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How Much House You Can Buy, In 385 U.S. Cities

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 10:22am

See how home prices and incomes have changed over the past 25 years, and how your city compares with others around the country.

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Employer Health Costs Are Expected To Rise In 2015

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:21am

Although medical costs will increase as the economy improves, the shift of expenses to workers by employers will help restrain the overall cost of care a little.

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1 Editor Cleared, 1 Found Guilty In U.K. Phone-Hacking Trial

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 8:45am

Former News of the World editor Andrew Coulson was found guilty Tuesday, but fellow editor Rebekah Brooks was acquitted after a trial centering on illegal activity in the Murdoch newspaper empire.

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UK Phone-Hacking Trial: Brooks Cleared, Coulson Found Guilty

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 7:25am

Former media executive Rebekah Brooks has been cleared of all misconduct in a headline-grabbing trial revolving around tycoon Rupert Murdoch's British media empire.

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No Joy For Stephen King Fans Who Confuse Book Titles

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 4:07am

Joyland is the title of King's new book. Joyland is also the title of Emily Schultz's debut coming of age novel, published in 2006. Some readers confused the titles when they ordered from Amazon.

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Latest Climate Change Report Paints Dire Picture For Business

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 4:07am

The U.S. economy faces great risks from climate change, according to a study by a bipartisan group of former business leaders and public officials. It predicts harsh realities if action isn't taken.

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Chicago Program Designed To Prevent White Flight Gets Renewed Attention

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 4:07am

The origins of the tax districts stem from an effort decades ago to retain white residents who were concerned their property values would plummet if black families moved into their neighborhoods.

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Electric Utilities Keep On Current Consolidation Path

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 4:07am

Wisconsin Energy Corporation plans to buy Integrys Energy Group in a $9.1 billion deal. The newly created four-state utility will have 4.3 million customers.

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Cuba's Budding Entrepreneurs Travel A Rocky Road Toward Success

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 2:39am

In recent years, Cuba's communist government has allowed the creation of small private businesses. An estimate 1 million Cubans have taken the plunge, making progress in fits and starts along the way.

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Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 2:28am

Some of tequila's oldest traditions are fast being erased as international spirit conglomerates take over family businesses. And tequila makers are worried about their impact on the environment.

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As Sea Levels Rise, Norfolk Is Sinking And Planning

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 2:27am

Rising waters are threatening the giant naval base in Norfolk, Va., as well as the local businesses. The community is beginning to grapple with the reality, but many owners say they're staying put.

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The Turbulent Love Story Behind Yves Saint Laurent's Revolutionary Rise

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 2:26am

The designer and his lover, Pierre Berge, had deliberately defined roles — Saint Laurent was the fragile artist and Berge was the ultimate manager. A new film tells their story.

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With Cash And Fat Fryers, Americans Feed Cuba's Growing Free Market

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 2:26am

With more people traveling between Cuba and the U.S., money and goods are moving, too. The influx has allowed Cuban-Americans to become investors in the island's emerging private sector.

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IRS Head Says No Obstruction Of Congress In Probe

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 1:09am

Commissioner John Koskinen brushed aside accusations Monday evening that the agency has obstructed investigations into the targeting of Tea Party and other political groups.

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U.S. Tip-Toes Closer To Unprecedented Fine On French Banking Giant

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:07pm

The U.S. government is reportedly nearing a settlement with BNP Paribas, drawing to a potential end allegations that the French bank hid $30 billion in transactions involving countries that violated U.S. sanctions.

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Meanstruation: HelloFlo's Mother-Daughter War Is Funny, And Sad

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 8:27am

The company's popular new ad for "period starter kits" has lightened the mood on a difficult subject, but NPR's Laurel Dalrymple thinks tween angst is hard enough without petty family battles.

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Administration Focuses On Challenges Working Families Face

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 5:21am

Ideas like paid sick, maternity leave and universal preschool will take center stage at the White House Summit on Working Families.

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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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Amazon Relents: Begins Selling Rowling's 'Silkworm'

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 4:07am

J.K. Rowling's new book, The Silkworm, has been caught up in Amazon's ongoing fight with publisher Hachette Book Group. Amazon has been delaying delivery on more than 5,000 of Hachette's titles

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The WNBA Televises Its Pride With LGBT Campaign

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 2:31am

The WNBA launched its Pride initiative on Sunday, officially embracing the LGBT community. In addition to supporting its gay players and fans, the league stands to make some money off the move.

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