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Oct 16, 2012

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Today a 9th Circuit court in San Francisco hears arguments on the legality of California's, first in the nation, low carbon regulation for transport fuel. The case may determine whether California becomes the U.S. leader in climate litigation. Last month Governor Mitt Romney raised $170 million and President Obama raised $181 million -- how are they spending it? Just in time for the second presidential debate, Medicare, the patient, goes to see "Dr. Obama" and "Dr. Romney." In the bucolic countryside of Loudoun County, Va., a hotly contested region of an important swing state, residents are crossing party lines to preserve their beloved way of life.

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Where county preservation trumps partisan politics

Oct 16, 2012
In the bucolic countryside of Loudoun County, Va., a hotly contested region of an important swing state, residents are crossing party lines to preserve their beloved way of life.

Economists predict slower growth for China

Oct 16, 2012
Economic forecasters in China say quarterly growth figures, set to be released Thursday, will be lower than officials were expecting.

Checking up on Medicare

Oct 16, 2012
Just in time for the second presidential debate, Medicare, the patient, goes to see "Dr. Obama" and "Dr. Romney."

California climate change law faces legal test

Oct 16, 2012
Today a 9th Circuit court in San Francisco hears arguments on the legality of California's, first in the nation, low carbon regulation for transport fuel. The case may determine whether California becomes the U.S. leader in climate litigation.

Candidates launch final ad spending push

Oct 16, 2012
In a record breaking year for political advertisements, Governor Romney and President Obama are still racking up dollars in the final months of their campaigns to compete for paid advertisements.

Vikram Pandit steps down from Citigroup

Oct 16, 2012
Vikram Pandit is stepping down as CEO of Citigroup. He'll be replaced by Michael Corbat, who runs some of the banks overseas divisions.

Military ends 'hearts and minds' projects in Afghanistan

Oct 16, 2012
Money spent on rebuilding infrastucture is being wound down ahead of military withdrawal in 2014.

Study: Changes to student loan repayments benefit the well-off

Oct 16, 2012
Today the nonpartisan New America Foundation is out with a report that suggests changes to income-based loan repayment rules are benefiting high-income, high-debt students.

Cuba to lift travel restrictions for citizens

Oct 16, 2012
For decades, travel for business or pleasure has been extremely difficult for Cubans, but today the government says it is lifting its onerous exit permit process, starting in the new year.

PODCAST: PhD's dance, Medicare gets a checkup

Oct 16, 2012
A sudden withdrawal from Citigroup -- CEO Vikram Pandit is stepping down. Later this week China puts out its GDP growth for the latest quarter. It now looks like growth in China will be even slower than officials expected. What would it be like if Medicare went in for a check-up?

Today a 9th Circuit court in San Francisco hears arguments on the legality of California’s, first in the nation, low carbon regulation for transport fuel. The case may determine whether California becomes the U.S. leader in climate litigation. Last month Governor Mitt Romney raised $170 million and President Obama raised $181 million — how are they spending it? Just in time for the second presidential debate, Medicare, the patient, goes to see “Dr. Obama” and “Dr. Romney.” In the bucolic countryside of Loudoun County, Va., a hotly contested region of an important swing state, residents are crossing party lines to preserve their beloved way of life.

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