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Rubio Takes Up Koch Brothers Charge On Export-Import Bank

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 1:11pm

"We're not some sort of developing country," Rubio said Thursday, opposing reauthorization of the agency that helps finance American companies overseas. "We're a developed financial sector."

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Germany's Largest Bank Fined $2.5 Billion In Rate-Fixing Scandal

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 9:58am

At least 29 employees of Deutsche Bank are thought to have participated in manipulating the Libor rate from 2005-2009.

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More Whistleblowers Say Health Plans Are Gouging Medicare

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:08am

Federal authorities are investigating claims that some Medicare Advantage health plans have overcharged the government for years by claiming that patients are sicker than they are.

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How A Swiss Cheese Cartel Made Fondue Popular

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

The popularity of fondue wasn't an accident. It was planned by a shadowy association of Swiss cheese makers. A cheese cartel basically ruled the Swiss economy for 80 years, until fairly recently.

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CDC: Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak Started In 2010

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

Texas ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries has recalled all its products over Listeria concerns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak has been going on for five years.

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Oklahomans Feel Way More Earthquakes Than Californians; Now They Know Why

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:25am

Today the USGS will issue a report on earthquakes linked to oil and gas drilling, but Oklahoma has acknowledged that the industry's wastewater disposal is the cause. What isn't known is how to fix it.

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Fruit Growers Try Tricking Mother Nature To Prevent Crop Damage

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:22am

In Michigan's orchard country, extreme heat and cold can mean disaster for fruit growers. Now some are using a new twist on old technology to fool trees when sudden, unexpected weather changes occur.

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Some Companies Fight Pay Gap By Eliminating Salary Negotiations

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:22am

Women are often less assertive when it comes to negotiating salaries and raises. Some firms are trying to neutralize the disparity by refusing to negotiate salaries. But will that hurt recruitment?

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New Orleans Bans Smoking In Bars, Restaurants

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:50pm

The smoking ban stems from a law passed earlier this year.

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Comcast, Time Warner Push For Merger Approval Amid Opposition

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:31pm

Company officials met with regulators who are considering whether to back the proposed $45 billion merger. A group of U.S. senators say the deal should be rejected, calling it anti-competitive.

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Actors' Equity Implements $9 Minimum Wage For LA's Small Theaters

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:27pm

Less than a week after union members in LA overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to make small theaters pay their performers minimum wage, Actors' Equity decided to go ahead and implement it anyway. Many say the move could force many 99-seat theaters in LA to close.

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Closing Arguments Begin In AIG Bailout Case

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:27pm

Closing arguments begin Wednesday in a case that has its roots in the 2008 financial crisis. American International Group shareholders claim the U.S. government overstepped its authority when it seized the company in a financial rescue. The government says the shareholder suit should be rejected because the company's only alternative was bankruptcy.

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Google Announces Foray Into The Wireless Business

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 1:55pm

The service will only work on Google Nexus phones, but it could potentially disrupt the wireless industry with its pay-only-for-what-you-use data plans.

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Bail For Alleged 'Flash Crash' Trader Set At More Than $7M

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 11:35am

U.S. prosecutors say the U.K. man contributed to the 2010 "flash crash" that wiped about $800 billion from the value of shares. He told a London court that he opposes extradition to the U.S.

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Could It Be? Researchers Find A Hiring Bias That Favors Women

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 11:03am

A new study shows that universities have a 2:1 preference for hiring women for STEM tenure-track positions.

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Why Somali Grandmas And Aid Workers Might Be Short On Cash

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 7:49am

Money transfer agencies are the life blood of Somalia. But Kenya has shut down 13 East African branches to keep money out of the hands of terrorists blamed for a deadly attack early this month.

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Is It Time To Make Medical And Family Leave Paid?

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 6:56am

Democrats in Congress have reintroduced a bill that would create a national paid leave program, covering two thirds of people's wages for up to 60 days a year. But small business owners are wary.

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Fast-Track Trade Authority Debate Puts Presidential Candidates On The Spot

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:01am

In this early stage of the campaign for president, the focus has been more on atmospherics and platitudes than issues. But expected action on a trade bill is forcing candidates to get involved.

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20 years Ago, Match.Com Revolutionized How To Find A Date

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:01am

Tuesday was the 20th anniversary of Match.com. The website ushered in the world of online dating. The Pew Research Center says nearly 25 percent of married couples met online.

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Merchant Ships Called On To Aid Migrants In Mediterranean Feel The Strain

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:50am

Commercial ships have rescued tens of thousands of migrants trying to cross by boat to Europe from Africa and the Middle East. But the vessels and their crews aren't equipped to handle these missions.

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