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OPEC Declines Action As World Oil Prices Hit Record Lows

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:18pm

OPEC oil producers met Thursday to discuss falling world oil prices — something big producer Saudi Arabia seeks to preserve in order to compete with U.S. oil production. But other OPEC countries want to get prices back up because their governments need the money.

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WTO Members Approve Historic Trade Deal

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 2:51pm

The World Trade Organization's 160 members unanimously approved a first-ever multilateral trade deal which the group believes will boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually.

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OPEC Holds Production Steady, Signaling Lower Fuel Prices

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 9:49am

Ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries meeting in Austria could not agree to cut production in an effort to stabilize global crude prices.

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OPEC Ministers To Consider Cuts To Oil Production

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

One of the most closely watched OPEC meeting in years takes place in Vienna on Thursday. Oil prices are at a four-year low and a push for a production cut is being stymied by Saudi intransigence.

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Louisiana Woos Movie Industry With Tax Credits

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

Louisiana has been dubbed "Hollywood South" for the high volume of film production there. Producers are lured by generous tax credits — so plentiful, that there's a big market for those tax credits.

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Business Groups Argue EPA's Plan Will Have Economic Consequences

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

Major business groups are reacting skeptically to a proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce ozone pollution. Since 1980, ozone pollution has fallen by a third.

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Jacksonville Split Over Joining A Southern Port Dredging Frenzy

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 5:01pm

Jacksonville, Fla., is racing to find funds to deepen its port. If it can't accommodate newer, bigger cargo ships from Asia, the city says, it will lose out to Savannah, Ga., and Charleston, S.C.

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Coca-Cola Wades Into Milk Business With 'Fairlife'

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 4:12pm

The milk is now for sale in a limited number of stores — including the Coborn's in Belle Plaine, Minn. Ari Shairo talks with Coborn's dairy manager, Steven Thueringer.

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Don't Feel Guilty — The Holidays Are A 'Macroeconomic Cheat Day'

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 3:53pm

Researchers have learned the frenzy and excitement of the holiday season makes us all a little crazy. But that might not be a bad thing for our financial lives.

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Why American Honey Importers Are Wary Of 'Turkish' Honey

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:54pm

American honey importers say they've noticed an odd surge in cheap honey from Turkey. They think some of that honey really came from China, which is subject to U.S. trade restrictions.

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If High Court Strikes Federal Exchange Subsidies, Health Law Could Unravel

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:28am

A decision against subsidies would undermine the government-run insurance marketplaces that are backbone of the Affordable Care Act.

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Hissing And Sighing: The Lament Of Sex Workers In Sierra Leone

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:02am

Ebola has made it harder for the prostitutes who issue a come-hither "hiss" along Lumley Beach. Customers are hard to find, pay is down, and, like everyone, the women are scared of the deadly virus.

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EPA Proposes New Rules To Curb Ozone Levels

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:12am

The rules would lower the threshold for ozone from 75 parts per billion to between 65 ppb to 70 ppb. They are likely to be opposed by industry groups as well as Republicans.

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Why Fed Officials Are Concerned About Too Little Inflation

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 4:13am

The U.S., Europe and Japan are seeing prices and wages rise more slowly than the 2 percent target that their central banks have set. Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.

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Solar Energy's Popularity Increases As Rooftop Panels Get Less Expensive

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 4:13am

Solar energy is now competitive with the cost of power generated by coal, oil and natural gas. David Greene talks to Eric Wesoff of Greentech Media, a trade journal covering alternative technology.

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Critics Say More Oil Industry Royalties Should Go Into U.S. Coffers

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 4:13am

Rules for oil and gas companies drilling on federal land allow them to use some of the gas free of charge. Critics say taxpayers should get royalties for that gas and any that is vented or flared.

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Holiday Shopping Ads Are Geared Toward Brains' Reward Center

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 4:13am

Retailers' Black Friday ads and the whole holiday season are designed to tap into a very ancient part of our brains. What happens to our brain when we shop during the holidays?

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Pandora's New Deal: Different Pay, Different Play

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 4:13am

The Internet radio service offers greater exposure to artists in exchange for a lower royalty rate.

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Meet The Woman Who Tech Giants Turn To For Finding New Leaders

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 6:43pm

Jana Rich leverages an extensive network, an outsider aesthetic and a lot of "touchy-feely" analysis to find good fits for top offices at Silicon Valley's behemoths and fast-rising start-ups.

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For More Local Turkeys To Hit Holiday Tables, You Need An Abattoir

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:15pm

Demand for locally raised birds is growing faster than small farms can keep pace with. One New England farmer is making a bold move to get more gobblers to the table.

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