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Judges Take Up Big Soda's Suit To Abolish Philadelphia's Sugar Tax

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 5:00am

An appeals court hears arguments Wednesday on the future of Philly's landmark tax on sweetened drinks. The money is funding preschool for low-income kids, but the soda industry says it's losing jobs.

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Teachers, Lawyers And Others Worry About The Fate Of Student Debt Forgiveness

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 5:00am

Borrowers are "frightened," "anxious," "betrayed," at the suggestion that a federal student loan forgiveness program could be taken away.

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Multiple Scandals Erupt At Fox News

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:03am

Fox News is under siege once more, as it faces separate sexual harassment and racial discrimination lawsuits, and fresh scrutiny of harassment allegations against its star host Bill O'Reilly.

Yahoo And AOL Move In Together Under 'Oath,' Verizon's New Digital Arm

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 3:59am

The digital content mashup of Internet oldsters will be led by Tim Armstrong, AOL's CEO. Though the Yahoo deal was widely panned, it gives Verizon a vast subscriber base appealing to advertisers.

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Yahoo And AOL Move In Together Under 'Oath,' Verizon's New Digital Arm

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 3:59am

The digital-content mashup of Internet oldsters will be led by Tim Armstrong, AOL's CEO. Though the Yahoo deal was widely panned, it gives Verizon a vast subscriber base appealing to advertisers.

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FACT CHECK: Trump's Claim That The 2009 Stimulus Built Nothing

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 3:46am

Trump claimed on Tuesday before a group of CEOs that the Obama administration's stimulus package was a failed "infrastructure bill." That's not true.

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AFL-CIO's Trumka Says Both Parties Have Lost Focus On U.S. Workers

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 4:06pm

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka laid out his vision for organized labor, taking on both political parties for catering to moneyed interests instead of concentrating on the plight of American workers.

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Head Of The Federal Reserve Bank Of Richmond Resigns Over Improper Disclosure Of Information

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 3:47pm

Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, has resigned effective immediately over his role in the improper disclosure of confidential information to a financial analyst.

Broth-Loving Hipsters Are Pushing Up The Price Of Bones

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 3:20pm

With bone broth mania sweeping parts of the U.S. (we see you, LA), cheap bones are harder to come by. Some broth makers are moving away from the standard beef and chicken to new bones — like alpaca.

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Head Of Federal Reserve's Richmond Bank Resigns Over 'Improper Disclosure'

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 2:10pm

Jeffrey Lacker was under investigation for possibly disclosing confidential information to a Wall Street analyst in 2012. The bank president now says he regrets the role he "may have played."

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Wells Fargo Will Fight OSHA Order To Pay Whistleblower $5.4 Million And Rehire Him

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 1:43pm

The bank says it will appeal OSHA's order that it should compensate a manager who reported suspicions of fraud at Wells Fargo.

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Trump Administration Quietly Starts Review Of China's Trade Status

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 12:47pm

The move is surprising to U.S.-China watchers, and comes just days before President Trump is set to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in person for the first time.

Tesla Is Now Worth More Than Ford Or GM

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:48am

The Silicon Valley fledgling and the Detroit titans aren't exactly an even match in size and output — yet investors have made Tesla the most valuable U.S. automaker, even if only for the moment.

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Riding Hopes For Model 3, Tesla Overtakes Ford In Market Value

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:48am

The Silicon Valley fledgling and the Detroit titan aren't exactly an even match in size and output — yet this week investors pushed Tesla past Ford, even if only for the moment.

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NCAA Returning To North Carolina After Partial Repeal Of 'Bathroom Bill'

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:06am

The collegiate sports organization isn't exactly enthused about the compromise North Carolina lawmakers reached on House Bill 2, but concluded the deal has "minimally" satisfied its expectations.

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Eat Like A 'Golden Girl': NYC Cafe Feeds Fans With A Heavy Side Of Nostalgia

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 9:36am

Fans of the sitcom can get a taste of the golden life at Rue La Rue Cafe, the Golden Girls-themed restaurant in Manhattan. Co-owned by actress Rue McLanahan's son, it serves up pop culture and food.

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How Two Georgia Tech Students Came Up With The Common App For Internships

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 7:01am

Students create their profile and can apply for several internships with one click. Currently, InternBlitz is available to students at Georgia Tech, but there are plans to add more campuses soon.

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A New Look At The Lasting Consequences Of Student Debt

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 5:00am

Going to college can boost your earning power, but having student debt hurts your chances of owning a home, according to a new report.

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Trump Team Urges Skimpier Health Plans To Lure More People To Buy Insurance

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 4:00am

A rule proposed by the Trump administration would likely raise the deductibles and copays of new policies sold on the exchanges, starting next fall. Monthly premiums would likely be cheaper.

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Change To President Trump's Trust Lets Him Tap Business Profits

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 7:53pm

Trump's lawyer said the trust isolates him from his business interests. A document from the trust says he can take out money whenever he wants.

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