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A 'Lost Generation Of Workers': The Cost Of Youth Unemployment

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:11am

Youth joblessness remains remarkably high across the country, threatening long-term trouble for young people's career trajectories, earning potential and the overall health of the economy.

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For Sale: Vacant Lots On Chicago Blocks, Just $1 Each

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:00am

Empty lots have multiplied in parts of Chicago in recent years, so the city is selling them to homeowners dirt cheap. It's an effort to spark renewal in some of the city's most blighted areas.

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Targeting Overweight Workers With Wellness Programs Can Backfire

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:49am

Companies say it pays to invest in employee health — productivity climbs and many costs of health care drop. But preserving worker privacy while encouraging fitness can be tricky.

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Hobby Lobby Ruling Raises A Question: How To Define 'Closely Held'?

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:10pm

The Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case has focused attention on "closely held" businesses. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested the decision will have broad ramifications because 90 percent of U.S. businesses are closely held. That figure may be correct, but it's also misleading.

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FTC Alleges T-Mobile Charged Customers Millions In Bogus Charges

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 1:57pm

The Federal Trade Commission alleges the company profited from scams against its customers. Its long phone bills, the FTC says, made it nearly impossible for customers to understand the charge.

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'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:35pm

One-third of the seafood Americans catch is sold abroad, but most of the seafood we eat here is imported and often of lower quality. Why? Author Paul Greenberg says it has to do with American tastes.

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To Get Kids To Save Their Summer Money, Turn To 'Simple Lessons'

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:22pm

How can parents prevent children from squandering their hard-earned summer cash and save some for the future? Michel Martin gets some tips from financial guru Alvin Hall.

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GM Recalls Another 8.5 Million Vehicles

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:55am

The company cited new ignition switch problems and other issues, mostly in older midsize cars. The recall comes on the heels of an announcement about payments to families of those killed in crashes.

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Own A South Dakota Prairie Town For $400,000

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:49am

The owner of Swett, S.D. — population 2 — put the whole town on the market last week. By "whole" we mean 6 acres, including a bar, a workshop, three trailers and a single house.

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Skimpier Health Plans Could Impose Big Out-Of-Pocket Costs

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 7:42am

Insurers and some Democratic senators say people should have a cheaper option on the health exchanges. But those plans may leave people with painfully high copays and deductibles if they get sick.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:09am

Renee Montagne and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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French Bank To Pay $8.83 Billion In Sanctions Probe

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:09am

BNP Paribas pleaded guilty to violating U.S. sanctions law. It admitted that it helped clients in Sudan and other countries evade U.S. trade embargoes through its New York office.

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Some Home Care Workers May Avoid Bargaining Fees, Court Rules

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:09am

The Supreme Court ruled that in-home care workers, who are paid by the state, are not similar enough to government employees to have to pay fees that help cover the costs of collective bargaining.

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High Court's Contraception Ruling Draws Strong Reactions

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:09am

Reaction to the Hobby Lobby case was as divided as the decision itself. The justices ruled that businesses can cite religion to opt out of covering contraceptives under the new health care act.

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Supreme Court Ruling Draws Attention To Business Lingo

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:09am

Monday's Supreme Court ruling regarding Hobby Lobby and contraception used the business phrase: closely held for-profit corporations. What exactly does closely held mean?

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Supreme Court Wraps Up Term Issuing 2 Major Decisions

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:09am

One order issued by the court is a major setback for President Obama's Affordable Care Act, and a victory for for-profit corporations. The other is a major defeat for public employee unions.

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