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A Wet And Wild Look Inside The 'Mushroom Houses' Of A Fungi Farm

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 12:55pm

Foraging for wild, edible fungi may be a growing trend. But most of the mushrooms we eat come from farms – and a behind-the-scenes look at one of them turns out to be pretty exciting on its own.

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Humana Discloses Widening Justice Dept. Probe Of Medicare Advantage Plans

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 12:37pm

Privately run Medicare Advantage plans offer seniors an alternative to standard Medicare. The plans are paid monthly fees based on complex risk formulas that are drawing federal scrutiny.

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Walmart Gives 500,000 Employees A Pay Raise

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 9:36am

The retailer says starting in April, thousands of full and part time employees will make $9.00 an hour.

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Greece Seeks To Extend Eurozone Loans, As Deadline Looms

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 6:06am

With the bailout package that has kept Greece's economy afloat set to expire in just over a week, the country has formally asked Eurozone members for a six-month extension.

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Ecuador's Answer To The Global Cocoa Shortage

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 4:00am

The world is running out of chocolate. A scientist in Ecuador has come up with a solution. But if you love chocolate, you might not like it.

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Chocolate Makeover: Nestle Dumps Artificial Colorings

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 2:26am

The food giant says it's removing artificial flavors and colorings from all of its chocolate candies. The move is part of a broader push by food firms to meet growing demand for natural ingredients.

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Will A Tipped Wage Hike Kill Gratuities For New York's Waiters?

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:59pm

New York's wage board is proposing a boost in the minimum wage for people who work for tips. Some restaurateurs say this could raise labor costs and force them to drop tipping and raise menu prices.

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Some Gas Stations Find New Business As Food Destinations

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:54pm

There are taquerias, barbecue joints and gastropubs. To any food-loving road traveler, these places were always around, especially if you happened to chat up the locals and find one of these hidden gems. But increasingly the eateries are popping up at gas stations and convenience stores, where the food was, let's just say, less than stellar. Now, they're a destination in and of themselves.

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From Jobs To Car Parts, Port Dispute Rippling Through The Economy

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:49pm

A labor dispute between shipping lines and dock workers has created big cargo backups at many West Coast ports. The slowdown is touching nearly every part of the nation's consumer economy.

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Heaps Of Oranges Could Rot As West Coast Dock Dispute Drags On

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:47pm

Millions of pounds of citrus fruit are stranded and at risk of spoiling in warehouses and boats at major ports in California. It's the result of a dockworker labor dispute that's jammed operations.

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2014 Midterm Election Was The Most Expensive One Yet

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 1:46pm

The $3.77 billion appeared to come from a smaller cadre of donors than in the 2010 midterms, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

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David Remnick Looks Back On Tough Decisions As 'The New Yorker' Turns 90

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 1:45pm

Remnick, who became editor in 1998, talks about his early days at the magazine and his biggest regret: He says he'd "dearly love to have another crack" at covering the weapons of mass destruction.

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Blind Boy's Quest Prompts Australia To Plan Tactile Cash

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 9:55am

Blind since birth, Connor McLeod couldn't tell how much money he'd been given for Christmas. So he started a petition seeking banknotes that can be differentiated by feel.

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Prosecutors Raid HSBC's Geneva Office Over Suspected Money Laundering

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 7:03am

The raid comes a week after leaked HSBC documents showed that the bank's Swiss unit had helped its international clients launder profits and shelter their holdings from their home countries.

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'You Are Invited': Isolated Iran Seeks Foreign Tourists

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:12am

Iran often seems conflicted about its future. Last week, a big rally included the usual anti-American rhetoric, while the following day marked the opening of an international tourism exhibit.

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W.Va. Train Derailment Raises Safety Questions About Newer Tankers

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:12am

Authorities are investigating what caused a freight train hauling crude oil to derail and explode into flames. The rail cars that ruptured were newer tankers designed to be more puncture resistant.

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Why Slow Electronic Payments Can Cause Cash Flow Problems

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:37am

Electronic messages can circle the globe in an instant these days, but electronic payments can still take days to complete. This can put consumers at greater risk of getting hit with late fees.

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Study Suggests Recession, Recovery Have Not Left The Rich Richer

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 5:13pm

Conventional wisdom is that income inequality has gotten worse in the years since the financial crisis, but new research by a George Washington University professor says that's not what the data show.

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Despite Recovery, Many Find Home Loans Still Hard To Get

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 3:06pm

The housing market and the economy are both well on their way back from the Great Recession. But housing advocates say banks, stung by the housing crisis and its fallout, remain reluctant to lend.

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EU-Greek Drama Deepens As A Deadline Approaches

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 3:01pm

Greece has threatened to quit the euro if an agreement over its debt isn't reached. There were hints that a deal with the new Greek government could be worked out. But turmoil looms if the talks fail.

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