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Vegetables Take On Office Doughnuts When Farms Connect With Workers

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 5:46pm

Farm To Work in Texas offers a new twist on community supported agriculture: farmers deliver boxes of produce to workplaces. Similar farm-to-office programs are taking off in other states, too.

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Even After Hanging Up, Hands-Free Isn't Risk-Free For Distracted Drivers

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:29pm

Mental distractions can persist up to 27 seconds after using hands-free technologies, a new AAA study says. But the auto industry says voice-activated systems help drivers keep their eyes on the road.

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From Chief Executive To The Oval Office: Would It Work?

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 3:29pm

American voters have long been intrigued by the idea of the outsider CEO who could bring corner office credentials to oval office problems. But the analogy falls apart pretty quickly.

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Keeping An Island Afloat: Obama's Plan To Aid Puerto Rico

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 3:29pm

The White House has unveiled a plan to help Puerto Rico deal with its $72 billion debt and ongoing economic crisis. The plan includes a special type of bankruptcy, a financial control board for the island and increased Medicaid funding. It's being hailed by Puerto Rican officials but needs approval by Congress, which so far has been reluctant to take action to help the island.

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How Generic Drugs Can Cost Small Pharmacies Big Bucks

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 3:16pm

Independent pharmacies are getting pinched by reimbursements for generic drugs that aren't keeping up with rising prices. Drugstores blame the middlemen who manage companies' drug benefits.

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The Startling Racial Divide In Pay For Restaurant Workers

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 3:02pm

At fine-dining places, white workers overwhelmingly fill jobs with the heftiest salaries, while Latinos, blacks and other minorities have jobs with pay closer to the poverty level, a study finds.

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White House Proposes Plan To Help Puerto Rico Emerge From Debt Crisis

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 12:07pm

The commonwealth faces a budget shortfall of $28 billion over the next five years.

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Want A Financial Adviser? Here Are Some Things To Look For

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

Picking someone to help you plan for retirement can be challenging. The fees can add up quickly. But a good adviser can help protect you from your instincts when markets turn volatile.

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The Great Onion Corner And The Futures Market

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

Farming is unpredictable. So many farmers count on complicated financial agreements to ensure they have a steady source of income. But one time, these futures markets led to two investors owning almost all of the onions in the Midwest. And the legacy of that wild tale helps us understand the essential intersection of farming and finance.

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