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Timeline of Events: The 2013 Miss Universe Pageant

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:00am

The back story of the Moscow pageant, the Russian father-son duo — one a billionaire developer and the other an aspiring pop star, the British-born promoter and the future American president.

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Natural Gas Building Boom Fuels Climate Worries, Enrages Landowners

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:00am

Companies are asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve thousands of miles of pipelines from Appalachia. It's an agency that almost never says no.

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Artist Louie Gong Brings Authentic Native American Art To Mainstream Business

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:08pm

Louie Gong is a Native American visual artist and designer who got his start decorating Vans sneakers. Today he's one of the most successful Native entrepreneurs in the country.

They Paid For Wedding Dresses, Then The Company Went Out Of Business

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 7:03am

Alfred Angelo Bridal closed all of its stores late last week, leaving brides-to-be across the country trying to track down dresses they had already paid for.

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.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement )

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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