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Big Breweries Move Into Small Beer Town — And Business Is Hopping

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:06pm

With 18 craft breweries, Asheville, N.C., has become a sort of Napa Valley of beer. Now the city is getting an infusion of new suds and cash as large, out-of-state breweries build facilities nearby.

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Book News: Amazon Defends Tough Negotiating Tactics

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 10:06am

The retailer has been in a spat with the publisher Hachette. Also: Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn is writing an adaptation of Hamlet; Hillary Clinton released the "author's note" to her memoir.

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Can Employers Dump Workers On Health Exchanges? Yes, For A Price

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 9:20am

A recent IRS rule bars employers from offering workers tax-free subsidies to buy policies. But a company could still cancel its plan and leave workers to buy individual policies on the marketplaces.

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Google's New Car Lacks A Steering Wheel (And Brakes)

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 6:58am

The tech company built three prototypes from scratch, creating compact cars that look like they're on an extreme no-options diet. For now, their top speed is 25 mph.

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When College Isn't Worth It

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 6:49am

Higher education always pays off. Except if you do these three things.

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Reverse Food Truck Caters To Hunger Relief Programs

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:45am

This summer in Minnesota's Twin Cities, a new kind of food truck is on the streets. Instead of selling food, this truck is collecting it and giving it to people who need it.

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Designer Of New York City Subway Map Dies

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 4:01am

Massimo Vignelli's map was in use from 1972 to 1979. The Italian-born Vignelli also worked on the original branding for American Airlines. He was 83.

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World Trade Center Developer Wants Loan Guarantees To Resume Project

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 4:01am

The landlords at 1 World Trade Center dropped the rent because the building is more than 40 percent vacant. That raises questions about 3 World Trade Center, which is still under construction.

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Industrial Hemp Could Take Root, If Legal Seeds Weren't So Scarce

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 2:31am

After nearly 50 years of tight regulations, farmers in some states are now allowed to grow hemp seeds for experimentation. But it's still illegal to import viable seeds — which are in high demand.

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Want Your Cheese To Age Gracefully? Cowgirl Creamery's Got Tips

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 2:29am

The co-founders of Cowgirl Creamery were among the first American cheesemakers to be recognized by the prestigious French cheese guild. So they know a thing or two about storing and using old cheese.

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How To Shop For Long-Term Care Insurance

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 2:27am

Buying insurance is always a gamble — weighing the total cost of monthly premiums against the chance that you'll need pricey care. So how can you tell if long-term care insurance is right for you?

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Google Is Becoming A Car Manufacturer

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 9:01pm

The company that started as a search engine is making a big leap into the auto industry. Scientists at Google X are building self-driving cars they plan to debut (at least in test mode) this summer.

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California Lawmakers Vote To Require Condom Use In Porn Films

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:28pm

Health officials praised the bill, which passed the California Assembly on Tuesday. The porn industry warned it could force them to move their multibillion-dollar business out of state.

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Months Of Tumult Leave Philly's Biggest Papers On The Auction Block

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 3:17pm

Philadelphia's largest daily newspapers have been sold for $88 million. The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News are changing owners after months of conflict between the papers' previous co-owners.

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China Turns To Africa For Resources, Jobs And Future Customers

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 1:54pm

In China's Second Continent, Howard French explores the Chinese presence in 15 African countries. The relationship goes beyond economics: more than a million Chinese citizens have migrated to Africa.

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World's Richest People Meet, Muse On How To Spread The Wealth

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 1:38pm

Attendees at an inclusive capitalism conference in London control $30 trillion in assets. But it's unclear what, if any, financial commitments will come from the conclave on income inequality.

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Median CEO Pay Tops $10 Million For The First Time

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:20pm

An Associated Press study shows that most CEOs at S&P 500 companies are now making more than eight figures. Over the past four years, they've received raises topping 50 percent.

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A Meaty Offer: Pilgrim's Pride Offers $5.58 Billion For Hillshire Brands

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 8:17am

Pilgrim's Pride said the deal would create a "protein-focused company." The offer also puts Hillshire Brands' own intent to buy Pinnacle Foods in limbo.

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Manchester United's Brand Is Devalued

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:09am

According to a study by Brand Finance, a brand valuation consultancy, Manchester United is no longer the sporting world's most valuable brand. The team didn't bring home any trophies this year.

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Frustrated By The Affordable Care Act, One Family Opts Out

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:27am

Many new plans created under Obamacare have consumers and doctors scrambling to figure out which providers accept which plans, and what services are covered.

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