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Traffic moves over the Hudson River and across the George Washington Bridge between New York City and in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

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Traffic moves over the Hudson River and across the George Washington Bridge between New York City and in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Christie’s Bridges Good and Bad: Open and Closed Cases

“Like a bridge over troubled water, I will ease your mind.” – Simon and Garfunkel Call it a case of good bridge, bad bridge. Gov. Chris Christie has roiled the political waters in New Jersey with his apology for his...

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U.S. President Obama arrives to speak in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 7, 2014.

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U.S. President Obama arrives to speak in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 7, 2014.

Obama: ‘Pen and Phone’

President Barack Obama has “a pen and a phone.” He said so today. What he doesn’t have is either a majority of the Republican-run House or a filibuster-proof majority of the Democratic-led Senate — except on that question of  some...

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Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels leaves the White House after a meeting of the National Governors Association with President Barack Obama on February 27, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels leaves the White House after a meeting of the National Governors Association with President Barack Obama on February 27, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Mitch ‘The Blade’ Daniels Takes on Higher Ed

From Bloomberg View’s Ticker blog The college business model, says Mitch Daniels, is all wrong and deserves to be toppled. Other than that, he seems to like his new job as Purdue University’s president. On Wednesday, he sat down with...

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New graduates walk into the chapel before their commencement at Princeton University in New Jersey on June 2, 2013.

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New graduates walk into the chapel before their commencement at Princeton University in New Jersey on June 2, 2013.

Christie’s Ivy League Play: Golf Shirt

One of the priciest pieces of clothing in Chris Christie’s closet isn’t a zippy number from Jermyn Street. It’s the golf shirt from Princeton University, where Andrew, the eldest of his four children, is about to start his sophomore year....

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Job seekers talk with Target Corp. employees during a hiring event at a new store in San Francisco, California.

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Job seekers talk with Target Corp. employees during a hiring event at a new store in San Francisco, California.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 7.2%

That’s how much higher the July unemployment rate was for people with less than a high school diploma than for people who have at least a bachelor’s degree. The jobless rate was 11 percent last month for those lacking a...

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Graduates wearing mortarboards attend Syracuse University's commencement ceremony.

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Graduates wearing mortarboards attend Syracuse University's commencement ceremony.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 40.6 Million

That’s the number of Americans age 25 and older in 2012 whose highest level of education was a bachelor’s degree, according to the Census Bureau. That’s about one-fifth of the civilian non-institutionalized population of 204.6 million, Census data show. Women...

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A shopper on Fifth Avenue in New York.

Photograph by Victor J. Blue/ Bloomberg

A shopper on Fifth Avenue in New York.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 71

That’s the percentage of Americans with at least a college degree who identify themselves as “upper-middle class” or “middle class,” according to a USA Today/Gallup poll. The 71 percent figure is the smallest that Gallup has measured for that subset...

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A customized North Carolina license plate in Greenville on Oct. 27, 2008.

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A customized North Carolina license plate in Greenville on Oct. 27, 2008.

Magic Number of the Day: 6.3

That’s the average percentage-point margin of victory for President Barack Obama in the 2008 election in North Carolina, Colorado and Iowa – three states Obama is visiting this week. Obama won by three-tenths of one percentage point in North Carolina...

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