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Brian Williams's Suspension Brings Attention To Tom Brokaw

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:57pm

We look at the fraught relationship between NBC's Brian Williams (who has been suspended without pay for six months) and his predecessor, Tom Brokaw.

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The Fall And Rise Of U.S. Inequality, In 2 Graphs

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:05pm

Since World War II, inequality in the U.S. has gone through two, dramatically different phases.

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Watch Jon Stewart Break The News Of His Departure To An Audience

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 5:56am

Taping last night's show before the news of his departure became public, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart faced an awkward task: telling a studio audience that he's leaving the show.

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Jon Stewart To Leave 'Daily Show,' NBC Suspends Brian Williams

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:07am

NBC News announced it suspended anchor Brian Williams without pay for six months over a story inaccuracy. And, Jon Stewart revealed he would leave Comedy Central's The Daily Show later this year.

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How Banks Are Transforming Canada's Cannabis Industry

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:07am

In the U.S., possessing and selling marijuana is a federal crime, so banks have ignored this emerging market. In Canada, financial institutions are beginning to back corporate cannabis producers.

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NBC Suspends Brian Williams For 6 Months Without Pay

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 7:00pm

The evening news anchor had stepped down voluntarily after he said on air that a helicopter he was on had been hit by fire over Iraq. He later admitted he had "misremembered" the episode.

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Jon Stewart Will Leave 'The Daily Show' This Year

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 5:56pm

Stewart let the news slip during a taping of his show today. Comedy Central said Stewart will remain at the helm of the influential satire show until "later this year."

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California's Strawberry Feud Ends, But Who Will Breed New Berries?

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 4:06pm

Strawberry farmers have dropped a lawsuit against the University of California, Davis, and the university has hired a new strawberry breeder. But the future of academic berry breeding is uncertain.

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Failing Bridges Taking A Toll; Some States Move To Raise Gas Tax

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 3:54pm

With gas prices down, a growing number of states are turning to a gas tax increase. New Jersey looks at following suit to fund much-needed projects, but some drivers aren't eager to pay up.

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State Budgets To Be Hit By Slide In Oil Prices

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 4:07am

In North Dakota, falling oil prices have barely caused a ripple. In Alaska, lawmakers are calling it a "fiscal apocalypse." Wyoming is neither panicking nor ignoring the decline in prices.

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UAW Criticizes Nissan For Use Of 'Perma-Temps'

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 4:07am

The automaker's U.S. workforce now exceeds 22,000. But about half are considered temporary. Unions are eyeing the situation and hoping they will enable to begin unionizing in the south.

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The Great Solar Panel Debate: To Lease Or To Buy?

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 2:36am

More homeowners are cutting energy costs by installing solar panels, due in part to leasing programs that require no up-front investment. Leasing means less hassle, but may also save you less money.

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Insurers And Austin Mayor Promote Obamacare To Texas Latinos

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 2:35am

It's no secret that most state and federal legislators in Texas aren't fans of Obamacare. But insurers and Texan cities are successfully marketing plans on without the state's help.

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Unions Have Pushed The $15 Minimum Wage, But Few Members Will Benefit

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 2:33am

Most union members won't benefit from a higher minimum wage because they already earn far more than that. With membership declining, some union leaders fear collective bargaining is dead.

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Qualcomm Hit With Record Fine In Chinese Anti-Monopoly Case

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 2:23am

China fined chipmaker Qualcomm $975 million in the biggest of a wave of anti-monopoly penalties that have rattled foreign companies. The San Diego-based company said it will not contest the matter.

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Samsung's Privacy Policy Warns Customers Their Smart TVs Are Listening

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 4:04pm

Samsung warned its customers that their TVs are sending reports to third parties and that could include sensitive information spoken by the owners. The policy has drawn comparisons to Orwell's 1984.

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Document Leak Reveals Secret Swiss Bank Accounts

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 3:26pm

For years the Swiss banking industry has been under pressure to get out of the tax evasion business. A trove of documents released by a former employee of HSBC shows just how aggressive the bank was in marketing tax avoidance schemes to clients.

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Los Angeles Residents Divided Over Proposed $15 Minimum Wage

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 3:26pm

Los Angeles is considering raising its minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour in order to help its 800,000 residents in poverty. But no major city has yet raised its wage this dramatically and this fast.

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Q&A: Sen. Ed Markey On Protecting Data Our Cars Are Sharing

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 3:26pm

We've entered the age of Internet-connected cars, and the Massachusetts lawmaker says they're vulnerable to all kinds of data breaches.

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HSBC Helped Clients Hide Millions, News Report Says

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 2:53pm

The Washington-based International Consortium of International Journalist's story was based on documents leaked in 2008. HSBC says it ended those practices starting that year.

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