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Confederate Flag Merchandise Delicate Topic For Retailers

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 4:09am

Some businesses are removing Confederate flag imagery following last week's fatal shootings at a S.C. black church. But not every business is handling the Confederate flag issue in the same way.

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Calif. Health Officials Aid People Facing Astronomic Drug Bills

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 4:09am

Specialty medicines have forced some to choose between treatment and paying rent. California will put a lid on the amount anyone enrolled in most Obamacare plans can be charged for high-end medicine.

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What's Trending On Instagram? A Battle With Twitter

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 5:33pm

Instagram wants to be a source for your news. The photo-sharing app is rolling out an update that features trending tags and a beefed-up search tool that should help it compete with Twitter.

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As Tastes Shift, Food Giant General Mills Gets A Makeover

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:56pm

General Mills is one of the world's most successful food companies, with iconic brands like Green Giant. But fast-changing tastes are forcing it and other food firms to innovate to stay relevant.

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Senate Votes To Advance The White House Trade Agenda

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:41pm

The 60-37 vote clears away procedural hurdles for legislation that would allow the president to negotiate trade pacts and then put them on a so-called fast track through Congress.

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Airlines Vs. Airports: A Dogfight Over Fees Imposed On Fliers

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 10:36am

Airports want Congress to raise passenger fees to pay for improvements, but airlines say the move would hit passengers in the pocketbook and might discourage people from flying.

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Anti-Austerity Greek Government Yields Ground At EU Summit

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:02am

The Greek government has been given some time to work out a deal with its creditors. Eurozone and International Monetary Fund officials are scrutinizing the latest proposal.

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Musicians Deny Requests To Allow Their Music To Be Streamed

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:02am

Taylor Swift fought Apple, and seems to have won: It will pay royalties during the free trial period of its music streaming service. But Swift isn't the only artist to stand up to Internet services.

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How Fracking Is Fueling A Power Shift From Coal To Gas

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 3:49am

Driven by new regulations and fracking, more coal power plants are retiring for cheaper, cleaner-burning natural gas. But scientists have yet to work out the fossil fuel's imperfect climate footprint.

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In The Battle Between Taylor Swift And Apple, Swift Didn't Fight Alone

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 7:13pm

Swift made headlines when her Tumblr post seemed to force Apple to pay musicians for music streamed during a three-month free trial period. But other music industry players get credit as well.

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Local Food Is Still A Niche. Can It Grow Beyond That?

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 5:23pm

"Local" food makes up a small fraction of what Americans eat. But a recent study argues that 90 percent of people living in cities could be fed with food grown with 100 miles.

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This California Raisin Grower Just Got His Day In The Sun

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:39pm

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a group of California raisin growers who objected to being forced to participate in a crop set-aside program.

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Greek Proposals Raise Hope Of Deal On Bailout

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:13pm

A Greek proposal could pave the way for another installment of a multibillion-dollar bailout. The move could stave off a Greek default on its debt and prevent the country from exiting the eurozone.

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Sans Artificial: General Mills Scrambles To Reformulate Lucky Charms

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 2:58pm

The company has pledged to ditch artificial colorings and flavorings from all of its cereals by the end of 2016. But those iconic rainbow-colored marshmallow charms might take longer to revamp.

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Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia To Be Bought By Sequential

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:51pm

Sequential Brands will pay $353 million in cash and stock for the company. Stewart will remain the chief creative officer in the deal.

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Husbands And Wives: Who Works, Who Doesn't?

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:23am

How couples share the burden of work — over time, and across incomes.

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After Waterway Closure, Minneapolis Sees An End To River Shipping

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:43am

For the first time ever, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed part of a navigable waterway to stem the migration of an invasive species.

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Summit To Concentrate On Greece's Impending Deadline To Repay IMF Loan

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:35am

Eurozone leaders are to meet in Brussels on Monday in a hastily called summit aimed at resolving the Greek debt crisis. Greece has until the end of the month to make a huge debt payment to the IMF.

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When The Local Paper Closes, Where Does The Community Turn?

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 6:49am

Two Maryland papers shut down this week, leaving community members wondering where they should go to find local news. Some residents have turned to Facebook, but they say the papers leave a void.

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Residents Fight To Block Fracked Gas In New York's Finger Lakes

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 5:42pm

New York state has banned fracking, but it is considering a plan to allow fracked gas to be stored under Seneca Lake — which isn't sitting well with residents of the state's Finger Lakes region.

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