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Miami Stores Enjoy Thriving Business From Cuban Shoppers

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 2:09pm

The city has become a shopping destination for Cubans who come looking for goods unavailable or too expensive to buy at home, now that Cuba has lifted travel restrictions.

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Complaint Says Insurance Plans Discriminate Against HIV Patients

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 10:04am

Some insurance companies charge the highest copays for HIV/AIDS drugs, even generics, the civil rights complaint alleges. This could discourage high-cost patients from enrolling in the plans.

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Self-Described Optimist Taylor Swift On The Future Of Music

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:50am

In an op-ed in Monday's Wall Street Journal, the singer-songwriter writes that "the value of an album is ... based on the amount of heart and soul an artist has bled into a body of work."

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How A Text Message Could Revolutionize Student Aid

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 7:03am

New research suggests that text messages would nudge students to fill out the dreaded FAFSA.

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Can't Stand Meetings? Try Taking Away The Chairs

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 6:03am

Those who stood at meetings said they felt their colleagues were more open to their ideas, less territorial, and overall, did better collaborative work, researchers found.

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The Collapse Of Corinthian Colleges

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 6:03am

The giant for-profit college chain will unwind after the Department of Education cut off its access to federal money.

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London Netflix Office Searches For Qualified Couch Potato

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 5:52am

The office is looking to hire a tagger. That is someone to watch Netflix titles and categorize them. The successful applicant may work from home.

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Goods Sold In Cuban Shops Often Come From Florida Stores

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

Some stores specialize in the Cuba trade, selling everything from discount clothes to car parts for Soviet-era cars. It's a legal way around the 50-year-old trade embargo.

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Firm Reimage Itself To Avoid Confusion With Extremist Group

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

Isis, the mobile Wallet platform, wants to avoid confusion with ISIS, the acronym for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Isis' CEO noted rebranding isn't easy, but it's in the firm's best interest.

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Judge Preliminarily Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

The landmark deal would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims. The ruling came about two weeks after the NFL agreed to remove a $675 million cap on damages

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Truckers Strike At 2 Calif. Ports, Larger Labor Dispute Looms

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:13am

Independent truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are on strike against three large trucking firms. At the same time, a deadline for a new contract with dockworkers has passed.

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As Wire Transfer Options Dwindle, Somali-Americans Fear A Lost Lifeline

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 2:35am

Every year, money transfer brokers help Somali-Americans send more than $200 million to family members in Somalia. But one of the few banks to support that process will soon back out.

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Paintballing The Boss: Office Team-Building Exercises Gone Bad

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 2:33am

Sometimes team-building exercises get a bad name for good reasons. Dangerous piñatas and co-workers tripping on mushrooms might deter some. But weathering bad team-building can also forge new bonds.

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Couple Revives Lost Moroccan Fig Liquor, One Bottle At A Time

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:39pm

Jews have made mahia, a spirit made with fermented figs, in Morocco for centuries, but the tradition has all but died out. A New York couple aims to reintroduce the drink that once connected a nation.

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From Pen And Paper To 3-D, Look Who's Challenging Google Maps

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:07pm

Today, digital maps are a big business, and Google has become nearly everyone's go-to cartographer. But there are challengers out there — and you might be surprised by some of the competition.

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Asian-American Leadership Programs Tackle The 'Bamboo Ceiling'

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 1:23pm

The programs aim to address a lack of Asian-American representation among top executives by highlighting the cultural tendencies of American workplaces.

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Book News: Does Anyone Actually Finish Thomas Piketty's 'Capital'?

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:14am

Also: an essay on domestic violence from Kelly Sundberg; notable books coming out this week.

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Land Bank In Newburgh, N.Y., Tasked With Fixing Up Decay

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:21am

Land banks are public entities created to revive vacant or tax-foreclosed properties. The small city of Newburgh on the Hudson River has been trying to revive itself using a land bank.

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'A Hard Day's Night' Premiered In London 47 Years Ago

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:21am

The black-and-white film was a cheeky snapshot of the biggest band in history: The Beatles.

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Wash. Retailers To Sell Recreational Marijuana On Tuesday

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:21am

Washington state is to roll out retail pot sales this week after voters approved a referendum on recreational marijuana in 2012. But a backlog of growers and processors are awaiting licenses.

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