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Personal finance from around the Web:

  • The Leapfrog Group, an organization comprising large corporations and public agencies that buy health benefits on behalf of their employees, has released a list of what it calls the 45 top hospitals in America. Is yours on the list? [The Leapfrog Group]
  • Barnes & Noble's new electronic book reader, the Nook, goes on sale today. But don't rush out to buy one -- compared to Amazon's Kindle, the Nook is "achingly slow," says Bloomberg's Rich Jaroslovsky. "Might-as-well-go-pour-yourself-a-cup-of-coffee slow." [Bloomberg]
  • New tax rules next year will let more higher-income taxpayers have access to a Roth IRA. Learn how to maximize the benefit. [The Wall Street Journal]

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