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Coping With A Co-Worker's Body Odor Takes Tact

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:27am

Stinking on the job is a common problem, say pros in human resources, and a reluctance to use soap and water is rarely to blame. Medical conditions, diet or cultural differences can play a role, too.

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FCC Extending Net Neutrality Commenting Time After Site Buckles

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 6:28pm

Heavy traffic to the FCC's commenting site crashed it on Tuesday. That was the original deadline for the public to weigh in on a controversial Internet proposal. You now have until Friday to comment.

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Apple Teams Up With Former Rival IBM On Business Apps

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 6:09pm

The companies announced a deal Tuesday to sell Apple devices loaded with IBM software to big businesses all over the world

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Federal Loans Tough To Come By For Community College Students

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:54pm

Nearly a million community college students don't have access to federal student loans, according to a new report.

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Temporary Fix For Highway Money Is Well-Traveled Road

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:42pm

If kicking the can down the road were a competitive sport, the championship trophy would never leave Washington. A short-term fix for highway spending is just the latest contribution.

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Fate Of Decades-Old Cigar Factory Dangles By A Phrase

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:21pm

Florida once had 150 cigar factories but now there's just one left. The J.C. Newman company worries that new FDA rules on cigars may put it out of business. Now, it's enlisting the help of elected officials in Florida.

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Why Blockbusters And Flops Cost The Same At The Box Office

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:21pm

At the movies, a ticket to a sold-out blockbuster costs the same as a ticket to a bomb playing in an empty theater. Jacob Goldstein of the Planet Money team finds out why.

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Comcast 'Embarrassed' By The Service Call Making Internet Rounds

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:53am

In case you missed it, a customer posted eight minutes of a bleak call with Comcast. His attempt to cancel his cable set a new standard for bad customer service.

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Citigroup Settlement Offers Former Homeowners 'Cold Comfort'

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:55am

The Justice Department's settlement with Citigroup offers $2.5 billion for "consumer relief." Critics say it will do nothing for those hurt most by the foreclosure crisis: people who lost their homes.

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NPR News Executive Leaves For Job At The Atlantic

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:28am

Margaret Low Smith, who has served as NPR's senior vice president for news for three years, is leaving the company to become the president of The Atlantic's live events business.

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Tobacco Giant Reynolds American To Buy Lorillard In $27B Deal

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 7:06am

The deal unites the maker of Camel with Lorillard, the market leader in e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes, the fastest-growing segments of the tobacco market.

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Employees Criticize CIA Cafeteria, FOI Request Reveals

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:11am

The news website MuckRock published complaints about the CIA cafeteria which came from a 2010 Freedom of Information Act request. Spies prefer individual ketchup packets to pump dispensers.

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Chocolatier Lindt To Buy Russell Stover

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:11am

Russell Stover has a long history, a large distribution network and loyal U.S. customers — the world's largest chocolate market. Lindt specializes in higher-end brands like Ghirardelli and Lindor.

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Coal-Burning Power Plant To Give New Life To Texas Oil Field

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:11am

About 1.6 million tons of carbon dioxide will be captured annually from a coal-burning power plant near Houston. Then the CO2 will be injected into a nearby oil field to help boost crude production.

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VW To Expand Chattanooga Plant

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:11am

German automaker Volkswagen will add 2,000 new jobs at the Tennessee plant. They'll make a new seven-passenger SUV.

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Kurds May Have Oil To Export, But Buyers Are Harder To Find

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 2:32am

Iraq's Kurdish region sits on vast amounts of oil. The regional government says it has the right to export the oil. But Baghdad is blocking those sales, saying only it has the right to sell Iraqi oil.

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Leased Solar Panels Can Cast A Shadow Over A Home's Value

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 2:31am

Installing solar panels on a house to produce electricity is expensive. Leasing is one popular alternative, but some homeowners are learning 20-year contracts can complicate a home sale.

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The Rise Of The Online Rebuttal — And How It's Making Waves In Print

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:06pm

Actor George Clooney published an online response to allegations made about his upcoming marriage by The Daily Mail, convincing the British tabloid to take its story down. It was just the latest successful example of an evolving phenomenon: the online rebuttal.

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Citigroup Agrees To $7 Billion Fine For 'Egregious' Misconduct

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:06pm

Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle claims that it committed fraud when it sold mortgage-backed securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis. Most of the money will be paid to the U.S. Treasury, but some will be used to provide mortgage relief to struggling homeowners.

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In Europe, Google Stumbles Between Free Speech And Privacy

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:06pm

Europe's highest court left Google with the responsibility of balancing the privacy rights of citizens with the public interest — and it's a tough balancing act.

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