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Puerto Rico's Governor Announces Plan To Reduce $72 Billion Debt

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 3:34pm

Puerto Rico's governor has announced a plan to reduce the island's $72 billion debt and restore fiscal stability through cutting spending and increasing tax collections. But it also depends on help from Washington, D.C., and renegotiating debt terms with lenders. Unless there's action, Puerto Rico says it will run out of cash by June.

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National Geographic Partners With 21st Century Fox In $725 Million Deal

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 3:34pm

National Geographic and 21st Century Fox have partnered to create a new for-profit media company, which will house the iconic National Geographic magazine, cable channels and other properties.

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Jeb Bush Reveals Proposal To Rewrite Nation's Tax Code

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 3:34pm

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush unveiled his tax plan Wednesday, calling for deep cuts in both personal and corporate taxes. It also proposes limits on many popular tax deductions.

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Time Versus Debt: Why These Students Chose Community College

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 2:48pm

How do families decide what kind of college to attend: Private? Public? Community college? Three college students explain why they went for the local community college: Montgomery College.

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Why Some Canadian Maple Syrup Producers Are Defying Their 'Cartel'

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 2:18pm

The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers has been called the OPEC of the liquid sweetener. Lately, some maple producers and buyers say they've fallen victim to its bullying tactics.

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Intel Ending Sponsorship Of Prestigious Science Contest For High School Students

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 1:26pm

Intel has been the corporate sponsor of the Science Talent Search since 1998. This year the company gave out more than $1 million in prize money.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Jeb Bush's Tax Plan

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 12:44pm

Bush's tax plan tries to lower tax rates for some of the rich and for corporations, but also sticks it to hedge-fund managers and gives some relief to low-income earners.

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National Geographic Reshapes Itself In $725 million Deal With 21st Century Fox

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 10:32am

The 127-year-old National Geographic magazine will be part of a new venture called National Geographic Partners; Fox will own 73 percent.

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Reality Check On Campaign-Finance Reform. It Would Be Difficult And Slow

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 9:40am

Even most candidates who are championing overhauling the system are taking superPAC money and grappling with the political reality they have to face if they want to win.

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Surfing Brand Quicksilver Files For Chapter 11 Protection

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 9:26am

The maker of sporting apparel and gear postponed that conference call, instead announcing that it had entered into a plan to reduce its debt by more than $500 million.

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Judge: Costco Sold Counterfeit Tiffany Engagement Rings

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 6:31am

Tiffany said the rings Costco was selling were counterfeits. The judge agreed, rejecting claims that Tiffany has become just a generic word for a ring setting.

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United CEO And 2 Senior Executives Leave Airline Amid Probes

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 4:15am

United Airlines is the target of internal and federal corruption investigations regarding possible improper dealings with a former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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Has Harvard Quashed Virtual-Classroom Naysayers?

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 3:55am

Harvard Business School has transformed a television studio in Boston into a sleek online classroom. Some say it's a breakthrough in virtual learning.

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Denver's Tattered Cover Bookstore Is Focused On Succession, Not Just Survival

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 3:44am

Known for its vast selection and knowledgeable sales staff, the Tattered Cover is a Denver institution. Now, after 40 years, the store's long-time owner is passing the reins to a new generation.

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Seattle Teachers To Strike; First Day Of Classes Canceled

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 12:27am

Teachers in Seattle will walk picket lines Wednesday after last-minute negotiations over wages and other issues failed to avert a strike in Washington state's largest school district.

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United Airlines Executives Resign Amid Investigations

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 6:48pm

The United Airlines CEO and two other executives are the targets of internal and federal investigations regarding improper dealings with a former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey chairman.

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United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek Resigns Amid Federal Investigation

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 6:24pm

The CEO and two other high ranking officials at United Airlines resigned Tuesday in the midst of an internal and federal investigation.

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The Challenges Of Identifying Potential Workplace Violence

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 3:39pm

The shootings of two young journalists last month highlighted the perils of dealing with potentially dangerous employees. But it can be very difficult for employers to know when and how to step in.

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Why Are Women Less Likely To Become Entrepreneurs Than Men?

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 4:18am

Analysis finds women are less likely to be arrogant about mistakes and more likely to be humble about their achievements. Men are more likely to disregard market signals that their ideas are flawed.

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Denmark Targets Consumer Behavior In Campaign To Reduce Food Waste

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 3:32pm

In the last few years, Denmark has become the world champion in reducing the amount of food that lands in the garbage.

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