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U.S. Judge Holds Argentina In Contempt After Debt Default

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:06am

It has been nearly 2 months since Argentina defaulted on its debt. And now a judge in New York has held Argentina in contempt for proceeding with plans to pay some of its bondholders, but not others.

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European Activists Say They Don't Want Any U.S. 'Chlorine Chicken'

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 2:37am

Most U.S. poultry is bathed in a little chlorine on the way to your plate. But that treatment is banned in Europe. Now "chlorinated chickens" are a sticking point in a trans-Atlantic trade deal.

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Everything But The Squeal: How The Hog Industry Cuts Food Waste

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:25am

Large-scale hog operations get a bad environmental rap. But when it comes to processing the animals, the industry is a model of efficiency, making use of every last bit in sometimes surprising ways.

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Will The NFL's Domestic Violence Scandal Hurt Its Bottom Line?

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:48am

The NFL has become a $10 billion financial juggernaut by attracting new fans and devising new ways to make money. Now, the NFL confronts what may be its most serious image problem ever.

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Survey: ATM, Checking Account Overdraft Fees Surge

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:44am

The survey released Monday by Bankrate.com finds the average fee for using an out-of-network ATM climbed 5 percent over the past year to a new high of $4.35 per transaction.

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Rochester Focuses On A New Picture Of American Manufacturing

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:27am

Rochester, N.Y., was once the imaging capital of the world, home to Kodak, Xerox and Bausch + Lomb. Now, with a drastically cut manufacturing sector, the city is trying to build something new.

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Movie Theaters Hope To Add Another Dimension To Their Profits

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 4:38pm

Domestic movie ticket sales seem to have topped out. Now, cinema owners are trying to lure customers — and justify higher ticket prices — with innovations like panoramic screens and so-called 4-D.

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Facebook Requires Real Names. What Does That Mean For Drag Queens?

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 9:56am

Dozens of queens' profiles were deactivated recently because they used stage names. Facebook says requiring real names curbs abuse, but LGBT groups say it's restricting — for drag queens and others.

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Detroit Salon Finds New Ways To Use Old Hair

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 6:35am

New businesses in Detroit are helping revitalize the economy. One of those new businesses is the Social Club Grooming Company, a barbershop/salon that promotes sustainability.

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Amazon's Original Content Primes The Pump For Bigger Sales

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:04am

Amazon has always preferred to play a strategic long game instead of chasing short-term profits, but it's starting to see value in producing ways to hold shoppers' attention.

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Tech Week That Was: Apple's Gaffes, Shellshock And Hello Ello

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 6:55am

Apple's very bad week with bending phones and iOS flaws, a new bug that's so nasty it has two names and the social network of the moment lead our look back at the top tech headlines.

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GMO Wheat Investigation Closed, But Another One Opens

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 5:14pm

Investigators from the U.S. Department of Agriculture say they cannot figure out how genetically modified wheat got into an Oregon field. Now GM wheat has been found growing in Montana, too.

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The 'Bond King' Leaves His $2 Trillion Kingdom

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 4:36pm

Bill Gross built Pacific Investment Management Co., or PIMCO, into a $2 trillion powerhouse. But this week, he abruptly left, roiling the bond-investing world.

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PIMCO's 'Bond King' Quits Amid Reports Of Erratic Behavior

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 3:11pm

Bill Gross built PIMCO into an investing powerhouse with more than $2 trillion dollars under its management. But there was trouble in the king's court in recent months.

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Cab Competition In San Francisco Benefits Riders

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 3:11pm

Taxi ridership has plummeted 60 percent in San Francisco due to competition from the ride sharing companies Uber and Lyft. Now taxis are fighting back with ride hailing apps of their own.

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Lights, Camera, Drones: Hollywood's Lens Gets A Little Larger

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:52am

The FAA is granting six movie and TV production companies permission to use drones for filming. The move could pave the way for the unmanned aircraft systems to be used in other commercial ventures.

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Debate Grows Over Employer Health Plans Without Hospital Benefits

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:00am

A federal calculator that companies use to certify whether their health insurance complies with the Affordable Care Act appears to bless plans without hospital coverage.

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Belgium Likes Underground Beer. No, Literally

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:21am

The historic city of Bruges is getting a 2-mile-long underground beer pipeline. Too bad it's from brewery to factory, not brewery to your door.

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Former Fed Bank Examiner Says Secret Tapes Show Fed Leniency

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 4:06am

The former Fed employee recorded 46 hours of meetings using a small device on her keychain. The concern, says ProPublica reporter Jake Bernstein, is the Fed may be too cozy with banks it oversees.

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Supermarkets Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 4:09pm

In the U.S., consumers account for the biggest share of waste in the food chain. Demand for stocked shelves and unblemished produce, and confusion over date labels lead to mountains of tossed meals.

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