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Legal Marijuana Advocates Are Uneasy With Sessions' Stance

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

Drug legalization advocates and former prosecutors are watching the Justice Department to see how it shifts emphasis on marijuana prosecutions. Attorney General Sessions takes a hard line on the drug.

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Feds Raid Suspected $50M Visa Fraud Ring Near Los Angeles

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 5:39pm

The FBI alleges the business represented Chinese nationals under a program that awards green cards for investing a half-million dollars in job-creating projects. But the projects were never built.

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PHOTOS: The Many Possible Shapes Of Trump's Border Wall

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 5:22pm

The bidding period has closed for the companies hoping to design and deliver the president's signature campaign promise. Here's a glimpse of some proposals — from wire mesh to 30-foot pipe organs.

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After Uproar, Pepsi Halts Rollout Of Controversial Protest-Themed Ad

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:36pm

Pepsi said it was trying to project a message of unity with its ad set at a protest, starring Kendall Jenner. But on Wednesday the company apologized, saying it had missed the mark.

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Cherry Coke In China Now Served With A Warren Buffett Smile

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 3:38pm

The billionaire's visage temporarily graces cans of Cherry Coke, newly launched in China. Buffett, a Coke shareholder, is apparently quite popular there — and he's famously fond of Cherry Coke.

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Head Of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Faces Lawmakers This Week

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 3:33pm

The head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard Cordray faces lawmakers for his semi-annual report to Congress at a time when some Republicans want him replaced and the CFPB restructured.

Episode 531: The Tough, The Sweet, The Nosy

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 2:28pm

The tricks and mind games tax collectors use to get people to pay up.

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How Driverless Vehicles Could Harm Professional Drivers Of Color

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 1:36pm

African-American professional drivers earn a median annual wage nearly $2,500 higher than in non-driving jobs. For Hispanic drivers it's a $5,800 premium, and Native American drivers earn $2,000 more.

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Once An Alternative To Mainstream TV, YouTube Now Offers Just That With New Service

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 12:20pm

With its streaming TV service launching Wednesday, YouTube joins a crowded field. But it offers several features the others don't.

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The Race To Fish Slows Down. Why That's Good For Fish, Fishermen And Diners

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 12:17pm

Catch shares allot fishermen a portion of the catch in advance, in hopes of keeping them from racing each other to sea, sometimes in risky climes. They're controversial. They also work, a study finds.

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Krispy Kreme Owner To Buy Panera Bread In $7.5 Billion Deal

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 8:09am

If the transaction is finalized in the third quarter of 2017 as planned, Panera would be privately held.

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Judges Take Up Big Soda's Suit To Abolish Philadelphia's Sugar Tax

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 5:00am

An appeals court hears arguments Wednesday on the future of Philly's landmark tax on sweetened drinks. The money is funding preschool for low-income kids, but the soda industry says it's losing jobs.

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Teachers, Lawyers And Others Worry About The Fate Of Student Debt Forgiveness

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 5:00am

Borrowers are "frightened," "anxious," "betrayed," at the suggestion that a federal student loan forgiveness program could be taken away.

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Multiple Scandals Erupt At Fox News

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:03am

Fox News is under siege once more, as it faces separate sexual harassment and racial discrimination lawsuits, and fresh scrutiny of harassment allegations against its star host Bill O'Reilly.

Yahoo And AOL Move In Together Under 'Oath,' Verizon's New Digital Arm

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 3:59am

The digital content mashup of Internet oldsters will be led by Tim Armstrong, AOL's CEO. Though the Yahoo deal was widely panned, it gives Verizon a vast subscriber base appealing to advertisers.

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Yahoo And AOL Move In Together Under 'Oath,' Verizon's New Digital Arm

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 3:59am

The digital-content mashup of Internet oldsters will be led by Tim Armstrong, AOL's CEO. Though the Yahoo deal was widely panned, it gives Verizon a vast subscriber base appealing to advertisers.

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FACT CHECK: Trump's Claim That The 2009 Stimulus Built Nothing

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 3:46am

Trump claimed on Tuesday before a group of CEOs that the Obama administration's stimulus package was a failed "infrastructure bill." That's not true.

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AFL-CIO's Trumka Says Both Parties Have Lost Focus On U.S. Workers

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 4:06pm

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka laid out his vision for organized labor, taking on both political parties for catering to moneyed interests instead of concentrating on the plight of American workers.

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Head Of The Federal Reserve Bank Of Richmond Resigns Over Improper Disclosure Of Information

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 3:47pm

Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, has resigned effective immediately over his role in the improper disclosure of confidential information to a financial analyst.

Broth-Loving Hipsters Are Pushing Up The Price Of Bones

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 3:20pm

With bone broth mania sweeping parts of the U.S. (we see you, LA), cheap bones are harder to come by. Some broth makers are moving away from the standard beef and chicken to new bones — like alpaca.

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