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Freedom shouldn't fade

Certainly the Founding Fathers would be surprised to learn that today the federal government believes citizens forfeit that freedom when they become employers.
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WASHINGTON - U.S. mortgage rates have suddenly jumped from near-record lows and are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of buying a home.
Birth control compromise issued Friday

The Obama administration issued its final compromise Friday for religiously affiliated charities, hospitals and other nonprofits that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans.
More than 1,000 telemarketing complaints a day pour into federal government

WASHINGTON -- The government is fielding more than 1,000 complaints a day from people who say telemarketers continue to call them even though they are on the do-not-call list.
NCAA to appeal $67 million penalty

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Claiming its case wasn't given a fair hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn Vratil, the NCAA said Thursday it will appeal the $67 million judgment awarded to assistant coaches whose salaries it unlawfully restricted. The roughly 1,900 coaches involved in the class-action suit were awarded $22.3 million in damages by a federal jury in Kansas City, Kan., on Monday after three weeks of testimony.
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The last word

Sometimes what the U.S. Supreme Court doesn't do has as much impact on your life as what it does.
Telemarketers to identify themselves on Caller ID

...Telemarketing companies still are trying to undo the list. They have appealed to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, which heard arguments in November and could release a decision at any time. Industry officials say they expect...
Telemarketing industry battles do-not-call list

...Association, an industry group that sued the FTC in January to stop the list, asked the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Friday to reject new regulations set by the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC added its authority...