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Saying Goodbye To A Manhattan Classical Music Mecca

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 3:26pm

The last store in Manhattan devoted exclusively to classical sheet music is closing its doors today — having been lapped by online retailers and free file sharing.

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Should Labels Say Meat Was Made In USA? Ranchers, Meatpackers Disagree

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 3:14pm

U.S. ranchers want consumers to know their meat came from cattle "raised in America." Meatpackers argue such labels add cost without much benefit. A trade dispute could soon make the labels disappear.

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DOJ Indicts 3 Men Accused Of 'Largest Data Breach In History'

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 1:08pm

Two Vietnamese citizens and a Canadian are charged in connection with hacking eight U.S. email service providers and using stolen addresses for spam marketing.

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Former NBC Executive Returns To Oversee Troubled News Division

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:33pm

Andrew Lack held top roles at NBC from 1993 to 2001. He is returning as chairman of NBC News in the wake of Brian Williams' suspension as chief anchor.

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FDA Approves First Of New Type Of Generic Drugs

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:57am

So-called "biosimilar" drugs closely mimic existing drugs but are made from living cells, blood components and tissue. In some cases, they could substantially reduce the cost of drugs.

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Google Thinks We're Clueless About Cocktails, And It Wants To Help

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:49am

The world has been Googling up a storm on how to make cocktails like the Moscow Mule, Mojito and Whiskey Sour, according to the tech giant. So it's created a new feature to bring you that info faster.

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Federal Rule To Extend Medical Leave To Same-Sex Spouses In All States

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:40am

The Labor Department rule guarantees legally married same-sex spouses can take unpaid time off to care for one another or sick relative, even in states thatdon't recognize the marriage.

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The School Where Everyone Fills Out The FAFSA

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 9:06am

At a Chicago high school, 100 percent completion isn't the goal. It's expected.

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Apple To Replace AT&T In Dow Jones Industrial Average

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 8:29am

The tech giant will replace the telecoms giant after the close of trading March 18. The change, effective March 19, was prompted by stock splits announced by Apple and Visa.

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Nearly 300K New Jobs In February; Unemployment Dips To 5.5 Percent

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 7:36am

The Labor Department's latest report follows an especially robust survey for January that showed a gain of about 240,000 jobs.

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As Workers' Comp Varies From State To State, Workers Pay The Price

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 4:03am

Injured workers who are dependent on workers' compensation have faced eroding benefits. We go to Alabama and Georgia, where the value of an amputated arm is $700,000 more just across the state line.

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To Assess U.S. Economic Health, Job Quality And Wage Gains Examined

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 4:03am

January's jobless report showed a monthly average for job growth of 336,000 over the previous 3 months. And it showed strong wage gains after years of disappointing growth. What will February's show?

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Netflix Snaps Up TV Shows Rejected By Networks

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 4:03am

Netflix on Friday releases Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, co-created by Tina Fey. It was made for NBC but the network let it go. Another NBC show, Community, moves to an online home, Yahoo!, on March 17.

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Boston Economy Will Escape Big Freeze Of Historic Snowstorms

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 2:41am

New England businesses are taking stock after weeks of record-setting winter storms disrupted transportation, stopping many workers from doing their jobs. Telecommuting is helping Boston get by.

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Sharing Patient Records Is Still A Digital Dilemma For Doctors

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 2:37am

There's good news and bad news about electronic medical records. They're now in most doctors' offices — but most doctors still can't easily share them.

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Mass-Market Stocks In Hand-Crafted Goods: Etsy Preps To Go Public

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 1:38pm

The e-commerce site, which focuses on quirky, handmade goods, has filed for an IPO. The paperwork reveals a plan to focus more on manufacturing and marketing — but not much suggestion of big profits.

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Florida Man's Facebook Post Against Employer In Emirates Leads To Jail

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:42pm

While on vacation in the U.S., Ryan Pate called Abu Dhabi-based Global Aerospace Logistics "backstabbers" and described Arabs as "filthy." He was arrested upon his return. He faces 5 years in prison.

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Ringling Bros. Says No More Circus Elephants By 2018

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:24pm

The "Greatest Show on Earth" has been under pressure for years from animal rights advocates over its use of Asian elephants in its 5,000 annual shows.

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We're Not Taking Enough Lunch Breaks. Why That's Bad For Business

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 9:47am

Research shows that only 1 in 5 five people take a break and leave their desks to eat. Most workers are simply eating at their desks. But creativity can take a big hit without a change of scenery.

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U.S. Government Teams Up With Private Sector To Stave Off Cocoa Crisis

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 4:06am

Chocolate is increasingly popular and under assault from diseases that infect cocoa plants. Scientists are working to find varieties that will resist diseases and keep the world's sweet tooth happy.

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