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National Parks in D.C. Area Called $929 Million Boon

The National Park Service says visitors to parks in and around the nation’s capital spent nearly $929 million in surrounding communities in 2012.

03/04/2014

Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and Co-Chairman of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, answers questions at a press conference at which Detroit was named the 11th city to be included in the $500 million Goldman Sachs initiative at Ford Field on Nov. 26, 2013 in Detroit, Mich. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Buffett: Investors Shouldn’t Sell Stocks Over Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine

Investor Warren Buffett says the economy continues the steady improvement that began in fall of 2009 and he remains optimistic despite Russia’s advance into Ukraine.

03/03/2014

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‘I Want People To Understand What We Knew': Former Fed Chair Bernanke Writing Memoir

Ben Bernanke, who stepped down last month after eight years as chairman of the Federal Reserve, is planning a memoir.

02/24/2014

Poll: Unemployment Now Number One National Problem

For the first time since October, Americans no longer think politicians are the biggest national problem.

02/19/2014

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Obama Touts Fuel-Efficient Trucks in Prince George’s County

Drawing a link between reduced fuel consumption and climate change, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that his administration will issue tougher fuel-efficiency standards for delivery trucks by March 2016.

02/18/2014

An anti-government protester stands on a barricade in Kiev. (MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukrainian Protesters End Occupation Of City Hall

Anti-government forces leave Kiev City Hall in return for the release of all jailed protesters.

02/16/2014

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Minimum Wage Debate Focuses on Entire Md. Economy

As the debate shapes up over a possible minimum wage increase, the loudest voices on both sides are talking about Maryland’s whole economy — not just the plight of individual workers or employers.

02/11/2014

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US Officially Hits Debt Ceiling Limit

The United States has hit its debt ceiling limit.

02/07/2014

President Barack Obama is obtaining commitments from foundations, businesses and community groups to help young minority men improve their employment opportunities and to intervene before some of them get sucked into the criminal justice system.  (Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Launching Program To Boost Rural Exports

“Made in Rural America” initiative aims to help American farmers increase their sales to other countries.

02/07/2014

American opinions and perceptions of race relations, opportunities and discrimination are distinctly divided by racial lines, a recent study finds. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: 61 Percent Of African-Americans Say US Race Relations Getting Worse

A new survey from the Emerson College Polling Society finds that 61 percent of African-Americans believe race relations are getting worse in the United States. As a whole, 44 percent of poll respondents said race relations are not getting better, with 41 percent of Caucasians and 42 percent of Hispanics holding the same view.

02/04/2014

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