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Feds Monitor LA's Fashion District After Money Laundering Raid

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:04am

The Treasury Department imposed stricter rules on businesses in the city's fashion district. Authorities raided businesses last month on suspicion they were laundering money for Mexican drug cartels.

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Justices Will Decide Whether Workers Must Endure Unpaid Inconvenience

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 6:23pm

Some employees who worked for an Amazon fulfillment warehouse in Nevada, had to wait nearly 25 minutes after each shift to be screened by security. They want to be compensated for that time.

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Obama Proposal Could Extend Overtime Benefits To More Workers

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:03pm

Two-thirds of salaried workers used to get overtime automatically when they worked more than 40 hours a week, but thanks to a George W. Bush-era decision, only about 1 in 10 qualify today.

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Apple Says iOS Encryption Protects Privacy; FBI Raises Crime Fears

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:17pm

Apple says its new operating system for the iPhone features encryption so secure that not even Apple has the key to it. But the FBI warns that the software could limit its ability to fight crime.

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Love Pine Nuts? Then Protect Pine Forests

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:52pm

An expensive delicacy among nuts, pine nuts are foraged — not farmed — from distant forests. In some places, the delicate ecosystems that produce the nuts are disappearing.

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World Bank Says Ebola Could Inflict Enormous Economic Losses

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:36pm

In 2013, Sierra Leone and Liberia ranked second and sixth among countries with the highest GDP growth in the world. But this year, growth has stopped because of the deadly Ebola virus.

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Spanish Nurse Says She Reported Her Ebola Symptoms Several Times

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 9:02am

A Spanish-language newspaper reports that Teresa Romero Ramos told authorities on three separate occasions that she had a fever before she was quarantined.

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Restaurants Shave Calories Off New Menu Items

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:19am

New menu items introduced by chain restaurants in 2013 contained 60 fewer calories, on average, than items on the menu in 2012. And that could be enough to make an impact on the obesity epidemic.

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Disease, War And Terrorism Are Dimming Economic Prospects, Especially In Africa

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:51pm

The International Monetary Fund issued a gloomy forecast and stock investors reacted. By the market's close, the Dow Jones industrial average had tumbled 272.58 points, or 1.6 percent

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So A Global Economist Walks Into A Comedy Club ...

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:51pm

Yoram Bauman is an economist. And a stand-up comic. Who makes jokes about climate change and global development, among other topics. At the Inter-American Development Bank this week, he killed!

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Voters Will Get Their Say On GMO Labeling In Colorado And Oregon

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 3:24pm

Similar measures calling for labeling genetically modified foods have failed in recent years in California and Washington, and Vermont is being sued for the labeling law it enacted earlier this year.

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Squaring Your Taxes And Your Health Insurance Subsidies

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:32am

How can spouses divide the tax credits they receive when they buy different health plans from an insurance marketplace? And what do they tell the IRS?

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Italian Company Sells Spreadable Beer

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 6:08am

Birra Spalmabile is a beer flavored spread with no alcohol content. It's being advertised in the U.S. and elsewhere as a perfect complement to appetizers or cheese.

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Ebola Protective Suits Are In Short Supply

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

The Ebola outbreak created a demand for personal protective equipment. Clinics can go through hundreds of PPE suits a day. Manufacturers increased production but agencies say there's still a shortage.

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Former Treasury Secretaries Head To Court For AIG Lawsuit

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:55pm

Henry Paulson, Timothy Geithner and former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will all testify in a case that stems from the government's bailout of insurance giant, AIG.

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NPR Chief Announces Departure Of Key Digital Strategist

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:32am

CEO Jarl Mohn announced Monday that Kinsey Wilson is leaving the network. Wilson, whose exit follows the departure of several other NPR executives, is seen as a leader on the digital front.

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Executive Who Spearheaded NPR's Digital Strategy To Leave Network

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:08am

Kinsey Wilson "is widely credited with positioning NPR as a leader in the digital space," according to NPR's CEO.

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Medical Company May Be Falling Short Of Its Patient Safety Ideals

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 9:00am

Masimo Corporation's chief executive is a leading voice in the movement to reduce medical errors, but the Food and Drug Administration says his company isn't properly investigating complaints.

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Hewlett-Packard Will Split Into Two Companies

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:33am

The ailing company that was founded 75 years ago has laid off more than 40,000 workers in recent years. Mergers that were meant to help it compete have not panned out.

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The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:28am

The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in that history.

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