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Angus King switches support to Mike Michaud: He'll 'represent the majority of Maine people' 30.10.2014 Daily Kos
Rep. Mike Michaud, Democratic candidate for Maine governor Hours after Maine independent Eliot Cutler announced that while he wasn't abandoning his campaign for governor, his supporters should "vote their conscience," the state's independent senator, Angus King, switched his endorsement from Cutler to Democrat Mike Michaud: “But, like Eliot, I too am a realist. After many months considering the issues and getting to know the candidates, it is clear that the voters of Maine are not prepared to elect Eliot in 2014,” King said in a written statement. “The good news is that we still have a chance to elect a governor who will represent the majority of Maine people: my friend and colleague, Mike Michaud. And today, I’d like to offer him my support.” He added, “This was not an easy decision, but I think the circumstances require that those of us who have supported Eliot look realistically at the options before us at this critical moment in Maine history,” King said. And one of the options is current Gov. Paul ...
Maffei ad hits back at attacks on where his baby was born 30.10.2014 Daily Kos
Rep. Dan Maffei is out with a new ad hitting back at attacks by Republican John Katko that Maffei has abandoned his Syracuse district because his baby was born in the wrong place . In the ad, Maffei says: I'm all for a lively debate about the issues. But what's not up for debate? My family. I'm proud of my wife and her work in international humanitarian relief, and we couldn't be prouder of our newborn daughter. I grew up in central New York. It's who I am, and it's who I'll always be. And it's why I won't stand for John Katko's personal attacks on my family. I'm Dan Maffei, and I approve this message, because I'll always stand up for middle-class families. So basically, Katko's attack has allowed Maffei to showcase his international humanitarian relief-working wife and baby daughter while being very masculine protector and taking the moral high ground over the fact that they were used in an attack. Not to mention that the original attack had more than a whiff of desperation to it. Smooth all ...
Spains economic recovery gathers momentum 30.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Initial estimates suggest economy grew by 0.5% between July and September, its fifth consecutive quarter of growth Continue reading...
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9 questions, and 9 answers, from Minnesota's Senate hopefuls 30.10.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Cartoon: Ernest Hemingway's new typewriter 30.10.2014 Daily Kos
And "prove your virtue"* by joining the Tom the Dancing Bug subscription service, the INNER HIVE!  "You'll feel ...
U.S. economy grows at solid 3.5% rate in third quarter 30.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
The U.S. economy expanded at a solid pace in the third quarter, beating expectations and adding a little more momentum in the face of increased risks from slower global growth and heightened uncertainty in financial markets.
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Yellen: Awareness of economists' diversity needed 30.10.2014 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she wants to raise awareness of the need for diversity among economists, with relatively few women and minorities still choosing to major in economics in college....
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U.S. GDP grows at 3.5 percent in third quarter 30.10.2014 Ezra Klein
The U.S. economy grew at a 3.5 percent annualized rate between July and September, the government said Thursday morning, providing fresh hope that a stubbornly slow-footed recovery could be gaining some momentum. The latest gross domestic product figure, released by the Commerce Department, slightly exceeded analyst predictions and caps America’s strongest six-month period of expansion ...
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Applications for US unemployment benefits rise slightly but remain near 14-year low 30.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
German unemployment dips again in October as labor market gains steam 30.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
Fiverr Goes Global With New Languages, Local Offerings 30.10.2014 techCrunch
 After raising $30 million in August , Fiverr, the low-cost online marketplace for services of any stripe, is making it rain. The company is spending money to roll out new international sites. Starting with Spanish, French, Dutch, and Portuguese website versions, the US-based company wants to take its network of professional and creative service providers global — without them having… Read ...
