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Will Soda Lovers Drink To Less Sugar?

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:39pm

U.S. sales of sugared and diet sodas have slumped. So soda-makers are trying to win back consumers with new flavors and less sugar. But historically, midcalorie sodas haven't sold very well.

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European Ruling On Removing Google Links May Leave A Mess

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:12pm

Europeans now have the right to ask that Internet search results about them be removed. But legal experts say each of the EU's 28 countries could interpret the decision differently.

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European Ruling On Removing Google Links May Leave A Mess

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:12pm

Europeans now have the right to ask that Internet search results about them be removed. But legal experts say each of the EU's 28 countries could interpret the decision differently.

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Feds Slap GM With $35 Million Penalty For Safety Law Violations

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:01pm

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced that General Motors has entered into a consent decree with the U.S. government, a response to how the company handled its ignition switch recall. As part of the agreement, GM will pay a record penalty of $35 million.

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GM To Pay Record Fine Over Safety Recall

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:06am

The Department of Transportation on Friday announced that it's ordering General Motors to pay a $35 million civil penalty for the handling of its ignition switch problems.

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GM Will Pay $35 Million Fine Over Massive Safety Recall

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 10:01am

The much-criticized recall of more than 2 million vehicles for ignition switch and air bag problems has resulted in a record fine for the automaker, the Department of Transportation says.

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Chipotle Dishes Up Food For Thought

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:58am

Starting this week short essays can be found printed on the sides of Chipotle cups and takeout bags. Written by contributors such as Toni Morrison, Judd Apatow, Michael Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell.

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Chipotle Shareholders Reject Executives' Compensation Plan

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:58am

Chipotle is one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains but shareholders gave a thumbs down to the company's executive compensation plan. The board can still override the shareholders' vote.

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Big Sunday Encourages Baby Steps To Volunteerism

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:58am

A Hollywood writer was fed up with endless rounds of script revisions so he channeled his frustration into a day of volunteerism. From simple roots, his action grew into a nonprofit called Big Sunday.

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Propublica: Doctors Overcharge Medicare For Office Visit

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:58am

A new investigation suggests hundreds, if not thousands, of doctors are overcharging Medicare for office visits. Steve Inskeep talks to Charles Ornstein of the nonprofit newsroom ProPublica.

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Contractors Have A Tough Time Finding Experienced Workers

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:58am

States like Texas are enjoying a boom in commercial construction but there aren't enough skilled workers. Companies have little choice but to offer higher pay and bonuses to attract and keep workers.

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Are Filmmakers Using Drones Illegally? Looks Like It

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:41am

The film industry is using drones for movies and commercials, even though federal regulators are still working on rules that would permit the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to make money.

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'I've Enjoyed Every Minute Of It': Carl Kasell On His 60 Years In Radio

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:35am

The veteran NPR newscaster got into the business young — as a teen he hosted a late-night, easy-listening music show in Goldsboro, N.C. He'll now be scorekeeper emeritus on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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Have $32,840 To Spare? Enjoy Your Flight

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 7:42pm

Extreme-luxury travel costs sums few of us can afford, and, says anthropologist Barbara King, invites us all to reflect on how the global economy works and our own role in it.

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A Complicated First: A Black Editor Takes The Helm At The Gray Lady

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 5:47pm

When The New York Times removed Jill Abramson from the top editor spot at the paper — the first woman in the role — the publisher replaced her with Dean Baquet — the first black person in that job.

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Missing In The Housing Recovery: New Houses

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:25pm

Even now, five years after the crash, homebuilding is stuck at half its historical level. And a hoped-for bounce after the harsh winter hasn't materialized. Some analysts blame higher mortgage rates.

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Online Gambling In The Garden State Gets Off To A Slow Start

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:17pm

New Jersey legalized online gambling in 2013, expecting a big windfall in tax revenue, but it has earned less than $5 million so far. What's gone wrong with New Jersey's big bet?

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FCC Votes To Open Debate On New Net Neutrality Rules

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:05pm

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to move forward with considerations on a proposal for new open Internet rules. What exactly is in the proposal?

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On The Hill And Off It, Two Different GOP Positions On Minimum Wage

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:05pm

Prominent Republicans — including former presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Tim Pawlenty — have endorsed a minimum wage hike in recent weeks. And in Vermont, lawmakers approved the nation's highest statewide minimum wage, in a deal brokered by a Republican state senator. Nevertheless, a nationwide increase faces solid Republican opposition in Congress.

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Housing Is Perking Up, But Realtors Worry About Young Buyers

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 2:59pm

Homeownership rates are depressed for people under 35. Economists say nearly 3 million more young adults are living with their parents, compared with 2007.

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