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Bank Of America Reaches Record Settlement Over Mortgage Meltdown

1 hour 39 min ago

The nation's second-largest bank has agreed to pay $17 billion to settle allegations that it misled investors into buying toxic mortgage-backed securities.

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'Awesome Mix' Is No. 1 On Billboard 200 Album Chart

6 hours 56 min ago

The soundtrack for Marvel's blockbuster space opera Guardians of the Galaxy is No. 1 for the second week in a row. Nielsen SoundScan reports the compilation sold 93,000 copies last week.

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China Investigates Lexus For Anti-Monopoly Violations

6 hours 56 min ago

Toyota says it will lower prices of auto parts for its Lexus models in China. This comes after Chinese regulators raised concerns over possible antitrust violations in the country's auto industry.

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Financial Players Gather In Jackson Hole For Annual Conference

6 hours 56 min ago

David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the symposium. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City hosts central bankers and economists to talk about economic policy.

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Fed Officials Debate Timing Of Interest Rate Hike

6 hours 56 min ago

Minutes of the Federal Reserve's most recent meeting show that a number of officials believe the benchmark rate should rise sooner than is currently expected.

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Typewriters, Underwater Hotels And Picture Phones: The Future, As Seen From 1964

8 hours 27 min ago

The 1964 World's Fair showcased jet packs and other miracles of science. Here's how people back then thought the future would look (and how it actually turned out).

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Announcement On Bank Of America Settlement Expected Soon

10 hours 31 min ago

The bank has reached a record settlement of nearly $17 billion to resolve a probe into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, according to AP sources.

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Macy's To Pay $650,000 In Settlement Over Alleged Racial Profiling

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 7:30pm

The agreement follows a similar deal earlier this month with Barneys. Customers of both department stores said they had been targeted as suspects of theft because of their race.

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SeaWorld Won't Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With Orcas

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:44pm

The theme-park company received a citation in 2010 after a whale named Tilikum killed a trainer. Since then, SeaWorld has planned upgrades to its facilities and training. But it still faces criticism.

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The Ice Bucket Challenge And Other Good Causes: Do Stars Really Help?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:48pm

When Tom Hiddleston and Lady Gaga take the Ice Bucket Challenge, it makes a big splash. But do stars really make a difference in fund-raising and public awareness when they endorse a charity?

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Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:17am

Tiny Singapore imports almost all of its food. From gardens on deserted car parks to vertical farms in the vanishing countryside, a movement is afoot to help boost its agricultural production.

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Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:17am

Tiny Singapore imports almost all its food. From gardens on deserted car parks to vertical farms in the vanishing countryside, a movement is afoot to help boost its agricultural production.

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Rights Of Protesters, Media Misunderstood In Ferguson

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:06am

Authorities in the Missouri city are barring protesters and the media from recording their actions, arresting photographers and reporters and insisting that marchers walk instead of stay in one place.

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Malls Find New Ways To Draw Shoppers

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:06am

Standard big box shopping centers are in decline. But other types of malls have sprung up in their place. Some are based on making shopping more convenient. Others focus on the consumer experience.

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Vodquila Gets Attention From Prestigious Competition

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:06am

Alabama business owner Chander Arora and his family are introducing the world to Vodquila, a mix of vodka and tequila. It won an award at the International Wine and Spirit Competition.

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Browns Bet On Manziel, But Is He Too Much Of A Distraction?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:06am

David Greene talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal about Johnny Manziel. The bad behavior of the rookie quarterback for the Cleveland Browns is getting a lot attention.

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Its Mental Health Treatment System Saves San Antonio Millions

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:06am

Texas ranks 49th out of 50 states in how much funding it commits to mental health. But San Antonio has become a model for other mental health systems. It has saved $50 million over the past 5 years.

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Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer Steps Down From Company's Board

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:54am

Steve Ballmer, 58, on Tuesday resigned from the software giant's board because of other time consuming commitments including his new ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Against Oil Industry's Rising Tide, N.D. Farmers Strike Back

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:18pm

As North Dakota's oil boom takes hold, the state's agricultural producers are feeling neglected. Grain competes with oil for space on trains and roads, and spills can damage cropland. Emily Guerin of Prairie Public Broadcasting reports that the Democratic candidate for agricultural commissioner is proposing a "landowners bill of rights" to protect farmers and ranchers.

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Brita Recalls Kids' Water Bottles Over Risk Of Cutting

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:35pm

Some Brita water bottles made for children pose a possible danger due to lids that can break into pieces with sharp edges, says Brita, which has announced a recall.

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