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New EPA Rules Motivate Montana To Look Beyond Coal

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 4:52pm

Montana has one of the heaviest lifts of any state to comply with the EPA's plan to reduce carbon emissions. But the state is also rich in renewable energy, and the regulations may be a boon to some.

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Coal, Gas, Nuclear, Hydro? How Your State Generates Power

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 4:16pm

In 40 states, use of coal as a power source (as a share of all power sources) has dropped since 2004. Many of these states are increasingly relying on natural gas instead.

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Why A White Poet Posed As Asian To Get Published, And What's Wrong With That

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 3:47pm

A white man called Michael Derrick Hudson used the name Yi-Fen Chou as a strategy to get published. Ken Chen of the Asian American Writers' Workshop in New York says the writer wanted to be "special."

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Justice Department Pledges To Crack Down On Wall Street Fraud

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 3:28pm

Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates outlined the department's new efforts to hold individuals responsible in corporate fraud cases in a speech at New York University Law School Thursday.

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The Latest American Export: Bankruptcy Laws

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 3:28pm

The U.S. has long made it easier for businesses to declare bankruptcy and move on than most of Europe. Many other countries thought these laws were too risky, but now they're copying those laws.

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The Perks Of A Private College (Hint: It's Not The Cost)

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 3:16pm

How do families decide what kind of college to attend: Private? Public? Community college? Three college students explain why they went for the expensive, private option: Columbia, NYU and Georgetown.

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Ellen Pao, Former Reddit CEO, Drops Appeal In Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 2:22pm

In an op-ed, Pao says that both in the corporate world and in the courts, the odds are stacked against those who allege discrimination. Pao will pay Kleiner Perkins' legal costs.

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Justice Department Details New Focus On Wall Street Executives

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 9:11am

Justice told civil and criminal investigators that they should focus on individuals first, before pursuing large-scale corporate investigations. This approach, Justice said, is a better deterrent.

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In Loaded Launch Event, New Apple TV May Merit Closest Look

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 6:14am

While Apple's new phones and tablet mostly follow the faster-bigger-sharper formula, Apple TV's voice functionality and app ecosystem could be a breakthrough.

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The Pains And Salvation Of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 4:22am

To business owners the word bankruptcy can mean failure. We visit a retailer in Charlotte, N.C., which tried to avoid the big failure. But bankruptcy might be the secret weapon of the U.S. economy.

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Chipotle Conducts Mass Hiring Event At Its U.S. Restaurants

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 4:22am

Chipotle says it's going to hire 4,000 workers this week. Thousands of applicants turned out on Wednesday for the restaurant's National Career Day.

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The Latest Scramble In The Egg Industry: McDonald's Is Going Cage-Free

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 3:45am

McDonald's USA says that within 10 years, it will buy all of its eggs from chickens that have some freedom to roam. It's another signal that the egg industry is abandoning traditional cages.

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Puerto Rico's Governor Announces Plan To Reduce $72 Billion Debt

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 3:34pm

Puerto Rico's governor has announced a plan to reduce the island's $72 billion debt and restore fiscal stability through cutting spending and increasing tax collections. But it also depends on help from Washington, D.C., and renegotiating debt terms with lenders. Unless there's action, Puerto Rico says it will run out of cash by June.

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National Geographic Partners With 21st Century Fox In $725 Million Deal

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 3:34pm

National Geographic and 21st Century Fox have partnered to create a new for-profit media company, which will house the iconic National Geographic magazine, cable channels and other properties.

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Jeb Bush Reveals Proposal To Rewrite Nation's Tax Code

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 3:34pm

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush unveiled his tax plan Wednesday, calling for deep cuts in both personal and corporate taxes. It also proposes limits on many popular tax deductions.

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Time Versus Debt: Why These Students Chose Community College

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 2:48pm

How do families decide what kind of college to attend: Private? Public? Community college? Three college students explain why they went for the local community college: Montgomery College.

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Why Some Canadian Maple Syrup Producers Are Defying Their 'Cartel'

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 2:18pm

The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers has been called the OPEC of the liquid sweetener. Lately, some maple producers and buyers say they've fallen victim to its bullying tactics.

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Intel Ending Sponsorship Of Prestigious Science Contest For High School Students

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 1:26pm

Intel has been the corporate sponsor of the Science Talent Search since 1998. This year the company gave out more than $1 million in prize money.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Jeb Bush's Tax Plan

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 12:44pm

Bush's tax plan tries to lower tax rates for some of the rich and for corporations, but also sticks it to hedge-fund managers and gives some relief to low-income earners.

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National Geographic Reshapes Itself In $725 million Deal With 21st Century Fox

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 10:32am

The 127-year-old National Geographic magazine will be part of a new venture called National Geographic Partners; Fox will own 73 percent.

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