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Sanders to Hold Fundraiser as Campaign Received Donation of $5.2 Million

Bernie Sanders has cashed in on his small-dollar contributors and raised almost $5.1 million in a sudden, instant fundraiser on his victory night. Without a super-PAC to cushion his campaigns, he has always managed to keep pace with competition like Hilary Clinton, who's dependent on high-dollar contribution to fill her kitty. Sanders already knows exactly what he wants to do with the influx of cash.

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Labor-related protest

Cuomo increases Basic Minimum Wage for NY State Workers to $15 an hour

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Tuesday that he would increase minimum wage to $15 for all state workers in New York. According to The New York Times this minimum wage hike makes the New York the first state to put the pay this high for the public employees.

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OPM data breach

US Senate expands Department of Homeland Security powers after data breach

Senators from both the Republican and Democrat sides of the US Senate have come together to enact legislation that will enhance the powers of the US Department of Homeland Security in order to protect government Internet addresses.

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Janet Yellen

GE Capital, Senator Brown among April meetings for Fed Chair

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen met with top executives from GE Capital (GE.N) prior to the company's move to shed financial assets, and she met with a top Democrat who opposes legislation aimed at Fed reform, her April calendar shows.

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Jeb Bush

How an off-the-cuff remark shaped Jeb Bush's economic vision for U.S.

There were no fancy economic models or forecasts when former Florida Governor Jeb Bush first tossed out the idea that 4 percent annual growth should be the overarching goal for the U.S. economy.

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Andrew Cuomo

New York governor proposes Wage Board to raise minimum wage

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday he would create a so-called Wage Board, a move apparently designed to allow him to raise the minimum wage without the approval of state lawmakers.

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Ron Wyden

U.S. lawmakers unveil bill that holds key to Pacific trade deal

Senior U.S. lawmakers reached agreement on Thursday on a bill to give the White House "fast track" authority to negotiate a trade pact with 11 other Pacific nations that is central to President Barack Obama's strategic shift toward Asia.

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Gaming Activity in Atlantic City

Atlantic City turnaround team bets on cuts not bankruptcy

A turnaround team tasked with reviving Atlantic City says New Jersey's struggling gambling hub must consider cost cuts, layoffs and longer bond maturities, but bankruptcy is not in the cards - yet.

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FED

Local bankers emerge as Fed ally in fight against audit bill

Local bankers are joining the fight against a congressional proposal to audit the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy decisions, with more expected to lobby against the bill if it gains traction in Washington.

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Anti-Keystone XL Pipeline

Congress passes Keystone XL bill, Obama expected to veto

The Republican-led Congress gave final passage on Wednesday to a bill to approve the long-pending Keystone XL pipeline, a measure that next goes to President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto it.

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Drilling operations on a Harvest prospect.

Obama to propose protecting U.S. Arctic wildlife refuge from drilling

U.S. President Barack Obama will call on Congress to expand protection of Alaska's Arctic refuge where oil and gas drilling is prohibited to 12 million acres (5 million hectares), an area that includes 1.4 million oil-rich acres along the coast.

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U.S. President Barack Obama

Obama speech to call for closing tax loopholes

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address will propose closing multibillion-dollar tax loopholes used by the wealthiest Americans, imposing a fee on big financial firms and then using the revenue to benefit the middle class, senior administration officials said on Saturday.

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Protest against the Keystone XL pipeline

U.S. Senate heads for vote on Keystone XL pipeline

Backers of the Keystone XL oil pipeline hope a vote in the U.S. Senate late on Tuesday will send a bill to the desk of President Barack Obama.

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Obamacare

Obamacare enters new phase over the weekend with little fanfare

President Barack Obama's plan to extend private health coverage to the uninsured entered a new uncertain phase on Saturday as U.S. government-backed online insurance marketplaces opened their 2015 plans to millions of potential enrollees.

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U.S. election

Investors eye U.S. election outcome as results trickle in

With Congressional election results so far confirming expectations, a Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate will likely deal investors a result that could have a direct effect on the energy sector and other slices of the equities market.

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