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'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:35pm

One-third of the seafood Americans catch is sold abroad, but most of the seafood we eat here is imported and often of lower quality. Why? Author Paul Greenberg says it has to do with American tastes.

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To Get Kids To Save Their Summer Money, Turn To 'Simple Lessons'

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:22pm

How can parents prevent children from squandering their hard-earned summer cash and save some for the future? Michel Martin gets some tips from financial guru Alvin Hall.

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GM Recalls Another 8.5 Million Vehicles

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:55am

The company cited new ignition switch problems and other issues, mostly in older midsize cars. The recall comes on the heels of an announcement about payments to families of those killed in crashes.

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Own A South Dakota Prairie Town For $400,000

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:49am

The owner of Swett, S.D. — population 2 — put the whole town on the market last week. By "whole" we mean 6 acres, including a bar, a workshop, three trailers and a single house.

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Skimpier Health Plans Could Impose Big Out-Of-Pocket Costs

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 7:42am

Insurers and some Democratic senators say people should have a cheaper option on the health exchanges. But those plans may leave people with painfully high copays and deductibles if they get sick.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:09am

Renee Montagne and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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French Bank To Pay $8.83 Billion In Sanctions Probe

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:09am

BNP Paribas pleaded guilty to violating U.S. sanctions law. It admitted that it helped clients in Sudan and other countries evade U.S. trade embargoes through its New York office.

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Some Home Care Workers May Avoid Bargaining Fees, Court Rules

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:09am

The Supreme Court ruled that in-home care workers, who are paid by the state, are not similar enough to government employees to have to pay fees that help cover the costs of collective bargaining.

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High Court's Contraception Ruling Draws Strong Reactions

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:09am

Reaction to the Hobby Lobby case was as divided as the decision itself. The justices ruled that businesses can cite religion to opt out of covering contraceptives under the new health care act.

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Supreme Court Ruling Draws Attention To Business Lingo

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:09am

Monday's Supreme Court ruling regarding Hobby Lobby and contraception used the business phrase: closely held for-profit corporations. What exactly does closely held mean?

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Supreme Court Wraps Up Term Issuing 2 Major Decisions

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:09am

One order issued by the court is a major setback for President Obama's Affordable Care Act, and a victory for for-profit corporations. The other is a major defeat for public employee unions.

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How Many Companies Will Be Touched By Court's Contraception Ruling?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 5:23pm

The Supreme Court says owners of closely held corporations may exercise their religious beliefs. That covers a majority of firms, but experts question how many would want to assert religious views.

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BNP Paribas Agrees To Nearly $9 Billion Fine And Admission Of Guilt

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 5:20pm

The French banking giant BNP Paribas will pay a penalty of nearly $9 billion and plead guilty to criminal charges for doing business with countries sanctioned by the U.S.

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BNP Paribas Agrees To Pay $8.83 Billion In Sanctions Probe

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:13pm

The U.S. alleges that the French bank violated U.S. sanctions laws by facilitating transactions involving Sudan, Cuba and Iran.

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In GM's Payout Plan, End Of The Road Is A Long Way Off

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:17pm

Kenneth Feinberg, who also oversaw the Sept. 11 victims fund, is administering the compensation plan for victims of General Motors' ignition switch defect. There is no cap on the total amount GM will spend, and even drivers who were drunk or distracted are eligible for compensation if the defect had any impact on their accident.

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Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Hobby Lobby Victory

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:31pm

The court ruled Monday in a case asking whether family-owned businesses that offer employees health insurance must include contraception in their plans if they object to some forms of it.

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Details Of GM Recall Compensation Plan Released

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:36am

GM's compensation program for claims related to defective ignition switches won't limit claim amounts and will include people who have already settled a case with the carmaker.

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Supreme Court Rules Against Union Fees For Some Home Care Workers

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 9:21am

In a 5-4 ruling, the court recognized a category of "partial public employees" who cannot be required to contribute union bargaining fees.

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Some Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 9:19am

The case, Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, is perhaps the most important decision of the term. It centers on the Affordable Care Act's guarantee of no-cost prescription contraception.

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