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It's All About The Benjamins And Jacksons — But What About The Women?

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 3:51pm

The bills in your wallet have one thing in common: they all feature photos of men. Now, a campaign hopes to replace Andrew Jackson's face on the 20 with someone like Susan B. Anthony or Rosa Parks.

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Why Los Angeles' Fast Food Ban Did Nothing To Check Obesity

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:20pm

A new study finds that restrictions on fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles didn't reduce obesity as intended. That's partly because the ban didn't cover the most common types of food stores.

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Some Anxiety, But No Slowdown For North Dakota Oil Boom Town

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:42pm

Low oil prices have led to a drop in drilling, but not as much as you might expect. In some parts of the state's Bakken oil patch, production continues at a feverish pace.

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Interior Dept. Issues New Fracking Rules For Federal Lands

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:03pm

The regulations, which go into effect in 90 days, establishes safety measures for wells and for drilling companies to publicly disclose chemicals used in the process.

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Exxon Settlement Falls Short of Damage, N.J. Democrats Say

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 7:19pm

Gov. Chris Christie is defending the state's $225 billion settlement for decades of contamination at two refineries as a "good deal." But Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists say otherwise.

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Prices For Chanel Handbags To Rise In Europe, Lower In Asia

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 4:06pm

Chanel says it is aligning the cost of its handbags worldwide. The move reacts to the depreciating euro and aims to stop people from buying up the classic bags to sell at a profit in other countries.

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Why Russia's Economic Slump Has Been Good For London

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 3:55pm

Britain's financial community was worried last year when the West began imposing sanctions on Russia. It turns out that only encouraged wealthy Russians to pump more money into Britain.

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How Much (Or Little) The Middle Class Makes, In 30 U.S. Cities

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 3:30pm

What do families in the middle of the income distribution actually make in cities around the United States?

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Target Agrees To $10 Million Settlement Over Data Breach

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 3:23pm

Court documents show victims of the 2013 hack could get as much as $10,000 apiece.

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Cramped Chicken Cages Are Going Away. What Comes Next?

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:31am

The results are in from a long-running study of three different ways to house egg-laying chickens. It found that more hens survive in cages, and cages are cheaper. But consumers prefer cage-free eggs.

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NPR Appoints The AP's Michael Oreskes As News Chief

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:00am

Oreskes is a top Associated Press executive and former New York Times editor who has led newsrooms in such global centers as New York, Washington and Paris.

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Target Offers $10 Million Settlement In Data Breach Lawsuit

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 9:45am

The proposal comes after a rough year and a half for a company that saw changes in leadership and thousands of layoffs.

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A Chinese Tourism Boom Has South Koreans Cramming

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 8:50am

South Korea is the top foreign destination for Chinese tourists, which means Koreans are scrambling to adjust to the hordes of travelers from the mainland.

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From Hot Sauce To Diapers, 'Superconsumers' Of Color Buy More Of, Well, Everything

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 8:15am

A new Nielsen report shows that wooing customers of color has got to be in every company's game plan.

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Blue Shield Of California Loses Its Tax-Exempt Status

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 3:55am

One of California's largest health insurers, Blue Shield of California, could be on the hook for a massive tax bill after the state revoked its tax-exempt status. The company is appealing the decision which could cost the health insurer tens of millions of dollars a year. The dispute comes as the nonprofit is facing mounting criticism for operating like a for-profit company.

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Companies Worried About Hackers Turn To Cyber Insurance

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 3:55am

Health insurer Premera Blue Cross says hackers may have compromised 11 million of its customer accounts. Such attacks are worrying companies, and they're increasingly turning to cyber insurance.

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More Americans Opt For Risky Long-Term Car Loans

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 2:33am

The length of the average car loan isn't just creeping up, it's leaping up. Nearly 40 percent of people secure car loans that take more than five years to pay off. The trend has some analysts alarmed.

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Microsoft Is Phasing Out Internet Explorer

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 8:39pm

The web browser will be replaced in Windows 10, with what's currently being called Project Spartan.

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Premera Blue Cross Cyberattack Exposed Millions Of Customer Records

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:24pm

The health insurance provider revealed Tuesday that a cyberattack discovered in January, may have made the medical and financial information of 11 million people vulnerable to thieves.

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Space Sharing Businesses Save Money, Create Hassle For Customers

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:49pm

A growing number of small business owners are holding down costs by trying out a concept called "Retail Space Sharing," where one retailer partners up with another to share space and customers.

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