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Big money crops up in small elections in the United States

Political groups that took advantage of loosened campaign-finance rules spent hundreds of millions of dollars in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. This year, they're cropping up in state and local races as well.

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Asian shares rise on earnings optimism, dovish Fed

Asian shares advanced to one-month highs on Wednesday, helped by Wall Street which gained on optimism over corporate earnings and prospects the U.S. Federal Reserve will reaffirm its willingness to wait longer before raising interest rates.

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Washington city council approves ridesharing rules

Washington's city council approved a bill on Tuesday regulating app-based ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft in the U.S. capital, a council spokesman said.

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U.S. senator supports pot legalization in Oregon

A Democratic U.S. Senator from Oregon supports legalizing the recreational use of marijuana and will vote “yes” to a state initiative next week that would let adults consume pot for fun, his office said on Monday.

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At least 113 staffers at U.S. Fed earn more than Yellen

The top 113 earners among staff at the Federal Reserve's Washington headquarters make an average of $246,506 per year, excluding bonuses and other benefits - more than Fed Chair Janet Yellen and nearly double the normal top government rate.

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Austerity versus growth version 3.0 at G20/IMF

World policymakers gather in Washington later this week to ponder how to sustain economic recovery at a time when the United States is about to turn off its money taps.

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Falling oil price tilts political, economic balance in U.S. favor

The drop in oil prices to their lowest in two years has caught many observers off guard, coming against a backdrop of the worst violence in Iraq this decade, heightened tensions between the West and Russia, and sanctions against Iran.

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From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mounts to ease U.S. oil export ban

Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union in pressing the case for U.S. oil shipments overseas.

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India nears $2.5 billion deal for Boeing military helicopters

India has decided to acquire Boeing's Chinook and Apache helicopters, an Indian defense ministry official said on Saturday, in a deal valued at $2.5 billion that could ease strained ties between New Delhi and Washington.

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US social lending firm StreetShares bags $1.2M in seed round to back veteran-owned businesses

Reston, Virginia-based social lending marketplace StreetShares bagged $1.2 million in its seed funding round with Accion Venture Lab as the lead investor to back veteran-owned and main street businesses after it launches this month.

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Microsoft acquires Kiwi cloud computing firm GreenButton

Washington, US-based software giant Microsoft acquired Wellington, New Zealand-based cloud computing firm GreenButton for an undisclosed amount to incorporate it into the Azure public cloud platform to give companies remote access to software.

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US food delivery startup Caviar bags $15M in seed and Series A funding

San Francisco, US-based food delivery startup Caviar bagged a total of $15 million in its seed and Series A funding led by Winklevoss Capital and Tiger Global to expand into new cities.

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Microsoft boosts OneDrive storage for business clients to 1TB

In a bid to gain traction over its growing competitors, Washington, US-based software giant Microsoft Corp announced a major boost in its OneDrive cloud storage capacity for business clients, from 25 gigab ytes to one terabyte.

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Transportation aggregator RideScout rides its way into San Francisco

RideScout, a transportation aggregating app that was previously available in Austin and Washington only, launched its service in San Francisco to help more people find the best route to get to their destination in real-time.

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San Francisco's Metabiota pockets $2.38M in venture round to monitor viral diseases

San Francisco, US-based health tech firm Metabiota pocketed $2.38 million in a venture round to monitor emerging threats of viral diseases around the world using big data analysis.

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