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Lance Armstrong is losing his titles, but he and his sponsors are betting his brand will endure. Tess Vigeland talks to journalist Nicholas Shaxson about the hundreds of pages of Mitt Romney's financial documents that Gawker published yesterday. Excitement is…

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Rembrandt etching lost in the mail

Aug 24, 2012
And the Norwegian art gallery who sent it didn't get insurance.
Rembrandt's 'Portrait of a man, half length, with arms akimbo' on December 4, 2009 in London. A Rembrandt etching worth $8,000 is now lost in the Norwegian post.
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Lance Armstrong ends fight against doping charges

Aug 24, 2012
The seven-time Tour de France champion will lose his titles. But he and sponsors are betting his brand will endure.

Candidates poised to tap general election money

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Aug 24, 2012
Federal law has kept money raised for the general election off limits until Mitt Romney and Barack Obama become official nominees.

The naked paycheck

Aug 24, 2012
A group of friends break the pay taboo and bare their salaries.

Mitt Romney faces more questions about tax havens

Aug 24, 2012
A look at offshore banking and tax havens used by the super rich and multinational corporations.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, speaks at a Victory rally at the Long Family Orchard Farm and Cider Mill in Commerce, Mich. 
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Weekly Wrap: Defending the big banks

Aug 24, 2012
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: The markets aren't budging, and a defense for big banks by one of the architects of the JPMorgan Chase merger.
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Bad economy has pushed birth rate down

Aug 24, 2012
The slow economy has parents rethinking plans to expand their families.

Verdict: Samsung infringed on Apple patents

Aug 24, 2012
A California jury has reached a decision in the nearly month-long trial between the two tech giants.
An Apple iPhone 4 and a Samsung phone. A California jury has reached a decision in the nearly month-long trial between the two tech giants over patent infringement.
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Lance Armstrong is losing his titles, but he and his sponsors are betting his brand will endure. Tess Vigeland talks to journalist Nicholas Shaxson about the hundreds of pages of Mitt Romney’s financial documents that Gawker published yesterday. Excitement is drumming up for the national political conventions, but what’s even more rewarding is what happens when they end — the campaign money. Looks like the economy has helped cause the U.S. birthrate to drop to its lowest in 25 years. And our Payday series concludes with a naked discussion amongst friends about salaries, and what’s enough to make you happy.

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