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Reported $147 Million Home Price Would Set New U.S. Record

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 9:07am

The stock market has been on a winning streak. How else to explain three homes that each reportedly sold for more than $100 million in the past three months?

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Employers Eye Moving Sickest Workers To Insurance Exchanges

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 8:36am

Since most big corporations are self-insured, shifting even one high-cost employee out of the company plan could save the employer hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

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Edgy Video Promotes Christie's Contemporary Art Sale

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

In the video, a skateboarder rides through Christie's warehouse and galleries. But will the new approach attract the sort of collectors who spend millions on a piece of art?

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Yogurt May Become New York's Official Snack

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

The New York State Senate voted on Tuesday to make yogurt the official state snack. The measure now moves on to the State Assembly. New York is the leading yogurt producer in America.

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Chinese E-Commerce Giant To Offer U.S. IPO

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

Alibaba is the largest online and mobile commerce site in the world, controlling a huge portion of the Chinese market. It has filed papers in the U.S. for what could be the biggest IPO ever.

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Nigeria's Economy Leads Other African Nations

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Matthew Bishop, finance editor of The Economist, about Nigeria's economy. The biggest country in Africa has also just become the continent's largest economy.

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The Changing Picture Of Poverty: Hard Work Is 'Just Not Enough'

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:34am

Many American families living in or right above the poverty line have flat-screen TVs, cars and cellphones — so what does living in poverty mean today?

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Settlement Fund Would Compensate 2012 Meningitis Victims

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:13am

A settlement filed with a federal bankruptcy judge would create a fund of more than $100 million to compensate victims of a nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts pharmacy.

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Brewskee-Ball Founders Refuse To Be Sidelined By Trademark Case

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 5:06pm

Brewskee-Ball has built a league of competitive Skee-Ball players, but the owners of the name Skee-Ball are not amused. They're suing for trademark infringement, but the league isn't rolling over.

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Alibaba IPO Could Be The Biggest Ever

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 4:24pm

Alibaba is the biggest e-commerce player in China. The Internet conglomerate is filing papers in the U.S. for what could be the biggest IPO ever.

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China's Alibaba Files To Go Public In The U.S.

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 4:02pm

Alibaba is the largest online and mobile commerce site in the world, controlling a huge portion of the Chinese market.

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Is Bitcoin Where The Smart Money Is Now?

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 10:50am

There's been a lot of news about Bitcoin, including new guidance from the IRS. So is it time to get some of that digital cash? The Wall Street Journal's Michael Casey speaks with host Michel Martin.

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Bayer Will Buy Merck Consumer Unit For $14.2 Billion

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 10:04am

German drug company Bayer makes a deal with U.S.-based Merck & Co. The purchase includes brands such as Claritin, Coppertone and Dr. Scholl's.

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New Report Finds Climate Change Already Having Broad Impact

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 7:30am

A government report finds climate change is causing more frequent heat waves, floods and droughts. The change, the report finds, is also disrupting key parts of the economy.

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Office Depot To Close 400 Stores

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 7:23am

The company announced on Tuesday that it is shutting more than a third of its domestic locations. The company posted a loss for the first quarter and hopes to turn a profit by next year.

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Poll: Prestigious Colleges Won't Make You Happier In Life Or Work

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 5:03am

A Gallup survey suggests the factors that should be guiding decisions on selecting a college are not selectivity or prestige, but cost of attendance, great teaching and deep learning — in that order.

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Amazon Makes Online Shopping Even Easier

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 3:33am

The online retailer is introducing a service that lets Twitter users add Amazon.com products to their carts without leaving the social media site.

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Coca-Cola To Phase Out BVO

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 3:33am

Several of Coca-Cola's fruity drinks contain BVO. In 2012, a teenager started a petition to remove BVO for health reasons, because it contains a chemical used in some flame retardants.

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Fiat Chrysler To Outline 5-Year Strategic Plan

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 3:33am

The automaker reached most of the last targets which were set shortly after Fiat took over Chrysler in 2009. Fiat Chrysler's CEO will again answer questions about the company's long-term viability.

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Target CEO Out After Data Breach, Canadian Expansion Misstep

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 3:33am

After 35 years with the company, Greg Steinhafel is stepping down. His career will be marred by a huge breach of customer data. The hacking scandal wasn't the only factor that led to the shakeup.

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