08 01 2014
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Circus Evolves Amid Market, Regulatory Challenges

Ringling Bros. modernizes to compete with other entertainment options, but maintaining tradition is also imperative

VIENNA, Va. (AP) -- Nicole and Alana Feld come from a long line of circus folk, so they are well aware of the challenge of bringing a century-and-a-half old attraction to families with VIENNA, Va. (AP) -- Nicole and Alana Feld come from a long line of circus folk, so they are well aware of the challenge of bringing a century-and-a-half old attraction to families with many entertainment choices.any entertainment choices.


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Coca-Cola Ends Ties to Conservative Law Writers

Move comes just hours after Black advocacy group starts boycott of soda giant

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Coca-Cola Co. has terminated its relationship with a conservative group seen by some as an incubator for a string of new state voter ID laws and a marketer of laws like Florida's "Stand Your Ground" self-defense statute.


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French Socialist's Big Idea: Tax the Rich

Sarkozy rival's plan to levy 75 percent tax on millionaires proves popular

PARIS (AP) -- French presidential candidate Francois Hollande, leading in polls but lacking in ideas that stick in voters' minds, finally dropped a bombshell: As president, he would levy a 75 percent tax on anyone who makes more than (EURO)1 million ($1.33 million) a year.


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Watchdog: Housing Regulator Should Be More Active

Report says FHFA is understaffed and can't properly monitor Fannie and Freddie

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A government watchdog says the top U.S. housing regulator should take a more active role in overseeing mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which have received huge infusions of taxpayer cash.


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