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Pay Attention To The Health Insurance Calendar To Avoid Surprises

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:48am

Consumers can sign up for health insurance through the online marketplaces anytime from Nov. 15 to Feb. 15. But waiting can trigger medical bills and the health law's penalties.

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U.S. And China Move Toward Ending Tariffs On High-Tech Gear

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 7:10am

The existing tariff system, which adds as much as 25 percent to the cost of American high-tech exports, covers more than $4 trillion in annual trade, the White House says.

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Politics And A Food Fight Are Stalling A Major U.S.-Asia Trade Deal

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 6:03am

Supporters of expanded trade with Asian nations hoped this week would bring completion of a major deal, but U.S. and Japanese negotiators — and Obama and congressional Republicans — still don't agree.

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Just In Time For The Holidays: A Life-Size T. Rex Replica

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 5:42am

The replica, nicknamed Stan, is for sale in the Hammacher Schlemmer Christmas catalog. It costs $100,000.

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Study Shows Long-Term Benefits Of Welfare Program

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:07am

Data from the Mothers Pension Program, launched at the turn of the 20th century, finds benefits on education, income and longevity. It's the first to document benefits over the span of a century.

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Tech Star Wants To Make Diversity Plug-And-Play For Silicon Valley

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 2:36am

Tristan Walker, founder and CEO of Walker & Company Brands, and J.J. McCorvey, a writer at Fast Company, discuss the tech industry's diversity problem.

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Microsoft Wants To Mine Data Like A Social Network

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:08pm

Microsoft is going social. With more than a billion people using Office, the company hopes to gather data and create social tools to help users be more productive in their workplaces and lives.

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How Much Sugar Is Too Much? A New Tool Sheds Some Light

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:44pm

SugarScience, a website created by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, distills the findings of 8,000 scientific studies on the health effects of sugar. The takeaway? Eat less.

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Obama Backs Net Neutrality, Asks FCC To Regulate Internet

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 3:30pm

President Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to craft the "strongest possible rules" to protect the principle of "net neutrality".

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Mon, 11/10/2014 - 3:30pm

After a launch that failed last fall, the administration is hoping this year's open enrollment period goes more smoothly, by letting customers browse first.

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Kidney Dialysis Company Expands Into The Hospital Business

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 2:35pm

DaVita HealthCare partners, a provider of dialysis for kidney patients, says its expertise working with very sick patients can help hospitals expand into wellness and prevention.

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Reports: GM Ordered 500,000 Ignition Switches Before Recall Announcement

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:14am

Emails seen by The Wall Street Journal and other news outlets raise questions about the timing of the automaker's recalls for faulty ignition switches. The defect has been tied to at least 32 deaths.

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The White House Is Backing The Internet In A Major Way

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 9:08am

President Obama is calling on rule-makers to reclassify broadband as a public utility. It would give the FCC much broader authority to stop "fast lanes" and "slow lanes" to the Internet.

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In China, Obama Touts Visa Deal, Progress On Free-Trade Pact

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 7:11am

Under a new agreement, the U.S. and China will extend visas from the current one-year term to 5 and 10 years. President Obama is in China for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.

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Study: Detergent Pods Harm Children Who Play With them

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:31am

A study by an association of poison control centers warns that new laundry detergent pods pose a serious risk to kids who think they are candy.

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Labor Dispute Criticized For Slowing West Coast Port Traffic

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:01am

At odds are Pacific dockworkers and shipping companies. For months they've been trying to work out a new labor agreement. And now, shippers are accusing dockworkers of deliberately slowing their work.

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Burger King Opens Restaurants In India

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne report on Burger King opening restaurants in India.

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Want To Grow These Apples? You'll Have To Join The Club

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 2:04am

New brands are reshaping the apple aisle of supermarkets. Many are "club apples" --varieties that are controlled and managed by select groups of farmers..

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Holidays Travelers Should Expect Packed Planes, Higher Fares

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 3:53pm

With fuel prices down, profits are up. But that doesn't mean you'll be able to find cheap airfares, especially over the holidays: The airline industry is predicting its busiest season in years.

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Low Gas Prices Haven't Slowed Domestic Drilling — Yet

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 3:53pm

With gas prices plunging below $3 a gallon, motorists have plenty to celebrate. But people in oil-producing states, where low prices mean fewer jobs and less government revenue, are starting to worry.

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