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Murdoch Confirms A Spurned Bid For Time Warner

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 7:54am

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox says that it sought to buy Time Warner last month, confirming reports of a deal with a price reported at $80 billion.

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EEOC Announces Tougher Rules Protecting Pregnant Workers

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 7:28am

Discrimination against female workers who might get pregnant in the future, or have been pregnant in the past, is against the law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says.

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Students React To The Closure Of A Giant For-Profit College

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 7:21am

The for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges is closing or selling most of its 107 campuses and online programs.

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Marvel Comics Rewrites Thor Into A Woman

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:02am

Series writer Jason Aaron points out, "This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is Thor." She'll make her debut in October.

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Apple Teams Up With Former Rival On Business App

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:02am

Apple and IBM were intense competitors 30 years ago — during the early days of the personal computer. But now, in the mobile age, the two companies have struck a deal to develop business apps.

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Senate Democrats Aim To Overturn High Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:02am

The measure is unlikely to pass, however, they are hoping to give Democrats a boost in contested states this fall by getting single female voters fired up to head to the polls.

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Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:42am

A craft brewer in Maine is partnering with a most unusual item — seaweed. If the beer takes off, the state's emerging seaweed aquaculture industry may benefit.

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Coping With A Co-Worker's Body Odor Takes Tact

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:27am

Stinking on the job is a common problem, say pros in human resources, and a reluctance to use soap and water is rarely to blame. Medical conditions, diet or cultural differences can play a role, too.

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FCC Extending Net Neutrality Commenting Time After Site Buckles

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 6:28pm

Heavy traffic to the FCC's commenting site crashed it on Tuesday. That was the original deadline for the public to weigh in on a controversial Internet proposal. You now have until Friday to comment.

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Apple Teams Up With Former Rival IBM On Business Apps

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 6:09pm

The companies announced a deal Tuesday to sell Apple devices loaded with IBM software to big businesses all over the world

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Federal Loans Tough To Come By For Community College Students

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:54pm

Nearly a million community college students don't have access to federal student loans, according to a new report.

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Temporary Fix For Highway Money Is Well-Traveled Road

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:42pm

If kicking the can down the road were a competitive sport, the championship trophy would never leave Washington. A short-term fix for highway spending is just the latest contribution.

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Fate Of Decades-Old Cigar Factory Dangles By A Phrase

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:21pm

Florida once had 150 cigar factories but now there's just one left. The J.C. Newman company worries that new FDA rules on cigars may put it out of business. Now, it's enlisting the help of elected officials in Florida.

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Why Blockbusters And Flops Cost The Same At The Box Office

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:21pm

At the movies, a ticket to a sold-out blockbuster costs the same as a ticket to a bomb playing in an empty theater. Jacob Goldstein of the Planet Money team finds out why.

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Comcast 'Embarrassed' By The Service Call Making Internet Rounds

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:53am

In case you missed it, a customer posted eight minutes of a bleak call with Comcast. His attempt to cancel his cable set a new standard for bad customer service.

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Citigroup Settlement Offers Former Homeowners 'Cold Comfort'

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:55am

The Justice Department's settlement with Citigroup offers $2.5 billion for "consumer relief." Critics say it will do nothing for those hurt most by the foreclosure crisis: people who lost their homes.

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NPR News Executive Leaves For Job At The Atlantic

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:28am

Margaret Low Smith, who has served as NPR's senior vice president for news for three years, is leaving the company to become the president of The Atlantic's live events business.

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Tobacco Giant Reynolds American To Buy Lorillard In $27B Deal

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 7:06am

The deal unites the maker of Camel with Lorillard, the market leader in e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes, the fastest-growing segments of the tobacco market.

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Employees Criticize CIA Cafeteria, FOI Request Reveals

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:11am

The news website MuckRock published complaints about the CIA cafeteria which came from a 2010 Freedom of Information Act request. Spies prefer individual ketchup packets to pump dispensers.

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Chocolatier Lindt To Buy Russell Stover

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:11am

Russell Stover has a long history, a large distribution network and loyal U.S. customers — the world's largest chocolate market. Lindt specializes in higher-end brands like Ghirardelli and Lindor.

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