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Despite Recovery, Many Find Home Loans Still Hard To Get

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 3:06pm

The housing market and the economy are both well on their way back from the Great Recession. But housing advocates say banks, stung by the housing crisis and its fallout, remain reluctant to lend.

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EU-Greek Drama Deepens As A Deadline Approaches

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 3:01pm

Greece has threatened to quit the euro if an agreement over its debt isn't reached. There were hints that a deal with the new Greek government could be worked out. But turmoil looms if the talks fail.

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On Iran's Streets, 'Death To America' ... And Hope For A Nuclear Deal

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:04am

Many Iranians seem prepared to reorder relations with the West. But there are also plenty of skeptics when it comes to the prospect of a nuclear deal and normal ties with the U.S.

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Many Iranians Eager For Change, Ready For Nuclear Deal

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:04am

Iran is a country on the edge of historic change. They still chant "death to America" on the anniversary of Iran's revolution. Yet, some Iranians seem prepared to reorder relations with the West.

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You Might Want To Take Another Pass At Your Passwords

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 2:33am

They have become so complicated that, in some cases, passwords have undermined their own security intent. But experts say there is still value in keeping your digital door locked with a good password.

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With Quakes Spiking, Oil Industry Is Under The Microscope In Oklahoma

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 3:51pm

Oil is big business in Oklahoma, and the industry has been a boon for many cities here. But there are concerns that techniques used for extracting oil are behind a surge in temblors in the state.

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Hygiene, Honeypots, Espionage: 3 Approaches To Defying Hackers

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 3:12pm

The hack of insurer Anthem is one in a string of costly cyberattacks worldwide. In Silicon Valley and beyond, startups are taking very different approaches to helping companies outsmart the attackers.

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Remembering Michele Ferrero, Candy Kingpin And Pioneer

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 3:00pm

Michele Ferrero, the candy maker that brought Nutella and Ferrero Rocher to the world, died Saturday at age 89. Food historian Francine Segan discusses Ferrero's legacy and a candy empire's creation.

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Hopes Soar As Drone Enthusiasts Greet New Rule Proposal

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 3:00pm

Drone enthusiasts are generally pleased with the long-awaited regulations proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday. They had feared the government would make them go to flight school.

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Report: Using Malware, Hackers Steal Millions From Banks

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 1:37pm

According to a security company, hackers kept tabs on bank employees, transferred funds and then sent commands to ATMs to dispense cash at pre-determined times.

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As Rules Get Sorted Out, Drones May Transform Agriculture Industry

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 4:31am

At farm shows across the country, drones have become as ubiquitous as tractors. Drone flights are mostly banned in the U.S., but on Sunday the FAA released long-awaited draft rules.

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Labor Secretary Gets Involved In Stalled Port Talks

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 3:56am

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez has intervened in an ongoing labor dispute at West Coast ports. Contract negotiations have dragged on for eight months. There is a huge backlog of ships waiting to unload.

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Satisfied Patients Now Make Hospitals Richer, But Is That Fair?

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 2:44am

The Affordable Care Act made sure that hospitals scoring well on patient satisfaction surveys are paid more by Medicare. But some say that gives small, boutique hospitals an unfair edge.

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Beyond BPA: Court Battle Reveals A Shift In Debate Over Plastic Safety

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 2:42am

In 2007, a plastic called Tritan became a hit, partly because it was free of the chemical BPA. Then a competitor began suggesting that Tritan products contained other chemicals that act like estrogen.

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America Loves Smoothies And The Frozen Foods Industry Knows It

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 4:00pm

Less than a decade ago, American consumers tended to buy frozen fruit as a dessert topping. But the smoothie craze changed how Americans eat frozen fruit — and pushed sales above $1 billion a year.

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With Oil Fields Under Attack, Libya's Economic Future Looks Bleak

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 11:46am

The man who runs Libya's national oil company is struggling to resume production amid conflict and falling prices. A functioning oil industry might define whether Libya is a nation or a failed state.

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Commercial Drone Rules To Limit Their Speed And Altitude

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 10:08am

The long-awaiting Federal Aviation Administration proposal could be a boon to some companies hoping to use unmanned aircraft, but they might complicate the picture for Amazon.

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How Singapore Transformed Itself Into A Food Lover's Destination

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 6:03am

More than 14 million tourists visited the island nation last year. Many came for the food. It's all part of the Singapore government's master plan to make culinary enticements a key lure for tourists.

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Netflix Streams Its Way To Cuba — Slowly

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 3:54pm

Netflix, the video-streaming service, announced it was offering monthly packages to Cuba starting this month. But few people on the island have access to high-speed internet.

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Love On The Job Can Leave A Lot To Be Desired

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 3:24pm

Work is one of the main places people find love. Yet romantic entanglement can also complicate things for workers and employers. Some firms have "love contracts" to enforce rules on office dating.

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