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Daily Archives: May 22, 2012


New York City gay pride march.

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New York City gay pride march.

Cuomo: Divide Over Minimum Wage Wider Than Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage is easy, it appears, compared with raising the minimum wage. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said today that the philosophical divide between Republicans and Democrats over raising the minimum wage is wider than it was for same-sex marriage. Last year, Cuomo convinced...

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Mitt Romney campaign buttons in Chantilly, Virginia.

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Mitt Romney campaign buttons in Chantilly, Virginia.

Democrats ‘Cherry-Picking’ Bain?

The response to President Obama’s contention that Mitt Romney doesn’t understand what the president’s job is all about came from another corner today. John Sununu, former governor of New Hampshire and a prominent Romney surrogate, fielded the subject in a...

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Fears of $5 per gallon gasoline are being heard as summer approaches and some feel that would hurt the economy just as an economic recovery appears to be getting traction.

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Fears of $5 per gallon gasoline are being heard as summer approaches and some feel that would hurt the economy just as an economic recovery appears to be getting traction.

The Drop in Gas Prices People Still Don’t See

Oil prices have dropped 16 percent from their high this year, and yet fuel economy is still the No. 1 thing people say they’re weighing when they buy a car. It’s one more way American consumers, with their love of...

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Republican presidential candidates during a debate on Jan. 16, 2012 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Republican presidential candidates during a debate on Jan. 16, 2012 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Obama Allies Attack Romney’s Business Background by Quoting Republicans

Priorities USA Action, the super-PAC run by allies of President Obama, is up with a new web video attacking presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital LLC, the private equity firm he co-founded. Even as Obama supporters such as Newark...

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Construction on the new Transbay Terminal in San Francisco.

Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Construction on the new Transbay Terminal in San Francisco.

Munis May Be Target of Democrats and Republicans, Friedlander Says

Everybody’s got it in for muni bonds, said George Friedlander, senior municipal strategist at Citigroup Inc. The $3.7 trillion municipal market may be a target of both Democrats and Republicans within the next year, Friedlander said at a Bond Buyer conference in...

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