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Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Crosses Milestone

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:42am

A Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway is now worth more than $200,000. Warren Buffett created the conglomerate about 50 years ago, and he has refused to split Berkshire's shares.

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A Chinese Man, A $50 Billion Plan And A Canal To Reshape Nicaragua

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:35pm

Groundbreaking for the 173-mile canal is set for December, but critics warn the waterway will cause irreparable environmental and social damage. The government has withheld outside firms' assessments.

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Once-Dilapidated City Train Stations Enjoying A Renaissance

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:12pm

Cities like St. Paul, Minn., and Denver are revitalizing old union stations with brewpubs and cafes. It's part of an effort to spur downtown development and attract young adults and baby boomers.

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Should We Kill The $100 Bill?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:05pm

Nearly 80 percent of all the U.S. currency in the world is in $100 bills. But some people want to get rid of the bill altogether.

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Wanted At Barneys New York: An 'Anti-Profiling Consultant'

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:59am

The high-end retailer settled a nine-month investigation by the New York state attorney general's office by agreeing to hire an independent expert on preventing racial profiling.

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Book News: Amazon Expands Into Campus Bookselling

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 7:53am

Also: X-Files star Gillian Anderson is writing a book; a new poem by Graham Hillard.

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Kickstarter Helps Kenny Loggins Fan Realize His Dream

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

Erick Sanchez wanted Kenny Loggins and his band to play a 75-minute set in his living room. Within 10 days, the Kickstarter campaign had reached its goal of $30,000.

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California Proposal Could Fund Water Projects

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

California lawmakers came to an agreement on a $7.5 billion bond package to address the state's drought. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the proposal, and now the public will vote on the measure in November.

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Reporter's Notebook: A Not-So-Grand Tour Of Ethiopia's Top Hospital

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

The reporter asks the nurse what the hospital needs. The nurse says, "If you don't help me, why do you ask me." Welcome to Black Lion, said to be the country's best hospital.

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Shifting Climate Has North Dakota Farmers Swapping Wheat For Corn

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 5:32pm

Projections suggest that climate change will hurt agriculture in most parts of the world. But some areas of the U.S. could actually see a benefit as corn production moves farther north.

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City-Run Gas Station Makes Waves In Southeastern Kentucky

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:23pm

A gas station in Somerset, Ky., was opened recently by city officials as a way to try to lower gas prices. Critics call it a socialist move and say government competition isn't fair to local firms.

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Years After Tragedy, Tesoro Ducks Penalties For Refinery Deaths

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:34pm

Workers at U.S. oil refineries die on the job about three times as often as their counterparts in Europe. When accidents do kill American workers, the companies they work for rarely pay a heavy price.

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On Net Neutrality, California Cares; Texas? Not So Much

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:33pm

A geographical analysis of comments to the Federal Communications Commission shows wide disparities on the issue of an open Internet.

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Many Big Employers Plan To Offer Skimpy Health Plans Despite Law

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:23am

These low-benefit plans are part of a strategy that lets workers and employers avoid health law penalties but may not produce substantial coverage.

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Older German Workers Jump At Chance To Retire At 63

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Germany has lowered its early retirement age by two years. The move fulfills a government promise, but critics say it makes no sense in a country facing a shortage of trained workers.

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Older German Workers Jump At Chance To Retire At 63

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Germany has lowered its early retirement age by two years. The move fulfills a government promise, but critics say it makes no sense in a country facing a shortage of trained workers.

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Proposed Oil Pipeline Would Cut Across Iowa

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Business is booming in North Dakota's Bakken Shale oilfields. Companies are working on pipeline proposals. One calls for a pipeline to be built from Iowa's northwest corner to its southeast corner.

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Young Americans Make Up The Most Unemployed Generation

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

As part of our youth unemployment series, Rory O'Sullivan, deputy director of Young Invincibles, talks to David Greene about career prospects for people graduating from high school.

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LA Clippers Sold To Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. A California court confirmed Shelly Sterling's authority to sell the team for a record $2 billion.

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Referendum To Decide Fate Of Alaska's Oil Tax Cut

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Voters in Alaska will decide next week whether to repeal a major oil industry tax cut. With no sales or income tax, the state gets nearly all its revenue from taxing oil production.

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