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A bus drives past a banner supporting Edward Snowden in Hong Kong on June 18, 2013.

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A bus drives past a banner supporting Edward Snowden in Hong Kong on June 18, 2013.

Snowden: Appreciation, no Sympathy

Edward Snowden did good. And Snowden should pay for it: The results of another poll on public opinion about the former national security contractor’s revelations of widespread government surveillance of telephone records and Internet traffic show appreciation for what the...

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Canadians were most upbeat, with 82 percent registering a “good” rating of their finances.

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Canadians were most upbeat, with 82 percent registering a “good” rating of their finances.

Households Rate Their Finances Above Their Government’s

When it comes to making ends meet, consumers say they are doing a better job than their governments. Consumers around the world are more optimistic about their personal finances than those of their national economies, according to a 39-country survey...

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Visitors ride on Segway personal transporter vehicles past the U.S. Capitol building in Washington.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Visitors ride on Segway personal transporter vehicles past the U.S. Capitol building in Washington.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 38

That’s the percentage of U.S. adults who say that President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress will reach an agreement to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, according to a Pew Research Center poll. Fifty-three percent of respondents would blame Republicans...

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Big Bird from "Follow That Bird," presented by Sesame Street.

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Big Bird from "Follow That Bird," presented by Sesame Street.

Obama’s Big Bird Trap: That Debate

Has President Barack Obama walked into a Big Bird trap? The president has had no shortage of fun over the past week with Republican Mitt Romney’s evocation of the Sesame Street favorite in their first debate. The president has played...

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Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, is seen at an undisclosed location in this 2012 handout photo. PBS's "The Choice 2012" presents dual biographies of the presidential candidates.

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Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, is seen at an undisclosed location in this 2012 handout photo. PBS's "The Choice 2012" presents dual biographies of the presidential candidates.

Romney Edges Obama with Likely Voters — Gallup’s First Take

Mitt Romney has taken a modest lead over President Barack Obama among likely voters surveyed over the past week by Gallup: Romney49 percent, Obama 47 — a marginal tie in statistical terms. For months, Gallup’s daily tracking survey has shown...

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Shoppers on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

Photographer: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

Shoppers on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

Democrats and Republicans Read Economic News Differently

Here’s one more difference between Democrats and Republicans: They’re viewing recent economic news through different prisms. A poll out today by the Pew Research Center found that just 15 percent of Democrats say the news they’re hearing about the economy...

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A Paul Ryan button during the Republican National Convention.

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A Paul Ryan button during the Republican National Convention.

Ryan in One Word: ‘Intelligent,’ ‘Conservative,’ ‘Extreme’ and ‘Scary’

Can you describe Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan in word? A poll out today by the Pew Research Center and the Washington Post asked that question, and as befits a nation divided, 37 percent described the Wisconsin congressman in positive...

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President Barack Obama during a campaign event in Leesburg, Virginia, on August 2, 2012.

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President Barack Obama during a campaign event in Leesburg, Virginia, on August 2, 2012.

Obama’s Marginal (3 pct) July Lead

July would appear to be a good month for President Barack Obama. Not a great month. That would be the conclusion of a run of public opinion polls which, taken one at a time, have portrayed a series of confusing...

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Antonio Villaraigosa is greeted by Filipino World War II veterans, including some who were on the Bataan Death March, at the Philippine Village Community Center in the Los Angeles.

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Antonio Villaraigosa is greeted by Filipino World War II veterans, including some who were on the Bataan Death March, at the Philippine Village Community Center in the Los Angeles.

Magic Number of the Day: 18.2 million

That’s the number of U.S. residents of Asian descent, according to Census Bureau estimates as of July 1, 2011. Asian-Americans accounted for about 5.8 percent of the nation’s population at that time, Census data show. Asians have surpassed Hispanics as...

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