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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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Balancing College Dreams With Financial Realities

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 4:00am

The cost of college in the United States keeps climbing, forcing many students and their parents to rack up hefty debts to pay for a college degree.

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Chinese Tech Giant Alibaba Plans To Launch IPO In U.S.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 4:00am

Alibaba, known as the Chinese Google, announced plans for an initial public offering in the U.S. The IPO could be one of the biggest in the tech sector's history, but investing could bring risks.

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New Generation Of Blimps Set To Take Flight

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 4:00am

The new re-designed Goodyear blimp is slated to take off on its inaugural flight Monday.

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Paying For College: No Easy Answers For Many Families

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 2:59am

After adjusting for inflation, the cost of tuition more than tripled between 1973 and 2013. That reality has been forcing more and more students to take on staggering debts.

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FDIC Sues 16 Big Banks, Accusing Them Of Fixing Interest Rates

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 4:40pm

The lawsuit claims the banks' manipulation of the London interbank offered rate caused failed U.S. banks to suffer substantial losses.

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Companies Tap Celebrity Power For Extreme Vegetable Makeover

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 3:31pm

If mom can't nudge kids to eat veggies, Maybe Disney teen stars will be more effective. Increasingly, companies are marketing healthy food to kids. Turns out, it's good for their bottom line, too.

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Got Bulgogi? The (Maybe True) Story Behind A 'New York Times' Ad

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 2:16pm

This quarter-page ad wasn't touting a brand or institution. It was pitching grilled beef as an example of the inherent attractiveness and value of Korean culture. So, who's behind this ad?

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Hong Kong Says UBS Tried To Rig Interbank Lending Rate

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:00pm

UBS, which was fined for manipulating the Libor rate in 2012, was censured by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the territory's de facto central bank.

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Obama Pushes For Overtime Pay Protection

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:52am

President Obama says he wants to ensure proper payment for overtime work. The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy and NPR's Marilyn Geewax discuss what that could mean for workers and businesses.

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Conn. Papers Fight Proposals To Alter Publication Of Legal Notices

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 4:00am

Municipalities in Connecticut are mandated by law to publish public notices in a daily newspaper. Some say switching to posting online would save money. Newspapers fear the loss of revenue.

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Ignition Switch Recall Straddles Old And New GM

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 4:00am

General Motors is at the center of several investigations involving last month's recall of 1.6 million vehicles with faulty ignition switches. The recall comes at a pivotal time for the company.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 4:00am

David Greene and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.

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Senators Agree To Compromise Extending Jobless Benefits

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 4:00am

Negotiators in the Senate reached a bi-partisan deal to extend unemployment benefits for 5 months, retroactive to the end of last year.

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Fri, 03/14/2014 - 4:00am

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