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Brewers Have Been All Bottled Up, But Now They're Canning It

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 3:15pm

Cans are making a comeback in the beer world. They're cheaper and lighter, and have an old-school cachet. But those ubiquitous bottles aren't going away anytime soon, say brewers.

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A Radical Way To Make Banking Safer: Get Rid Of Banks Entirely

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 3:13pm

Banks lend our money out, and that money can be lost if the bank collapses. One radical solution to this problem is to get rid of the banks. Peer-to-peer lending outfits offer a preview of what a world might look like without banks. The lending outfits match potential borrowers and lenders, cutting banks out of the process entirely.

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Arab Entrepreneurs Look For Advice In Silicon Valley

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:53am

Arab entrepreneurs from across the Middle East and North Africa are visiting Silicon Valley this week. Michel Martin speaks with Nafeesa Syeed, co-author of Arab Women Rising, about their work.

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Getting More Out Of A Summer Job Than Money

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:53am

Summer jobs aren't just about the extra money. Finance expert and educator Alvin Hall shares tips for teens on how to get a good job and get the most out of it.

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With Concern For Environment, Illinois Bans Microbeads

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 9:51am

The tiny, plastic bits are used in consumer products like skin exfoliants and soap. Environmentalists say when they wash down the drain they become food to fish and other wildlife.

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Drones Approved: FAA Gives OK To First Commercial Use Over Land

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 9:12am

Oil company BP will use a drone to conduct surveys over large oilfields in Alaska. FAA regulations ban the commercial use of drones in America's skies.

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Supreme Court Rules BP Must Keep Paying For Spill

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:39am

Under a legal settlement, BP has been sending money to businesses affected by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill. BP filed at the end of May to freeze payments but the court ruled BP must continue to pay.

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Short Suit Is A Cool Way To Look Professional In Summer Months

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:09am

On top is the traditional suit jacket but down below instead of longs pants, there are shorts to match the jacket.

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Easing Student Loan Burdens On The Frontburner For Obama, Senate

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:09am

David Greene talks to financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz about proposals to mitigate student loan debt from the White House and in the Senate. Kantrowitz is the founder of the website finaid.org.

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Obama Acts To Ease Student Loan Payments

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:09am

President Obama signed an order on Monday that expands the number of Americans whose student loan payments will be capped at 10 percent of their monthly incomes.

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Oil Field Work Pays Well But The Conditions Aren't For Everyone

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:09am

Some of the best paying jobs in the American West are in the oil and gas industry. But only 18 percent are held by women, and many of those are office jobs which pay considerably less.

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Microsoft And Sony Kick Off E3 With Dueling Announcements

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:09am

Every year, gamers turn their eyes to Los Angeles for E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo. It's the annual video game industry convention.

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Detroit's Big 3 Pledge Millions To Help City Workers' Pensions

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:09am

Ford, General Motors and Chrysler are offering a multimillion dollar donation toward a deal to ease pension cuts for retirees, and preserve the lucrative collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

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How Coal Industry Jobs Coexist With Rising Sea Levels In Virginia

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 2:47am

Virginia is dependent on coal mining and export, but it also faces routine flooding from rising sea levels. That irony is a very real, day-to-day problem for residents.

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In Booming San Jose, Businesses Settle Into A Minimum Wage Hike

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 2:46am

Since an increase in 2013, the minimum wage in San Jose is now one of California's highest. Some businesses have thrived in the past year, but for others, it's a more complicated picture.

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The One Thing Obama Didn't Say About Student Loan Repayment

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 3:33pm

The president's order expanded the number of people whose student loan payments will be capped at 10 percent of their monthly incomes. But here's the fine print of his announcement.

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Apple Jacks The Headphone Port

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 3:16pm

Industry folks and Apple fanatics are upset about the company's plan to lose the standard 3.5mm connector in favor of a Lightning port. But the decision might be good for consumers in the long run.

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California Farmers Ask: Hey Buddy, Can You Spare Some Water?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 3:03pm

Water is scarce in California, and prices are all over the map. Some farmers are paying almost 100 times more than others. Should water flow to the highest bidder?

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Reach For The Sky, YouTube: Music Service In Standoff

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:47pm

For more than a year, YouTube has been trying to launch a music streaming service. It has reached licensing agreements with the major labels, but has put independents on notice.

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Obama Signs Order Easing Student Loan Payments

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:25pm

The executive action will expand the number of students whose student loan payments will be capped at 10 percent of their monthly incomes.

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