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Kickstarter Tater Salad Fund Is No Small Potatoes

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

Within days of asking for a total of $10 to crowdsource his first potato salad, Ohioan Zack Brown raised tens of thousands of dollars. Apparently he'll be making a lot of potato salad.

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Class Helps Unwed Dads Navigate Ohio's Mom-Friendly Systems

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

Faced with growing numbers of single mothers, Richland County, Ohio, is trying to re-connect dads with their children. They say the benefits would be profound, even if they don't live together.

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Global Boom In Asset Prices Leads To Worries About Market Bubbles

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the debate over whether the Federal Reserve should raise interest rates to avoid a potential asset bubble.

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Record Recalls May Not Necessarily Hurt Auto Industry

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

Automakers recalled 37.5 million vehicles in the first six months of 2014. That's more cars and trucks recalled than in any prior year. GM led the way but other companies also picked up the pace.

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For A Business Built 'On Bended Knee,' Hobby Lobby Ruling Is A Boon

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:12pm

Christian businessmen and women react to the Supreme Court's recent decision on contraception coverage, exploring the role of religion in business life from an evangelical point of view.

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Will This Tech Tool Help Manage Older People's Health? Ask Dad

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 2:43pm

There's a growing market in technology to address health problems in older people. But young techies don't always know what their clients really need and want. Enter the focus group of Dad.

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Miami Stores Enjoy Thriving Business From Cuban Shoppers

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 2:09pm

The city has become a shopping destination for Cubans who come looking for goods unavailable or too expensive to buy at home, now that Cuba has lifted travel restrictions.

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Complaint Says Insurance Plans Discriminate Against HIV Patients

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 10:04am

Some insurance companies charge the highest copays for HIV/AIDS drugs, even generics, the civil rights complaint alleges. This could discourage high-cost patients from enrolling in the plans.

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Self-Described Optimist Taylor Swift On The Future Of Music

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:50am

In an op-ed in Monday's Wall Street Journal, the singer-songwriter writes that "the value of an album is ... based on the amount of heart and soul an artist has bled into a body of work."

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How A Text Message Could Revolutionize Student Aid

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 7:03am

New research suggests that text messages would nudge students to fill out the dreaded FAFSA.

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Can't Stand Meetings? Try Taking Away The Chairs

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 6:03am

Those who stood at meetings said they felt their colleagues were more open to their ideas, less territorial, and overall, did better collaborative work, researchers found.

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The Collapse Of Corinthian Colleges

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 6:03am

The giant for-profit college chain will unwind after the Department of Education cut off its access to federal money.

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London Netflix Office Searches For Qualified Couch Potato

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 5:52am

The office is looking to hire a tagger. That is someone to watch Netflix titles and categorize them. The successful applicant may work from home.

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Goods Sold In Cuban Shops Often Come From Florida Stores

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

Some stores specialize in the Cuba trade, selling everything from discount clothes to car parts for Soviet-era cars. It's a legal way around the 50-year-old trade embargo.

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Firm Reimage Itself To Avoid Confusion With Extremist Group

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

Isis, the mobile Wallet platform, wants to avoid confusion with ISIS, the acronym for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Isis' CEO noted rebranding isn't easy, but it's in the firm's best interest.

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Judge Preliminarily Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

The landmark deal would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims. The ruling came about two weeks after the NFL agreed to remove a $675 million cap on damages

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Truckers Strike At 2 Calif. Ports, Larger Labor Dispute Looms

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:13am

Independent truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are on strike against three large trucking firms. At the same time, a deadline for a new contract with dockworkers has passed.

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As Wire Transfer Options Dwindle, Somali-Americans Fear A Lost Lifeline

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 2:35am

Every year, money transfer brokers help Somali-Americans send more than $200 million to family members in Somalia. But one of the few banks to support that process will soon back out.

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Paintballing The Boss: Office Team-Building Exercises Gone Bad

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 2:33am

Sometimes team-building exercises get a bad name for good reasons. Dangerous piñatas and co-workers tripping on mushrooms might deter some. But weathering bad team-building can also forge new bonds.

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Couple Revives Lost Moroccan Fig Liquor, One Bottle At A Time

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:39pm

Jews have made mahia, a spirit made with fermented figs, in Morocco for centuries, but the tradition has all but died out. A New York couple aims to reintroduce the drink that once connected a nation.

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