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Tim Wiese, left, helps his father Randy Wiese load a newly purchased Samsung Electronics Co. 60-inch light-emitting diode (LED) television into his vehicle outside a Best Buy Co. store ahead of Black Friday in Peoria, Illinois, on Nov. 28, 2013.

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Tim Wiese, left, helps his father Randy Wiese load a newly purchased Samsung Electronics Co. 60-inch light-emitting diode (LED) television into his vehicle outside a Best Buy Co. store ahead of Black Friday in Peoria, Illinois, on Nov. 28, 2013.

Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday Fight Seen in Retailer Lobbying Files

Black Friday is heralded as the biggest shopping day of the year and the start of the holiday shopping season. In recent years, great deals on the internet on the Monday after Thanksgiving, called Cyber Monday, have been cutting into...

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A sign in a market window advertises the acceptance of food stamps  in New York City.

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A sign in a market window advertises the acceptance of food stamps in New York City.

Vilsack: Food Stamps as Jobs

As head of the Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack is the Obama administration’s point person on defending the food-stamp program, cut roughly 5 percent today as spending allocated in the 2009 stimulus bill expired. With the program threatened with more...

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President Barack Obama speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington on Nov. 28, 2012.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington on Nov. 28, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Cabinet Filling

President Obama fills out his second-term Cabinet today by selecting Ernest Moniz to head the Energy Department and Gina McCarthy to run the Environmental Protection Agency. He’ll also tap Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the Wal-Mart Foundation, to head the...

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Senate Republicans may use the appointment of Jack Lew as Treasury secretary to discuss the budget.

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Senate Republicans may use the appointment of Jack Lew as Treasury secretary to discuss the budget.

Washington Daybook: Obama to Unveil Lew Pick

Senate Republicans indicated that the appointment of Jack Lew as Treasury secretary presents an opportunity for a debate over the budget and raising the federal debt limit. President Barack Obama will announce the White House chief of staff as his...

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Shopping carts at a new Wal-Mart store.

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Shopping carts at a new Wal-Mart store.

Wrong Walton, Priorities USA Action Declares

Priorities USA Action, the super-PAC supporting President Barack Obama, incorrectly told the Federal Election Commission that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Chairman Samuel Robson Walton, better known as Rob, was a $300,000 donor to the group last month. In an amended FEC...

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