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Many Homeowners Still Qualify For Mortgage Relief

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:44am

A federal program known as HARP could save homeowners who qualify to refinance an average $200 a month. But many who hear about it are suspicious, says Federal Housing Finance Agency chief Mel Watt.

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On Ocean City's Boardwalk, Costumed Performers Prompt Legal Debate

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:42am

The Maryland beach town is grappling with an influx of boardwalk performers, including costumed characters and a pole dancer. Police say the city's hands are essentially tied because of legal rulings.

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The 'Greening' Of Florida Citrus Means Less Green In Growers' Pockets

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:40am

Orange juice sales are at their lowest point in 10 years. Florida's citrus industry is reeling from a disease called "greening," while consumers face dozens of other choices in the supermarket aisle.

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Amazon Buys Twitch, Proving Gaming Live Streams Are Golden

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:07pm

Twitch broadcasts gamers to huge audiences around the world, and it boasts big potential when it comes to advertising dollars. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos calls watching gameplay "a global phenomenon."

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Some Call For More Sharing In Ride Sharing

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:42pm

A researcher says startups Uber and Lyft aren't really ride-sharing services. An emerging set of services being tested promises to be more about sharing and less about being like taxis.

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To Make A Move North, Burger King Eyes Buying A Canadian Icon

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:06pm

The fast-food restaurant operator Burger King has announced that it's in talks to buy Tim Horton's, a Canadian chain of restaurants. The acquisition would likely herald the move of Burger King's headquarters to Canada, in an attempted tax inversion.

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California Quake Means Big Damage For Napa Valley Wineries

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 7:19am

It's still too early to tell just how much the magnitude-6.0 quake will cost the region, but it comes after a drought had already made things difficult for wineries.

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Calif. Lawmakers Overturn Ban On Pets At Restaurants

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:07am

Businesses may now permit dogs in their outdoor spaces such as patios or courtyards. Previously they faced fines for health violations.

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Burger King In Talks To Buy Canadian Coffee-and-Doughnut Chain

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:07am

The Wall Street Journal reports Burger King is interested in Tim Hortons. The combined companies would form the 3rd-largest fast food chain the world with combined annual sales of around $22 billion.

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As Ferguson Unraveled, The World Found A New Way Of Watching

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:46am

When protests over the shooting of Michael Brown turned violent in Ferguson, Mo., livestreaming videos showed Americans what they couldn't see on TV.

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Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:29am

Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.

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Burger King In Talks To Buy Canada's Tim Hortons

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:15am

The companies say Miami-based Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Ontario-based Tim Hortons Inc. would continue to operate as separate brands but would share corporate services.

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Despite Economic Recovery, Millions Of Workers Stuck In Part-Time Jobs

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:59pm

Americans who'd like to have full-time jobs are often working two or more part-time jobs to make ends meet. Some are hamstrung by increasingly difficult labor tactics used by their employers.

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Are Food Boats The Next Food Trucks? Don't Count On It

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 4:01am

Food boats occupy a quirky snack-time niche in a few summer communities. But don't expect this floating food truck trend to sweep the nation, at least not until it gets sea legs.

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Are Food Boats The Next Food Trucks? Don't Count On It

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 4:01am

Food boats occupy a quirky snack-time niche in a few summer communities. But don't expect this floating food truck trend to sweep the nation, at least not until it gets sea legs.

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At Cannabis Clubs, Customers Mingle Over Marijuana

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 4:12pm

In Colorado and Washington recreational pot shops are now legal, while in Europe, "cannabis social clubs" have gotten creative. Ozy.com's Laura Secorun Palet talks about the growth of these spaces.

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Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 9:56am

Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama's 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service?

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Argentina Crisis Puts Focus On Role Of Distressed-Debt Funds

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:06pm

Argentina calls them vulture funds, but they have a legal right to demand payment. Still, is that moral when a nation is the debtor and its citizens suffer as a result?

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If You're Too Sick To Fly, Airlines Might Not Offer A Refund

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:39am

Airlines have the right to refuse a passenger suspected of having Ebola. But if you're sick with a contagious disease, what are your rights when it comes to canceling and refunds?

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Nestle Nudges Its Suppliers To Improve Animal Welfare

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:30am

The world's largest food company is requiring all of its suppliers of dairy, meat, poultry and egg products to comply with tighter animal welfare standards. Animal rights groups applaud the move.

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