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The Note
Sep 17, 2014 6:16pm

Phoenix Wait-Lists ‘Contributed’ to VA Deaths

Delays caused by secret waiting lists “contributed” to deaths at the Phoenix VA earlier this year, an assistant inspector general who helped draft a controversial Inspector General report admitted today under intense questioning by the House Veterans Affairs Committee. The assertion by Dr. John Daigh… Read More »

By ABC News

Economy
Sep 17, 2014 5:30pm

3 ‘Real Money’ Tips to Read Before You Buy a Car

The Smiths of Atlanta have a full house, four young children going in four different directions and just one car to get them where they need to go. Maria Smith, a stay-at-home mother, said the family’s car – a 2006 Honda Odyssey – had 160,000… Read More »

The Note
Sep 17, 2014 3:37pm

Benghazi Committee Probes Steps to Improve Diplomatic Security

A little more than two years since four Americans were killed in Benghazi, Libya, the Benghazi Select Committee held its first public hearing today — examining the steps the Department of State has taken to improve diplomatic security around the world in the wake of… Read More »

By Kirsten Appleton

The Note
Sep 17, 2014 2:51pm

Why One Congressman Is Tweeting Out the Whole Constitution

Today is the U.S. Constitution’s 227th birthday, celebrated as a federal holiday called Constitution Day. Instead of boring you with a history lesson, re-learn about it by watching this short educational Schoolhouse Rock video. Now take a look at how some lawmakers are celebrating Constitution… Read More »

The Note
Sep 16, 2014 2:49pm

White House: Unaccompanied Minor Crisis All But Over

The Obama administration isn’t claiming “mission accomplished” but it may be as close as the White House can get. The Border Patrol announced today that the unaccompanied minors crisis has all but ended, as the rise in children crossing the Southwest border has stopped. “It’s… Read More »

Companies Consumer Report
Sep 16, 2014 9:30am

Alibaba IPO Poised to Make History

  Morning Money Memo: Alibaba’s first public stock sale hasn’t happened yet, but already it’s a big deal for global financial markets. The hugely successful Chinese e-commerce company now plans to raise as much as $25 billion in its stock offering later this week, making… Read More »

The Note
Sep 15, 2014 6:14pm

Bill Clinton Unplugged: Former President Goes Off-The-Cuff In Iowa

Are Clintonisms the new Bidenisms? In a free-flowing speech at the 37th annual Harkin Steak Fry over the weekend, former president Bill Clinton talked about everything from his evolving sense of style to Woodstock to his grandfather’s cows.  “I wanted to be here to honor… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Sep 15, 2014 10:42am

Despite Warnings, Antibiotics Still Overprescribed in Kids

By Dr. Natasha Bhuyan Despite warnings from public health experts that overprescribing antibiotics could lead to difficult-to-treat “superbugs,” doctors are prescribing antibiotics to children about twice as often as they are actually needed, a new study found. Researchers at Seattle Children’s Hospital examined past studies… Read More »

Companies Consumer Report
Sep 15, 2014 9:15am

KFC-Owner Yum Brands (YUM) Tries Saigon Street Food

    Morning Money Memo: Is America ready for Saigon street food? Yum Brands – the owners of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC – is betting that many people will like the taste of banh mi sandwiches, Asian salads and wok-fried food. Yum opened… Read More »

The Note
Sep 14, 2014 7:53pm

Bill Clinton Is a Big Fan of Ready for Hillary

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Here at the Iowa Steak Fry you can’t miss them even if you tried. Members of the pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC Ready for Hillary are out in droves: signing up new volunteers, slapping their bumper stickers on attendees’ cars, handing out T-shirts… Read More »