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Shifting Stance, Some GOP Candidates Back State Minimum Wage Hikes

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:01pm

As free-market conservatives, Republicans are philosophically opposed to raising the minimum wage. But a handful in tight races are having second thoughts.

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What Makes A Bike Pump Worth $450?

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:26pm

The classic Italian Silca pump, a favorite of bicycle racers since 1917, has been redesigned and is now made in Indianapolis. Last year Joshua Poertner bought the company from the founder's grandson.

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New Treasury Rules May Slow, But Not Stop, Corporate Inversions

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:26pm

The Treasury Department is trying to prevent U.S. corporations from relocating abroad to cut their tax bills by eliminating some of the incentives. But some tax experts say there is only so much the government can do.

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Cadillac Packs Its Bags And Heads To New York City

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:26pm

Cadillac, the luxury division of General Motors, is leaving Detroit and moving to Manhattan to be closer to the headquarters of other high-end brands.

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#Gamergate Controversy Fuels Debate On Women And Video Games

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:26pm

A debate has flared surrounding ethics in video game journalism and the role and treatment of women in the video game industry. Attacks online have turned heated, vicious and ugly.

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Some iPhone 6 Plus Users Find An Unwanted Feature: It Bends

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:47pm

Some owners of Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are discovering that their super-slim glass and aluminum devices aren't holding up well in an environment that's usually safe: their pockets.

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Media Group Evolves From Covering Vice To War Zones

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to Vice Media founder and CEO Shane Smith about the reasons behind the rapid growth of his news and entertainment firm. Vice magazine migrated to videos, the web and documentaries.

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Ferrari Calls Back Cars Over Trunk Latch

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:05am

Ferrari is recalling one of its flashiest sports cars, the 458. Ferrari says the problem is with the latch that opens the trunk from the inside. It's meant to be used if you're ever trapped in there.

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Why Some Federal Agencies Panic This Time Of Year

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:05am

Analysis finds that federal agencies green-light projects in late September to fund them before the fiscal year expires. And quality suffers, compared with projects approved at other times of year.

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California Public Pension Fund Shifts To Clean Energy

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 3:59pm

The California State Teachers' Retirement System is the second-largest public pension fund in the U.S., managing nearly $200 billion. Melissa Block talks to the fund's CEO, Jack Ehnes.

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Big Sponsors May Find It Hard To Break Up With The NFL

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 3:59pm

Companies like Anheuser-Busch pay hundreds of millions to be identified with the NFL's aura. The last thing they want is to be associated with scandal, but it might be financially tough to walk away.

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Nobelist Muhammad Yunus: Be A Go-Getter, Not A Job Getter

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 3:35pm

The founding father of "microcredit" is helping to judge a contest with maxidollars: the Clinton Global Initiative's Hult Prize, granting $1 million to a new business idea that'll help the poor.

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At 'World Routes,' Airports Court Airlines To Bring In More Flights

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 3:24pm

Some describe World Routes as speed dating for the aviation industry, as airports try to court airlines and convince them to offer international flights in and out of their destinations.

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Move To Curb U.S. Corporate Tax Dodges Could Delay Reform

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 3:22pm

Business and consumer groups say Congress needs to reform taxes, but few expect change soon. In fact, Treasury's tweaks to tax law may diminish the political will to address broader tax reform.

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Stoutaccino? Starbucks Tests Coffee With Beer Flavors

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:28am

Reports that Starbucks is testing a new coffee drink for autumn that incorporates "toasty stout flavors" has set off a debate over how such a concoction might taste, and whether it's a good idea.

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Seattle Plan To Ease Public Housing Waitlist Is Met With Criticism

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 4:04am

The city's pubic housing agency wants to hike rents for current residents who are able to work and are not disabled. But that announcement has led to an outcry from those in public housing.

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Treasury Announces Steps To Reduce Corporate Tax Dodges

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 4:04am

They're meant to discourage tax inversions by U.S. corporations. Inversions take place when a company merges with a foreign partner and re-incorporates overseas as a way to avoid U.S. taxes.

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Ebola's Toll: Farmers Aren't Farming, Traders Aren't Trading

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 4:03am

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were just starting to see economic progress after years of conflict. The blow of Ebola, says the World Bank, could be "catastrophic."

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Germany's New Economy Minister Takes Aim At Arms Exports

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 2:29am

The nation is the world's third-largest arms exporter, and many weapons go to countries with questionable human rights records. Sigmar Gabriel wants to change that — but not all Germans are on board.

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Treasury Announces New Steps To Reduce Corporate Tax Dodges

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 5:28pm

The Treasury said corporations were increasingly moving their parent companies overseas to dodge U.S. taxes. The Treasury said the practice erodes the tax base.

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