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Keep On Drillin'? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil Future

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

Measure P in California's Santa Barbara County asks voters to ban controversial oil and gas drilling methods such as hydraulic fracturing. To date, the oil industry has spent $7 million to defeat it.

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LA Manufacturing Industry Still Supported By Garment Workers

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:12am

Los Angeles has the highest number of manufacturing jobs in the country. While much of American manufacturing is high end, folks here still hold up the low end, with low-wage, non-union jobs held by immigrants.

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FTC Says AT&T Misled Customers About 'Unlimited' Data Plans

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:05pm

The Federal Trade Commission says AT&T slowed data speeds for 3.5 million customers, sometimes up to 90 percent.

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Online Dating Site Used Fake Profiles To Get Members To Upgrade Service

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:00pm

The Federal Trade Commission is making JDI Dating pay more than $600,000 to users who were scammed into paying for upgraded accounts after receiving messages from fake profiles.

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Close To 100,000 Hungarian Demonstrators Protest Internet Usage Tax

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:11pm

Critics of the tax said this is a government attempt to create a "digital iron curtain" around Hungary. The government said it was just extending taxes it places on phones.

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After The Waves, Staten Island Homeowner Takes Sandy Buyout

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:03pm

Stephen Drimalas fled his home as the storm hit, and it was badly damaged. Now he and some of his neighbors are selling their property to the state, which hopes to get people out of flood-prone areas.

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Janet Yellen Brings A Different Leadership Style To The Fed

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:10pm

Melissa Block talks to Neil Irwin, senior economic correspondent for The New York Times, about the leadership style of Janet Yellen, the chair of the Federal Reserve.

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T. Boone Pickens On The Plummeting Price Of Oil

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:45pm

Melissa Block talks to oilman T. Boone Pickens. He told the Wall Street Journal that energy companies are pumping too much oil and that none of them wants to be the first to stop.

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Monsanto Hired This Guy To Help It Win Over Millennials

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:39pm

Vance Crowe, 32, has a tough assignment: reach out to millennials, many of whom are skeptical of GMOs. Crowe says the company can do a better job of listening to their concerns.

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Is The 'Skills Gap' Really A Thing?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:30pm

Employers complain about not having enough skilled workers to fill needed positions. It's the so-called skills gap that has become a buzzword in business and policymaking worlds. But is the skills gap a myth, reality or somewhere in between?

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Federal Reserve Stays The Course, Ends Most Recent Stimulus Program

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:01pm

The Fed has been buying up bonds by the trillions since the financial crisis started in 2008. Today, it affirmed that it was going ahead with plans to end its third round of stimulus.

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Book News: Young Adult And Kids' Lit Boost E-Book Revenue

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:37am

From January to July, e-book revenue grew 7.5 percent compared with the same period last year. Also: R.L. Stine tweets a horror, and poets slip into something a bit sexier.

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Behind The Scenes, Storyful Exposes Viral Hoaxes For News Outlets

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:33am

Journalists regularly turn to this social media organization to seek out and verify online material that could bolster traditional reporting.

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Start World Series Games Earlier, Let Us Sleep

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

Commentator Frank Deford says the Fall Classic could boost its sagging ratings by scheduling games early enough for people in the Eastern and Central Time Zones to see the end.

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Can Authorities Cut Off Utilities And Pose As Repairmen To Search A Home?

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:53pm

That's what federal agents did earlier this year to see if gamblers staying in Las Vegas were running a sportsbook operation. Agents lacked evidence for a warrant. Courts are considering the case.

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Marvel Studios To Diversify Its Movies

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:43pm

The comic juggernaut announced Tuesday that one of its upcoming films will have a female lead, and another will be headlined by a black man.

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Firm Buys Big Bike-Share Service; Expansion And Higher Rates Seen

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:23pm

Announcing the deal today, the company said it would expand its service and raise the annual fee to $149 for its New York customers. Alta also operates in other large cities.

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The Next Shirt You Buy May Say 'Made In Ethiopia.' Here's Why

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:16pm

The garment industry is still seen as a good partner for jump-starting the economies of undeveloped nations. Manufacturers entering these countries say they're trying to treat workers more ethically.

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Why Does Saudi Arabia Seem So Comfortable With Falling Oil Prices?

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 1:15pm

Normally, the "central banker of oil" would slow production to push up prices. Not so now. Some say it's a geopolitical tactic aimed at Russia and Iran; others say it's just protecting market share.

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Safety Regulators Turn Attention To Faulty Air Bags

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:39am

Honda reports at least two deaths related to defective inflators in air bags. The air bags, made by Japanese supplier Takata, are in Toyota and other automakers' vehicles, too.

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