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2 Die In W.Va. Mine With Troubled Safety Record

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 4:22pm

A review of federal mine safety data shows that the Brody mine had a rate of violations more than twice the national average for underground coal mines.

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From B-Boys To Billions, A Brief History Of Hip-Hop As Business

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:32pm

Apple is expected to buy Beats Electronics for more than three billion dollars, meaning Beats co-founder Dr. Dre would be close to becoming the first hip-hop billionaire.

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Russia Aborts Rocket Engine Sales, GPS Cooperation With U.S.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:12pm

The moves come after Washington banned some high-tech equipment sales to Russia as part of sanctions in response to the annexation of Crimea.

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Companies Face Backlash Over Foreign Mergers To Avoid U.S. Taxes

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:09pm

Pfizer, the giant drugmaker, is the latest American company seeking a foreign merger to elude U.S. taxes. Public advocacy groups call such deals unfair and want Congress to crack down.

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Ranchers Wary As U.S. Considers Brazilian Beef Imports

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:05pm

The U.S. wants to allow imports of fresh beef from Brazil, but the country's livestock has a history of foot-and-mouth disease. American ranchers worry about the risk and lower beef prices.

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Housing Regulator Has Big Plans In Store For Two Mortgage Titans

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:05pm

A top federal regulator for the U.S. housing market signaled some big changes for government-run mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The changes likely mean lending will be expanded.

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In Somalia, Collecting People For Profit

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:05pm

Distributing aid can be an incredibly risky job for Westerners in Somalia, so local entrepreneurs have filled the gap. But what happens when aid become a profitable business in a lawless place?

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Big Questions Now That Europeans Can Edit Google Search Results

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:34am

The ruling by the European Union's highest court will require Google to remove material that citizens find embarrassing or harmful. But how does this play out, practically?

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Employers May Start Paying You To Buy Health Insurance

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:32am

It costs a lot for companies to buy health insurance, so the idea of giving employees money to buy their own coverage has a lot of appeal. But it might end up being more expensive for workers.

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Google Must Delete Personal Data When Asked, European Court Says

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 7:43am

The case started when a Spanish man was irked that a 1998 notice about his home being repossessed was still online. Privacy advocates are welcoming a win for the "right to be forgotten."

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NPR Picks Jarl Mohn As Its Next CEO

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 6:46am

Jarl Mohn replaces Gary Knell, who left last year to run the National Geographic Society. Mohn is slated to start work at NPR on July 1.

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Facebook Looking To Open A Sales Office In Beijing

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:56am

The office could open even though Facebook was banned in China five years ago, according to Bloomberg News. A new office would service Chinese businesses wanting to advertise internationally.

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Time Warner, DirecTV Squabble Over Dodger's TV Network

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:56am

The Dodgers launched a network to carry their games. But a dispute over broadcast fees and whether the network should be offered ala carte has kept it dark in 70 percent of the Los Angeles market.

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Gregg Allman Sues To Stop Production Of 'Midnight Rider'

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:56am

Lawyers for singer Gregg Allman are due back in a Georgia courtroom Tuesday. Allman is suing to stop production of a movie about his life following a fatal accident on the set.

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More Parental Attention May Give First-Born Kids Advantages

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:56am

Firstborn kids often do better in school and, on average, go on to earn more money than their younger siblings. A new theory tries to explain why.

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Europe Could Tighten Screws On Russia, But It Doesn't ... Why?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 2:05am

In a word, money. France, for instance, is building two warships for the Kremlin in the biggest sale ever to Russia by a NATO country. The controversial but lucrative deal has created French jobs.

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The Global Economy: Will MINT Countries Be The New BRICs?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 2:04am

Perhaps you're well aware of the BRIC countries. But now there's MINT and CIVET and more. Emerging markets have fared poorly the past few years, but they are still cranking out lots of acronyms.

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Election-Year Politics Dooms Energy Bill, Averts Pipeline Vote

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 1:37am

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had made a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline contingent upon passage of the energy efficiency bill. Most Democrats don't want a vote on Keystone.

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For Geithner, Financial Crisis Was Like Landing A Burning Plane

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 3:34pm

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner received mixed reviews of his performance during the financial crisis. In his new book, he says he did what was required to "keep the lights on."

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Reports: FCC Chairman Revising Net Neutrality Rules

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:24pm

The chairman is weighing whether to allow Internet providers to sell fast lanes to content companies seeking faster delivery to its customers.

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