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Japan Is Selling Bonds Guaranteed To Lose You Money

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 5:13pm

With the global economy in turmoil, interest rates on some government debt are falling below zero.

Chinese Taste For Fish Bladder Threatens Tiny Porpoise In Mexico

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:15pm

The nets that ensnare the giant totoaba fish also trap and kill the world's smallest and rarest mammal: a porpoise called the vaquita.

Birmingham Chefs Test Appetite For New Flavors With Supper Clubs

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 2:52pm

Pop-up dining experiences are cropping up across the country. While diners savor an exclusive meal, chefs get to try out recipes and gauge the local market for their food before opening a restaurant.

How 401(k) Withdrawals Can Complicate Health Plan Subsidies

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:32am

When someone taps into pretax retirement savings, the IRS considers it income. An unexpected withdrawal can change a person's subsidy for health premiums.

5 Things To Know About President Obama's Budget

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:25am

This is Obama's last chance to give Congress his full policy wish list in budget form.

Record $300 Million Net Loss For McDonald's In Japan As Sales Drop

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 8:44am

Hit by several scandals over food safety controls, McDonald's business in Japan has reported its worst annual results since it went public 15 years ago.

Farm Contractors Balk At Obamacare Requirements

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 6:22am

The federal health law is putting farmers in a tough spot. Many contractors supplying workers have to offer health coverage. Insurance is costly and contractors worry about immigration fallout.

9th Annual Crunchies Honors Silicon Valley Movers And Shakers

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:09am

The San Francisco War Memorial Opera House was bursting with tech founders and investors Monday for the Crunchies. Among those honored, the best CEO and best startup funder.

Farm Contractors Balk At Affordable Care Requirements

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:09am

Many in the agriculture industry in California are worried about an Obamacare requirement that employers offer workers health insurance in companies of 50 or more people.

Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:08pm

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.

Chipotle Closes Restaurants To Hold Meetings On Food Safety

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:39pm

Chipotle held food safety meetings on Monday in all its restaurants. Stores won't be open for lunch but will be later in the afternoon. Managers will review new protocols designed to prevent the outbreak of food-borne illnesses. More than 500 people got sick last year after eating at a Chipotle.

Consumer Confidence Slides In China, With Effects Beyond Its Borders

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:39pm

As China's stock market falls and economic growth slows, Chinese consumers are putting off purchases and trying to get their money overseas.

Sorry, Sushi Burrito: Japanese Program Certifies Authentic Cuisine

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:50pm

In a world of Big Mac sushi and Cajun rolls, Japan is launching a new program to certify the 89,000 Japanese restaurants outside the country that uphold traditional washoku cuisine values.

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