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Emirates Nixes Order For 70 Airbus A350s

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 5:07pm

The Dubai-based airline says the contract for the new planes, which was worth $16 billion, had "lapsed," but did not elaborate.

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Across Europe, Anti-Uber Protests Clog City Streets

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:27pm

Cabbies from London to Berlin are protesting the smartphone-based, on-demand car service Uber. They say Uber should be subject to the same rules as taxis; many fear they'll be driven out of business.

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Bill To Allow Refinancing Of Student Loans Dies In Senate

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:10pm

The bill was shot down days after President Obama urged Congress to help ease the burden of student loan debt. It would have required a higher tax on the wealthy.

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The Difficulty And Drama Of Building A Top Black Magazine

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:24am

Essence might be the longest-running magazine for black women, but the authors of a new book, The Man From Essence, admit that it was a long road to build the brand.

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Could Detroit's Automakers Save Its Art Treasures?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:24am

Chrysler, General Motors and Ford offered up a multi-million dollar deal to help the bankrupt city of Detroit. But are there any strings attached to the cash and will it be enough to save the city?

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Community Sourced Capital Connects Businesses With Local Funds

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

Americans are increasingly looking outside the banking system for loans and alternative ways to raise money. There's another lending model — one that capitalizes on communities.

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Emirates Airlines Cancels Major Airbus Order

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

The airline dropped plans to buy 70 Airbus A350 wide-body jets — a deal worth close to $22 billion. An Emirates spokesman said the airline is "reviewing our fleet requirements."

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Clevelanders Discuss Replacing Sin Tax With Win Tax

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

Voters in the Cleveland area renewed a tax on alcohol and cigarettes to fund upgrades to professional sports stadiums. A new proposal would require teams to compete for that money by playing better.

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College For Free: Tulsa's Radical Idea

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:37am

The city is investing big in its kids, and other cities and states are taking notes.

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Cars Shed Pounds In Race To Meet Fuel-Efficiency Goals

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:25pm

Hybrids represent only a small fraction of overall car sales. So automakers are trying to boost fuel savings by making vehicles lighter using some unexpected materials.

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Court OKs Universities' Quest To Turn To More Digital Copies Of Books

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:17pm

An appeals court has ruled against a group of authors, deciding in favor of a consortium of universities in a case that hinged on copyright law and provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Brewers Have Been All Bottled Up, But Now They're Canning It

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 3:15pm

Cans are making a comeback in the beer world. They're cheaper and lighter, and have an old-school cachet. But those ubiquitous bottles aren't going away anytime soon, say brewers.

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A Radical Way To Make Banking Safer: Get Rid Of Banks Entirely

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 3:13pm

Banks lend our money out, and that money can be lost if the bank collapses. One radical solution to this problem is to get rid of the banks. Peer-to-peer lending outfits offer a preview of what a world might look like without banks. The lending outfits match potential borrowers and lenders, cutting banks out of the process entirely.

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Arab Entrepreneurs Look For Advice In Silicon Valley

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:53am

Arab entrepreneurs from across the Middle East and North Africa are visiting Silicon Valley this week. Michel Martin speaks with Nafeesa Syeed, co-author of Arab Women Rising, about their work.

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Getting More Out Of A Summer Job Than Money

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:53am

Summer jobs aren't just about the extra money. Finance expert and educator Alvin Hall shares tips for teens on how to get a good job and get the most out of it.

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With Concern For Environment, Illinois Bans Microbeads

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 9:51am

The tiny, plastic bits are used in consumer products like skin exfoliants and soap. Environmentalists say when they wash down the drain they become food to fish and other wildlife.

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Drones Approved: FAA Gives OK To First Commercial Use Over Land

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 9:12am

Oil company BP will use a drone to conduct surveys over large oilfields in Alaska. FAA regulations ban the commercial use of drones in America's skies.

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