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Land Bank In Newburgh, N.Y., Tasked With Fixing Up Decay

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:21am

Land banks are public entities created to revive vacant or tax-foreclosed properties. The small city of Newburgh on the Hudson River has been trying to revive itself using a land bank.

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'A Hard Day's Night' Premiered In London 47 Years Ago

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:21am

The black-and-white film was a cheeky snapshot of the biggest band in history: The Beatles.

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Wash. Retailers To Sell Recreational Marijuana On Tuesday

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:21am

Washington state is to roll out retail pot sales this week after voters approved a referendum on recreational marijuana in 2012. But a backlog of growers and processors are awaiting licenses.

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CBS Lost Appetite For Government Watchdog Stories, Attkisson Says

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:21am

When the investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson left CBS this year, she did not do so quietly. She contends the network refused to run stories that might damage President Obama.

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Programs Target Poverty In Obama's 5 'Promise Zones'

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 5:48pm

The idea is to basically carpet-bomb specific urban neighborhoods and rural areas with programs like after-school classes, GED courses and job training, with the goal of turning those areas around.

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It's A Nice Day For A Flash Wedding

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 4:16am

In these pop-up weddings, locations are never booked, planning is minimal and fingers are crossed that you don't get asked to leave before you finish the ceremony.

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To Sign Or Not To Sign: Artists Big And Small Face The Label Question

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 4:15am

Land a deal with a label or put out records on your own: Both options carry big risks. For musicians today there's a middle ground, but getting your songs in front of people will still cost you.

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Tech Week: The Facebook Fail, Internet 2025 And Fondue Footwear

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 11:53am

Sheryl Sandberg apologizes for Facebook's "poorly communicated" secret user-testing, Reading Rainbow sets a Kickstarter record, plus more headlines in this week's tech news roundup.

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Ex-Editor Gets 18 Months In U.K. Phone Hacking Case

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 7:29am

Andy Coulson, the former editor of the now defunct News of the World, was found guilty last week of conspiracy to hack personal voicemails.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 4:05am

David Greene has the Last Word in business.

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2010 World Cup Helped South Africa Attract Latin American Tourists

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 4:05am

Brazil's World Cup soccer stadiums and hotels are packed. But events like that don't pay for themselves. South Africa hosted the last World Cup and the country wasn't left entirely empty handed.

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Fri, 07/04/2014 - 4:05am

David Greene has business news.

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Fastest Growing U.S. City Faces Housing Shortage

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 4:05am

Census data show San Marcos, Texas, is the U.S.'s fastest growing city. Students make up many of the 10,000 people who've moved there since 2010, pushing the population from 45,000 to over 54,000.

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Facebook Apologizes For Manipulation; Data Research Likely To Go On

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 4:05am

A mood study that Facebook conducted on unwitting users has been criticized. Data science plays an integral role at Facebook — for bottom line reasons, and in collaboration with academic researchers.

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Authors Take Opposite Sides On Hachette, Amazon Spat

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 5:34pm

Bestsellers published by traditional means accused Amazon of "unfair pricing." Self-published authors penned a stinging critique of traditional publishing.

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SunTrust Settles In Probe Into Mishandled Home Loan Modifications

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 4:41pm

The bank's mortgage-lending arm agreed to pay up to $320 million to resolve allegations that it bungled applications for the federal Home Affordable Modification Program.

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In A Battle For Web Traffic, Bad Bots Are Going After Grandma

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 4:13pm

"Bad" Web bots are going after everyone they can, but why? Because by hijacking Grandma's computer, they make it look as if she visits a site often, thus making the site more valuable to advertisers.

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Jobs Numbers Buoys Dow Above 17,000 For The First Time

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 3:27pm

The Dow rallied on better-than-expected news from the jobs market. The S&P also closed higher, continuing its positive run.

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Export-Import Controversy Gives Rise To A Tale Of Two Washingtons

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 3:09pm

While a debate rages over the future of the Export-Import Bank in Washington, D.C., the bank's potential demise has drawn warnings from the other Washington — Washington state. Ashley Gross of KPLU reports that businesses, labor unions and politicians are raising alarm bells about potentially severe consequences.

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Hiring Is Looking Good Now, But Wage Growth Lags

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 3:03pm

The improving labor market in June did not translate into significant pay hikes. Wages were just 2 percent higher compared with a year ago. Consumer prices have been rising at a 2.1 percent rate.

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