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A Flourishing Region, A Withered Paper: Denver Post's Run Of Bad News

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 6:02pm

Deep cuts threaten The Denver Post's ability to cover a metro region of 2.9 million people. A group of former Post journalists are establishing a digital rival as fears rise over the paper's future.

Trickle-Down Economics: Pricing H2O

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 3:46pm

What's the best way to price water in a drought, to ensure people get what they need without breaking the bank?

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California Company Reaches $119.5 Million Settlement Over Massive Gas Leak

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 3:13pm

For months, starting in late 2015, a gas leak in Los Angeles spewed methane into the air. The Southern California Gas Company has agreed to reimburse local governments and mitigate the damage.

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Jack Dorsey Explains Why Twitter Didn't Block Alex Jones, Bucking Big Tech Trend

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 11:29am

YouTube, Apple and Facebook banned outlets for the conspiracy theorist this week in what Jones called a "purge." Twitter's CEO said the company wouldn't "succumb and simply react to outside pressure."

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New York Congressman Arrested On Insider Trading Charges

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 9:40am

Rep. Chris Collins was charged with securities fraud along with his son and another man. Collins is accused of passing inside stock information to his son, who used it to make favorable trades.

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For Berlin, Invasive Crustaceans Are A Tough Catch And A Tough Sell

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 4:19am

Louisiana crawfish have invaded waterways in Germany's capital. Wildlife officials licensed a fisherman to catch them for chefs, hoping a taste for "Berlin Lobster" might control the invasive species.

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States Question Costs Of Middlemen That Manage Medicaid Drug Benefits

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 4:19am

Companies that negotiate drug prices for insurance plans keep a big cut of the money. In Ohio, a battle is brewing over whether their services are worth the cost.

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Ohio Medicaid Pushes For More Transparency In Prescription Drug Plans

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 4:19am

CVS Caremark is suing Ohio Medicaid officials to block release of a report the agency commissioned to show how the pharmacy benefit manager does business, and ultimately how drug prices are set.

Missouri Voters Reject Right-To-Work Law

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 4:19am

Voters in Missouri resoundingly struck down that state's right-to-work law after labor unions in Missouri organized a strong signature campaign to get a referendum on the ballot.

Elon Musk Wants To Take Tesla Private

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 4:19am

Tesla's stock soared Tuesday after CEO Elon Musk said he wants to take the company private. The announcement hammered short sellers and raised questions about the company's future.

Missouri Blocks Right-To-Work Law

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 12:53am

A ballot measure supporting a Republican-backed law that prohibits compulsory union membership and fees was overwhelmingly rejected even in the state's deep red regions.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Considering Taking Company Private

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 5:25pm

Tesla stock soared on Tuesday after CEO Elon Musk said he's considering taking the company private. It also raised many questions about the future of the electric car company.

8 Years After Going Public, Elon Musk Wants To Take Tesla Private

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 4:23pm

Tesla's CEO said that as a public company, the automaker is distracted by wild swings in stock price and is under "enormous pressure" to make decisions that might hurt the company in the long term.

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Sanctions, Iran, And The Battle Over SWIFT

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 4:17pm

Today on the Indicator: How a small Belgian company wields enormous influence in global finance and diplomacy.

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Iran Braces For New U.S. Sanctions To Further Cripple Economy

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 3:35pm

The new sanctions, which were previously lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, severely limit Iran's ability to buy U.S. currency and issue sovereign debt, and place restrictions on trade with Iran.

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Hundreds Of Bikes Dumped At Dallas Recycling Center As Ofo Leaves Market

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 1:20pm

"Terrible," Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said of the sight of hundreds of bikes in a massive pile. Ofo sold the bicycles as scrap metal.

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Genetic Tests Can Hurt Your Chances Of Getting Some Types Of Insurance

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 8:00am

Federal law keeps insurers from using genetic test results when pricing and issuing health insurance. But the tests might keep you from being able to get life insurance or a long-term-care policy.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Lifts Off In Florida, Places Indonesian Satellite In Orbit

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 5:45am

The launch marks the first reuse of an improved Falcon 9 "Block 5," which includes several upgrades designed to allow SpaceX to quickly refurbish and re-launch the rocket.

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Alex Jones' Infowars Site Accuses 'Big Tech' Of Censorship

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 4:04am

Social media sites have removed main outlets for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars website, citing repeated violations of policies against hate speech and glorifying violence.

Conservatives Mull Tech Firms' Influence Over American Politics

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 4:04am

Representatives from Facebook and Google recently went to a conservative political conference to confront allegations that their social media platforms unfairly suppress conservative content.

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