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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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Buggy, Bendy iPhones Create Bad Week For Apple

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 3:28pm

From bending iPhones to a glitchy new operating system, it's been a bad week for Apple. Are they simply bumps in the road or a sign of something amiss at Apple?

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Solar Advocates Fight Utilities Over Grid Access

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 3:28pm

Across the country the solar industry is battling utilities over the financial details of feeding electricity from renewable resources back into the power grid.

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Richard Branson Thinks Employees Should Have Unlimited Vacation

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:12am

The British billionaire and Virgin Group founder has long been a business revolutionary, but his latest venture is raising a few eyebrows.

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Toy Hall Of Fame To Announce Latest Inductees In November

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 4:05am

The Toy Hall of Fame is inducting two new toys. Will it be American Girl dolls? My Little Pony? Or the Rubik's Cube, which has been nominated five times? Or something else?

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Sayonara To 'Super-Size Me?' Food Companies Cut Calories, So Do We

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 2:24am

Major food companies have cut trillions of calories, and studies show Americans are consuming fewer calories because of it. But some advocates think companies should do more to improve our diets.

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To Prevent Repeat Hospitalizations, Talk To Patients

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 2:23am

Part of each hospital's income now hinges on keeping patients with chronic conditions healthier outside the hospital. One medical center has hired nurses and social workers to act as health coaches.

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Shifting Stance, Some GOP Candidates Back State Minimum Wage Hikes

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:01pm

As free-market conservatives, Republicans are philosophically opposed to raising the minimum wage. But a handful in tight races are having second thoughts.

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What Makes A Bike Pump Worth $450?

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:26pm

The classic Italian Silca pump, a favorite of bicycle racers since 1917, has been redesigned and is now made in Indianapolis. Last year Joshua Poertner bought the company from the founder's grandson.

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New Treasury Rules May Slow, But Not Stop, Corporate Inversions

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:26pm

The Treasury Department is trying to prevent U.S. corporations from relocating abroad to cut their tax bills by eliminating some of the incentives. But some tax experts say there is only so much the government can do.

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Cadillac Packs Its Bags And Heads To New York City

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:26pm

Cadillac, the luxury division of General Motors, is leaving Detroit and moving to Manhattan to be closer to the headquarters of other high-end brands.

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#Gamergate Controversy Fuels Debate On Women And Video Games

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:26pm

A debate has flared surrounding ethics in video game journalism and the role and treatment of women in the video game industry. Attacks online have turned heated, vicious and ugly.

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Some iPhone 6 Plus Users Find An Unwanted Feature: It Bends

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:47pm

Some owners of Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are discovering that their super-slim glass and aluminum devices aren't holding up well in an environment that's usually safe: their pockets.

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Media Group Evolves From Covering Vice To War Zones

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to Vice Media founder and CEO Shane Smith about the reasons behind the rapid growth of his news and entertainment firm. Vice magazine migrated to videos, the web and documentaries.

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Ferrari Calls Back Cars Over Trunk Latch

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:05am

Ferrari is recalling one of its flashiest sports cars, the 458. Ferrari says the problem is with the latch that opens the trunk from the inside. It's meant to be used if you're ever trapped in there.

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Why Some Federal Agencies Panic This Time Of Year

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:05am

Analysis finds that federal agencies green-light projects in late September to fund them before the fiscal year expires. And quality suffers, compared with projects approved at other times of year.

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California Public Pension Fund Shifts To Clean Energy

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 3:59pm

The California State Teachers' Retirement System is the second-largest public pension fund in the U.S., managing nearly $200 billion. Melissa Block talks to the fund's CEO, Jack Ehnes.

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Big Sponsors May Find It Hard To Break Up With The NFL

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 3:59pm

Companies like Anheuser-Busch pay hundreds of millions to be identified with the NFL's aura. The last thing they want is to be associated with scandal, but it might be financially tough to walk away.

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Nobelist Muhammad Yunus: Be A Go-Getter, Not A Job Getter

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 3:35pm

The founding father of "microcredit" is helping to judge a contest with maxidollars: the Clinton Global Initiative's Hult Prize, granting $1 million to a new business idea that'll help the poor.

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