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5 Managers Detained In Shanghai Expired-Meat Scandal

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

Chinese regulators suspended operations at Shanghai Husi Food, owned by Illinois-based OSI group. State media reported that stale meat was packaged for sale under "tacit approval" of senior managers.

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Atlantic City's Casino Crisis: A Cautionary Tale

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:57am

With the announcements of the planned closures of the Showboat and Trump Plaza casinos, the New Jersey town that once had the monopoly on gaming in the northeast is at a crucial turning point.

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Maine City Council Votes To Keep Tar Sands Out Of Its Port

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:51pm

South Portland, Maine, has blocked crude oil from being loaded onto ships at its port. Environmentalists are cheering, but the Portland Montreal Pipeline Corp. says the ban won't hold up in court.

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Glass Or No Glass? That Is The Grill Lid Question

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:10pm

Would you be a better cook if you could see your food on the grill without lifting the lid? We take a peek under the hood of an innovative glass-top grill that claims to help prevent the dreaded burn.

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Inflation Came In Low Again, But Are There Bubbles?

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:29pm

If inflation were to flare up, Fed policymakers would have to push up interest rates. Tuesday's consumer price report suggests inflation is low, but some say the data isn't capturing asset "bubbles."

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Deal In Detroit Could Signal Cuts To Pensions Elsewhere

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:06pm

Pensions have long enjoyed strong legal protections, but recent bankruptcy cases suggest this might be changing. As a result, cities and states might ask more workers to accept a little less.

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FAA Prohibits U.S. Airlines From Flying To Tel Aviv

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:44am

The agency said commercial jets were banned from flying to Israel for 24 hours, after it received reports that a rocket landed a mile from the airport.

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'Audience Measurement': How Networks And Critics Are Wrestling With Numbers

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:22am

This year's Television Critics Association press tour found networks pitching hard for the view beyond overnight ratings. But getting the right number isn't the end of the issue.

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U.S. Appeals Court Deals Blow To Obama's Health Law

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:37am

The court's decision by a three-judge panel essentially throws out subsidies in the 36 states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges. The decision is likely to be appealed.

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States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:43am

People who contribute up to $25 a month would be exempt from cost-sharing requirements. But some consumer advocates say the health savings accounts add a needless layer of complexity to Medicaid.

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Detroit Pensioners Approve City's Bankruptcy Plan

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:27am

The vote marked a major step in moving the city's bankruptcy forward. Retired police and firefighters overwhelmingly approved some cuts in their pensions.

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Telecommuting Didn't Work Out For One Transplanted Worker

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

All summer, we're talking with out-of-work young adults about how they're making ends meet. Chrystina Gastlelum, 32, moved to Maine from New York City and tried to keep doing her job remotely.

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Piano Made Famous In 'Casablanca' Goes On Auction Block

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

The piano is a constant presence in the Humphrey Bogart film, underscoring much of the legendary bar-room dialogue. Bonhams auction house expects it to sell for over a million dollars.

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Credit Suisse Reports $770 Million Loss

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

The second-quarter figure marks the biggest loss for the bank since the 2008 financial crisis. Much of that is due to a legal settlement with U.S. tax authorities — including a $2.6 billion fine.

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Some Food Producers Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

But even as they create GMO-free products, many of these corporations are fighting state initiatives that would require them to give consumers more information about their ingredients.

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Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead?

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:31pm

Net neutrality can be an issue that's difficult to understand and difficult to explain, so the metaphor that's used to describe it is kind of important. See what neutrality is being compared to.

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1 Million Net Neutrality Comments Filed, But Will They Matter?

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:54pm

The last time the FCC saw this much public interest was after the Janet Jackson Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction. But research shows comments aren't likely to sway the agency's policy decision.

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GOP Marks Dodd-Frank's 4th Birthday With Calls For Repeal

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:17pm

It's been four years since Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law. On the anniversary of this sweeping overhaul of financial regulations, Republicans have released a report that argues the law falls short on one of its main tasks.

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From Scratch Or Not? French Restaurant Law Stirs Controversy

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:51pm

A French law requires restaurants that sell homemade food to display a label on their menu to distinguish them from places that use frozen or vacuum-packed food. But critics say the law is too vague.

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Book News: 'Big 5' Publishers Absent From Amazon's New E-Book Service

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 6:42am

Also: North Carolina Poet Laureate Valerie Macon resigns; David Orr on James Franco's poetry.

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