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9 Questions About The Debt Ceiling, Answered

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:00am

"It's time for this again?" you ask. Yes. Yes it is. Now you can be prepared for the upcoming battle.

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Kermit The Frog Actor Fired Over 'Unacceptable Business Conduct'

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:24am

Steve Whitmire had been the voice of Kermit the Frog for 27 years when he was fired in October by Disney executives. Whitmire is speaking out now on why he was let go.

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#EbonyOwes: 99 Problems And Money Is One

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 7:17pm

A number of writers, editors, photographers and illustrators are still waiting to be paid by the magazine for work that was published in February. The owners say they will "honor [their] commitment."

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Is Your Boss Too Controlling? Many Employees Clash With Micromanagers

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 6:14pm

Managers who can't stop themselves from micromanaging is a big problem for many companies. When employees move on, it's often mentioned as the main reason for their departure.

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Writers Launch #EbonyOwes Twitter Campaign In Demand For Back Pay

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:28pm

Ebony Magazine held a beloved place in black households for more than seven decades. But like a lot of magazines, it was feeling pinched between rising costs and falling subscriptions. Ebony was sold last year to a black private equity firm that was very slow to pay its writers what they were owed. Some responded with a scathing social media campaign, EbonyOwes.

Trump's 'Made In America' Week Highlights Products Made In The U.S.

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:28pm

The White House is showcasing products that are made in the U.S.A. this week, drawing an unintended contrast with the Trump Organization's own practices of making products overseas.

His Alleged Email Scam Swindled $100 Million. Now, He's Set To Be Extradited

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 12:52pm

Evaldas Rimasauskas is accused of crafting a massive scheme to defraud Google and Facebook of more than $100 million. But the Lithuanian national will appeal the extradition order handed down Monday.

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Elon Musk Warns Governors: Artificial Intelligence Poses 'Existential Risk'

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 9:39am

At a bipartisan governors conference in Rhode Island, the CEO of Tesla urged politicians to impose proactive regulations on AI development.

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Legal Challenges Expected As Seattle Approves Income Tax On High Earners

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:01am

Seattle is among a number of cities in which the tech boom is driving up the cost of living. The highly paid tech workers there are expected to pay a new city income tax to help those who make less.

At The 2013 Miss Universe Contest, Trump Met Some of Russia's Rich and Powerful

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:00am

After recent revelations about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer and a Russian-American lobbyist, investigators want to know more about the Trumps' Moscow sojourn.

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Timeline of Events: The 2013 Miss Universe Pageant

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:00am

The back story of the Moscow pageant, the Russian father-son duo — one a billionaire developer and the other an aspiring pop star, the British-born promoter and the future American president.

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Natural Gas Building Boom Fuels Climate Worries, Enrages Landowners

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:00am

Companies are asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve thousands of miles of pipelines from Appalachia. It's an agency that almost never says no.

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Artist Louie Gong Brings Authentic Native American Art To Mainstream Business

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:08pm

Louie Gong is a Native American visual artist and designer who got his start decorating Vans sneakers. Today he's one of the most successful Native entrepreneurs in the country.

They Paid For Wedding Dresses, Then The Company Went Out Of Business

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 7:03am

Alfred Angelo Bridal closed all of its stores late last week, leaving brides-to-be across the country trying to track down dresses they had already paid for.

Teachers With Student Debt: The Struggle, The Causes And What Comes Next

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:00am

More than 2,000 teachers responded to our survey. Some called their student loan debt "an albatross around my neck," others simply said, "Help!"

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Brides Scramble For Dresses And Information After Alfred Angelo Stores Close Abruptly

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 3:52pm

The lawyer handling the bankruptcy case says she has received more than 7,000 emails from customers. Former brides are offering free dresses and tips — such as the phone numbers of seamstresses.

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Chinese Company Tries To Win Over Wyoming Wind Workers

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 7:52am

There's international competition to get into Wyoming's fast growing wind energy industry. A Chinese wind company is seeking an edge by offering free training to former coal miners.

Economists Warn Tariffs On Imported Steel Could Spark Trade War

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:37pm

President Trump hinted this week that he may impose tariffs or quotas on imported steel. Economists warn that could spark a trade war.

Why 'MAGAnomics' Isn't Likely To Work

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 2:37pm

Sustained 3 percent growth is a target the U.S. is unlikely to hit, and some Trump policies might even make it less possible.

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Cell Towers At Schools: Godsend Or God-Awful?

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 4:00am

School districts are making deals with telecom companies to build towers on school property. The agreements give schools a bump in revenue, but what do parents think? And what does the science say?

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