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Why Chocolate Is A Bargaining Chip In The Ukraine-Russia Conflict

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:01pm

Russia banned chocolate made by the leading Ukrainian presidential candidate at a time when political tensions are high between the countries. And we wanted to know: Is the chocolate any good?

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Prepaid Debit Cards Not As Simple As They Seem

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:29am

More people are using prepaid debit cards, but not all the cards work the same way, especially when it comes to the fees they charge. Money Coach Alvin Hall gives some tips.

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Windows XP Users, It's Time To Upgrade. Here's How.

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:11am

Microsoft support for Windows XP stops Tuesday. If you're still using the 12-year-old operating system — an estimated quarter of PC users still run XP — here are some tips to get through an upgrade.

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Bliss Ends When Microsoft Pulls The Plug On XP Support

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

Bliss is the default computer desktop image when Microsoft's Windows XP operating system is launched. The photo, taken by Charles O'Rear, is of a highway in Napa Valley after a storm cleared.

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Earned Income Tax Credit Helps Lift Workers Out Of Poverty

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

David Greene talks to David Wessel, of the Brookings Institution and a contributor to The Wall Street Journal, about the Earned Income Tax Credit. It's one of the government's anti-poverty programs.

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Fewer Complaints Help To Boost Airline Quality Ratings

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

The nation's airlines are running late more often and losing more suitcases. But passengers are complaining less, that's boosted airline quality ratings to their highest level ever.

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Obama's Executive Orders Take On Unequal Pay For Women

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

President Obama signs two executive orders Tuesday morning, designed to encourage federal contractors to pay men and women equally. The move could bring more Democratic-leaning women to the polls.

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Just How New Is The 'New' GM?

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:42am

During her grilling before Congress, CEO Mary Barra insisted the new GM is different and better than the old GM. But are the company and its cars really new and improved? The answer is complicated.

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Why Women Don't Ask For More Money

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:40am

A study shows that women can be great negotiators, just not when they're asking for themselves. When women negotiate pay on behalf of a friend, they bargain just as hard as the guys.

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End Of Windows XP Support Spells Trouble For Some

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 1:06am

Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday. The move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

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Senate OKs Jobless Bill; House Prospects Slimmer

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:38am

The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed. Republican supporters appealed to Speaker Boehner to permit election-year action in the House too.

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The Future Of Clean, Green Fish Farming Could Be Indoor Factories

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:45pm

Aquaculture in the U.S. has lagged because of opposition from environmentalists and people living on the coast. But entrepreneurs say they've found a way to produce fish on land with little pollution.

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WATCH: Giant Container Ship Collides With Hong Kong Park

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 3:46pm

The 633-foot-long vessel, which may have suffered a loss of power, ran aground within yards of a popular jogging path in the Chinese territory.

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Silicon Valley Buying Spree: A Tech Bubble, Or Strategy At Play?

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 3:40pm

Over the past few months, the country's biggest technology firms have spent billions buying startups like WhatsApp and Nest. That has analysts wondering if another tech bubble is about to burst.

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