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The Note
Apr 18, 2014 11:24am

Will Clinton Baby Affect 2016, and Is It Sexist to Ask?

It’s impossible to talk about the Clintons these days without mentioning 2016 in the same breath. And the announcement of Chelsea Clinton’s pregnancy is proving to be no different. People are already speculating about how – or if – the new Clinton grandchild could affect Hillary Clinton’s… Read More »

Consumer Report
Apr 18, 2014 8:12am

Walmart Sends Chills Through Money Transfer Business

  Morning Money Memo: Big changes are coming to the money transfer business. Walmart’s announcement that it’s entering the market has left competitors shaking in their boots. The new service will be introduced next week, and Walmart says it will cut fees for customers by… Read More »

By Ali Weinberg

Apr 17, 2014 6:33pm

Anti-Semitic Leaflets in Ukraine Raise Concern, Suspicions

The reports circulated like wildfire:  fliers surfacing in the eastern Ukrainian town of Donetsk ordering Jews there to register with the local government or face deportation. U.S. officials quickly condemned the leaflets, with Secretary of State John Kerry mentioning it at the beginning of his… Read More »

Apr 17, 2014 6:14pm

NATO Commander Offers Evidence of Russian Troops in Ukraine

MOSCOW–Professional gun handling, well-trained maneuvers, and military-spec arms are among the reasons NATO’s top commander says the uprisings in eastern Ukraine are clearly “being carried out at the direction of Russia.” In a blog post entitled “Who are the men behind the masks?” the Supreme… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Apr 17, 2014 5:27pm

Children’s Dreams Come True One Picture at a Time

Junaisy Vargas, 6, has a lot of wishes in life — No. 4 seems the most impossible. “I want to be a mermaid. That’s my wish,” she said. Junaisy of Las Vegas has Ewing’s Sarcoma, a bone marrow cancer that primarily affects children and adolescents. Most… Read More »

The Note
Apr 17, 2014 5:19pm

Obama: 8 Million Health Care Sign-Ups a Boon for Democrats

President Obama has many times declared victory for the Affordable Care Act, most recently with the announcement earlier this month that 7 million people have signed up in the law’s inaugural year. Today, with a slight grin, he added a big exclamation point. Now, 8… Read More »

Companies Consumer Report
Apr 17, 2014 5:00pm

Lowe’s Settles EPA Lead Paint Violations By Its Contractors

WASHINGTON — Home improvement giant Lowe’s Companies Inc. has agreed to pay $500,000 after federal investigators found its home renovation contractors in nine states had violated safety standards for lead paint. The retail chain was also unable to provide documentation proving some contractors employed by… Read More »

By Erin Dooley

The Note
Apr 17, 2014 3:55pm

Selfies Are Turning Politicians Into Teenagers

Yesterday, Vice President Biden and his ultra-hip aviators debuted on Instagram. And last night, the veep posted his inaugural selfie with social media superstar (and president of the United States) Barack Obama. Pundits believe social media was instrumental in Obama’s 2008 win. Perhaps Biden’s recent… Read More »

Medical Unit
Apr 17, 2014 11:14am

Ill-Advised School Flier Counsels Kids Not to Rat Out Bullies

A Nebraska elementary school has apologized for passing out a flier containing nine questionable rules for dealing with bullies. Rule No. 7 is “Do not tell on bullies.” Josh Mehlin, a parent who has children in the Lincoln Public School District, told that the… Read More »

Consumer Report
Apr 17, 2014 7:59am

Barbie Sales Slump, Soda Loses Fizz, Google Stumbles

  Morning Money Memo: The corporate earnings season is still young, but the latest reports are already revealing some striking trends. Troubles in toyland are among them. Mattel’s report reveals that weak Barbie sales are one reason for its unexpected first-quarter loss. Toymakers are facing… Read More »