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Don't Make Me Come Back There: Toyota's New Parent-Friendly Options

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:24am

The new Sienna minivan has an optional pull-down mirror to allow better surveillance of the backseat, and a "Driver Easy Speak" feature that lets you speak to the kids without shouting.

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Airlines Cancel Service To Israel Amid Heightened Aviation Safety Concerns

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

A number of major airlines have suspended service to and from Tel Aviv as the fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza intensifies. That's leaving passengers to find other arrangements.

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Taking Stock Of 2 Tech Giants: What's Next For Apple And Microsoft

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

Microsoft's new CEO is getting a lot of love from Wall Street, but the company is struggling to stay relevant. And Apple has found its footing again, mostly through a massive stock buyback program.

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Happy 30th Birthday, PG-13!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

Up until 1984, the Motion Picture Association of America rated films G, PG, R or X. But that same year some gory scenes in PG-rated movies — including Indiana Jones and Gremlins — raised concerns.

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Congress And Biden Aim For Job Training That Actually Leads To Jobs

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

The vice president has been traveling the country to learn about the best ways to train workers. He announced the results Tuesday as the president signed a workforce training bill into law.

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PG-13 Movie Rating Turns 30

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

Until 1984, the Motion Picture Association of America rated films as G, PG, R or X. But that year a couple of gory scenes in PG-rated movies — including Indiana Jones and Gremlins — raised concerns.

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5 Managers Detained In Shanghai Expired-Meat Scandal

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

Chinese regulators suspended operations at Shanghai Husi Food, owned by Illinois-based OSI group. State media reported that stale meat was packaged for sale under "tacit approval" of senior managers.

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Atlantic City's Casino Crisis: A Cautionary Tale

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:57am

With the announcements of the planned closures of the Showboat and Trump Plaza casinos, the New Jersey town that once had the monopoly on gaming in the northeast is at a crucial turning point.

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Maine City Council Votes To Keep Tar Sands Out Of Its Port

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:51pm

South Portland, Maine, has blocked crude oil from being loaded onto ships at its port. Environmentalists are cheering, but the Portland Montreal Pipeline Corp. says the ban won't hold up in court.

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Glass Or No Glass? That Is The Grill Lid Question

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:10pm

Would you be a better cook if you could see your food on the grill without lifting the lid? We take a peek under the hood of an innovative glass-top grill that claims to help prevent the dreaded burn.

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Inflation Came In Low Again, But Are There Bubbles?

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:29pm

If inflation were to flare up, Fed policymakers would have to push up interest rates. Tuesday's consumer price report suggests inflation is low, but some say the data isn't capturing asset "bubbles."

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Deal In Detroit Could Signal Cuts To Pensions Elsewhere

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:06pm

Pensions have long enjoyed strong legal protections, but recent bankruptcy cases suggest this might be changing. As a result, cities and states might ask more workers to accept a little less.

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FAA Prohibits U.S. Airlines From Flying To Tel Aviv

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:44am

The agency said commercial jets were banned from flying to Israel for 24 hours, after it received reports that a rocket landed a mile from the airport.

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'Audience Measurement': How Networks And Critics Are Wrestling With Numbers

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:22am

This year's Television Critics Association press tour found networks pitching hard for the view beyond overnight ratings. But getting the right number isn't the end of the issue.

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U.S. Appeals Court Deals Blow To Obama's Health Law

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:37am

The court's decision by a three-judge panel essentially throws out subsidies in the 36 states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges. The decision is likely to be appealed.

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States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:43am

People who contribute up to $25 a month would be exempt from cost-sharing requirements. But some consumer advocates say the health savings accounts add a needless layer of complexity to Medicaid.

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Detroit Pensioners Approve City's Bankruptcy Plan

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:27am

The vote marked a major step in moving the city's bankruptcy forward. Retired police and firefighters overwhelmingly approved some cuts in their pensions.

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Telecommuting Didn't Work Out For One Transplanted Worker

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

All summer, we're talking with out-of-work young adults about how they're making ends meet. Chrystina Gastlelum, 32, moved to Maine from New York City and tried to keep doing her job remotely.

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Piano Made Famous In 'Casablanca' Goes On Auction Block

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

The piano is a constant presence in the Humphrey Bogart film, underscoring much of the legendary bar-room dialogue. Bonhams auction house expects it to sell for over a million dollars.

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Credit Suisse Reports $770 Million Loss

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

The second-quarter figure marks the biggest loss for the bank since the 2008 financial crisis. Much of that is due to a legal settlement with U.S. tax authorities — including a $2.6 billion fine.

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