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Big Mayo Vs. Little Mayo: Which Brand Has Egg On Its Face?

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:31am

Unilever is claiming that the label on Hampton Creek's egg-free spread is misleading and is threatening to its Hellmann's brand. But marketing experts say the strategy may have backfired.

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State Health Insurance Exchanges Hope To Woo Urban Minorities

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:26am

With Obamacare signups resuming this week, California and Connecticut have deployed new strategies to reach people who resisted signing up last year. Step one: Avoid previous cultural gaffes.

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Former CEO Indicted For Alleged Role In Deadly Mine Disaster

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 6:02pm

Don Blankenship is accused of defying safety regulators when he ran the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia. A blast at the mine killed 29 people in 2010.

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As Casinos Fold, Stakes Are High For Atlantic City Transformation

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:43pm

Atlantic City, N.J., once synonymous with gambling, is reeling from the failure of several big-name casinos. Officials hope they can revive the city by recasting it as the Las Vegas of the East Coast.

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Facebook Rolls Out New, Simpler Privacy Policy

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:41pm

The new privacy guidelines are one-third their previous length. But experts say it doesn't change how much data the company will continue to gather from users.

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Amazon, Hachette Reach Agreement Over E-Book Prices

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:13pm

The agreement in the months-long dispute was announced today and the two former adversaries will resume normal business "immediately," according to a press release.

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Amazon And Hachette Reach A Deal On E-Book Pricing

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:16am

The multiyear agreement, which will take effect in early 2015, ends a months-long stalemate between the online retail giant and the publishing powerhouse.

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Congress Will Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline, With An Eye On Louisiana

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 6:37am

The two bills' sponsors — Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La. — are heading toward a runoff election next month.

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Miners At Risk Because Of Unpaid And Uncollected Fines

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:08am

NPR probes the regulatory loophole that allows mine owners to ignore government regulators and operate unsafe mines. For years, the owners have failed to pay penalties even as workers are injured.

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How Kodak's Shirley Cards Set Photography's Skin-Tone Standard

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 2:45am

Named for the original model — an employee of Kodak — the portraits were used by photo labs to calibrate printers. But until the 1970s, that model was always white.

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House, Senate To Vote On Keystone After Landrieu Calls For Vote

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:48am

Legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline got new life after Senate Democrats abandoned efforts to block the measure in hopes of helping endangered Sen. Mary Landrieu keep her seat in Louisiana.

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After Solyndra Loss, U.S. Energy Loan Program Turning A Profit

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:03pm

The federal government lost hundreds of millions of dollars when solar panel maker Solyndra and car company Fisker went bankrupt. Now the loan program has made up for early losses and is in the black.

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After Ferguson, Police Body Cameras Catching On

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:45pm

The Columbia, Mo., police department gave its officers body cameras in July, saying they could help exonerate officers from claims of abuse of force. After Ferguson, the demand for cameras surged.

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New Volkswagen Policy OKs Interactions With Unions At U.S. Factory

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:39pm

The automaker said the new would allow dialogue with groups, including unions. It comes months after the United Auto Workers lost a vote to represent workers at the Chattanooga, Tenn., factory.

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Treasury Secretary: Boosting World Economy Requires 'Tough Decisions'

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:33pm

Robert Siegel talks with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew ahead of the G-20 summit in Australia. If Asia and Europe don't pick up some economic steam, Lew says, it could spell trouble for the U.S.

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As U.S. Leads Growth, It Wants Others To Step Up

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:01pm

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has a message for the leaders of other advanced economies: You have to shape up! The global economy is relying too heavily on just the United States for growth.

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'Washington Post' To Add Editor's Notes To Fareed Zakaria Columns

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:42pm

The editorial page editor of The Washington Post says he will append editor's notes to four columns by Fareed Zakaria, saying the columns failed to credit sources sufficiently.

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Banking Giants Settle Currency Manipulation Charges

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:42pm

Six banks, including Citigroup, Bank of America and J.P. Morgan Chase, will pay regulators more than $4 billion to settle charges they manipulated the currency exchange market to boost profits.

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Coal Mines Keep Operating Despite Injuries, Violations And Millions In Fines

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:35pm

An NPR investigation found thousands of American mine owners fail to pay penalties for safety violations, even as they continue to manage dangerous — and sometimes deadly — operations.

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Big Banks Will Pay $4.25 Billion In Fines Over Currency Charges

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:25pm

U.S. firms Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase will pay the largest fines, around $1 billion each, to settle civil charges that they colluded to manipulate the foreign exchange market.

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