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Some in NSA Warned of a Backlash

LEGAL | By Kan Dilanian | Friday Nov 21, 2014
Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would cause if revealed.

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Tips on Getting Deals During Black Friday Blitz

CORPORATE | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 21
Sure, stores have been pushing discounts on holiday merchandise since Halloween, but experts say Thanksgiving weekend still lives up to the hype of serving up the season's best bargains from TVs to clothing.

Can Sharks Help Us Predict the Weather?

CORPORATE | Nov 21
Researchers say sharks could become an important tool since they can swim long distances and into hard-to-reach depths at cheaper costs than conventional weather devices.

Automakers Debut Key Models at L.A. Auto Show

CORPORATE | Nov 21
One out of every 10 new vehicles sold in the U.S. last year was purchased in California. So it's no wonder automakers save some of their most important introductions for the Los Angeles Auto Show.

US 30-Year Mortgage Rates Drop to 3.99 Percent

FINANCE | By Josh Boak | Nov 21
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates continued to tick down this week, remaining close to yearlong lows.

Obama Picks NTSB Member as New Auto Safety Chief

LEGAL | Nov 20
President Obama is nominating National Transportation Safety Board member Mark Rosekind to run the troubled National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Credit Score Company Settles FTC Charges for $22M

LEGAL | Nov 20
A company that promised customers free credit scores has agreed to pay $22 million to settle charges that it billed customers for monthly credit monitoring that they did not sign up for.

Barilla From Worst to First on HRC's Corporate Equality Index

CORPORATE | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 20
Barilla Pasta went from worst to best in LGBT rights in one year, getting a 100 on HRC's Corporate Equality Index.

The National Organization for Marriage is $2.5 Million in Debt

FINANCE | By Jason St. Amand | Nov 20
The National Organization for Marriage, which promised to never ever give up defending same-sex marriage bans across the country, are $2.5 million in debt, according to the group's 2013 tax filing documents.

Citigroup Executive Found Dead in Tub, Throat Cut

CORPORATE | Nov 20
A Citigroup manager has been found dead in a bathtub in his New York City apartment with this throat cut.

Obama Plugs Science, Math Education at Ceremony

LEGAL | By Darlene Superville | Nov 20
President Barack Obama said that 19 scientists, researchers and innovators who received the country's highest honor for their work embody the spirit of the nation and its "sense that we push against limits and that we're not afraid to ask questions."

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