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Banking Giants Settle Currency Manipulation Charges

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:42pm

Six banks, including Citigroup, Bank of America and J.P. Morgan Chase, will pay regulators more than $4 billion to settle charges they manipulated the currency exchange market to boost profits.

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Coal Mines Keep Operating Despite Injuries, Violations And Millions In Fines

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:35pm

An NPR investigation found thousands of American mine owners fail to pay penalties for safety violations, even as they continue to manage dangerous — and sometimes deadly — operations.

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Big Banks Will Pay $4.25 Billion In Fines Over Currency Charges

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:25pm

U.S. firms Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase will pay the largest fines, around $1 billion each, to settle civil charges that they colluded to manipulate the foreign exchange market.

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Golden State Joe: California Makes A Play For Coffee's Future

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:15pm

California's coffee crop is new and small, but farmers are optimistic about its potential. Scientists hope that by growing coffee here they can learn more about how to help the crop resist disease.

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China And U.S., Titans Of Carbon Pollution, Move To Cut Gases

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 6:08am

China and the U.S. account for more than a third of greenhouse gases — making it vital that any broad climate plans include the pair.

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Anti-Poverty Groups Prepare For Battles With New Congress

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:59am

They've been fighting to maintain government spending for social services during a tough economy. In January, they'll face an all-Republican Congress, and the likelihood of steeper cuts has increased.

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U.S., China Agree To Cut Tariffs On High-Tech Products

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:59am

The agreement is an unexpected act of cooperation between two countries that have been increasingly at odds over intellectual property, cybersecurity, human rights and trade imbalances.

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Famous Paintings Sell For Millions At Auction, But The Artist Gets Zero

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:49am

Unlike novelists and musicians, visual artists don't get royalties for their work. New legislation aims to fix this by taxing public sales, but auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's oppose the idea.

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Chinese Shoppers Set Record For 'Singles Day' Shopping Spree

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 7:00pm

A day meant to celebrate being single has turned in to the world's largest shopping event. But it's unlikely to catch on in the U.S.

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NFL, Broadway Fight FCC Auction Of Broadcast Spectrum

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 3:48pm

The Federal Communications Commission is getting ready to auction off more broadcast spectrum and that has the folks who use wireless microphones very worried.

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Pay Attention To The Health Insurance Calendar To Avoid Surprises

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:48am

Consumers can sign up for health insurance through the online marketplaces anytime from Nov. 15 to Feb. 15. But waiting can trigger medical bills and the health law's penalties.

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U.S. And China Move Toward Ending Tariffs On High-Tech Gear

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 7:10am

The existing tariff system, which adds as much as 25 percent to the cost of American high-tech exports, covers more than $4 trillion in annual trade, the White House says.

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Politics And A Food Fight Are Stalling A Major U.S.-Asia Trade Deal

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 6:03am

Supporters of expanded trade with Asian nations hoped this week would bring completion of a major deal, but U.S. and Japanese negotiators — and Obama and congressional Republicans — still don't agree.

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Just In Time For The Holidays: A Life-Size T. Rex Replica

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 5:42am

The replica, nicknamed Stan, is for sale in the Hammacher Schlemmer Christmas catalog. It costs $100,000.

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Study Shows Long-Term Benefits Of Welfare Program

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:07am

Data from the Mothers Pension Program, launched at the turn of the 20th century, finds benefits on education, income and longevity. It's the first to document benefits over the span of a century.

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Tech Star Wants To Make Diversity Plug-And-Play For Silicon Valley

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 2:36am

Tristan Walker, founder and CEO of Walker & Company Brands, and J.J. McCorvey, a writer at Fast Company, discuss the tech industry's diversity problem.

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Microsoft Wants To Mine Data Like A Social Network

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:08pm

Microsoft is going social. With more than a billion people using Office, the company hopes to gather data and create social tools to help users be more productive in their workplaces and lives.

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How Much Sugar Is Too Much? A New Tool Sheds Some Light

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:44pm

SugarScience, a website created by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, distills the findings of 8,000 scientific studies on the health effects of sugar. The takeaway? Eat less.

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Obama Backs Net Neutrality, Asks FCC To Regulate Internet

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 3:30pm

President Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to craft the "strongest possible rules" to protect the principle of "net neutrality".

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Mon, 11/10/2014 - 3:30pm

After a launch that failed last fall, the administration is hoping this year's open enrollment period goes more smoothly, by letting customers browse first.

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