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Faced With Spate Of Tremors, Oklahoma Looks To Shake Up Its Oil Regulations

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 3:32pm

Oklahoma set a state record last year with more than 5,000 earthquakes. This year, the state is poised to have even more. Now oil and gas regulators have taken notice and are working to curb them.

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In Colorado, More People Are Insured But Cost Remains An Issue

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 3:02pm

Colorado has cut the number of people without health insurance in half, with 20 percent of state residents now on Medicaid. but out-of-pocket medical expenses can still be hard for families to afford.

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A 'Sense Of Crisis' Now In A Chinese Boomtown Gone Bust

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 2:41pm

The city of Luliang, in China's coalfields, was to become home to a $5 billion business district. But corruption, reckless pursuit of growth and overcapacity led to a crash in its industrial economy.

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... And Beer For All: Budweiser Makes A Metallica Beer In Canada

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 11:15am

The beer, which has the tagline "Coulée dans le rock" (cast in rock), will get a wider release in Canada later this month when fewer than 100,000 cases of special edition black cans hit shelves.

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Conservatives Start Air Assault Against Donald Trump

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 9:33am

A deep-pocketed conservative group is going on the attack against Donald Trump, spending $1 million on TV ads in Iowa to weaken the GOP presidential front-runner.

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The Downside Of Keeping Interest Rates So Low For So Long

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 9:32am

Some economists say the Federal Reserve should leave rates alone, but many say super-low rates have big risks, too. They argue that the central bank needs to push rates back up to historic norms.

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How To Save Money On Prescription Drugs, Insured Or Not

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 5:08am

Believe it or not, it may be cheaper to pay for a prescription yourself rather than using your insurance. And if that fails, there are other places to turn for help getting the best possible deal.

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UAW Reaches Tentative Deal With Fiat Chrysler

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 4:38am

Observers were surprised when Fiat Chrysler was selected as the first of Detroit's automakers to negotiate an agreement, or serve as a "strike target."

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Fed To Begin Closely Watch 2-Day Meeting On Interest Rates

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 4:12am

It's been nine years since the Federal Reserve raised interest rates. The Fed begins a two-day meeting on Tuesday to decide whether its time to raise rates.

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Giving More Workers Overtime Could Have Downsides, Employers Say

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 4:45pm

New federal rules would make millions more workers eligible for overtime. Some employers say they'll be forced to cut costs through furloughs or converting salaried positions to hourly.

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Federal Reserve Faces Fork In The Road Over Interest Rates

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 3:21pm

The last time the Federal Reserve raised interest rates Lance Armstrong was a hero and Lehman Brothers was a thriving investment bank. This week, the Fed may raise a key interest rate for the first time since 2006. By keeping interest rates near zero for so long, the Fed may have prevented the ultimate financial catastrophe. Is it finally time to take off the economy's training wheels?

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Jeff Bezos Announces Plans To Build, Launch Rockets From Cape Canaveral

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 3:21pm

Jeff Bezos, the founder of, visited Florida Tuesday to announce his other company, Blue Origin, will launch rockets from Cape Canaveral. He created his private space firm 15 years ago.

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CBS Entertainment Chief Nina Tassler Is Stepping Down

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 3:16pm

Tassler has been at the helm of the most-watched broadcast network's drama, comedy and late-night offerings since 2004. It's a surprising development at a network known for executive stability.

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Small Changes By Employers Can Raise Workers' Health Costs

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 12:00pm

As the enrollment window opens for employer-provided health insurance, workers may see changes for wellness programs, dependents' coverage and specialty drugs that could be costly.

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In Divided Nicaragua, National Dish Brings Rich And Poor Together

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 11:54am

Nicaragua's civil war and dictatorship exacerbated social problems and economic disparity. But the richest and the poorest eat vigorón, a hearty dish of yucca and pork, side by side.

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#Cashtag: Twitter To Allow Direct Campaign Contributions

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 11:34am

The announcement is welcome news for political campaigns, which all want to make it as seamless as possible for supporters to turn over their money and personal information.

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Do You Use Money? If So, You'll Want To Read This By Thursday

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 10:56am

This week, the Federal Reserve will be making decisions that could affect your ability to borrow. But because it works behind closed doors, it can seem mysterious. Here's what the Fed is and does.

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FDA Orders 4 Cigarette Brands Pulled From The Market

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 10:42am

The Food and Drug Administration exercised its regulatory power to compel a tobacco company to stop selling cigarettes after the maker failed to show they don't raise new public health issues.

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Amazon's Bezos Plans To Build, Launch Rockets From Florida

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 9:49am

In announcing a new expansion of commercial efforts to launch earthlings into space, founder and CEO Jeff Bezos says the launch pads at Cape Canaveral have been dormant for too long.

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When Cyber Fraud Hits Businesses, Banks May Not Offer Protection

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 4:04am

Cyber thieves steal hundreds of millions of dollars a year from the bank accounts of U.S. businesses. Many business owners are surprised to find out their bank is not obliged to make them whole.

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