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Wilderness Area Accused Of Inhibiting Idaho Town's Economy

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:06am

Since President Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, Congress has set aside more than 109 million acres for federal protection. But off-limit landscape represents untapped potential for towns.

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Federal Reserve To Markets: Nothing To See Here; Move Along

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:22pm

The Fed said because wage-and-price hikes remain low and growth continues at a moderate pace, interest rates will stay at historic lows for a "considerable time."

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Fed Pledges To Keep Interest Rates Low For A While

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:08pm

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen took questions from reporters on Wednesday afternoon after the central bank's release of a new policy statement. The Fed said that its bond-buying stimulus program would end next month but it will still be a "considerable time" before short-term interest rates are increased.

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3.7 Million Comments Later, Here's Where Net Neutrality Stands

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:12pm

A proposal about how to maintain unfettered access to Internet content drew a bigger public response than any single issue in the Federal Communication Commission's history. What's next?

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How Catholic Insurance Companies Outsource Contraceptive Coverage

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:02am

For years Catholic health plans have been arranging for independent insurance firms to provide contraceptive coverage to their enrollees.

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These People Can Make Student Loans Disappear

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:14am

A group called Rolling Jubilee has "abolished" more than $3 million in private student loans from the for-profit Corinthian Colleges. And they're just getting started.

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Netropolitan: Facebook For Rich People

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:02am

It was founded by an orchestra conductor in Minneapolis who says he wanted a place to talk about the finer things in life "without backlash."

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Congressional Panels Chastise NHTSA Over GM Ignition Problems

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:02am

Committees are looking at the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration after questions arose about how it handles recalls, including General Motors' recall over faulty ignition switches.

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United Airlines Offers Buyout Packages To Flight Attendants

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:02am

The airline, which has too many flight attendants since its merger with Continental, will offer the early outs in seniority order to those who meet certain service and eligibility

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Is The NFL Too Big To Fail?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:19am

The NFL has suffered a number of scandals recently, but the sport has emerged relatively unscathed. Commentator Frank Deford asks if anything could change the way Americans feel about football.

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When The Power's Out, Solar Panels May Not Keep The Lights On

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:16am

With the price of solar panels falling, more municipalities and homeowners are installing them. But having solar panels doesn't mean you won't lose power in a blackout — at least not yet.

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Boeing And SpaceX Win $6.8 Billion In NASA Contracts

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:52pm

By 2017, the two American companies are expected to take over a job that NASA has relied upon Russia to perform: shuttling astronauts to the International Space Station.

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Edible Packaging? Retailers Not Quite Ready To Ditch The Wrapper

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:42pm

To reduce waste, some enterprising companies are trying to roll out products that make the package part of the snack — edible packaging. But selling it to the retail market is trickier than it seems.

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Calpers Pulls Public Employee Pensions Out Of Hedge Funds

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:12pm

Calpers says the investment proved to be too complex and not worth the expenses.

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In Germany, A Magazine For The Dog-Tired

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 1:09pm

Germans have long had plenty of choices when it comes to magazines catering to canine lovers. But one publisher thinks the time has finally come to throw the dog haters a bone.

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Marriott's New Envelope For Room Tips Stirs Debate

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:03am

An initiative launched with Maria Shriver's input is raising questions over how the hotel company pays its staff — and whether guests should be expected to tip.

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Like It Or Not, Scotland's Drama May Hit Your Wallet

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:37am

Some economists say this Thursday's vote on Scotland's independence could have wide-ranging economic impacts. They fear a breakaway from the U.K. could trigger another global financial upheaval.

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Coca-Cola Revives Surge, A Citrus-Flavored Soda

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:16am

Introduced as a competitor to Pepsi's Mountain Dew, Surge was discontinued in 2003 due to poor sales. It maintained an outspoken, cult-like following

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Hachette Authors Take Their Case To Amazon's Board Of Directors

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:16am

The authors want Amazon's board to intercede in the dispute between the publisher and the online retailer over the price of e-books. Amazon continues to impede sales of Hachette books.

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With Debt Collection, Your Bank Account Could Be At Risk

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:03am

A 1968 federal law allows debt collectors to not only garnish wages, but take from a debtor's bank account. Consumer advocates say the outdated law is overly punitive and out of touch with reality.

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