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Judge To Rule Friday On Detroit's Bankruptcy Exit

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

The judge must decide if the plan is fair to Detroit's creditors and feasible for the city to accomplish, as it seeks to shed $7 billion in debt and invest more than a billion in city services.

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Test Flight Crash Fails To Deter Space Tourists

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

Last week, a commercial spaceship built by Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight. More than 700 had signed up for flights on the craft, and many are sticking with the project — for now.

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China's Corruption Crackdown Pummels Macau Casinos.

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:36am

The Chinese island is renowned as a gambling capital and a place to launder cash. An anti-graft campaign has driven away high rollers and others dependent on its shady financial services.

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Beyond Cat Videos: YouTube Bets On Production Studio 'Playgrounds'

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 5:04pm

The online video giant has just opened a gleaming new production studio in Manhattan. It's part of an effort to attract new viewers — and ultimately compete with companies like Netflix and Hulu.

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Alaska Station Sets Dubious Record: Most Senate Campaign Ads

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 4:51pm

The Center for Public Integrity calculates that KTUU in Anchorage ran more U.S. Senate ads this cycle than any station in the country.

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Jet Fuel Is Down, But Not Enough For A Thanksgiving Fare War

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 4:31pm

Airlines say they expect an uptick in Thanksgiving travel. This November, jet fuel prices are down, but carriers are using the saved money to upgrade equipment and software rather than cut fares.

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Amazon Wants To Put A Listening Speaker In Your Home

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 4:18pm

Are you ready to bring an eavesdropping device that's connected to the cloud into the privacy of your abode? Amazon thinks so, as it introduces Echo, a speaker that takes your questions and commands.

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New Pot Laws Could Be Good For Business

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 3:55pm

Pro-cannabis ballot measures were approved in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. in the midterms. Robert Siegel checks in with Chris Walsh, managing editor of Marijuana Business Media.

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Congressional Republicans Consider Energy Agenda

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 3:59am

Republicans will control both houses of Congress, giving energy firms allies on Capitol Hill. Among the issues lawmakers may take up: the Keystone XL pipeline and lifting the ban on crude exports.

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Republican Sweep Highlights Climate Change Politics In Alaska

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 2:26am

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is set to head the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. It can be easier for her oil-reliant state to adapt to the changing climate rather than address its causes.

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In South Carolina, A Program That Makes Apprenticeships Work

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 2:24am

Apprenticeship programs have been in decline, but South Carolina is bucking the trend. Nearly 11,000 apprentices have been trained there since 2007 in fields ranging from manufacturing to nursing.

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Chevron Spends Big, And Loses Big, In A City Council Race

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 8:06pm

Tuesday's elections weren't just bad news for Democrats. Oil giant Chevron got clobbered in a city election in Richmond, Calif., that was widely seen as a referendum on the company itself.

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How Did Berkeley Pass A Soda Tax? Bloomberg's Cash Didn't Hurt

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:50pm

The American Beverage Association poured tons of cash into the effort to defeat the penny-per-ounce sugary-drink tax. But the effort to pass the tax also got cash infusions from some big-name donors.

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Banks Reluctant To Use 'White Hat' Hackers To Spot Security Flaws

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:47pm

High-tech firms have been offering bounties to security researchers to find holes and bugs in their software, but these reward programs haven't drawn much interest from major banks.

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Chinese Tech Company Combines Multiple App Types Into One — At Great Profit

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:20pm

The company Tencent has developed the world's second largest standalone messaging app Wechat, with over 300 million users.

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Business Leaders Hope Shifts In Congress Will Bring Tax Reform

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:20pm

Many business groups see an opportunity in the outcome of the election and plan to revive an agenda that's been dormant for years. From energy and trade to taxes and regulation, there is a lot on the table, but no guarantee anything will be passed anytime soon.

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Sotheby's Has Record Auction With Works By Giacometti, Van Gogh

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:20pm

On Tuesday night, Sotheby's brought in its highest total yet for a single auction: more than $422 million dollars. The record total owed a lot to the sale of two works — a Giacometti sculpture that went for $101 million and Van Gogh's "Still Life with Daisies and Poppies" fetched $61.8 million.

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Prison Dairy Gives Inmates Job Skills — And A Sense Of Purpose

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 2:21pm

California's high-security Corcoran prison is home to a dairy that provides milk to almost every prison in the state system. For inmates who staff it, it's more than a job: It's a refuge and a future.

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Employers Can't Skip Insurance Coverage For Hospitalization

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:42am

Many companies planned to offer health insurance without hospital coverage because it met requirements of a "minimum value" formula. But the Treasury Department says those plans aren't legal.

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Colorado, Oregon Reject GMO Labeling

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:39am

Voters in Colorado and Oregon rejected measures to require labels on foods produced with genetic engineering. Meanwhile, voters in Maui, Hawaii, approved a moratorium on GMO crops.

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