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May 6, 2015

Celebrating the Flash Crash with a Wall Street Sales Tax

For those who don't remember, the Flash Crash was when the stock market lost almost nine percent of its value from its opening level, with most of this decline occurring in a five-minute period. The market quickly recovered most of this loss. But the crash did reveal something extraordinary.

McConnell Will Move Iran Bill Forward Without Controversial Amendments From Senate Hawks

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Jon Stewart Plays 'Let's Get Rid Of Ted Cruz'

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Joe Scarborough 'Apologizes' To Politifact

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Senate Republicans Pass Anti-Obamacare Budget Plan

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The Fight To Release The Eric Garner Grand Jury Records Is Still Alive

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Clinton's 2008 Campaign Manager Reveals One Of Her Biggest Regrets

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Republican Billionaires Love Obama's Trade Deal

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Bernie Sanders To Introduce Bill To Break Up The Big Banks

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Mike Huckabee Is Running For President

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Mike Huckabee's Hope Is His Enemy, Too: He's In With The Old

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