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How Does The Federal Health Law Affect Insurance Price Hikes?

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:13am

The health law requires insurers to disclose price increases of 10 percent or more, but states have widely varying powers to regulate those hikes.

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Coupling Finances: The First 'I Do' For Newlyweds?

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:04am

As couples get married this summer, financial and relationship experts say they should talk about money before the big day. Host Michel Martin learns more about making your finances live happily ever.

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Democrats Unveil A Bill To Ban Internet Fast Lanes

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:01am

Lawmakers are stepping into the ongoing tussle over whether companies should have to pay more for faster Internet service to consumer homes.

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Book News: Apple Settles In E-Book Price-Fixing Lawsuit

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 6:30am

Also: Sherlock Holmes is now (mostly) in the public domain; Daniel Genis writes about celebrating Bloomsday in prison.

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Florida's New Regional Rail Service Raises Residents' Concerns

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:33am

Florida East Coast Railway plans to start construction on an passenger line linking Miami with Orlando. Residents in towns through which the train passes worry about the impact on their communities

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Delta Airlines Apologizes For World Cup Tweet

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:33am

Delta congratulated the U.S. men's soccer team for its victory over Ghana using images: the Statue of Liberty to symbolize America and a giraffe for Ghana. The problem, there are no giraffes in Ghana.

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Dent Guys Chase Hail Storms To Find Repair Work

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:33am

Paintless Dent Repair technicians follow the hail across the country. They travel the world helping car dealerships and auto body shops deal with the deluge of damage that comes after a hail storm.

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Charitable Giving Nears Pre-Recession Levels, Annual Report Shows

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:33am

After the recession, experts predicted it would take many years for charitable giving to get back to where it was before the economic downturn. But it now appears to be right around the corner.

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Entrepreneurs Buzzing Over Medical Marijuana In Florida

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 4:22pm

Polls show that Sunshine State voters are likely to approve a measure legalizing medical marijuana in November. Businessmen are already flocking to the state, eager to set up shop.

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In The Making Of Megafarms, A Few Winners And Many Losers

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 4:19pm

A tiny fraction of America's 2 million farmers produces most of our food. They are the winners of a long-running competition for land and profits that has also drained the life out of small towns.

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Can Schools Solve The Tech Industry's Pipeline Problem?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 4:03pm

It might be time to change the message on STEM.

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GM Recalls 3.2 Million More Cars For Faulty Ignition Switches

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 3:45pm

The latest recall is in addition to the 2.6 million cars the automaker has already recalled for a similar problem.

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Growing Worker Shortage Looms Over Logging Industry's Future

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 3:25pm

Logging is dangerous, arduous work, and fewer young people are pursuing it. Logging groups hope more outreach, and a bill that would lower the minimum logging age, will help keep the industry going.

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How Retailers Use Smartphones To Track Shoppers In The Store

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 3:07pm

Retailers aren't only tracking consumers online; they're also doing it when consumers shop in brick-and-mortar stores. Robert Siegel talks to Latanya Sweeney, chief technology officer for the Federal Trade Commission, about how the tracking works and whether consumers can opt out.

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Software That Sees Employees, Not Outsiders, As The Real Threat

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 3:07pm

Security software that's meant to prevent data loss in firms is shifting the focus to employee behavior, monitoring activity round-the-clock in search of bad intent. But will bosses go too far?

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Starbucks Will Pay For Employees To Complete College

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 8:03am

An online bachelor's degree from Arizona State University for every barista.

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Book News: Labor Department Investigating Deaths At Amazon Warehouses

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 6:40am

Also: Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize; notable books coming out this week.

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In Escalation, Russia Cuts Gas Supplies To Ukraine

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 6:37am

Russia announced the move after the two sides failed to come to an agreement over the price of natural gas.

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A Chinese Chemical Company And A 'Bath Salts' Epidemic

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 5:13am

When the drugs first appeared, U.S. law enforcement officials had a tough time figuring out what they contained and where they came from. One source was a lab in Shanghai.

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Large Blue Diamond Unearthed In South Africa

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 4:10am

The Petra mining company says it's found a blue diamond that's more than 122 carats. The largest rough diamond ever found was discovered in the same mine back in 1905.

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