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FCC Chief Begins Rollback Of 'Net Neutrality' Regulations

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 3:00pm

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a free-market proponent, wants to repeal Obama-era regulations that treat Internet service providers like utilities. "Nothing about the Internet was broken in 2015," he said.

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The High Price Of Fake Authenticity: $425 'Muddy' Jeans Inspire Mockery

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 2:31pm

This week, the Internet discovered that Nordstrom sells premium denim with a "crackled, caked-on muddy coating" — that is, fake dirt. Former Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe had some thoughts about that.

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Trump Administration Proposes 'Massive' Tax Overhaul And Tax Cut Plan

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 1:42pm

The details of the measure will be worked out in talks with Congress; the effect on the deficit is unknown.

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ESPN Layoffs Begin, And Some 100 Employees May Lose Jobs

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 1:41pm

The cuts have already hit some well-known names, including veteran NFL reporter Ed Werder, college football analyst Danny Kannell, and college basketball reporter C.L. Brown.

Tyson Foods Promises Better Conditions And Safety For Meat Workers

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 1:36pm

Meat-processing employs more than a half-million people. An investigation found they've got some of the most dangerous factory jobs in America and suffer from injury, low pay and lack of work breaks.

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WTO Says Mexico Can Seek Millions From U.S. In Dolphin-Safe Tuna Dispute

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:54pm

The World Trade Organization deems U.S. labeling rules for dolphin-safe tuna are unfairly restrictive to Mexico. It says Mexico may seek $163 million annually from the U.S. in retaliatory measures.

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Energy Star Program For Homes And Appliances Is On Trump's Chopping Block

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 7:00am

Appliance makers and home builders are in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the energy efficiency program. Energy Star is among 50 EPA programs that would be eliminated under the president's budget plan.

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4 Questions About Trump's Tax Plan

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 5:48am

The Trump administration is set to unveil a set of guidelines on how the president wants to tackle a tax overhaul. It does a lot. But it doesn't stand much of a chance, as is, in Congress.

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Portugal Basks In Post-Bailout Economic Revival

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 4:03am

Portugal's economy has rebounded dramatically since its European Union bailout in 2011. Wages are up and unemployment down. What's surprising is that this happened only as austerity was canceled.

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Watchdog Group Sees Conflicts In Jared Kushner's Vast Wealth, Responsibilities

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 6:05pm

Democracy 21 says President Trump's son-in-law should recuse himself from certain duties. Kushner's lawyer says her client "has consistently said that he would follow government ethics requirements."

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Cherokee Nation Sues Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreens Over Tribal Opioid Crisis

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:58pm

But the Cherokee tribe says these companies regularly filled large, suspicious prescriptions within the Cherokee Nation's 14 counties in northeastern Oklahoma.

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New TV Shows And Movies? They'll Stay In The Writer's Mind If There's A Strike

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:34pm

The last TV and movie strike a decade ago cost Hollywood hundreds of millions of dollars and left a hole in viewers' schedules.

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Flying Cars Are (Still) Coming: Should We Believe The Hype?

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:03pm

Airbus and Uber are planning for a future of flying cars and sky taxis. "You literally push a button and you get a flight," an Uber executive says. But will our Tomorrowland ever really arrive?

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China Moves To Increase Number Of Electric Vehicles On Its Roads

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:37am

By early next year, Beijing will require automakers in China to ensure that at least 8 percent of all vehicles they manufacture are electric.

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Ivanka Trump Talks Female Entrepreneurs And Her Father At W20 Summit In Berlin

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 7:53am

The first daughter said women must have access to credit and mentors, "to encourage this next generation" of female business owners. But remarks about her father drew the biggest reaction.

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Wells Fargo Fake Bank Accounts Scandal Haunts Shareholder Elections

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:01am

On Tuesday, Wells Fargo shareholders will vote on whether to fire the vast majority of the bank's board members. That would be an extremely rare event in corporate America.

Trump Administration To Impose 20 Percent Tariff On Canadian Lumber

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:41am

In a dispute that dates back decades, the Trump administration announced it will levy a 20 percent tariff on imports of softwood lumber from Canada, which is used primarily in housing construction.

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Senate Confirms Ex-Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue As Agriculture Secretary

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:16am

Sonny Perdue grew up on a farm in central Georgia and has owned several agriculture companies. He is not associated with the food company Perdue or the poultry producer Perdue Farms.

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State Department Website Features Trump's For-Profit Club, Mar-A-Lago

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:19pm

A federal government website has a page on President Trump's private Florida resort. Critics say taxpayer-funded resources should not be used to tout the so-called Winter White House.

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What Fish Is Good For Me And The Planet? New Documentary Explores

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:52pm

In order to investigate how eating fish affects our health as well as the oceans, author and fisherman Paul Greenberg spent a year eating fish every day.

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