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Report to Congress warns of rising financial threats

A new government report to Congress warns of rising threats to U.S. financial stability, including the looming risk of surging corporate loan defaults. While big banks and other systemically important

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Obama order clears way for private ransom payments

President Obama unveiled new rules Wednesday that would basically allow families to offer private ransom payments for relatives kidnapped overseas.

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John Kerry breaks leg in bike crash; ends overseas trip early

Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Boston for treatment of a broken right leg, an injury he sustained

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