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In 2005, Trump Was Hit With A Tax That He Now Wants To Abolish

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 2:15pm

The Alternative Minimum Tax was passed to target the ultra-wealthy, but today it's more likely to affect the upper-middle class.

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Applying For College Aid Just Got Harder

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 1:59pm

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool has been temporarily disabled for security concerns. Without it, many at-risk students will have a harder time finishing their paperwork.

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Amid Economic Crisis, Anxiety Grows In Struggling Southern Brazilian State

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 1:47pm

Porto Alegre, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul, is seeing strikes and protests amid rising crime and Brazil's worst recession. "We're asking God Almighty that this comes to an end," says a resident.

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Paul McCartney, Denied Control Over Beatles Hits For Decades, Is Told To Wait

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 1:17pm

McCartney has long sought control of The Beatles hits he co-authored and has filed a court case against the company that controls them.

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U.S. Indicts 2 Russian Security Officials Over Yahoo Hack

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:44am

Two of the defendants are officers of the Russian Federal Security Service, or FSB. They were indicted along with two criminal hackers over a 2014 breach involving at least 500 million Yahoo accounts.

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Culture Wars

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 9:00am

Atlanta has been the center of innovation in hip-hop for at least two decades, but the city has failed to turn musical success into growth for the communities that create it.

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I Want To Eat Fish Responsibly. But The Seafood Guides Are So Confusing!

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 8:16am

All reputable seafood guides are science-based, and yet can offer conflicting advice, because they have different goals. Some support sustainable fishers. Others aim to recover declining populations.

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Heinz Borrows Ketchup Commercial From Don Draper

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 6:04am

Remember on Mad Men when Don Draper had an idea for a Heinz ketchup ad? The idea was to show foods that need ketchup, with none in sight. Heinz plans to make that fictional ad campaign real.

EPA Reopens U.S. Rules Setting Vehicle Efficiency Standards For 2025

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 5:37am

U.S. automakers may not have to reach fuel efficiency standards that were set during the Obama administration, which had set a target of 54.5 miles per gallon for 2025.

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Trump Administration To Review Vehicle Emissions Rules

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 4:05am

The White House has announced it's moving to undo EPA/DOT fuel economy standards, but it will face challenges. It turns out, people like cars that get good mileage.

Fed To Announce Whether It Will Raise Interest Rates

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 4:05am

It's widely expected that the Federal Reserve will decide to raise interest rates another quarter point. It would be only the third rate hike since the financial crisis began in 2008.

Chinatowns Across The Country Face Off With Gentrification

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 3:01am

Community groups use both "hard" and "soft" approaches, involving organizing residents, bringing media attention to evictions, and advocating for government policies that protect tenants.

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Ethics Documents Suggest Conflict Of Interest By Trump Adviser

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 5:06pm

Christopher Liddell appeared to be invested in 18 companies when he joined the president in meetings with their CEOs. The investments totaled between $3 million and $4 million.

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Why Pu'er, A Complex Tea, Draws Rapt Fans And Big Dollars

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 12:58pm

Grown in China's remote Yunnan Province, this legendary, fermented dark tea changes as it ages. Like a fine wine, pu'er is sipped, savored and collected by devotees.

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Vibrator Maker To Pay Millions Over Claims It Secretly Tracked Use

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 12:52pm

The makers of the We-Vibe, which can be paired with an app, don't admit any wrongdoing. But they will pay $3.75 million after allegations that the app was collecting "highly sensitive information."

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How Many Would Lose Health Coverage? It Depends On How You Define 'Insurance'

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 11:12am

The Congressional Budget Office says millions of people would lose coverage under the proposed House bill. But the CBO's definition of insurance is more generous than what Republicans want.

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Murdoch And Trump, An Alliance Of Mutual Interest

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 11:08am

The media titan, long accustomed to influence and access when it comes to Australian and British prime ministers, is poised to enjoy similar status with President Trump.

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VIDEO: Nike's New Ad Asks A Question Arab Women Know All Too Well

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 10:06am

'What will they say about you?' It's the name of a new Nike ad targeted to Arab women.

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Employers' Hijab Ban Isn't 'Direct Discrimination,' European Court Says

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 9:27am

When she was hired in 2003, a receptionist didn't wear a hijab to work. Her attempts to wear one three years later resulted in her being fired.

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This Garden Connects Bangladeshi Women With Restaurants — And Each Other

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 6:00am

The female-run Bandhu Gardens in Michigan sells surplus vegetables from backyards and hosts pop-up dinners and cooking classes to help meet the needs of recent immigrants and their families back home.

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