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The 16-day partial shutdown of the federal government in early October created a drag on the Washington area housing market, causing home sales to plummet, purchase contracts to dwindle and the number of properties for sale to wane.Read full article >>
Five financial regulators will be voting on Tuesday on final language of the "Volcker Rule," the provision of the Dodd-Frank financial reform act that aims to prevent banks from engaging in speculative trading activity. It has been a hard-fought battle, with the different agencies having different priorities, amid stiff opposition from the banking industry. Read Mike Konczal on how you can tell whether the result is a good one for the cause of financial stability and reining in the mega-banks.Read full article >>
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Wonkbook's Number of the Day: $30 billion. That's the amount of new revenue Paul Ryan and Patty Murray want to raise in their new budget deal by raising fees, including those on air travel.Read full article >>
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Google barge on 'hiatus' amid scrutiny from two agencies. A San Francisco conservation agency, along with the Coast Guard, is eyeing Google's floating barge project, CNET reports. "BCDC has said repeatedly that Google has yet to officially request a permit to dock the barge in San Francisco, something that may well be required under state law. Perhaps even more problematic, BCDC is now considering whether it will require Google to obtain a permit if it wants to continue construction at the Treasure Island site."Read full article >>
When Jeffrey P. Bezos revealed to CBS's Charlie Rose that Amazon.com was planning for a fleet of whirring octocopters to deliver everyone's next iPhone case, the video that went along with it showed a prototype drone rising lazily off the ground and floating across green, open fields to reach its destination. It could've been anywhere ? sunny California, maybe, or somewhere near Seattle. But it was actually neither of those places. Turns out it wasn't even in the United States.Read full article >>