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Bloomberg Will Return To Running His Media Company In Surprise Move

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 7:55pm

The former New York mayor replaces his former city hall deputy Daniel L. Doctoroff, who chose to leave after Bloomberg re-engaged at the firm and began once again adding input on day-to-day decision.

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The Business Of Halloween Means You Can Buy An Arm And A Leg

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 5:01pm

Americans spend billions on the fall holiday — especially for elaborate costumes and decorations. And companies that specialize in Hollywood horror props also make them for Halloween enthusiasts.

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Look Forward To The Trip, Not The Gadgets, To Be Truly Happy

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:20pm

Experiences tend to make people happier than material possessions, research shows. And looking forward to an experience like a concert can feel much better than awaiting the latest smartphone release.

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CVS Quits Cigarettes, Adjusting To New Health Care Landscape

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:55pm

CVS has changed its corporate name from CVS Caremark to CVS Health. On the very same day, the company has also fulfilled a promise it made earlier this year: No more cigarettes on its store shelves.

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Residents Worry Urban Drilling Will Turn Downtowns Into Oil Towns

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:42pm

Drilling for oil and gas in rural and suburban areas isn't new. But energy extraction companies are now moving into more densely populated areas, raising a new set of concerns for city residents.

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Federal Regulators Impose Tough New Rules For Banks

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:19pm

Federal banking regulators vote Wednesday on new rules that will require banks to increase their holdings of highly liquid assets. The new rules stem directly from problems experienced during the financial crisis, when banks found they couldn't quickly convert assets into cash.

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Andrew Madoff, Son Of Disgraced Financier Bernard Madoff, Dies At 48

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:03pm

The cause was mantle cell lymphoma, his lawyer said. He and his brother, Mark, turned Madoff in to authorities in December 2008 upon learning of his Ponzi scheme. Mark Madoff killed himself in 2010.

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I Feel Nothing: The Home Depot Hack And Data Breach Fatigue

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:36pm

So many big data breaches — not to mention celebrity data hacks — have happened in the past year that we're reacting to hacks with a shrug.

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No. 3 Justice Department Official To Depart For The Private Sector

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:26pm

Associate Attorney General Tony West served as the point man for the Obama administration's efforts to recover taxpayer money in settlements related to residential-mortgage-backed securities.

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Drugstore Chain CVS Kicks Tobacco Habit A Month Early

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 8:55am

In February, CVS said it would stop selling tobacco products, despite the profits they brought the company. Now cigarettes in the company's stores are history.

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U.S. Program Helps Africans Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:06am

David Greene talks to Enitan Kuku, who's from Nigeria, and Mildred Apenyo, who's from Uganda, about a U.S. State Department entrepreneurial fellowship for young leaders from Africa.

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UMass Sets Record For Largest New England Clambake

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:06am

According to the Associated Press, more than 3,000 clam dinners were served to students on the Amherst campus.

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Halliburton To Pay To Settle Oil Rig Explosion Claims

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:06am

Houston-based Halliburton has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle most of the claims filed after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the Louisiana coast in 2010.

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Investors Cash In On Off-Campus Housing

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:06am

Colleges and universities still own and manage most student dorms, but over the past decade, investors have been getting in on the growing market for off-campus housing.

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Nude Photos Hack Wasn't Broad Attack On Apple Services

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:06am

Nude photos of celebrities have spread across the Internet. On Tuesday, Apple said that some celebrity accounts were hit by an attack on user names, passwords and security questions.

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Netherlands King To Attend Ethanol Plant Opening In Iowa

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:06am

On Wednesday, King Willem-Alexander visits Emmetsburg, Iowa, for the opening of a cellulosic ethanol plant. The Netherlands and Iowa have a lot in common — both are major agricultural centers.

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As Airports Find New Ways To Make Money, Pittsburgh Tries Fracking

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:31am

Lots of airports have retail. The largest blueberry producer in Georgia is at an airport. And in Pittsburgh, Consol Energy will begin extracting gas underneath the airport — even under the runways.

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Want To Dine Out? You May Need To Buy Tickets — Or Bid On A Table

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:43pm

Some of the nation's restaurants are using technology to make diners commit before their night out. It's convenient for the restaurant and customer — and it may pry people away from old habits.

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Ending Decades Of Family Leadership, 'Washington Post' Names New Publisher

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:41am

Owner Jeffrey Bezos gave the job to Frederick J. Ryan Jr., a founding member of the website Politico. The Post had been run by the Graham family for eight decades.

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After Just Two Years, Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts Down

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 8:47am

It cost $2.4 billion to build the Revel Casino Hotel. Its closure is part of a trend that will reportedly shutter a third of Atlantic City's big gambling halls by the end of September.

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