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bloomberg.com — Readers of Stephen King's novel "It" know the Bangor Public Library as a hiding spot for the title character, a deranged clown on a murderous rampage. In real life, the library is falling apart. Voters in the Maine riverfront town of 33,000 will decide tomorrow whether to back a $3 million tax-exempt bond issue to help repair the library's 101-year-old copper roof.
bloomberg.com — Bank of America Corp. (BAC), the second-biggest U.S. lender, rewarded staff with cash bonuses and gift cards for meeting quotas tied to sending distressed homeowners into foreclosure, former employees said in court documents. Mortgage workers falsified records and were told to delay U.S.
bloomberg.com — Carly Mee, a student at Occidental College, was hanging out with friends in late 2010 when a male student's name came up. Mee was standing near Leah Capranica, a fellow sophomore, who said she'd had a bad experience with the student.
bloomberg.com — Even before Cory Booker won his first term as Newark mayor in 2006, he was mining Wall Street contacts for an antidote to the blight that had gripped New Jersey's most populous city for more than four decades.
bloomberg.com — Almost all gay U.S. adults say that society is more tolerant than ever of their sexual orientation, even as almost 40 percent have kept it hidden from their own father, a poll found.
bloomberg.com — Sumati Devi knew before she arrived at the grimy government clinic in northern India that she would be paid to be sterilized. She didn't know that she would lie on an operating table with bloody sheets, that the scalpel used to open her up would be stained with rust or that she was supposed to first get counseling on other birth-control methods before giving consent to have her fallopian tubes cut and tied.
bloomberg.com — John Catsimatidis, a self-made billionaire who wants to be New York 's next mayor, sat in his cramped wood-paneled office wearing a $190 Jos. A. Bank suit. His light blue shirt bore stains where his belly bulged, and his frizzy, salt-and-pepper hair darted in all directions.
businessweek.com — John Catsimatidis, a self-made billionaire who wants to be New York's next mayor, sat in his cramped wood-paneled office wearing a $190 Jos. A. Bank suit. His light blue shirt bore stains where his belly bulged, and his frizzy, salt-and-pepper hair darted in all directions.
slate.com — Gay and lesbian Americans are often portrayed and stereotypes as disproportionately affluent, but it's more likely that relatively affluent gay people are simply more visible. A new report by V. Lee Badgett, Laura E. Durso, Alyssa Schneebaum for the Williams Institute at UCLA shows that in many respects LGBT couples...
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