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Cheap Oil Fueling Global Growth. Now If We Just Had Roads And Bridges

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:05pm

The World Economic Outlook released by the International Monetary Fund says the pace of economic growth in 2015 will tick up to 3.5 percent, helped along by lower energy costs and weaker currencies.

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Is That Corporate Wellness Program Doing Your Heart Any Good?

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:31am

Most employers have a wellness program, but who knows if it's actually improving your health. The American Heart Association is proposing its own standards for improving cardiovascular health at work.

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Digital Tools For Health Come With 'Hope, Hype And Harm'

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 9:51am

Medicine's move into the computer age has great potential for improving care. But patients and doctors still face serious challenges in adapting to the rush of new technology.

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'Clintonomics' Ruled The 1990s; 'Hillarynomics' Would Be Different

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 6:03am

The name "Clinton" remains magic for many Americans who got jobs, bought homes and invested savings in the 1990s. But key elements of "Clintonomics" may not be popular with today's Democratic voters.

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IRS Budget Cuts Make For Nightmarish Filing Season

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:01am

People trying to get help from the IRS to file their taxes are finding long lines, long waits on the phone and not much help. The IRS blames staff reductions on budget cuts spearheaded by Republicans.

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Big Bills A Hidden Side Effect Of Cancer Treatment

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:17am

Cancer treatment is increasingly expensive, even for patients who have insurance. Some doctors advocate discussing the costs of cancer treatment as they would hair loss, pain or other side effects.

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Take It From David Brooks: Career Success 'Doesn't Make You Happy'

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:40pm

The New York Times columnist wrote The Road to Character after seeing the gratitude for life of people who tutor immigrants. He thought, "I've achieved career success ... but I haven't achieved that."

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New York Attorney General Investigates Retailers' Scheduling Practices

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:33pm

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating staffing practices at some of the nation's largest retailers. Many use relatively new software programs to make last-minute staffing decisions, causing workers to get called in only to be sent home without pay.

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New York Investigates Retailers For Unpredictable Work Schedules

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:33pm

Retailers rely on systems that require workers to be ready to work a shift — whether or not they end up working. The state attorney general is looking into the way big retailers handle scheduling.

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In Pennsylvania, Employment Booms Amid Oil And Natural Gas Bust

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:29am

While oil and natural gas prices are great for the wallet, they're leading to layoffs. NPR visits Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region, which is still seeing a growth in high-paying natural gas jobs.

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1 Person Killed At High-Speed Disney World Racing Attraction

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:54am

The attraction lets racecar fans be drivers or passengers in luxurious cars such as Lamborghinis, Porsches or Ferraris.

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Once The Cream Of The Crop, Zynga Zigzags To Adapt To Mobile

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 8:21am

Zynga's former CEO is back, less than two years after leaving the company he founded. The company had a smash hit with Farmville on Facebook, but has struggled to stay current in new markets.

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Students Push College Fossil Fuel Divestment To Stigmatize Industry

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 7:55am

As a way to fight climate change, students at hundreds of campuses are pushing their colleges to divest from fossil fuels with sit-ins. But critics say divestment is the wrong tactic.

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Magic Mirror, At The Store, Should This Top Go In My Drawer?

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:10pm

Craning your neck in the dressing room is just part of the shopping experience. But Neiman Marcus hopes a new digital "Memory Mirror" will make it easier to find something that fits just right.

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General Electric To Sell Majority Of Finance Arm, Real Estate Holdings

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 3:48pm

The sprawling conglomerate General Electric is radically paring down its business, ditching most finance and real estate operations.

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How Solar Power Has Gotten So Cheap, So Fast

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:06am

Solar power has long been seen as something that's coming in the future — a promising technology that's just too expensive for widespread use. In the past few years, that has started to change.

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Airbnb Finds Interest In Cuba But Hurdles Must Be Overcome First

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:06am

Airbnb's entry into the Cuban market last week opened many American's eyes to what real estate on the island looks like. Interest in travel and buying homes is up, but there are plenty of challenges.

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Brands Target Tween Girls In Bid To Keep Them As Longtime Customers

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:40pm

Brands increasingly see tweens as a distinct consumer group. From menstruation products to underwear, advertisers are targeting young girls in an informal tone to gain loyal customers earlier on.

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PG&E Hit With $1.6 Billion Penalty For 2010 Calif. Pipeline Explosion

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:42pm

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was ordered to pay the fine — the largest ever charged a public utility — for the San Bruno explosion and fire that killed 8 people.

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Medical Schools Reboot For 21st Century

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:35pm

Medicine has changed a lot in the past 100 years. But medical training has stayed much the same. Many schools are now retooling — focusing on teamwork — to train a different kind of doctor.

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