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Could It Be? Researchers Find A Hiring Bias That Favors Women

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 11:03am

A new study shows that universities have a 2:1 preference for hiring women for STEM tenure-track positions.

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Why Somali Grandmas And Aid Workers Might Be Short On Cash

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 7:49am

Money transfer agencies are the life blood of Somalia. But Kenya has shut down 13 East African branches to keep money out of the hands of terrorists blamed for a deadly attack early this month.

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Is It Time To Make Medical And Family Leave Paid?

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 6:56am

Democrats in Congress have reintroduced a bill that would create a national paid leave program, covering two thirds of people's wages for up to 60 days a year. But small business owners are wary.

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Fast-Track Trade Authority Debate Puts Presidential Candidates On The Spot

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:01am

In this early stage of the campaign for president, the focus has been more on atmospherics and platitudes than issues. But expected action on a trade bill is forcing candidates to get involved.

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20 years Ago, Match.Com Revolutionized How To Find A Date

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:01am

Tuesday was the 20th anniversary of Match.com. The website ushered in the world of online dating. The Pew Research Center says nearly 25 percent of married couples met online.

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Merchant Ships Called On To Aid Migrants In Mediterranean Feel The Strain

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:50am

Commercial ships have rescued tens of thousands of migrants trying to cross by boat to Europe from Africa and the Middle East. But the vessels and their crews aren't equipped to handle these missions.

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National Guard Members Struggle To Keep Civilian Careers

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:47am

National Guard soldiers live in two worlds: They can be deployed in a crisis, but must support themselves and their families with civilian jobs. That's made harder by the Guard's unpredictable needs.

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At Last: Kentucky Authorities Bust Ring Behind Great Bourbon Heist

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 5:15pm

In 2013, more than 200 bottles of pricey Pappy Van Winkle bourbon vanished from a Kentucky distillery. Tuesday authorities announced indictments in what appears to be a much bigger crime syndicate.

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Google's New Search Algorithm Stokes Fears Of 'Mobilegeddon'

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:10pm

This week, Google started prioritizing mobile-friendly websites in Google searches made on a smartphone. The change could hurt businesses whose sites don't pass Google's mobile-ready test.

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5 Million Chickens To Be Killed As Bird Flu Outbreak Puzzles Industry

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:09pm

A flu strain deadly to chickens and turkeys is striking farms in the West and Midwest. This week, it hit an Iowa facility with millions of egg-laying hens. No one knows how it's entering houses.

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Business, Labor Debate Pacific Trade Deal Before Senate

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 3:42pm

Big business and big labor clashed Tuesday over whether Congress should give President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate a major trade deal.

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Should The Government Get Out Of The Air Traffic Control Business?

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 2:54pm

Efforts to replace air traffic control's aging radar-based system have been stuck in the Federal Aviation Administration's bureaucracy and lacked funding from Congress.

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Young Adults With Autism More Likely To Be Unemployed, Isolated

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 1:31pm

More than half of young people with autism had neither a job nor educational plans in the first two years after high school, a study finds.

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Who Owns Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac?

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 1:05pm

The federal government controls Fannie and Freddie. But does it own it?

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Iowa Farm To Kill 5 Million Chickens In Effort To Contain Avian Flu

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 12:53pm

This is the worst outbreak since the H5N2 influenza was first detected in December. The disease has been found in seven other states over the past five months.

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Californians Can Now Pay Cash For Health Insurance At 7-Eleven

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:06am

Many people who are eligible for federal health insurance subsidies don't have bank accounts, which makes it hard to pay premiums. A system in California lets them pay with cash at stores.

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Blue Bell Widens Recall To All Of Its Products Over Listeria Worries

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 7:20am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called it "a complex and ongoing multistate outbreak of listeriosis occurring over an extended period of several years."

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A Timeline Of Hillary Clinton's Evolution On Trade

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 5:03am

The presidential hopeful has had trouble being consistent on trade. Labor unions are important in Democratic politics, but her work as secretary of state is putting her in a bind on trade.

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Proposed Retirement Advice Rule Has Worrisome Loopholes, Experts Say

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

The Department of Labor has crafted a proposed rule to better protect Americans saving for retirement. But questions are already being raised about how effective the new rule will be.

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Will New Retirement Rules Protect Americans From Wall Street?

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

New federal rules are designed to make sure that financial advisers put their clients' interests ahead of their own. But experts worry that loopholes may weaken those consumer protections.

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