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Businessman Bill Browder Details Dealings With Russian Laywer Tied To Trump

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 3:35pm

Few people heard of Natalia Veselnitskaya before this week. William Browder was one. He's locked horns with the Russian lawyer at the heart of the Donald Trump Jr. email scandal.

Chinese Laborers Built Sonoma's Wineries. Racist Neighbors Drove Them Out

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 12:51pm

Enjoying a chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon? In the 1800s, Chinese immigrants helped introduce those iconic varietals to California's wine country. But as vineyards grew, so did anti-Chinese fervor.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Buena Vista winery)

Some Women's Golf Fans Are Teed Off To See Major Tourney At Trump Course

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:03am

The U.S. Women's Open golf tournament begins Thursday at the Trump course in New Jersey. Fans agree that it's a beautiful course, but some object to helping boost a Trump-owned business.

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Trump Hotels Again The Target Of Hackers Seeking Credit Card Data

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 5:37pm

Trump Hotels was hit again by hackers who broke into the reservations system to take credit card data. TechCrunch says this was the third time the hotel chain's system has been compromised.

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Health Insurers Try Paying More Up Front To Pay Less Later

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 3:55pm

Some businesses are keeping costs down for workers by removing deductibles for supplies needed to manage diabetes and other chronic conditions.

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Nonprofit Helps California's Asian-American Farmers Grow Their Business

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:41am

Traditional Asian greens like crisp daikon roots for pickling are an integral part of Asian-American cultural identity. A nonprofit is helping small farmers meet high demand in Asian enclaves.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement )

Senate's Health Bill Would Make Life Easier For Some Small Businesses

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:05am

Some small businesses buy their health plans through trade associations. The GOP health bills would make those cheaper. But that could also make employer-based insurance more expensive for others.

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Why The Internet Fast Lane Has Bypassed Rural America

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 9:06am

Broadband access for more than 23 million rural Americans is lousy.

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Once A Bustling Black Enclave, East Austin Residents Make A Suburban Exodus

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 8:18am

The community "doesn't really exist anymore as it did," one former resident of East Austin said. Even the local pastor, who served for 30 years, says he's been pushed out by rising home prices.

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Preference Or Prejudice? Central Europeans Ask Why They Get Cheaper Ingredients

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 7:00am

Fish sticks with less fish. Lunchmeat with less meat. Central European nations say packaged foods sold there have lower quality standards than the same brands in the West. They want the EU to step in.

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Marijuana Shortage Prompts Emergency In Nevada; Tax Officials Weigh Changes

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 6:56am

After a booming first week of legal retail sales, Gov. Brian Sandoval endorsed a statement of emergency and regulators are looking to boost distribution.

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Denmark Wants To Lead The World In Green Growth

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 3:54am

Google may soon join Apple and Facebook in building a data center in Denmark. Thanks to easy access to renewable energy, big corporations can say their Danish data centers have zero emissions.

Documents Show Backpage.com Controls Sex-Related Ads

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Washington Post reporter Tom Jackman about the discovery of new documents showing that Backpage.com, a website with classified ads, controls sex-related ads on its site. The company has claimed it does not control the ads people post.

In Texas, People With Mental Illness Are Finding Work Helping Peers

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 2:23pm

Giving people who have serious mental illness peer support has proved so helpful that some states are starting to pay these peer specialists to bridge the gap when there aren't enough professionals.

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Is The Justice Department Shying Away From To Prosecuting Corporations?

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 1:28pm

ProPublica reporter Jesse Eisinger says that the government undermines the notion of equity and fails to deter crime when it allows large corporations to settle lawsuits by paying fines.

In 'Most Regressive' State, Seattle Passes Tax On Highest Incomes

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:20pm

The tax on individuals earning over $250,000 will generate an estimated $140 million in new annual revenue. Seattle's mayor says it will help replace funds cut by President Trump's "austere budget."

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Eric And Donald Trump Junior: The Sons Also Rise

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 9:06am

Neither Donald Jr. nor Eric Trump shies away from the public — but when defending their dad, are they doing more harm than good?

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Internet Companies Plan Online Campaign To Keep Net Neutrality Rules

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 7:01am

Dozens of websites — including large ones like Netflix, Facebook and Amazon — join an online advocacy push Wednesday, urging regulators and lawmakers not to weaken regulations for Internet providers.

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Ivanka Trump Pushes To Expand Her Brand In China

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 5:25am

Trump has applied for a dozen new trademarks in China since her father became president, but will she be successful?

Credit Agencies To Ease Up On Medical Debt Reporting

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 4:00am

Starting in September, the three main credit agencies will wait 180 days before including medical debt on a credit report, giving consumers time to resolve disputes with insurers.

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