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4:03 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Silicon Valley Remembers Dave Goldberg, Who Died Unexpectedly

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 7:37 am

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It's All Politics
4:11 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

New Jersey Pension Lawsuit Piles On Gov. Christie's Rough Week

New Jersey's pension system is more than $80 billion in the red. Gov. Christie mostly blames past governors for sticking him with this bill. "I'm like the guy who showed up for dinner at dessert. ... And I got the check," he said earlier this year.
Rogelio V. Solis AP

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 6:32 pm

It's been a tough week for New Jersey Gov. and possible Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie.

One of his former allies pleaded guilty and two others were indicted for allegedly creating a traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge as political retribution.

Now, New Jersey's highest court is set to hear arguments over one of Christie's signature accomplishments: his pension reform deal.

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Sports
4:11 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

St. Louis Rams Consider Move To Los Angeles

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 6:32 pm

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Economy
4:11 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

In Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis, There Are No Easy Solutions

Protesters gather April 30 outside Puerto Rico's Capitol building in San Juan to oppose Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla's budget proposal. The plan would raise taxes to help cover the state's massive debt.
Ricardo Arduengo AP

Originally published on Thu May 7, 2015 7:45 am

The island of Puerto Rico is many things: a tropical paradise, a U.S. territory and an economic mess. After years of deficits, state-owned institutions in Puerto Rico owe investors some $73 billion. That's four times the debt that forced Detroit into bankruptcy two years ago. The bill is now due.

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It's All Politics
3:17 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Obama Laces Up To Tout Asian Trade Deal At Nike

President Obama walks away from Marine One in his Nikes on Sunday. He heads to Nike Headquarters later this week.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Originally published on Thu May 7, 2015 12:47 pm

President Obama says he wants consumers around the world buying more products stamped, "Made in the U.S.A."

That's one reason he's pushing a controversial Asian trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Obama has chosen a curious setting to make his pitch for the trade agreement this week. He'll be speaking Friday at the Beaverton, Ore., headquarters of the Nike Corporation.

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The Two-Way
10:24 am
Tue May 5, 2015

One Chart That Explains A Big Issue Behind Baltimore Protests

Where you grow up matters.
Quoctrung Bui/NPR

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 2:51 pm

When you talk to the people of west Baltimore, you'll hear a lot about how bleak the future looks for the children from that part of the city. The protests were certainly driven by the issue of policing, but they were also informed by the tough economic conditions of west Baltimore.

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Politics
4:02 am
Tue May 5, 2015

'My Brother's Keeper' To Expand Opportunities For Young Men Of Color

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 1:25 pm

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The Salt
5:14 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

'Bourbon Empire' Reveals The Smoke And Mirrors Of American Whiskey

What's inside artisanal looking bottles may be startlingly close — and in cases exactly the same — to bourbon produced in big batches.
Mike McCune/Flickr

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 2:06 pm

Craft bourbon, like craft beer, is in the midst of a boom: In the past 15 years, the number of distilleries in the U.S. has surged from just a handful to around 600.

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Business
4:07 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

McDonald's Plans To Rebrand Itself As A 'Progressive Burger Company'

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 1:02 am

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Business
4:07 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Recovery Begins For Small Businesses Hit By Baltimore Riots

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 1:02 am

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