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Many Obamacare Policyholders Face Tax Surprises This Year

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 3:52pm

Depending on the amount of subsidies taken, some will get a bigger refund than expected and others will owe taxes. Making earlier adjustments based on income or other changes could ease the guesswork.

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Calif. Farmers Gulp Most Of State's Water, But Say They've Cut Back

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 3:40pm

Farms in California use as much as four times the water consumed by cities and towns. Now farmers are on defense after the governor decided to mostly exempt them from new, sweeping water cutbacks.

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Uber Makes Strong Gains In Corporate Expense Reports

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 3:36pm

In the first-quarter of 2015, the ride-sharing service accounted for 46 percent of rides expensed by workers, according to a report. Its market share in the same period last year was 15 percent.

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Hillary Whiskey Glasses? The Campaign Shops Are Open

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 1:21pm

From Rand Paul's "NSA spy cam blockers" to the RNC's George H.W. Bush socks, political swag is already getting creative ahead of the 2016 race.

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In Movie Piracy Case, Australian ISPs Are Ordered To Share Customers' Info

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 7:10am

It's being called a landmark ruling in Australia, where delayed film release dates are blamed for helping create one of the highest rates of web piracy in the world.

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A New Internet Domain: Extortion Or Free Speech?

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 2:20am

New Web suffixes have popped up in recent years to supplement .com or .net. One of the newest — .sucks — has companies worried their reputations will take a hit, so they're buying up the addresses.

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Farmers, Trade Association Debate Merits Of Organic Marketing Fund

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:58am

The fast-growing organic sector hasn't enjoyed a succinct motto. The Organic Trade Association wants growers to help pay for one. The idea is splitting farmers, processors and marketers into factions.

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Farmers, Trade Association Debate Merits Of Organic Marketing Fund

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:58am

The fast-growing organic sector hasn't enjoyed a succinct motto. The Organic Trade Association wants growers to help pay for one. The idea is splitting farmers, processors and marketers into factions.

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States Tout Crowdfunding As The Future Of Private Investment

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:58am

Many states are trying to boost their economies through business startups. But outside of Silicon Valley, funding for private investors is hard to come by.

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Is Cash-Free Really The Way To Be? Maybe Not For Millennials

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:20am

Financial advisers advocate using cash whenever possible. But new technologies are making it easier to do just the opposite. Still, a recent study shows more millennials are turning away from plastic.

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In Greece, Getting By On The Brink Of A Financial Meltdown

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 6:44am

A teacher, a student and an entrepreneur say the economic and social crisis in Athens has forced them to re-calibrate their expectations.

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When Corporations Take The Lead On Social Change

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 8:12am

Some big names in business pushed back this week against "religious freedom" laws in Indiana and Arkansas. In 1964, it was Coca-Cola pushing Atlanta's white elites to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

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Pondering The Popularity Of The Pet Rock — And Other Fads

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 7:42am

They were all the rage for a brief, mid-'70s moment, and they turned their creator into a millionaire. What was so special about rocks in a box?

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Why Wal-Mart Is Betting Big On Being Your Local Urban Grocer

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 6:33am

Wal-Mart conquered the suburbs, but its future may lie in smaller stores in dense city neighborhoods. And in our grab-and-go times, freshly prepared meals are a big part of its urban strategy.

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Far from Silicon Valley, A Disruptive Startup Hub

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 5:03am

In South Africa's townships, entrepreneurs lack the basic necessities of an office, such as electricity and water. Enter Hutspace. "Damn," one of them said on his first visit. "This is a cool space."

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Despite Laws And Lawsuits, Quota-Based Policing Lingers

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 3:47am

The NYPD is denying allegations that officers were forced to make a certain number of warrantless stops, and faced retaliation from superiors when they didn't.

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While Pay Holds Steady For Most, Low-Wage Workers Get A Boost

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 5:11pm

Some big U.S. employers are giving their lowest-paid employees a raise. That's helped make low-wage workers one of the few segments of the workforce seeing an increase in pay.

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California's Ongoing Drought Hits Water Recreation Businesses

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 3:29pm

California's ongoing drought isn't just hurting the pocketbooks of farmers. Rafting companies, ski areas and other businesses and towns that depend on water for recreation are also being hit hard.

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For U.S. Workers, The March Of Progress Slows Down

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:01pm

On Friday, economists were left scrambling to explain why last month's employment growth was just half as good as they expected. Many fingers pointed at the harsh weather, along with port disruptions.

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Mixed Reaction To Changes In States 'Religious Freedom' Bills

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 11:47am

Revisions to the measures in Indiana and Arkansas were prompted by a loud backlash from opponents who said the laws were meant to condone discrimination against gays and lesbians.

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