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Lawyer Alleges Fox News Is Under Federal Investigation Related To Sexual Harassment

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 1:54am

Attorney Judd Burstein says the probe centers on the masking of settlement payments to victims as salary and compensation to avoid disclosure of the payments and the harassment.

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Boeing Employees Vote Against Unionizing In South Carolina

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 7:48pm

In a post on Facebook, the lead organizer says workers have said they don't need a union "at this time." The union says it represents 35,000 Boeing employees at 24 other locations around the country.

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For Food Manufacturers, 'Sell By' Labels May Have Reached Their Expiration Date

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 4:21pm

Those "expiration" labels on packaged food may confuse consumers and dupe them into throwing good food in the trash. Two major food industry associations want to change that and are proposing reforms.

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Shorter Enrollment Period For Obamacare Proposed By Administration

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 4:01pm

The White House is proposing changes to the Affordable Care Act to stabilize the insurance market as Congress moves to repeal and replace the sweeping health care law.

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Chef José Andrés To Close Restaurants For The 'Day Without Immigrants'

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:29pm

The celebrity chef will shut five of his restaurants Thursday. It's part of a national boycott calling on immigrants not to go to work in response to President Trump's immigration policies.

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Andrew Puzder Withdraws Nomination For Labor Secretary

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:29pm

President Trump's nominee for labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, says he's withdrawing his nomination a day before his confirmation hearing.

Trump Labor Pick Andrew Puzder's Nomination Appears In Jeopardy

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 2:25pm

The fast food CEO faces fierce opposition from labor groups, plus personal controversies. Reports suggest he doesn't have enough support from Republican Senators.

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Nokia's Famously Indestructible Phone Rumored To Be Returning To Shelves

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 2:11pm

Launched in 2000, the Nokia 3310 was a rugged little brick that won Internet fame for its durability. There are rumors, which HMD Global won't confirm, that the company is bringing the phone back.

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India's Largest Dairy Brand Prepares To Market An Acquired Taste: Camel Milk

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 6:00am

A nomadic community of camel herders in India has long relied on camel milk as their source of dairy. Now, a big Indian company is getting ready to mass market camel milk as a health food.

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The Perplexing Psychology Of Saving For Health Care

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 4:00am

Even many people eligible for a Health Savings Account who have extra cash to contribute to one don't do it. Therapists say that's partly because nobody wants to admit they will get old or sick.

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Unions And Their Complicated Relationship With President Trump

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Union leaders may not like President Trump's pick for labor secretary, but they do like the way he has gone after companies for sending jobs overseas and his criticism on NAFTA and other trade deals.

Indian IT Outsourcers Anxious Over Potential Changes To H1-B Visas

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 9:19pm

President Trump vows to "protect jobs at home." Indian firms say that if there were qualified Americans, Indian nationals wouldn't be needed — that it's a trade dispute, not an immigration issue.

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Conway Should Be Investigated For Plugging Ivanka Trump Products, Ethics Agency Says

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 4:27pm

The president's senior adviser appeared on TV last week and urged shoppers to buy the president's daughter's line of clothes, jewelry and shoes, after Nordstrom decided to drop it.

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Iowa Moves To Restrict Collective Bargaining For Public Sector Workers

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 4:09pm

About 180,000 state and local government workers would be prohibited from negotiating over issues such as health insurance and extra pay. The bill is high on the state GOP's legislative agenda.

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In America's Heartland, A Power Company Leads Charge For Electric Cars

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:42pm

Kansas City Power & Light is building an ambitious, $20 million network of 1,000 charging stations. It's turning its service area into one of the fastest-growing electric vehicle markets in the U.S.

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Trump's Presidency Takes Toll On His Daughter's Brand

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:41pm

Trump-branded products may continue to see lower sales as growing consumer boycotts prompt U.S. retailers to back away from the items. The Wall Street Journal reports sales of Ivanka Trump's fashion line tumbled at Nordstrom, according to internal documents. Now Nordstrom has dropped the products. Ethics experts worry that plunging U.S. retail sales may feed Trump's need to expand overseas, creating new conflicts of interest.

Duchenne Drug Delayed After Outrage Over Price

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 1:15pm

Many Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients in the U.S. have imported a medicine called deflazacort for about $1,200 a year. A brand-name version just approved for sale in America costs $89,000.

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Disney Company Drops YouTube Star PewDiePie Over Anti-Semitic Jokes

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 12:59pm

More than 50 million people are subscribed to videos by gamer and comedian Felix Kjellberg. Now he's lost a lucrative contract with a Disney-owned firm, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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Aetna And Humana Call Off Merger After Court Decision

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 10:41am

The two healthcare giants said they were no longer pursuing the deal. A federal judge blocked the merger in January, citing its likely adverse effect on competition in the health insurance market.

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Is Donald Trump Helping Or Hurting Twitter?

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 9:29am

The tweeter-in-chief has brought a new level of notoriety to the social media company, but it hasn't helped Twitter's bottom line. Analysts say Trump-related harassment continues to hurt the platform.

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