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Obama To Veto Keystone XL Pipeline Today 'Without Drama Or Fanfare Or Delay'

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:58pm

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the GOP-controlled Congress had sent the bill to the White House this morning. Republicans do not appear to have enough votes to override the threatened veto.

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Eurozone Approves Greek Overhaul Plan

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:47am

The Greek plan would keep Athens' budget under control while spending more on social programs. European ministers agreed to extend financial assistance by four months, but the IMF was more skeptical.

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Supreme Court To Hear Abercrombie's Religious Headscarf Case

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:09am

On one side of the case is the retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, and on the other, a 17-year-old job applicant who was highly rated for hiring but then discarded because she wore a Muslim headscarf.

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Pacific Northwest Businesses Hurt By West Coast Ports Disruption

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:09am

Work has resumed at West Coast ports after nearly nine months of slow downs and work stoppages. Despite last week's tentative labor agreement, it could take months to get things back to normal.

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Army Corps Project Pits Farmland Against Flood Threat

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:51am

A levee project would cordon off lucrative farmland along the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri. But small towns in Illinois say that puts them at risk of flooding while protecting rich farmers.

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Analysts Fear A Prolonged Drop In Oil Will Hurt Oklahoma's Banks

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:50am

Oklahoma oil is expensive to produce, so the sharp drop in prices has forced many drilling companies to cut jobs. If prices stay low, the pain could spread to the banks that finance the oil industry.

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How Do You Market To Millennials?

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:46am

Young people between the ages of 18 and 35 spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year. NPR asked some in this group how brands and corporations can get their attention.

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Washington State County Unsure If It Can Take Wave Of North Dakota Crude

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:42am

Once a booming timber area, Grays Harbor County is the site of three proposed oil terminals. The local fishing industry sees the uptick in oil movement as a big risk, with limited economic benefits.

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As Homeland Security Steps Up Cybercrime Fight, Tech Industry Wary

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:37am

The Department of Homeland Security, an agency repeatedly criticized for internal mismanagement and bloat, is the cornerstone of the new White House initiative to fight cybercrime.

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In Beta Release, Apple Introduces New, Racially Diverse Emojis

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 5:41pm

The emojis now have different skin tones and the family icons now come in configurations that include two moms and two dads.

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Acidifying Waters Are Endangering Your Oysters And Mussels

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:46pm

Many coastal communities that harvest shellfish could soon be hurt by ocean acidification, a study finds. The Pacific Northwest and New England are hot spots, as are estuaries along the East Coast.

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Reining In Financial Advisers May Help — But Americans Still Aren't Saving

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:53pm

The White House is concerned Americans are losing billions of dollars to advisers who aren't acting in their interest. But the problem with retirement saving goes far beyond fees.

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Now You Can Sign Up To Keep Drones Away From Your Property

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:48pm

Most Americans worry that drones will invade their privacy, polls show. Thousands of people have signed up with NoFlyZone.org — the equivalent of a "get-off-of-my-lawn" warning to drone operators.

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New Consumer Protections Hold Financial Advisors To Stricter Standards

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:37pm

As part of a larger effort to regulate the financial services industry, on Monday the Obama administration proposed new restrictions on those who manage Americans' retirement accounts.

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Freight Farms: How Boston Gets Local Greens, Even When Buried In Snow

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:47pm

Big metal shipping containers are often used to import food from around the globe. Now, two Boston entrepreneurs are modifying those containers to grow local produce hydroponically, 365 days a year.

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Obama Wants Rules That Force Brokers To Put Clients' Interests First

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 11:21am

The Obama administration says the current system promotes conflicts of interest, leads to high fees and erodes returns on investment.

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50 Years Of Shrinking Union Membership, In One Map

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 10:04am

Union membership has been on a steady decline nationally since the middle of the last century. Watch as membership declines in states across the country.

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Administration Bars Health Plans That Won't Cover Hospital Care

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 9:40am

Companies mainly in lower-wage industries that hadn't previously offered health coverage had been flocking to the stripped-down plans for 2015.

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Honda's President Resigns, After A Troubled Year For Carmaker

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 9:34am

Takanobu Ito, who has led Honda since 2009, will leave his post in June, giving way to Takahiro Hachigo, an executive who began his career as an engineer.

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White House Moves To Protect Investors From Bad Retirement Advice

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 5:16am

The White House says President Obama on Monday will direct the Department of Labor to craft new rules to require financial advisers to put their clients' interests ahead of their own.

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