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Will Slower U.S. Economy Make Fed Wait To Raise Rates?

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 10:08am

The economy posted its weakest performance in a year, growing at a 0.2 percent pace in the first quarter. Analysts say that could affect the central bank's timetable for boosting rates.

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Bud Light Pulls Label With Message That Sparked Backlash

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 9:47am

Bud Light was touted as "the perfect beer for removing 'no' from your vocabulary." But that's precisely the word that occurred to many people who saw it.

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Florida's Legislature Quits Early, At Impasse Over Medicaid Expansion

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 2:54am

Meanwhile, Gov. Rick Scott sued the federal government Tuesday, accusing it of coercing Florida to accept the expansion, or lose funding for other health programs for the poor.

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Obama Confident In Asia Trade Pact, But Track Record For Deals Is Spotty

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 2:52am

Following a South Korean trade pact in 2012, the U.S. deficit with that country widened by 80 percent. But some argue that if the U.S. doesn't create trade rules, there won't be any.

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Twitter Shares Slide After Disappointing Earnings

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 5:02pm

The social media site continued to bring in new users, but its ad revenue didn't measure up to expectations. Twitter shares were down 18 percent at the close of trading Tuesday.

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Union Head Presses Candidates, Clinton On Trade

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:56pm

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, said presidential candidates can't "hedge their bets" when it comes to trade. But that's exactly what Hillary Clinton has done so far.

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Europe May Be On Sale, But The Ticket To Get There Isn't

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:43pm

The euro has dropped in value against the U.S. dollar by more than 20 percent since last summer. But even as Americans find bargains in Europe, flights to get there remain pricey for a few reasons.

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Months After Scandal, Will Brian Williams Return To NBC News?

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 3:55pm

The professional fate of Brian Williams remains up in the air after a scandal led to his six month suspension as chief anchor of NBC News. What path could lead him back to the anchor's chair?

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NFL Announces It Will Forgo Its Tax Exempt Status

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 3:27pm

The NFL has decided to forgo its tax exempt status. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to author Gregg Easterbrook, who's book The King of Sports: Football's Impact on America talks about the NFL's surprising tax status.

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NFL To End Its Tax-Exempt Status 'To Eliminate ... Distraction'

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 2:10pm

The move applies only to the league office. The National Football League's 32 teams already pay taxes on their profits, salaries and merchandise sales.

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Google Announces Partnership With Newspapers In Europe

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 9:11am

Last December, Google shut down its Google News page in Spain, after the country threatened steep fines for aggregator sites that don't pay newspapers.

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How Getting Married Affects Health Insurance Tax Credits

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 8:54am

If marriage is on the horizon, it might be wise to set aside some money for the taxman. An increase in family income after the vows can trigger repayment of a health insurance credit.

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For A Resume, Type Font Matters

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 5:42am

Using Times New Roman on a resume is considered boring, according to a Bloomberg report. Courier suggests you use a typewriter and Zapfino is too flowery. Helvetica is straightforward and works.

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Tyson Foods To Stop Giving Chickens Antibiotics Used By Humans

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:15am

Antibiotic use is falling out of fashion in the poultry industry. Tyson Foods, the biggest poultry producer in the U.S., says it will stop feeding its birds antibiotics used by humans in two years.

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Tyson Foods To Stop Giving Chickens Human-Used Antibiotics

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:15am

Tyson, the country's biggest producer of chicken meat, says within 2 years, it expects to stop giving chickens antibiotics that humans also use. The decision echoes one by McDonald's last month.

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How Tech Firms Are Helping People In The Nepal Earthquake Zone

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 6:17pm

Tech and telecom companies stepped up with much needed services. Facebook and Google offered tools to help those in the region let family and friends know they're OK. Other firms cut calling costs.

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When The Sharing Economy Brings Unexpected Experiences

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 5:47pm

The number of people using these services is growing fast. Find out what happens when a writer rents out his Mini Cooper and an Airbnb tenant learns something terrible has happened to his host.

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Google Experimenting With Patent Marketplace To Combat Trolls

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 4:50pm

Google will allow patent holders to "tell Google about patents they're willing to sell at a price they set." Tech firms have been targeted by "trolls" who own patents and charge them licensing fees.

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Chipotle Says Adios To GMOs, As Food Industry Strips Away Ingredients

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 4:04pm

Chipotle's move is the latest example of the food industry ditching ingredients, as consumers demand a say in what's in their dinner. Some of these ingredients are more questionable than others.

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The Largest For-Profit College Shutdown In History

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:48pm

Students say goodbye to Corinthian Colleges ... but not necessarily to their debt.

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