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Staples Says It's Buying Office Depot For $6.3 Billion

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:51am

Combined, the two office supply giants would have annual sales of some $39 billion. But their last attempt at a merger was blocked, back in 1996.

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After Months Of Debate, FCC Poised To Unveil Internet Rules

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:03am

After months of debate, discussion and culling four million comments from the public on "net neutrality," the Federal Communications Commission is due to propose new Internet regulations this week.

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Keystone XL Pipeline Benefits U.S. And Canada, Alberta Premier Says

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:12am

David Greene talks with Alberta Premier Jim Prentice, who is in Washington, D.C., to lobby Congress and the White House to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Hard To Clean Up Wastewater Spills From Oil Wells Into N.D. Stream

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:12am

Wastewater is arguably worse for the environment than oil, killing vegetation and leaving farmland sterile for generations. Some say the state isn't doing enough to get its spill problem controlled.

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Demanding Higher Wages, Refinery Workers Strike Shell Oil

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:12am

United Steelworkers members are on strike at refineries and chemical plants that process 10 percent of the nation's gasoline, diesel, heating oil and jet fuel.

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Students At Corinthian Colleges Will Have Loans Forgiven

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:12am

A federal regulator says students of Corinthian College, who paid tuition based on deceptive claims of job prospects, will have $480 million in loans forgiven.

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Ford To Move 500 Hourly Workers To A Top-Tier Wage

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:05am

Ford Motor Co. is transitioning several hundred U.S. hourly workers into a higher pay bracket after surpassing a cap on the number of lower-wage workers it can hire.

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Alberta Premier Says Keystone XL Pipeline Benefits U.S. And Canada

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 5:26pm

Alberta's leader is in Washington to lobby Congress and the administration to push ahead with the controversial pipeline.

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Looking For Even Cheaper Gas? Go Generic At An Indie Station

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 5:09pm

The prices that gas stations charge for fuel can vary widely. Smaller, independent stations are able to sell the cheapest gas because they undercut competitors by buying unbranded gasoline.

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House Votes To Repeal Affordable Care Act

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 4:30pm

The vote was 239-186. The bill would repeal the health care law and direct panels to come up with a replacement. The measure, which is unlikely to pass the Senate, faces a presidential veto threat.

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Nebraska Says Colorado Pot Isn't Staying On Its Side Of The Border

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:21pm

Law enforcement in Nebraska towns near the Colorado border are reporting a jump in pot-related offenses. Legalization next door, they say, is creating burdensome consequences they never asked for.

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Standard & Poor's To Pay Over $1 Billion In Legal Settlement

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:06pm

Standard & Poor's has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to settle charges that it gave false ratings to mortgage-related securities in the years leading up the financial crisis.

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How Fish Could Change What It Means For Food To Be Organic

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 12:37pm

The USDA is considering a set of rules for certifying farmed fish as organic. But some consumer groups say the recommendations don't go far enough to meet the strict standards of other organic foods.

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Justice Dept. Settles S&P Lawsuit

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:26am

Standard and Poor's is expected to settle a lawsuit brought by the Justice Department over the quality of the firm's ratings during the years before the financial crisis.

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New York State Clamps Down On Herbal Supplements

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 10:38am

State's attorney general asks four major retailers to pull pills because they don't contain what they claim. Tests show supplements are often filled with cheap ingredients, including houseplants.

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S&P Pays Nearly $1.38B To Settle Mortgage Crisis Claims

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 7:54am

S&P parent company McGraw Hill Financial will make two payments of $687.5 million: one to the U.S. Justice Department and another to 19 states and the District of Columbia.

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Super Bowl Watchers Register Shock Over Nationwide Commercial

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

The Internet was where many people registered their shock over a Super Bowl ad. It was the Nationwide commercial that dramatized the death of child from accidents in the home.

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Budget Proposal Calls For Billions In New Government Spending

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributor to The Wall Street Journal about Obama's approach to "middle-class economics."

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Budget Sent To Congress Values Middle-Class Economics

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

Free from the constraints of a re-election campaign and out from under the weight of the recession and massive federal deficits, President Obama unveiled his proposed budget for 2016 on Monday.

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Workers Should Be Prepared To Start Over In New Jobs, Stats Show

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

A recent study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that baby boomers have held 10 to 11 jobs, on average, by the time they reach age 46.

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