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When Colleges Divest In Coal, It's Barely A Drop In The Bucket

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 5:04pm

Stanford will stop investing in coal companies, but coal is still in demand worldwide and probably will be for many years. As long as that's true, coal companies will likely find willing buyers.

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Stanford Dumps Its Holdings In Coal, With Climate In Mind

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:08pm

Stanford says it will its divest holdings in coal companies over climate change concerns. It's the most prominent of the roughly one dozen colleges that have decided to sell off fossil fuel holdings.

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Vermont's GMO Bill Expected To Face Major Legal Challenges

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:43pm

Vermont gets ready to become the first state to require food producers to label products that are genetically modified, but not without preparing for major legal battles with companies like Monsanto.

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Stanford University Says No To Coal Investments

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:16am

Reflecting students' wishes, the decision by Stanford's trustees to divest from coal-mining companies cites alternate energy sources that emit less greenhouse gases.

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Brunei's Shariah Law Spurs Boycott Of Beverly Hills Hotel

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 9:43am

The Beverly Hills City Council voted Tuesday to ask Brunei's government to divest itself of the famed luxury hotel. Brunei's harsh new laws have made its hotels a target of celebrity boycotts.

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Reported $147 Million Home Price Would Set New U.S. Record

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 9:07am

The stock market has been on a winning streak. How else to explain three homes that each reportedly sold for more than $100 million in the past three months?

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Employers Eye Moving Sickest Workers To Insurance Exchanges

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 8:36am

Since most big corporations are self-insured, shifting even one high-cost employee out of the company plan could save the employer hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

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Edgy Video Promotes Christie's Contemporary Art Sale

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

In the video, a skateboarder rides through Christie's warehouse and galleries. But will the new approach attract the sort of collectors who spend millions on a piece of art?

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Yogurt May Become New York's Official Snack

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

The New York State Senate voted on Tuesday to make yogurt the official state snack. The measure now moves on to the State Assembly. New York is the leading yogurt producer in America.

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Chinese E-Commerce Giant To Offer U.S. IPO

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

Alibaba is the largest online and mobile commerce site in the world, controlling a huge portion of the Chinese market. It has filed papers in the U.S. for what could be the biggest IPO ever.

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Nigeria's Economy Leads Other African Nations

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Matthew Bishop, finance editor of The Economist, about Nigeria's economy. The biggest country in Africa has also just become the continent's largest economy.

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The Changing Picture Of Poverty: Hard Work Is 'Just Not Enough'

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:34am

Many American families living in or right above the poverty line have flat-screen TVs, cars and cellphones — so what does living in poverty mean today?

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Settlement Fund Would Compensate 2012 Meningitis Victims

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:13am

A settlement filed with a federal bankruptcy judge would create a fund of more than $100 million to compensate victims of a nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts pharmacy.

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Brewskee-Ball Founders Refuse To Be Sidelined By Trademark Case

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 5:06pm

Brewskee-Ball has built a league of competitive Skee-Ball players, but the owners of the name Skee-Ball are not amused. They're suing for trademark infringement, but the league isn't rolling over.

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Alibaba IPO Could Be The Biggest Ever

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 4:24pm

Alibaba is the biggest e-commerce player in China. The Internet conglomerate is filing papers in the U.S. for what could be the biggest IPO ever.

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China's Alibaba Files To Go Public In The U.S.

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 4:02pm

Alibaba is the largest online and mobile commerce site in the world, controlling a huge portion of the Chinese market.

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Is Bitcoin Where The Smart Money Is Now?

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 10:50am

There's been a lot of news about Bitcoin, including new guidance from the IRS. So is it time to get some of that digital cash? The Wall Street Journal's Michael Casey speaks with host Michel Martin.

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Bayer Will Buy Merck Consumer Unit For $14.2 Billion

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 10:04am

German drug company Bayer makes a deal with U.S.-based Merck & Co. The purchase includes brands such as Claritin, Coppertone and Dr. Scholl's.

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New Report Finds Climate Change Already Having Broad Impact

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 7:30am

A government report finds climate change is causing more frequent heat waves, floods and droughts. The change, the report finds, is also disrupting key parts of the economy.

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Office Depot To Close 400 Stores

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 7:23am

The company announced on Tuesday that it is shutting more than a third of its domestic locations. The company posted a loss for the first quarter and hopes to turn a profit by next year.

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