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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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Stories Behind This Year's Pulitzer Prize Winners

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

The 2015 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday. Among the 22 winners were newspapers large and small. We report on three of the stories behind the winning coverage.

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3D Printers Are Changing The Way People Think About Manufacturing

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

At the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, the future of manufacturing is taking shape. At the lab, 3D printers offer some unique design opportunities as well as interesting challenges.

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Universities Target MBA Programs Toward Professional Athletes

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

Pro football players can earn tens of millions of dollars in a career. Some schools are now catering to current and former athletes to show them how best to manage their money after they stop playing.

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White House Pushes For Fast-Track Trade Authority

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

On Tuesday, a Senate panel will hear debate on whether to give the president fast-track authority to negotiate a sweeping trade deal. The trade push has scrambled the usual political alignments.

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Norway Becoming First Country To Eliminate FM Radio

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 7:01pm

The switch from analog to digital radio offers more channels at a fraction of the cost, the government says.

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At 50 Years Old, The Challenge To Keep Up With Moore's Law

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 5:12pm

Gordon Moore's observation on the exponential improvement in hardware has pushed computers to be faster, smaller and cheaper. But there may be a point where tech advancements outpace the theory.

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BP Oil Spill Anniversary Highlights Changes In Industry Safety Standards

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:19pm

Offshore oil industry safety standards have been scrutinized since the BP spill five years ago. It happened when an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing over 3 billion barrels to gush out.

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Appetite For Gulf Seafood Is Back, But The Crabs And Oysters Aren't

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 2:32pm

Five years after the BP oil spill, the public has stopped asking whether seafood from the Gulf is safe to eat. But now there's a supply issue, and fishermen worry about the future of their industry.

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George Takei And Company To Hollywood Gatekeepers: Fix Your Diversity Problem

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 1:03pm

A coalition of multi-ethnic Hollywood watchdogs is pushing talent agencies to add some color to their lineups.

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Japan, U.S. 'close' to major deal

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 11:37am

A 12-country trade agreement hinges on negotiations between Japan and the United States.

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BuzzFeed Deleted Stories After Complaints From Advertisers

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 10:36am

In a memo to staff, editor in chief Ben Smith acknowledged that the site had deleted more than 1,000 posts — three of them after complaints from advertisers. Gawker first reported on the deletions.

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