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Kalashnikov's New Slogan? 'Weapons Of Peace'

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 8:42am

Millions of Kalashnikov's AK-47 have found their way to battlefields across the globe. With the new branding, the company hopes to expand its business domestically and internationally.

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Russian Economy Takes Multiple Hits

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:05am

Sanctions, in response to Russia's role in eastern Ukraine, and falling oil prices are biting. Russia's reliance on tax revenues from the oil industry makes it sensitive to price movements.

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Is 'Womenomics' The Answer To Japan's Economic Woes?

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:05am

The government has set up a female lumberjacks program, part of a wider effort to fuel growth after long-term stagnation. But critics of 'womenomics' say it does little to tackle fundamental problems.

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Russia Heads Toward Recession, With No Relief In Sight

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:05am

Western sanctions are biting, oil prices are down sharply and the Russian currency is tanking. The government now expects the economy to shrink in 2015.

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Did UPS Discriminate Against A Pregnant Worker By Letting Her Go?

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:03am

When Peggy Young became pregnant, her doctor recommended not lifting more than 20 pounds and she lost her job. Now a federal law banning pregnancy discrimination faces a test before the Supreme Court.

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Mischief Under The Mistletoe: Office Partygoers Behaving Badly

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:20am

Partying with co-workers can lead to awkwardness and worse. And, HR experts say, alcohol is often to blame. "If people used common sense, I wouldn't have a job," says employment attorney Jon Hyman.

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Microsoft Says Goodbye To Clip Art

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 7:40pm

Microsoft announced that it is eliminating clip art libraries from its suite of Office productivity software, and replacing it with Bing Image search. But the iconic illustrations may live on.

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Holiday Shoppers Are Filling Their Carts, Online

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 5:09pm

In-store purchases on Black Friday fell this year, but online sales have seen a big increase. Easy comparison shopping and widespread free shipping have sweetened the deal for many online shoppers.

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Shucking Oysters By The Thousands, With A Steady Smile

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 3:59pm

For 40 years, Maryland's George Hastings has been shucking oysters at festivals and competitions around the U.S. And while the work can be grueling, he says he'll only quit when it stops being fun.

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Girl Scouts Bring Cookie Sales Online With Sites, App

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 3:17pm

Melissa Block talks with Kaeleigh Sturgeon at her high school in Robbinsville, N.J., about how she'll use the new "Digital Cookie App" when selling Girl Scout cookies.

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Silk Road Drug Market Was An Economic Experiment Gone Wrong

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 3:17pm

The man behind the online drug market Silk Road dreamed of setting up a utopian marketplace. But when his dream was threatened, the FBI says he did some terrible things to try and protect it.

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Apple's Success Continues Under Tim Cook, But Steve Jobs Still Looms Large

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 3:14pm

The company's market capitalization hit a record last month under Cook's leadership, nearing $700 billion. But by one measure, the legacy of Jobs still dominates.

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Fill 'Er Up: The Joys Of Good Gas Station Food

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 2:08pm

Forget dried-out doughnuts and creepy-looking hot dogs. In cities across the U.S., patrons can fill up on gourmet grub and top off their tanks in one stop.

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Chicago Council Strongly Approves $13 Minimum Wage

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 1:02pm

Saying that inflation has outpaced wage growth, the ordinance will raise the city's minimum wage to $10 by next July, with new increments added each summer thereafter.

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For Giving Tuesday: A Guide To Gifts That Give Back

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:36pm

Boots from a Guatemalan village. A basket woven in Rwanda. Kenyan soda cans that became cool cuffs. Money spent on these and other items provides a better life for artisans in the developing world.

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Study: Campaign Cash Brings Tax Benefits On Capitol Hill

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:24am

A new analysis finds that corporations that deploy lobbyists and make contributions experience lower and more consistent tax rates over the long term.

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Government Says Bosses Can't Force Workers To Get Health Tests

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 9:55am

When is a voluntary program no longer voluntary? That's the question about corporate wellness programs, which give employees hefty financial incentives to undergo health screenings.

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Small Retailers Jump On The Subscription Box Bandwagon

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 7:46am

Companies like Dollar Shave Club have pioneered a model that is filtering down to small businesses — even some self-employed Etsy crafters — drawn by the lure of steadier revenues.

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Obamacare 'Glitch' Puts Subsidies Out Of Reach For Many Families

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 2:54am

The health care law gives subsidies to those whose employers' insurance isn't affordable, but that's based on the cost of worker-only coverage. Adding family to a plan can send prices out of reach.

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Colorado's Pot Industry Looks To Move Past Stereotypes

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 2:52am

In the year since Colorado made recreational marijuana legal, pot has become a billion-dollar business in the state. And some growers are on a serious mission to make it legitimate and mainstream.

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