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Toyota To Pay $1.2B To End Safety-Related Probe

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 7:45am

The automaker recalled more than 10 million vehicles in 2009 and 2010 because of complaints about unintended acceleration. But prosecutors say it misled the public and tried to cover up the problem.

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Racetrack Soundtrack Goes From A Roar To A Purr

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:07am

This year's Formula One cars are hybrids, so their engines are much quieter. One official with Australia's Grand Prix says the engines are "like harpsichords in a chamber orchestra."

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To Fill Skills Gap In U.S., Schools Look Abroad

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:00am

Community colleges and trade schools are trying to better prepare students for a global market. And some are looking to Europe for answers.

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Will Economic Sanctions Impact Russia?

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:00am

It's not easy for the U.S. to put effective sanctions on Russia. But even Russians need to use U.S. financial institutions, and you pressure a country by limiting access to dollars and world markets.

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Sony Pictures To Lay Off Interactive Group

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:00am

Sony Pictures Entertainment will reportedly lay off its entire interactive marketing team — more than 200 employees. It's part of a cost-cutting trend by the major film studios.

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For Pro Sports, Public Relations Going High-Tech, Real Time

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:00am

The NFL, NASCAR and others have built social media command centers to engage directly with fans during live events.

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With Less Financial Security, Older Workers Stay On The Job

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 3:00pm

Barely half of Americans say they're confident they'll be able to retire comfortably. Now, many are staying in the workforce longer — and some companies are using that trend to their advantage.

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A Cold One For Everyone: Craft Beer Sales Surge In 2013

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 2:41pm

If craft beers seem to be everywhere these days, there's good reason: Sales jumped 20 percent in 2013. To stand out in an increasingly crowded field, many brewers are pushing the flavor frontiers.

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Opting Out Of Your Insurance Plan's Network Can Be Costly

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:53am

People who choose to go to unapproved doctors and hospitals for care may find themselves with unexpected out-of-pocket expenses and copayments for services that would otherwise be free.

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Who Had Richer Parents, Doctors Or Artists?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:06am

We find out which workers in job categories had richer parents and whether those jobs made them economically better off than their folks.

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Primark To Pay $10 Million To Victims Of Bangladesh Factory Collapse

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 4:22am

British clothing retailer Primark says it will pay $10 million in compensation to the victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh last year. The tragedy killed more than 1,100.

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Report: Most Americans Not Putting Enough Away For Retirement

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 4:00am

The stock market surge has given a lift to many retirement portfolios. But a new report finds that most Americans haven't saved nearly enough for the kind of retirement they expect.

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Investors Pool Money Online To Buy Real Estate

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 4:00am

The crowdfunding trend — where people donate money through sites like Kickstarter to back projects — has grown quickly. Now investors are pooling their money online to buy real estate.

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Businesses Help Guide Workers Down Path To Citizenship

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 4:00am

Silicon Valley companies have launched a drive to provide citizenship services on-site to employees holding green cards. The belief is that such employees become more valuable workers.

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How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 4:00am

In the decades following World War II, many American families had a lot of help paying for a college education. But in the 1970s, inflation spiked and public policies began to change.

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With Google's Robot-Buying Binge, A Hat Tip To The Future

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 3:28pm

The price and difficulty of building robots has fallen, and Google has scooped a half-dozen robotics firms. It's a safe bet that bots will be an increasing part of our workplaces and daily lives.

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A Beer Backlash To LGBT Exclusion In St. Patrick's Parades

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 3:00pm

Beer makers Guinness and Sam Adams withdrew sponsorship from New York and Boston's St. Patrick Day parades, respectively, over the exclusion of openly gay, lesbian and transgender participants.

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GM Recalls 1.2 Million SUVs For Problem With Air Bags

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:08pm

This is separate from General Motors' recall of 1.6 million small cars for a problem with ignition switches. The company believes the recalls will trim $300 million from profits this quarter.

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Attorneys General Ask Big Retailers To Pull Tobacco From Stores

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:41am

In letters sent to Wal-Mart and other store chains, officials ask the companies to follow the example of drugstore chain CVS, which has announced it's ending tobacco sales.

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Clothing Retailer Lands End To Split From Sears

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 5:25am

Lands End, the outdoor clothing retailer, will spin off from Sears Holdings Corp. next month and operate as a stand-alone, publicly traded company.

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