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Energy Sector Layoffs Expected To Be Reflected In Jobless Data

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 3:59am

Friday's job report is expected to show that employers added about 225,000 jobs to payrolls in May. Things might have been better, except for the layoffs happening in the oil and gas industry.

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IMF Recommends Fed Officials Rethink Plans To Raise Interest Rates

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 3:59am

The U.S. economic outlook is positive, despite slower than expected growth in the first quarter. Renee Montagne talks to Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, about some of the group's recommendations.

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Broke And Barred From Bankruptcy, Puerto Rico Seeks Outside Cash

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 2:32am

It's been called the "Greece of the Caribbean." Puerto Rico is more than $72 billion in debt. But because it's not a state, it can't use bankruptcy protection to help it restructure its debt.

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For Thoroughbreds, The Big Payout Can Come Long After The Race

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 2:31am

American Pharoah will race for the Triple Crown on Saturday. A Belmont victory would make horse racing history. His owner will also get a nice payday. But the real financial windfall comes later.

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Trader Joe's Ex-President Opens Store With Aging Food And Cheap Meals

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 5:25pm

Would you buy groceries with a shorter shelf life if they were sold at a steep discount? Doug Rauch will test the idea at a new grocery store stocked with food donated by wholesalers and markets.

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EPA Finds No Widespread Drinking Water Pollution From Fracking

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 3:32pm

The report says there are few incidents of tainted water given the number of wells. Energy companies agree. Environmentalists accuse the industry of undue influence over the study.

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In A First For Online Media, Gawker Writers Join Union

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 2:53pm

One of the site's writers says organizing the workers is a sign the digital media are growing up. The CEO says he's pleased with vote.

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Looking For A Connection In An Infinite Jukebox

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 2:00pm

With more than 20 million streaming songs at our fingertips, is the idea of owning music becoming a thing of the past? Or are we redefining the connection between songs and listeners?

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California's War Over Water Has Farmer Fighting Farmer

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 1:41pm

Drought-stricken Central Valley farmers are pointing fingers at the Sacramento Delta, where water still flows reliably. There's more pressure than ever to change a long-standing water rights system.

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Burst Oil Pipeline In California Severely Corroded, Investigators Say

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 12:36pm

Preliminary findings show that almost half of a section of pipeline that ruptured last month near Santa Barbara was worn away.

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Downgrade: How State Credit Ratings Could Impact The 2016 Race

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 11:25am

How well a governor has handled his state's finances can help or hurt him. That's especially true in a presidential campaign when nine current and former governors could vie for the White House.

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Ex-Employees Accuse CVS Of Racial Discrimination Against Customers

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 4:07am

The pharmacy chain CVS is facing a class-action lawsuit by four former employees who accuse their supervisors of ordering them to racially profile black and Latino customers.

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Phone Carriers Tight-Lipped On How They Will Comply With New Surveillance Law

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 4:07am

Under the USA Freedom Act, the NSA can no longer collect phone call metadata without a court order. Metadata remain with private phone carriers but can be subpoenaed by the government.

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Growing Pains For State Obamacare Exchanges

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 4:07am

Minnesota, Colorado and Connecticut are figuring out how to continue running their health insurance marketplaces as federal start-up funding runs out.

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Introducing The First Non-Medical Intern's Union In The U.S.

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 5:18pm

At the American Teachers Federation, the union's interns are putting their foot down. After about a year of negotiating, they have voted to form their own union.

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California Avocado Farmers Boost Yields With New Growing Method

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 4:58pm

Farmers are being widely criticized during the California drought because agriculture uses the majority of the state's water. But some avocado farmers are cutting back by employing new techniques.

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Drought May Cost California's Farmers Almost $3 Billion In 2015

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 4:46pm

The state's farmers could be out $2.7 billion dollars and more than 18,000 jobs, with 564,000 acres fallowed by the end of 2015, researchers at UC Davis write in a new report.

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Detroit Hopes To Drive Tech Startups Away From Silicon Valley

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 4:45pm

It doesn't have a lot of high-tech companies, but the city is interested in attracting young tech entrepreneurs. Detroit's rents are far more affordable, but then there are the brutally cold winters.

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Obama Says China Could Join Already Huge Asia Trade Deal

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 2:56pm

If you thought the Trans-Pacific Partnership was big already — and it is — it could get even bigger, President Obama told Kai Ryssdal of "Marketplace" from American Public Media.

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Experts Debate: Will Computers Edge People Out Of Entire Careers?

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 4:03am

Machines have been taking jobs forever. Computers and software are doing things people were paid to do. They are booking airplane flights. Filing our taxes. And they are getting better all the time.

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