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The US Government and SAC Capital appear to be moving closer to a settlement, which could include a penalty of $1 billion.

Noted private equity fan Cory Booker, New Jersey’s Democratic Senator-elect, could work to raise money for other Democratic candidates against their Tea Party opponents. NJ Governor Chris Christie had a poignant observation about Booker and his allegiance to the New York Giants.

Did this guy get fired from Wal-Mart for helping a woman who was being attacked in the parking lot at 2:30 a.m.?

China’s economic growth has boosted international markets.

Is America’s ability to borrow weakening its willingness to actually pay off its debt?

Can San Francisco’s mass transit system, on the verge of yet another workers’ strike, be totally automated?

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