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1:48am

Thu May 10, 2012
Politics

Swing State Voters Mull Obama's Announcement

Originally published on Thu May 10, 2012 3:55 am

Some voters in Colorado are not happy about President Obama's decision to come out in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.

1:48am

Thu May 10, 2012
Business

Business News

Originally published on Thu May 10, 2012 4:28 am

The Federal Reserve has announced three of China's largest state-owned banks have been given approval to expand their operations in the U.S. Analysts say that ICBC, China investment Corp., and Central Huijin Investment will likely look to purchase regional U.S. banks and establish a footprint in the American market.

1:48am

Thu May 10, 2012
Business

GOP Governors Debate Health Exchanges

Originally published on Thu May 10, 2012 4:08 am

States are moving to set up health insurance exchanges — a pillar of Obama's health care law. But many GOP governors find themselves in an awkward position. David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, talks to Steve Inskeep about why the governors' positions on exchanges are complicated.

1:48am

Thu May 10, 2012
Business

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Thu May 10, 2012 4:32 am

Hairstyling icon Vidal Sassoon has died at the age of 84. He first earned acclaim for creating hair cuts that needed little styling.

1:48am

Thu May 10, 2012
Politics

Obama Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

Originally published on Thu May 10, 2012 3:30 am

President Obama has completed what he calls his "evolution" on gay marriage. After equivocating on the issue for more than a year, he now says same-sex marriage should be legal. Obama's endorsement of gay marriage makes it a prominent issue in the November election.

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