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Beyond The Fog Of Spin And Doubt: What Has ACA Achieved?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 3:00pm

The Affordable Care Act has made it possible for millions of Americans to obtain health insurance — but how successful has the law been in reforming the health care system?

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Mother Of Earliest Auto Defect Victim Calls On Congress To Act

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 3:00pm

Laura Christian was reunited with her birth daughter a year before her daughter died in a car accident — the first death attributed to the faulty ignition switch admitted by General Motors. Christian discusses the company's much-maligned vehicle recall.

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GM Ignition Switch Controversy Comes To Capitol Hill

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 3:00pm

General Motors CEO Mary T. Barra testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday, speaking before a House panel that is investigating how the company handled problems with its vehicles' ignition switch.

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American-Made, Haven-Kept? Congress Looks At Caterpillar's Tax Returns

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 3:00pm

Caterpillar executives are on Capitol Hill answering questions about the company's tax returns. Caterpillar is accused of shifting money abroad to avoid billions in taxes.

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Senate Democrats Say Caterpillar Avoided $2.4 Billion In Taxes

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:59pm

Michigan Sen. Carl Levin says the Peoria, Ill.-based maker of mining and construction equipment "waved a magic wand" to make its tax liabilities disappear over a 12-year period starting in 2000.

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Conservative Media Watchdog: Univision, Telemundo Favor Liberals

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:02pm

The Media Research Center says its survey shows that news stories on the nation's Spanish-language television networks are dominated by partisans on the left — and conservatives should be concerned.

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GM Chief To Detail Handling Of Ignition Switch Defect On Capitol Hill

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:39pm

Hinting at lawmakers' frustration and the grilling that likely awaits GM CEO Mary Barra, the event is titled, "The GM Ignition Switch Recall: Why Did It Take So Long?"

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On A 'Rigged' Wall Street, Milliseconds Make All The Difference

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:28pm

"The stock market is rigged," Michael Lewis says. In his new book Flash Boys, he describes how computerized transactions known as high-frequency trading are creating an uneven playing field.

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More House, Less Booze: How Spending Changes From Age 25-75

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:08am

As anyone who has been 25 and not 25 can tell you, spending patterns change over the course of adult life. We made a graph to track changes in spending on alcohol, housing, food, travel and more.

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Calvin and Zatera Spencer Have Midas Touch

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:00am

The Virginia couple has won the lottery three times in less than a month. They won a couple million dollar prizes and $50,000.

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Rearview Cameras To Be Mandatory In New Vehicles By 2018

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:00am

The Transportation Department says the cameras will be required in all vehicles under 10,000 pounds.

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Big Thinkers Discuss How To Prevent Next Financial Crisis

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:00am

Bankers, regulators and politicians met in Boston to discuss the future of the financial system. At issue: Why did regulators fail to prevent the crisis that pushed the country into recession?

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It's Illegal But People Get Fired For Talking About Their Pay

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:00am

Women's groups say female workers can't know if they're being discriminated against if they don't know what others are paid. A bill would ban companies from retaliating if employees discussed pay.

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Why Burning Wood To Stay Warm Is Back In Vogue

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:00am

It's partly because of the rising price of heating oil, but partly the desire for home energy independence. Either way, wood stove retailers and cut wood sellers are rejoicing.

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This Tax Season, Fraudsters May Target Your Refund

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:19am

Credit card data breaches get a lot of attention, but payroll system data breaches can have even more damaging effects.

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An Intern At 40-Something, And 'Paid In Hugs'

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:08am

Your boss may be younger than you, your fellow interns may be decades younger and you work for free. For Renee Killian and Danielle Probst, reconsidering their careers meant interning in their 40s.

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Lending Circles Help Latinas Pay Bills And Invest

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:05am

Latinas use social networks to get informal no-interest loans and save money. They're called "cundinas" or "tandas" and politicians are taking notice.

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The New Mozilla CEO's Political Past Is Imperiling His Present

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 5:57pm

When Mozilla, best known for the Firefox browser, hired Brendan Eich as its CEO, it ignited a firestorm over free speech and equal rights. Now, the dating site OkCupid is getting involved.

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The Long Road To GM's Ignition Switch Recall

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:46pm

Records show that GM knew about faulty ignition switches in its cars at least a decade ago. The first death now linked to the problem happened the same year the company was shedding thousands of jobs.

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British Drugmaker Funds Research On Chronic Disease In Africa

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:34pm

As infectious diseases come under control in Africa, other illnesses common in the West are becoming problems. GlaxoSmithKline is opening a research lab to promote research by African scientists.

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