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A Disappointing Jobs Report May Mask Economy's Strength

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 3:19pm

The latest labor report indicates a slowdown in job growth, but many economists aren't buying it. They say other data paint a stronger picture, but the jobs numbers may delay higher interest rates.

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A Coming-Out Party For The Humble Pawpaw, Native Fruit Darling

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 2:59pm

Ever seen a pawpaw in the supermarket? Didn't think so. Chris Chmiel wants to change that by growing and promoting the mangolike fruit. He also helped organize the upcoming Ohio Pawpaw Festival.

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How Close Is The Economy To Full Employment?

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 4:02am

Analysts will watch Friday's jobless rate closely to see whether hiring held up in August. The question is whether there are signals deeper in the report that predict a change in the economic picture.

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Pinterest Email Blast Misses Intended Audience

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 4:02am

The emails were to go to future brides. Pinterest hoped to help them plan their special day. But many email recipients weren't tying the knot — they just showed interest in wedding related content.

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Nebraska's Supreme Court To Hear Keystone XL Pipeline Case

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 4:02am

The White House delayed a decision on the pipeline until a Nebraska route is approved. The state's high court hears arguments on Friday over whether the governor had authority to approve the route.

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Federal Judge Rules BP Primary Culprit In Gulf Oil Spill

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 4:02am

BP says it will appeal the ruling that the company's reckless conduct and gross negligence caused the largest U.S. offshore oil spill. The ruling exposes BP to potentially billions more in penalties.

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In Market Basket's Win, Did Workers Change The Game?

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 2:28am

Thousands of workers for the supermarket chain forced the company to back down and restore their CEO. One expert says the labor movement needs to be as creative as those workers to win the next fight.

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Across The Country, Fast-Food Workers Rally For $15-An-Hour Pay

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 9:42pm

Union organizers say workers need a liveable wage and that their campaign to win them is gaining momentum, but the industry says higher wages would increase the cost of fast food.

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The Unemployment Rate In Every State, Before And After The Great Recession

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:33pm

Yes, unemployment has gone up. But not everywhere.

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'Fight For 15' Struggles To Organize Fast-Food Workers

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 3:49pm

The Service Employees International Union ssays that workers will strike in 150 cities to call for the fast food industry to adopt a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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In E-Book Price War, Amazon's Long-Term Strategy Requires Short-Term Risks

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 3:34pm

Amazon's position is that "instead of selling 100,000 copies at $14.95, you would sell 200,000 copies, let's say, at $8.99 or $9.99," says industry analyst Tim Bajarin.

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The Big Picture Of The Fast-Food Wage Dispute

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 3:14pm

The 150-city protest for a minimum wage hike comes at a time when other changes are putting more pressure on businesses to pay their workers more. Home health care workers joining the fight also raises the issue of overtime rules, which are expected out from the Labor Department in November.

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Chill Out, Pie-Makers. There's No Butter Shortage Looming

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:47pm

Butter prices are at their highest levels in years, and supplies are low. But it's not because Americans suddenly discovered that fat isn't evil. It's because other countries love our butter, too.

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Johnson & Johnson Pushes Ahead With Ebola Vaccine

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:31pm

The vaccine would target the Zaire species of Ebola that's now spreading through West Africa. The vaccine worked well in tests on macaque monkeys, and it could be tested in humans starting in 2015.

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Russians React To Western Food Ban With Pride, Resignation

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 7:42am

As NATO discusses the crisis in Ukraine this week, Russia's ban on Western imports of fresh food marches on. For now, Moscow's grocery shelves are still stocked, and citizens are stoic.

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NYPD Officers Sent To Twitter School

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:01am

The New York City Police Department is forcing some cops to enroll in Social Media 101, following several snafus. A memo handed out at the first session reminded them to use common sense.

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Nevada Likely To Become Home To Tesla's Battery Factory

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:01am

Several states, including California and Texas, are in competition for the so-called Gigafactory, which is expected to employ as many as 6,500 workers. They will make lithium ion batteries.

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Michael Bloomberg Will Return To Run His Media Company

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:01am

The company announced in a news release that Daniel Doctoroff, who has led the company as Chief Executive Officer since 2011, would step aside at the end of this year.

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Boring Craigslist Ads Could Be A Thing Of The Past

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:01am

That is if Classify Advertising gets its way. Advertising students and professionals are providing their services for free to help jazz up the postings of items for sale on Craigslist.

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The Myth Of The Private Naked Selfie

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 3:40am

When hackers steal credit card numbers, the banks and major retailers pay. When they steal personal photos from an Apple account, the user shoulders the cost and can't take back the images.

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