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“We’re not some banana republic. This isn’t some deadbeat nation. We don’t run out on our tab. We’re the world’s bedrock investment. The entire world looks to us to make sure the world economy is stable. We can’t just not pay our bills. And even threatening something like that is …

Boston woman pays $560K for 2 parking spots

BOSTON (AP) — Parking is such a precious commodity in Boston that one woman was willing to pay $560,000 for two off-street spaces near her home. Lisa Blumenthal won the spots in the city’s Back Bay neighborhood during an on-site auction Thursday held in a steady rain by the Internal …

Watercooler Stories – March 26, 2013 – UPI.com

Firefighters help mother give birth WORCESTER, Mass., March 25 (UPI) — Firefighters in Massachusetts said they responded to an emergency call at an apartment and ended up delivering a baby girl. Worcester Deputy Fire Chief Geoffrey Gardell said three firefighters responded to a call Saturday night about a woman in …

Watercooler Stories – March 12, 2013 – UPI.com

News sites duped by satirical article BOSTON, March 11 (UPI) — News outlets including Boston.com and Breitbart.com were duped by a satirical website into reporting economist Paul Krugman had filed for bankruptcy. Boston.com, run by the Boston Globe, and conservative blog Breitbart.com wrote reports about Krugman’s supposed personal bankruptcy using …

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“People will pay me significant amounts of money to do what I used to do for free. And that will be fine. I’m ready to get out of here.” — Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), in a Boston Globe interview, on leaving the halls of Congress for the more lucrative lecture …

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“This election is 2004. In 2008, Barack Obama won 365 electoral votes, but I want everyone to remember what percentage of the popular vote he got: Barack Obama received 53 percent of the popular vote. That means 47 percent of Americans voted for someone else.” — David Simas, head of …