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  • Obamacare to wreak havoc during tax season

    Obamacare to wreak havoc during tax season

    By Rep. Diane Black | 08/27/14 03:32 PM

    As many as 85 percent of Americans who signed up for Obamacare plans are receiving some sort of federal subsidies, putting them at financial risk down the road if their incomes are different than...
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  • US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

    US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

    | 08/27/14 03:20 PM

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping...
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  • 3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

    3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

    | 08/27/14 03:09 PM

    Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using wiggle room to discourage...
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Economy

  • Asian stocks post cautious gains, Qantas surges

    Asian stocks post cautious gains, Qantas surges

    | 08/28/14 12:24 AM

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Thursday but gains were muted ahead of U.S. economic data and possible policy announcements from Japan. KEEPING SCORE: The Nikkei 225, the...
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  • SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities

    | 08/27/14 07:24 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Wednesday voted to require financial firms that sell securities backed by loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, to give investors...
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  • Stocks drift higher; S&P 500 holds on to 2,000

    Stocks drift higher; S&P 500 holds on to 2,000

    | 08/27/14 04:12 PM

    Stocks are drifting mostly higher as a main U.S. index sets a record for a third day in a row. The Standard & Poor's 500 eked out a gain of one-tenth of a point, enough to set another all-time...
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