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Feds Break Up Multi-State Shoplifting Ring
Authorities say a family from suburban Chicago went from Maryland to Texas stealing retail items. They're accusing of making $4 million auctioning the stolen property on eBay over the past decade.
Teen Enlists A Capella Group For Prom Invite
The a capella group Straight No Chaser helped the Jacksonville teen with his video inviting his friend Megan to the prom. She said yes. The video is on YouTube.
Investors: Oversight Is Needed For Bitcoin To Become Mainstream
Bitcoin's growth was built on the idea it was a currency of the people, unattached to any central bank or regulating authority. But a major theft has put that vision to a tough test.
Publisher Releases Lullabies From 'Goodnight Moon' Author
Goodnight Songs is a compilation of formerly unpublished lullabies and poems by the author of Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown. Linda Wertheimer talks to Amy Gary, who discovered the new material.
Weather Expected To Effect February Jobs Report
Did the harsh winter hold down job creation last month? Or did employers brush away the snow and prepare for spring with a new round of hiring? The unemployment report is out on Friday.
Gillibrand, McCaskill Square Off Over Military Assault Prosecutions
The Senate has rejected a measure that would have allowed military prosecutors — rather than commanders — decide which sexual assault cases to pursue. The 2 female senators were on opposite sides.
House Backs Obama's Request To Back Loans For Ukraine
The crisis in Ukraine is galvanizing unusually swift bipartisan action on Capitol Hill. The GOP-led House voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to authorize a $1 billion loan guarantee for Ukraine.
'Game Of Thrones' Mixtape Drops On Friday
Nearly 14 million people watch HBO's epic fantasy series Game of Thrones. In an effort to capture a more diverse and multicultural audience, HBO is releasing a mixtape called Catch the Throne.
Safeway And Albertson's Announce Grocery Merger
Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management is offering $9.4 billion for Safeway, the nation's second-largest grocery. It plans to combine Safeway with Albertson's which it acquired a year ago.
Crisis With Russia Propels Ukrainian Nationalism
During Ukraine's recent revolution, ultra nationalist groups were prominent among the protesters battling police in Kiev's Maidan Square. A nationalist party was included in the interim government.