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Potato Salad Novice To Raise Funds For Homeless

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

Zack Brown only wanted to raise $10 on Kickstarter to make potato salad for the first time. He raised so much more, that now he's helping the hungry and homeless in central Ohio.

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Apple, Samsung To End Patent Suits Outside U.S.

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

They've been after each other in a dozen countries over the past three years — battling over intellectual property rights. The companies will continue to pursue existing cases in U.S. courts.

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Feds Criticize Big Banks' Plans To Avoid Next Fiscal Crisis

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

Regulators are not happy with the "living wills" big banks were supposed to come up with. The wills are more like bankruptcy plans detailing how a bank could be closed without disrupting the economy.

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Summit Focuses Investors On Africa's Energy Opportunities

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

The U.S., World Bank and private companies are announcing billions of dollars in investment in Africa. President Obama says the U.S. wants to be a good partner with Africa.

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Missouri Farm Amendment Pits Farmer Against Farmer

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

The most contentious issue in Tuesday's Missouri primary was the "right to farm" amendment. It is meant to protect farmers and ranchers from state laws that would change or outlaw current practices.

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No More Reservations: Exclusive Restaurants Require Tickets Instead

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:52pm

High-end restaurants featuring rock star chefs are starting to turn to tickets to stem the tide of no-shows. In the future, going out to eat could become a lot like going to a sold-out concert.

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No More Reservations: Exclusive Restaurants Require Tickets Instead

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:52pm

High-end restaurants featuring rock star chefs are starting to turn to tickets to stem the tide of no-shows. In the future, going out to eat could become a lot like going to a sold-out concert.

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Obama Says U.S. Exports Have Room To Run In Africa

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:37pm

The White House says U.S. exports to Africa have jumped 40 percent in five years. But the administration says growth can be even faster. "I want Africans buying more American products," Obama said.

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Obama Says U.S. Exports Have Room To Run In Africa

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:37pm

The White House says U.S. exports to Africa have jumped 40 percent in five years. But the administration says growth can be even faster. "I want Africans buying more American products," Obama said.

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Obama Calls On Business To Bridge Divide Between U.S. And Africa

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 3:48pm

President Obama capped the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in downtown Washington, D.C., with a speech to the collected leaders and business people at the conference.

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Obama Calls On Business To Bridge Divide Between U.S. And Africa

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 3:48pm

President Obama capped the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in downtown Washington, D.C., with a speech to the collected leaders and business people at the conference.

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Murdoch Withdraws Bid To Buy Time Warner

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 3:32pm

Instead of buying Time Warner for a reported $80 billion, Twenty-First Century Fox will buy back $6 billion worth of shares of its own stock.

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Murdoch Withdraws Bid To Buy Time Warner

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 3:32pm

Instead of buying Time Warner for a reported $80 billion, Twenty-First Century Fox will buy back $6 billion worth of shares of its own stock.

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Shadow Events Hope To Skim Some Attention From U.S.-Africa Summit

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 3:17pm

While the U.S.-African Leaders Summit has aimed to facilitate meetings between American companies and African leaders, it's also provided an opportunity for smaller investors to make contacts and for human rights workers to try to get their voices heard.

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Hobby Lobby Ruling May Have Poked A Hole in The 'Corporate Veil'

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 3:17pm

Legal scholars are still sorting out the possible implications of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. While the case dealt directly with birth control coverage and the Affordable Care Act, it could even be cited in future bankruptcy cases.

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Shadow Events Hope To Skim Some Attention From U.S.-Africa Summit

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 3:17pm

While the U.S.-African Leaders Summit has aimed to facilitate meetings between American companies and African leaders, it's also provided an opportunity for smaller investors to make contacts and for human rights workers to try to get their voices heard.

» E-Mail This

Hobby Lobby Ruling May Have Poked A Hole in The 'Corporate Veil'

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 3:17pm

Legal scholars are still sorting out the possible implications of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. While the case dealt directly with birth control coverage and the Affordable Care Act, it could even be cited in future bankruptcy cases.

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Health Law Calls For Automatic Enrollment Of Some Workers

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 1:56pm

As early as 2015, firms with more than 200 employees may have to automatically enroll their workers in a company health plan. Though workers can opt out, some still find the provision patronizing.

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Health Law Calls For Automatic Enrollment Of Some Workers

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 1:56pm

As early as 2015, firms with more than 200 employees may have to automatically enroll their workers in a company health plan. Though workers can opt out, some still find the provision patronizing.

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Doritos Inventor's Grandson Sees Dollar Signs ln Healthful Food

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:24pm

Tim West's grandfather was an executive for Frito-Lay, and the 30-year-old entrepreneur grew up on junk food. But he now wants to shake up the food system with a restaurant serving tempeh and quinoa.

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