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Why Oil Drilling Is Both Safer And Riskier Since Exxon Valdez

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 2:20am

The 1989 oil spill prompted changes in oil industry regulation and spill research. But oil companies today are working in more remote places than ever, from the Arctic to deep below the ocean floor.

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Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Case Goes Before Supreme Court

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 2:18am

The craft store chain's conservative Christian owners object to the Affordable Care Act mandate to include coverage for birth control in company health insurance plans.

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Putin's Out Of The Club For Now: G-8 Is Back To Being The G-7

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 4:00pm

President Obama and other leaders of the world's biggest industrialized nations say they're not going to summit with Russia in June.

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Carp(e) Diem: Kentucky Sends Invasive Fish To China

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 3:13pm

Asian carp are not just a problem for the Great Lakes region. Fish processors in Kentucky are finding novel ways to dispose of them — including sending them to China, where they are prized as food.

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Madoff Aides Found Guilty For Role In Massive Ponzi Scheme

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 3:00pm

Five of Bernie Madoff's former employees were found guilty of helping him fleece investors of $17 billion. They were convicted on charges of securities fraud, conspiracy and tax evasion.

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5 Ex-Madoff Aides Found Guilty Of Conspiracy, Securities Fraud

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 2:16pm

The former employees of Bernard Madoff's securities firm were accused of enriching themselves by helping the now imprisoned financier carry out a Ponzi scheme.

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A Primer On The Sanctions Against Russia

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:56pm

The sanctions are limited, but have already have had some impact. In the words of Russia's finance minister, they are "definitely a negative" for how Russia's economy is perceived.

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Red Sneaker Effect Signals Authority And Accomplishment

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 4:00am

According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, sometimes dressing down can give the impression of competence and success. Researchers caution it only works in specific contexts.

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High-Tech Training Programs Try Deferred Payment System

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 4:00am

The U.S. has more high-tech jobs open than it can fill. The problem is many of these programs cost tens of thousands of dollars which makes them out of reach for folks who are out of work.

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Apple, Comcast In Talks To Create TV Streaming Service

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 4:00am

Apple users would be able to stream live and on-demand programming stored in cloud servers, according to The Wall Street Journal. Talks are still in the early stages.

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After Winter's Chill, Economists Predict A Warming Trend

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:02pm

A cold, snowy winter in most of the country hurt economic growth, but forecasters see conditions improving for the rest of the year.

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In LA, Watching Home Team's Ball Games Just Got More Complicated

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 4:43pm

The Los Angeles Dodgers' games will no longer be broadcast for free on local television. Time Warner Cable has created a special Dodgers channel, but other TV providers are balking at the price.

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Need Money For Your Startup? Being An Attractive Male May Help

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 4:57pm

When men and women pitch the same business idea to venture capitalists, men are awarded money more often. A new study found that appearance also factors into whether or not an idea will get funded.

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Insurance Chief Suggests Adding A New, Lower Level Of Health Plan

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 5:24pm

Representing U.S. health insurance companies, Karen Ignagni says she would add a "lower tier" to the Affordable Care Act options. That could entice healthier people to join the law's new risk pools.

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Declined: Visa, MasterCard Freeze Out Targeted Russian Banks

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 5:14pm

The U.S.-based credit card companies responded to sanctions imposed on Moscow in the wake of its annexation of Crimea.

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OK To Vape In The Office? Cities, Feds and Firms Still Deciding

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:00pm

As e-cigarettes gain popularity, bosses and others continue to mull the pros and cons of letting workers "vape" on the job. Are e-cigs a polluting gateway to tobacco, or do they help smokers quit?

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As Carmakers Turn Up The Recalls, Consumers Tune Out

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 3:00pm

The number of vehicles recalled has more than doubled over the past 20 years — but most notices go unnoticed by the public. "It just starts to become noise," says one auto expert.

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Game Developers Conference: Not Your Typical Tech Convention

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 6:45am

Brian Crecente, who is covering the Game Developers Conference this week for the video game website Polygon, talks about the latest trends in the industry.

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A Cronut By Any Other Name Is Still A Cronut

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:32am

A Maine bakery sold its own version of cronuts, the croissant-doughnut hybrids, which it called crauxnuts. But the cronut creator sent a letter saying the name was trademarked, no matter the spelling.

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Energy Deal With Russians Puts Some In Germany On Edge

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:00am

The German government has intervened in a trade deal between a German arms manufacturer and the Russian military.

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