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Teachers With Student Debt: The Struggle, The Causes And What Comes Next

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:00am

More than 2,000 teachers responded to our survey. Some called their student loan debt "an albatross around my neck," others simply said, "Help!"

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Brides Scramble For Dresses And Information After Alfred Angelo Stores Close Abruptly

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 3:52pm

The lawyer handling the bankruptcy case says she has received more than 7,000 emails from customers. Former brides are offering free dresses and tips — such as the phone numbers of seamstresses.

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Chinese Company Tries To Win Over Wyoming Wind Workers

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 7:52am

There's international competition to get into Wyoming's fast growing wind energy industry. A Chinese wind company is seeking an edge by offering free training to former coal miners.

Economists Warn Tariffs On Imported Steel Could Spark Trade War

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:37pm

President Trump hinted this week that he may impose tariffs or quotas on imported steel. Economists warn that could spark a trade war.

Why 'MAGAnomics' Isn't Likely To Work

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 2:37pm

Sustained 3 percent growth is a target the U.S. is unlikely to hit, and some Trump policies might even make it less possible.

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Cell Towers At Schools: Godsend Or God-Awful?

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 4:00am

School districts are making deals with telecom companies to build towers on school property. The agreements give schools a bump in revenue, but what do parents think? And what does the science say?

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Trump Hints At New Limits On Steel Imports

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 5:18pm

President Trump is warning that he may slap new restrictions on steel imports, relying on a seldom-used law designed to protect domestic industries deemed vital to national security.

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As Online Sales Climb, Cities Confront Loss Of Sales Tax Revenue

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 3:35pm

The swift rise of e-commerce is creating new challenges for cities and suburbs in different parts of the country. The big problem is a loss of sales tax revenues as online sales climb.

Businessman Bill Browder Details Dealings With Russian Laywer Tied To Trump

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 3:35pm

Few people heard of Natalia Veselnitskaya before this week. William Browder was one. He's locked horns with the Russian lawyer at the heart of the Donald Trump Jr. email scandal.

Chinese Laborers Built Sonoma's Wineries. Racist Neighbors Drove Them Out

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 12:51pm

Enjoying a chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon? In the 1800s, Chinese immigrants helped introduce those iconic varietals to California's wine country. But as vineyards grew, so did anti-Chinese fervor.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Buena Vista winery)

Some Women's Golf Fans Are Teed Off To See Major Tourney At Trump Course

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:03am

The U.S. Women's Open golf tournament begins Thursday at the Trump course in New Jersey. Fans agree that it's a beautiful course, but some object to helping boost a Trump-owned business.

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Trump Hotels Again The Target Of Hackers Seeking Credit Card Data

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 5:37pm

Trump Hotels was hit again by hackers who broke into the reservations system to take credit card data. TechCrunch says this was the third time the hotel chain's system has been compromised.

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Health Insurers Try Paying More Up Front To Pay Less Later

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 3:55pm

Some businesses are keeping costs down for workers by removing deductibles for supplies needed to manage diabetes and other chronic conditions.

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Nonprofit Helps California's Asian-American Farmers Grow Their Business

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:41am

Traditional Asian greens like crisp daikon roots for pickling are an integral part of Asian-American cultural identity. A nonprofit is helping small farmers meet high demand in Asian enclaves.

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Senate's Health Bill Would Make Life Easier For Some Small Businesses

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:05am

Some small businesses buy their health plans through trade associations. The GOP health bills would make those cheaper. But that could also make employer-based insurance more expensive for others.

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Why The Internet Fast Lane Has Bypassed Rural America

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 9:06am

Broadband access for more than 23 million rural Americans is lousy.

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Once A Bustling Black Enclave, East Austin Residents Make A Suburban Exodus

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 8:18am

The community "doesn't really exist anymore as it did," one former resident of East Austin said. Even the local pastor, who served for 30 years, says he's been pushed out by rising home prices.

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Preference Or Prejudice? Central Europeans Ask Why They Get Cheaper Ingredients

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 7:00am

Fish sticks with less fish. Lunchmeat with less meat. Central European nations say packaged foods sold there have lower quality standards than the same brands in the West. They want the EU to step in.

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Marijuana Shortage Prompts Emergency In Nevada; Tax Officials Weigh Changes

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 6:56am

After a booming first week of legal retail sales, Gov. Brian Sandoval endorsed a statement of emergency and regulators are looking to boost distribution.

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Denmark Wants To Lead The World In Green Growth

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 3:54am

Google may soon join Apple and Facebook in building a data center in Denmark. Thanks to easy access to renewable energy, big corporations can say their Danish data centers have zero emissions.

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