Could it be a preview of 2016? Jeb Bush takes a swipe at Hillary Clinton 30.10.2014 Washington Post: Politics
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - Could it be a preview of 2016? Former Florida governor Jeb Bush took a swipe at Hillary Clinton Wednesday night at a rally for Republican candidates here in Colorado. "This last week I saw something that was breathtaking. A candidate — a former secretary of state who was campaigning in Massachusetts, where she said don’t let them tell you that businesses create jobs," Bush said as the crowd booed. "The problem with America today is not enough jobs are being created, but they are created by ...
Kocherlakota is lone dissent on ending quantitative easing 30.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
Kocherlakota has argued that the Fed should focus on an inflation target of 2 percent.
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Paid Sick Leave Could Destroy the Restaurant Industry! Oh Wait, That’s Wrong—It Totally Won’t 30.10.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
Opponents of paid sick leave paint a picture of economic catastrophe, but, says Luke O’Neil, if businesses can’t treat workers fairly, maybe they shouldn’t be in business at all.
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Fed looks toward debate on raising rates as quantitative easing ends 30.10.2014 Ezra Klein
The Federal Reserve closed a chapter in its long-running stimulus campaign on Wednesday and pivoted to the even bigger challenge of deciding when to raise interest rates after six years of easy money. The central bank slashed its benchmark interest rate to zero when the nation was in the grips of the financial crisis in ...
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Can voters look forward to a Congress that actually governs? 30.10.2014 Washington Post: Editorials
AS NEXT week’s midterm elections approach, Americans are in a dark mood. The latest Washington Post-ABC News poll , released Tuesday, reports that 68 percent of likely voters think that the country is “on the wrong track”; a CNN-ORC International poll that came out the same day says 68 percent are angry “about the way things are going in the country ...
Fed declares economy strong enough for bond-buying stimulus to end 30.10.2014 LA Times: Business
In the dark days of the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve began buying tens of billions of dollars in bonds each month in a controversial, last-ditch effort to stimulate the economy.
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Michigan governor's race tied because of Democratic GOTV 30.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Mark Schauer, working hard to rid us of the plague that is Rick Snyder. New poll out of Michigan, one of millions of polls, but this one is particularly noteworthy. Why? Because it gives us insight into what happens when "likely voter" models run into "actual voters" early vote. First the toplines: With less than a week before the Nov. 4 election, Gov. Rick Snyder has only a two-point, 45%-43%, lead over Democrat Mark Schauer, according to an exclusive 600-person poll of likely voters taken Oct. 26-28 by EPIC-MRA for the Free Press, WXYZ-TV and their media polling partners. Nine percent of respondents said they still are undecided, and 3% percent said they are voting for third-party candidates. Among those 9% undecided, however, the partisan leanings of 8% are toward Democrats and 1% toward Republicans. Account for those leans among undecided voters, and it's a tied race, 46-46. Last time the pollster, EPIC-MRA, was in the field about 10 days ago, they had incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Snyder leading ...
Thanks to you, Kansas' Jean Schodorf outraised the worst secretary of state in the nation 30.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Kris Kobach with good buddy, Ted Nuget. Let's help send him on permanent tour with his favorite racist rocker. Big news on the Kansas election front. Thanks in large part to Daily Kos readers, the Kansas City Star reports that Jean Schodorf, the Daily Kos-endorsed Democratic challenger for secretary of state in Kansas had a huge fundraising quarter: A survey for KSN Television in Wichita found Schodorf and Kobach tied at 45 percent, with the balance undecided. The poll by SurveyUSA comes a day after new campaign finance reports showed that Schodorf had raised about $80,000 more than Kobach in the last three months. And where'd those funds come from? They came from YOU: The national contributions came as a result of an endorsement from the liberal website the Daily Kos, which published stories with a request for donations to be sent to Schodorf, campaign spokesman Marcus Williamson said. “Nearly all of those small contributions were given online from people who are familiar with Kobach’s national ...
Wall Street talks, companies respond -- by axing thousands of jobs 30.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Today's Times business page has a grim cast to it, related to reports of thousands of layoffs provoked not by a bad business climate but by Wall Street investors dissatisfied with their income. 
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