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Creepy Or Comforting? South Korea Tracks Smartphones To Curb MERS

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 6:13pm

The government is trying to strike a balance between doing too little and doing too much to stop an outbreak of the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome. But has it stepped over a line?

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Environmental Protection Agency Takes First Step In Limiting Aircraft Emissions

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 3:08pm

The agency hasn't outlined any specific emissions limits for aircraft engines, but it's begun the process that would lead to them.

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Amid Corruption Scandal, FIFA Delays Bidding On 2026 World Cup

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 8:47am

The organization's secretary general said it would be "nonsense" to begin the bidding process amid the turmoil. FIFA said its executive committee would discuss the process at a meeting later.

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Consumers In 'Grandfathered' Health Plans Can Face Higher Costs

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 7:37am

These older policies existed before the health law was enacted in 2010 and haven't change much. They cover about a quarter of insured workers, and aren't subject to the same rules as Obamacare plans.

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Drop In Demand Leads To Layoffs In Russia's Auto Market

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 4:03am

Russia's economy is going through a slump brought on by low oil prices and Western sanctions . But if the country's auto market is any measure, the economy faces a long and difficult road ahead.

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EPA, Farmers Divided Over Proposed Ethanol Standards

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 4:03am

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing big changes to renewable fuel policy to spur growth in low-carbon fuels made from crops other than corn.

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Retailers Use Time To Their Advantage; More Impulse Products Sold

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 4:03am

Retailers have learned that the more time consumers spend in a store, the more likely they'll make impulse purchases. Stores are adapting the "shopping experience" accordingly.

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For Bakers And Restaurants, Egg Supply Is Getting Ugly

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 4:01am

Commercial bakers and restaurants use liquid egg in dozens of foods, from cakes to mayonnaise. But the price has shot up 240 percent since May, as U.S. poultry farms reel from an avian flu outbreak.

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Businesses Are Hanging Up On Voice Mail To Dial In Productivity

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 4:00am

It was a workplace necessity not long ago. Now voice mail is the latest mode of communication to be phased out by the digital age. Companies big and small are cutting it to save time and money.

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Sex Pistols Artwork To Be Featured On Virgin Money Credit Cards

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 10:00pm

You read that right. And yes, punk rock is dead.

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How Apple Hopes To Take A Bite Out Of The News Business

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 5:07pm

With its new News app, Apple is doing something that has already been done. But it has an undeniably large built-in consumer base: hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users.

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New Jersey's Top Court Rules In Favor Of Gov. Christie On Pensions

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 3:23pm

New Jersey's highest court ruled Tuesday that Gov. Chris Christie does not have to pay more money into the state's pension funds.

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Monsanto, Angling For Global Pesticide Dominance, Woos Syngenta

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 3:08pm

The world's biggest seed company wants to buy the world's biggest pesticide company, Syngenta. Syngenta is playing hard to get, but a veteran industry executive says the deal may happen.

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Anxious About China, Asian Nations Buy More U.S. Military Hardware

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 2:36pm

The shopping spree by Southeast Asian nations is expected to total around $40 billion over the next year. But the U.S. has competition, from Russia, Europe and other countries in Asia.

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Here's How Inflation Has Eroded American Workers' Overtime Eligibility

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 11:06am

The Obama administration might soon make millions of workers newly eligible for overtime, but experts disagree over how the new rules should look.

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Highest-Charging U.S. Hospitals Are For-Profit And Concentrated In Florida

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 7:40am

Insurers typically get substantial discounts off hospital sticker prices, but people treated out of their plan's network or the uninsured can wind up paying the full bill.

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Apple Jumps Into The Music Streaming Business

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 4:04am

The tech giant, whose iTunes store is the recording industry's largest retailer, finally unveiled its streaming service, which will cost $9.99 a month for unlimited access to music.

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Some States Make Obamacare Backup Plans, As Supreme Court Decision Looms

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 2:47am

A Supreme Court ruling could threaten health insurance subsidies in about three dozen states. But many states aren't sharing contingency plans lest they be seen as supporting Obamacare.

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This Summer, The Cafeteria Comes To The Kids

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 2:42am

Twenty-one million kids eat free and reduced-price meals throughout the school year, but getting them fed during the summer is a challenge.

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Texas Cattle Ranchers Whipsawed Between Drought And Deluge

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 2:40am

Years of drought have taken a toll on agriculture, particularly cattle ranching. Now instead of too little water, there's too much. But the rains may revive pastures and allow rebuilding of herds.

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