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4:44 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Argentine Prosecutor Was A Divisive Figure In Life And In Death

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 5:52 am

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NPR Story
4:03 am
Thu January 29, 2015

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Debate At Koch Brothers Forum

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 6:02 am

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4:03 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Attorney General Nomination Expected To Advance To Full Senate

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4:03 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Why Don't More People Short Stocks? It's A Great Way To Lose Big Bucks

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 5:29 am

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Economy
3:14 am
Thu January 29, 2015

For Long-Haul Drivers, Cheap Gas Means A Sweeter Commute

Jed Brown drives 100 miles each day to work between Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Cheaper gas is making his commute more manageable, but he doesn't expect the low prices to last.
Uri Berliner NPR

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 6:58 am

With wages still stuck for many Americans, the big drop in gas prices is the equivalent of an unexpected cash bonus for the nation's drivers.

The average American household is expected to save $750 this year from lower gas prices, according to the Energy Department.

But Thomas Kinnaman, an economist at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa., says it's instructive to look beyond the word "average."

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