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Ex-Republican leader Cantor gets job at U.S. investment bank

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor landed a job at investment bank Moelis & Co. that will pay him at least $3.4 million, more than his tea party-backed opponent spent to beat him in a Republican primary.

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Tax lawyers busy with clients’ inversion worries

Hedge fund executives are desperate for clues about the Treasury Department’s planned crackdown on corporate inversions, overseas mergers that cut companies’ U.S. tax payments.

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Nixon defends prosecutor in Ferguson shooting probe

Gov. Jay Nixon defended his decision not to replace a local prosecutor probing the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer, a day ahead of the funeral of the young man whose death sparked days of civil unrest in Ferguson.

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Anna Nicole Smith’s lawyers lose $44 million case

Anna Nicole Smith, the deceased former Playboy model, spawned 20 years of litigation by her brief marriage to J. Howard Marshall, a nonagenarian Texas oil billionaire.

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Activists say Ferguson shooting should rally voters to engage

A campaign is under way to register voters in the county where the fatal police shooting of black teenager Michael Brown sparked more than a week of violence – and where turnout in the most recent election was 12 percent.

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