Screws On Russia, But It Doesn't ... Why?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 2:05am

In a word, money. France, for instance, is building two warships for the Kremlin in the biggest sale ever to Russia by a NATO country. The controversial but lucrative deal has created French jobs.

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The Global Economy: Will MINT Countries Be The New BRICs?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 2:04am

Perhaps you're well aware of the BRIC countries. But now there's MINT and CIVET and more. Emerging markets have fared poorly the past few years, but they are still cranking out lots of acronyms.

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Election-Year Politics Dooms Energy Bill, Averts Pipeline Vote

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 1:37am

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had made a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline contingent upon passage of the energy efficiency bill. Most Democrats don't want a vote on Keystone.

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For Geithner, Financial Crisis Was Like Landing A Burning Plane

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 3:34pm

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner received mixed reviews of his performance during the financial crisis. In his new book, he says he did what was required to "keep the lights on."

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Reports: FCC Chairman Revising Net Neutrality Rules

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:24pm

The chairman is weighing whether to allow Internet providers to sell fast lanes to content companies seeking faster delivery to its customers.

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Is White House Doing Enough To 'Bring Back Our Girls'?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 11:00am

Host Michel Martin talks about the top political headlines with Republican strategist Ron Christie and 'Political Junkie' host Ken Rudin.

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