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So Long 'Cinderella,' Website Helps Chinese Find Better English Names

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:26am

Billboard. Mo Money. Lady Gaga. Cinderella. Those are just a few of the unusual English names young Chinese have adopted over the years. An American entrepreneur hopes to help change that.

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5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Effects Linger And Recovery Is Slow

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 2:47am

The 2010 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig set off an environmental and economic catastrophe. Towns and ecosystems along the Gulf Coast are still struggling to rebound from the spill's impact.

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Murrah Building Bombing Prompted Oklahoma City's Downtown Revival

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 4:18pm

Oklahoma City's decaying downtown has changed into a thriving entertainment district over the past 20 years. A former city official says the bombing sharpened the city's desire to revitalize the area.

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VW Camper Van Gets An Electric Makeover

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 6:45am

Talk about a time warp! The iconic VW camper is getting a modern reboot. This time, it's electric.

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Greece Risks Losing Future Bailout Funds

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 6:45am

The question of what to do about Greece if it defaults on its debts is a topic at World Bank and IMF meetings in Washington this week.

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It's Record Store Day – Here Are Pictures To Prove It

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 4:09pm

From new releases to vintage finds, people have been posting photos of their favorite albums and record stores Saturday.

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Company's Secret Weapon To Make Videos Go Viral

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 6:30am

Videos don't always go viral just because they're clever or show a cat prancing on a skateboard. Often a company finds the video, promotes it and sells its licensing rights to media buyers.

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How The Food Industry Relies On Scientists With Big Tobacco Ties

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 5:38pm

Critics of the system that ushers food products to market say it is rife with conflicts of interest. When scientists depend on food companies for work, they may be less likely to contest food safety.

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Hillary Clinton Supports Amendment To Get Hidden Money Out Of Politics

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:57pm

Clinton called campaign finance reform one of the "four big fights" of her campaign. But does this idea of a constitutional amendment to restrict or eliminate big money stand a chance?

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Hillary Clinton Supports Amendment To Get Hidden Money Out Of Politics

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:57pm

Clinton called campaign finance reform one of the "four big fights" of her campaign. But does this idea of a constitutional amendment to restrict or eliminate big money stand a chance?

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As Ebola Cases Dwindle, West Africa Turns To Economic Recovery

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:13pm

International banks are promising nearly a billion dollars in aid to the three countries hardest hit by Ebola. The number of weekly cases has dropped below 40 — the lowest level since last May.

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Solving The Vinyl Comeback's Big Problem, One Antique Machine At A Time

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:33pm

What's getting in the way of the much touted resurgence of vinyl albums? There are very few functioning record presses, and nobody's making new ones.

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Verizon Announces Changes To Its Cable TV Service

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:29pm

Starting next week, Verizon customers can choose from a slimmed-down menu of options for a lower price. It's a big change for the industry, which has resisted flexible pricing models for years.

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Actors' Equity Minimum Wage Proposal Could Threaten LA's Small Theaters

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:29pm

Actors' Equity Theater is asking its members to vote on whether to require small theaters in Los Angeles to pay equity minimum wage.

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Why A Blockbuster Of A Trade Deal With Asia Matters

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:19pm

Congress is giving President Obama new powers to help seal the deal on an ambitious Asia-Pacific free trade agreement, a move which angers many Democrats and unions.

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Yes, You Can Help The World And Make Money At The Same Time

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:35pm

Entrepreneurs are figuring out ways to make the world better without relying on charity. It's called social entrepreneurship, and its rising stars showed us how it works at a conference in Oxford.

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TV's 'Sabado Gigante' Will Cease Production This Fall, Ending Record Run

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:34am

Sábado Gigante has been a ratings and cultural phenomenon, captivating viewers with a three-hour blend that included amateur talent shows, interviews and music performances.

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Bloomberg Terminals Go Dark For Hours, Sending Ripples Through Markets

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:48am

The financial "screens" went dark for several hours during trading in London and Asia causing, among other disruptions, a delay in a British government debt issue.

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Former IMF Head Rato Is Arrested For Tax Fraud In Spain

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 6:07am

An influential figure in Spanish banking and politics, Rodrigo Rato was the predecessor of Dominique Strauss-Khan, who has also had extensive legal troubles.

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Greece's Economy Remains Embroiled In Turmoil

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to David Wessel about whether Greece will receive more loans in exchange for promises to overhaul its economy. Wessel is director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution

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