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Energy Deal With Russians Puts Some In Germany On Edge

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:00am

The German government has intervened in a trade deal between a German arms manufacturer and the Russian military.

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Would You Order The Grande Soy Oprah?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 8:12am

Starbucks is partnering with Oprah Winfrey to sell a new tea called, seriously, the "Oprah Chai." But could you live with yourself if you ordered it?

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FAA Review Finds Dreamliner 'Fundamentally Sound'

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 4:00am

A review by the Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing has concluded that the troubled 787 known as the Dreamliner is safe.

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Nevada Farmers Hack The Drought By Switching Up The Crops

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 4:00am

The latest drought has revived questions about the viability of farming in Nevada desert. While some farmers have given up, others are experimenting with crops like grapes that require less water.

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Beyond Beans: Starbucks Seeks To Branch Out From Coffee

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 3:57am

Starbucks is testing an evening menu that includes wine at more than 25 locations. Now, the company's chief operating officer says it plans to offer its nighttime fare at thousands of U.S. stores.

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How Many Auto Mishaps Mandate A Recall?

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:00pm

Daniel Sharkey, an attorney in suburban Detroit who represents auto manufacturers, talks about the process a car company goes through in deciding to issue a vehicle recall.

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Toyota's $1.2B Settlement Puts Criminal Probe To Rest

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:00pm

Toyota will pay $1.2 billion to end a federal criminal probe into a vehicle recall. Federal regulators said five people died in accidents related to unintended acceleration prior to the recall.

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Could Our Food Supply Be A Target For Terrorists?

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:46pm

Terrorists haven't hit our food supply – yet. But there are major vulnerabilities, from food processing plants to cattle ranching. U.S. regulators want the industry to start taking the risk seriously.

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Boeing 787 'Dreamliner' Is Safe, FAA Team Concludes

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 12:53pm

After a year-long review prompted by a battery fire and other problems, an FAA team has concluded that the jet meets its "intended safety level."

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Britain Plans New 12-Sided £1 Coin To Combat Counterfeiting

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 9:54am

The new coin is being described as the most secure ever produced, but it won't be introduced until 2017.

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Toyota, Justice Department Reach Settlement On Recall

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 9:27am

The Justice Department announced Wednesday that it has reached a billion-dollar agreement with Toyota, settling a federal probe into the company's handling of a recall for faulty gas pedals.

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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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