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Air Travel Demand Heats Up With Summer; Fares Are Flat

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 5:33pm

Travelers are taking advantage of better employment and the strong dollar.

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Michigan Lawmakers, Industry Executives Debate Film Incentive Program

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 3:24pm

In 2008, Michigan passed the most generous film tax rebate program in the country. The goal was to create a booming film industry, but some studies showed the program costed the taxpayers too much.

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How Machines Destroy (And Create!) Jobs, In 4 Graphs

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 2:36pm

For hundreds of years, people have been talking about machines taking jobs. Less often discussed: machines creating new jobs.

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Attention White-Collar Workers: The Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 1:05pm

The machines have long been used in manufacturing, but Martin Ford, author of Rise of the Robots, says they're now poised to replace humans as teachers, lawyers and even journalists.

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Labor Groups Blast Working Conditions In Qatar Ahead Of World Cup

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 1:03pm

Their call comes on the same day the BBC said a reporting crew spent two nights in a Qatari jail for trying to film migrant workers who are building the infrastructure for the sporting event.

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Supreme Court Calls Maryland Income Tax Law 'A Tariff'

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 11:35am

The court says Maryland unconstitutionally raised the cost of doing business in more than one state, by letting local governments tax money that was earned — and taxed — in other states.

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How TV Show Finales Affect The Stock Market

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 3:58am

An economist in the United Kingdom looked at how 150 TV series finales affected the U.S. stock market. He observed a decrease in stock returns on the following trading day.

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How China's Censors Influence Hollywood

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 3:58am

Huge box office numbers underscore how essential the Chinese market has become to Hollywood's bottom line. Money is power — meaning the Communist Party has increasing influence over big U.S. movies.

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How China's Government And Audiences Influence Hollywood

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 3:58am

Huge box office numbers underscore how essential the Chinese market has become to Hollywood's bottom line. Money is power — meaning the Communist Party has increasing influence over Hollywood movies.

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Hundreds Of 'Kayaktivists' In Seattle Protest Shell's Arctic Drilling

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 3:58am

Seattle will be home port to a large Shell Oil Arctic drilling platform when it's not up in the Arctic Ocean. But the city and many residents aren't happy about it. The crowd chanted, "Shell No."

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Often Employees, Rarely CEOs: Challenges Asian-Americans Face In Tech

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 5:51pm

A new study shows that Asians and Asian-Americans are underrepresented at executive levels in five large tech companies. Four tech professionals weigh in with their experiences and perspectives.

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Rental Rules In California Raise Questions About Who's Using Airbnb

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 4:17pm

Santa Monica, Calif., approved a law that would outlaw most short-term rentals in the city. Some say many listings are by big companies. Others say such laws hurt homeowners trying to make ends meet.

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South Carolina Distiller Promises To Make Kentucky Liquor Quicker

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 8:00am

A company called Terressentia that uses a chemical process to age bourbon not in years — but in hours — is unsettling an industry that is long-soaked in history and tradition.

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The Outsized Optimism Of The Entrepreneur

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 7:03am

You might think a great idea plus hard work equals business success, but the math is seldom simple. Two entrepreneurs, one whose venture failed and one who's still going, tell why they took the risk.

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Clintons Earned $30 Million From Paid Speeches And Book Sales

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 8:34pm

The Clinton campaign revealed just how much the former president and secretary of state made in 2014 and 2015.

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Inside The Obama And Biden Financial Disclosures

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 6:39pm

The president continues to earn royalties on each of his books. And the Bidens got a better mortgage than the Obamas did: 30 years at 3.375 percent.

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Big 3 Airlines Say Foreign Competitors Are 'Dumping' Seats In U.S.

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 6:18pm

The chief executives of Delta, United and American airlines say Qatar Airways, Emirates Airlines and Etihad received subsidies from their governments. The Gulf carriers reject the accusations.

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USDA To Certify Non-GMO Foods With New Label

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:34pm

The government runs organic and antibiotic-free labeling programs, but has stayed out of the non-GMO labeling fray. That is, until a food company asked the USDA for help, and the agency obliged.

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'Not On My Land': Southern Residents Fight Building Of Palmetto Pipeline

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:31pm

Kinder Morgan is proposing the pipeline to carry oil and natural gas through South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. But smaller oil suppliers are also concerned about markets like Savannah, Georgia.

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Environmentalists Say Shell's Arctic Drilling Plan Presents Safety Risks

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:31pm

The Interior Department on Monday gave Shell conditional approval to drill for oil in the Arctic, a big defeat for environmental activists. But there's still another hurdle: a permit that approves Shell's plan to clean up if there's a spill. Opponents say the Arctic is too tough a place for effective cleanup, but the industry says otherwise.

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