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Big Money On The Line In Dollar Stores' Merger Attempts

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 4:03am

Dollar General has been courting competitor Family Dollar, but it isn't interested and instead agreed to sell to Dollar Tree. Dollar General reportedly is planning a hostile bid to disrupt that deal.

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Google Sets Out To Repair Its Image In Europe

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 4:03am

Google is the latest in a string of American technology companies that has run into roadblocks in Europe. Steve Inskeep learns more from Danny Hakim of The New York Times.

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Apple Pay Wants To Be Your Mobile Wallet

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 4:03am

At a product event on Tuesday, Apple announced a mobile payment system called Apple Pay. CEO Tim Cook says that Apple Pay will provide a secure way to make transactions using one of Apple's devices.

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Detroit Agrees To Lease Water System To Neighboring Counties

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 4:03am

As Detroit struggles to emerge from bankruptcy, the city reaches a historic deal. After years of acrimony, the city and its suburbs have a tentative deal to share control of Detroit's water system.

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Here's What's Becoming Of America's Dead Shopping Malls

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 2:22am

What happens when a shopping mall dies? Often they're turning into medical centers, churches, schools and universities and new suburban downtowns.

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New York Says It's Time To Flip The Switch On Its Power Grid

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 2:21am

Officials want to overhaul the state's energy grid. Experts say the plan would help utilities withstand severe weather events, but it would also require a massive re-engineering of the power system.

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Apple Unveils New Payment System, iPhones, Smartwatch

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:27pm

On Tuesday afternoon, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the iPhone 6, a slightly larger iPhone 6 Plus, a mobile payment system and a new smartwatch.

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Cantor Brings Congressional Connections To Wall Street Job

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:27pm

When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost to a primary challenger in June, it was one of the biggest political upsets in years. But Cantor quickly found work with a New York investment bank, which said it was hiring him to provide "strategic guidance."

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The Apple Watch Is Here And Another Tech Hype Cycle Commences

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:42pm

Apple unveiled its first new product line since 2010, a wearable computing device called the Apple Watch. But is it a game changer? You can't trust all the hype.

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Why Food Pilgrims Will Wait Four Hours For A Taste Of The Sublime

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 1:12pm

Psychology tells us that waiting for an experience can boost our happiness, as can talking about the experience afterwards. That's one reason food pilgrims seem to be queuing up and Instagramming it.

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Apple Expected To Show Off New Watch, Larger Phone Today

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:55am

After months of rumors and dozens of fan-created images of what an Apple watch might look like, the tech giant will show us what it's been working on today.

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Privacy Or Profit? These Firms Want To Help You Sell Your Data

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 6:41am

Online data brokers are making millions by gathering and sharing our search histories and buying habits with advertisers and marketers. But if the data is yours, some think the revenue should be, too.

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Is The Economy Suffering From Secular Stagnation?

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, of the Brookings Institution, about secular stagnation: the problem of building consumer demand at a time when people are less motivated to spend.

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N.J. Gov. Christie Backs A Long Shot: Sports Betting

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

Christie says the state's casinos and racetracks can begin offering sports betting, in apparent defiance of federal law. It's a move that's all but certain to be challenged in court by sports leagues.

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In Some Jobs, Past Achievements May Work Against Female Workers

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

London Business School researchers find that the more competent and accomplished women are, the worse their performance evaluations — when it comes to managers with traditional gender attitudes.

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Hailo YouTube Ad Points Out That Uber's Rates Are Too High

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

The ad uses Jimmy McMillan who ran for governor of New York in 2010. His catch phrase then was: rent is too damn high. Now he points out that Hailo's rates are less expensive than its competitor Uber.

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More Bad Luck For Atlantic City's Economy

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

Trump Entertainment Resorts will file for Bankruptcy this week, according to a report from Bloomberg. Donald Trump, who hasn't run the casinos in years, filed a lawsuit to remove his name from them.

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Size Matters: Why Apple Is Expected To Unveil A Bigger iPhone

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:34am

Pushed by rivals like Samsung, Apple is likely to announce bigger iPhones on Tuesday. Users of bigger-screen devices say they prefer their larger images and the ability to see multiple apps together.

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Home Depot Confirms Data Breach At U.S., Canadian Stores

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 1:37am

Home Depot said its payment systems have been hacked in a data breach that could affect millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores.

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Harvard Study Says Economy Is 'Doing Half Its Job'; Guess Which Half

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 5:52pm

An alumni survey by the school found much more optimism about the future of America's companies than its workers. More than 4 in 10 think employee pay and benefits are set to shrink.

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