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Drugstore Chain CVS Kicks Tobacco Habit A Month Early

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 8:55am

In February, CVS said it would stop selling tobacco products, despite the profits they brought the company. Now cigarettes in the company's stores are history.

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U.S. Program Helps Africans Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:06am

David Greene talks to Enitan Kuku, who's from Nigeria, and Mildred Apenyo, who's from Uganda, about a U.S. State Department entrepreneurial fellowship for young leaders from Africa.

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UMass Sets Record For Largest New England Clambake

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:06am

According to the Associated Press, more than 3,000 clam dinners were served to students on the Amherst campus.

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Halliburton To Pay To Settle Oil Rig Explosion Claims

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:06am

Houston-based Halliburton has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle most of the claims filed after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the Louisiana coast in 2010.

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Investors Cash In On Off-Campus Housing

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:06am

Colleges and universities still own and manage most student dorms, but over the past decade, investors have been getting in on the growing market for off-campus housing.

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Nude Photos Hack Wasn't Broad Attack On Apple Services

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:06am

Nude photos of celebrities have spread across the Internet. On Tuesday, Apple said that some celebrity accounts were hit by an attack on user names, passwords and security questions.

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Netherlands King To Attend Ethanol Plant Opening In Iowa

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:06am

On Wednesday, King Willem-Alexander visits Emmetsburg, Iowa, for the opening of a cellulosic ethanol plant. The Netherlands and Iowa have a lot in common — both are major agricultural centers.

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As Airports Find New Ways To Make Money, Pittsburgh Tries Fracking

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:31am

Lots of airports have retail. The largest blueberry producer in Georgia is at an airport. And in Pittsburgh, Consol Energy will begin extracting gas underneath the airport — even under the runways.

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Want To Dine Out? You May Need To Buy Tickets — Or Bid On A Table

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:43pm

Some of the nation's restaurants are using technology to make diners commit before their night out. It's convenient for the restaurant and customer — and it may pry people away from old habits.

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Ending Decades Of Family Leadership, 'Washington Post' Names New Publisher

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:41am

Owner Jeffrey Bezos gave the job to Frederick J. Ryan Jr., a founding member of the website Politico. The Post had been run by the Graham family for eight decades.

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After Just Two Years, Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts Down

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 8:47am

It cost $2.4 billion to build the Revel Casino Hotel. Its closure is part of a trend that will reportedly shutter a third of Atlantic City's big gambling halls by the end of September.

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The Politics Of Calling In Sick

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 6:01am

A growing grass-roots movement aims to establish paid sick leave in the U.S., enjoying some success at the city and state level. The issue is already playing big in 2014 political races.

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What's In A Name? Former Arthur Anderson Employees Spell It Out

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 4:03am

A company called WTAS is reviving the defunct accounting firm's name and hoping clients have forgotten its associations with the Enron scandal.

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German Bakers Threaten To Go On Strike

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

Pretzel makers warn that they are willing to strike just in time for the world's biggest beer festival. Oktoberfest begins at the end of this month.

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Neighboring States' Casinos Cast Bad Luck On Atlantic City

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

Atlantic City is losing two casinos this week. One factor is competition. There are more casinos catering to smaller pools of local customers. Maryland opened its fifth casino last week.

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Revel: Atlantic City's Most Expensive Failure

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

Gamblers placed their last bets Tuesday morning at the casino which just opened two years ago. Meanwhile, the Showboat shut down over the weekend and the Trump Plaza closes later this month.

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Summer Box Office Receipts Are The Worst In 8 Years

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

Steve Inskeep talks to Kim Masters, editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter, about the business of the box office. She's also the host of member station KCRW's The Business.

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Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:30am

The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.

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Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 1:30am

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the boutique investment bank Moelis & Company. The Virginia Republican was unexpectedily defeated in a June primary.

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As Casinos Close, Atlantic City Tries To Pivot Focus Elsewhere

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:07pm

Thousands of employees lost their casino jobs with the closure of the Showboat and Revel casinos in Atlantic City. This is the latest development in a painful transition for Atlantic City, which faces greater competition for gamblers from neighboring states.

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