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As Workers' Comp Varies From State To State, Workers Pay The Price

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 4:03am

Injured workers who are dependent on workers' compensation have faced eroding benefits. We go to Alabama and Georgia, where the value of an amputated arm is $700,000 more just across the state line.

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To Assess U.S. Economic Health, Job Quality And Wage Gains Examined

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 4:03am

January's jobless report showed a monthly average for job growth of 336,000 over the previous 3 months. And it showed strong wage gains after years of disappointing growth. What will February's show?

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Netflix Snaps Up TV Shows Rejected By Networks

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 4:03am

Netflix on Friday releases Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, co-created by Tina Fey. It was made for NBC but the network let it go. Another NBC show, Community, moves to an online home, Yahoo!, on March 17.

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Boston Economy Will Escape Big Freeze Of Historic Snowstorms

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 2:41am

New England businesses are taking stock after weeks of record-setting winter storms disrupted transportation, stopping many workers from doing their jobs. Telecommuting is helping Boston get by.

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Sharing Patient Records Is Still A Digital Dilemma For Doctors

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 2:37am

There's good news and bad news about electronic medical records. They're now in most doctors' offices — but most doctors still can't easily share them.

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Mass-Market Stocks In Hand-Crafted Goods: Etsy Preps To Go Public

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 1:38pm

The e-commerce site, which focuses on quirky, handmade goods, has filed for an IPO. The paperwork reveals a plan to focus more on manufacturing and marketing — but not much suggestion of big profits.

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Florida Man's Facebook Post Against Employer In Emirates Leads To Jail

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:42pm

While on vacation in the U.S., Ryan Pate called Abu Dhabi-based Global Aerospace Logistics "backstabbers" and described Arabs as "filthy." He was arrested upon his return. He faces 5 years in prison.

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Ringling Bros. Says No More Circus Elephants By 2018

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:24pm

The "Greatest Show on Earth" has been under pressure for years from animal rights advocates over its use of Asian elephants in its 5,000 annual shows.

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We're Not Taking Enough Lunch Breaks. Why That's Bad For Business

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 9:47am

Research shows that only 1 in 5 five people take a break and leave their desks to eat. Most workers are simply eating at their desks. But creativity can take a big hit without a change of scenery.

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U.S. Government Teams Up With Private Sector To Stave Off Cocoa Crisis

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 4:06am

Chocolate is increasingly popular and under assault from diseases that infect cocoa plants. Scientists are working to find varieties that will resist diseases and keep the world's sweet tooth happy.

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As Economy Improves, Wages Remain Stagnant

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 4:06am

Monthly jobless data is released Friday. David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, and a contributing correspondent to The Wall Street Journal.

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Federal Regulators Link Workers' Comp Failures To Income Inequality

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 3:03am

Changes to workers' compensation laws mean families and government bear more of the costs that result from injuries on the job.

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Justices Roberts And Kennedy The Key Votes In Health Law Case

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 6:40pm

No telling yet which side will win. But did Justice Kennedy's mixed signals Wednesday hint that he was leaning toward the administration's view of federal subsidies for health insurance?

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Northwest Oil Terminal Plan Would Mean Jobs — And More Oil Trains

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:28pm

Oil companies hope to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal on the Columbia River in Washington. Proponents say it will bring economic growth, but others fear it could mean fiery accidents.

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McDonald's Says It Won't Be Serving Chicken Raised On Antibiotics

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:38pm

Over the next two years, McDonald's will transition its U.S. restaurants to a new antibiotics policy. Several of the chain's competitors have also committed to curb antibiotics in their supply chain.

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A Ruling Against Obamacare Would Have Broad Implications

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:26pm

If the Supreme Court strikes down subsidies, millions of people could no longer afford health insurance. And premiums for others would rise dramatically, as healthier people leave the marketplace.

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West Virginia Derailment Raises Concerns About Volatility Of Bakken Oil

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:26pm

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Russell Gold about the volatility of crude oil from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota. That's the same oil that exploded when a train derailed in West Virginia two weeks ago.

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Senate Fails In Bid To Override Obama's Veto On Keystone XL Pipeline

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:02pm

The final vote was 62-37 – short of the two-thirds needed to override the presidential veto.

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UK Government Is Selling Its Share Of Eurostar

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 12:07pm

The move is part of an effort by the British government to sell off national assets to raise $20 billion by the year 2020.

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Spain's Wine Exports Soar 22 Percent — But Profits Fall

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:50am

Spain's wine industry had a record year in 2014, posting numbers that could propel it past Italy as the world's biggest wine exporter. But most of the wine was sold cheaply, in bulk.

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