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Low Oil Prices Interfere With What Recyclers Are Paid For Plastic

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 4:07am

The price of oil has been on a downward dive for a couple of years. This has been great for some businesses and not so for others. One industry hit especially hard is the recycling business.

Plan For Cuba Ferry Terminal Reveals Shift In Miami Politics

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 4:01am

Miami-Dade County is considering building a ferry terminal that would serve carriers offering regular service to Cuba. It's a sign that in a city that's home to Cuban exiles, times have changed.

U.S. Treasury Cracks Down on Luxury-Home Money Laundering

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 10:21pm

The feds are trying to make it harder for criminals to turn ill-gotten gains into clean cash by anonymously investing in expensive real estate, then selling and walking off with the money.

GE Brings Things To Life In Boston; Lights Out In Connecticut

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 4:35pm

GE says it will move its headquarters from Fairfield, Conn., to Boston. The company will be getting huge tax breaks, but more than that, it will be gaining access to universities and nonstop flights.

U.S. Markets Tumble To Lowest Levels Since September

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 4:18pm

U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday in a continuation of a recent rough patch on Wall Street. The Dow Jones and S&P 500 are down by more than 7 percent.

Rams Fans Criticize Team's Move From St. Louis To Los Angeles

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 3:42pm

The NFL's announcement that the Rams are leaving St. Louis and returning to Los Angeles was met with cheers in southern California — but jeers in St. Louis.

Al-Jazeera Will Shut Down Its American Network In April

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 1:37pm

Al-Jazeera America has been plagued by problems from its inception. The network never quite connected with American audiences, and internal tensions spilled onto the press.

Lego Says It's Changing Its Policy After Ai Weiwei Controversy

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 1:04pm

The Danish company encountered a social-media backlash in October after refusing to sell bricks for a project by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

You, Too, Can Dress Like 'El Chapo'

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 9:19am

A Los Angeles-based clothing company has identified Joaquin Guzmán's flashy shirt, as seen in his photo with Sean Penn, as one of theirs — and they're seizing the moment of fame with a splashy ad.

Volkswagen CEO: 'We Didn't Lie' About Emissions

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 4:13am

Volkswagen CEO Mattias Mueller, who was in Detroit earlier this week for the auto show, told NPR that the emissions cheating scandal was a technical problem and not an ethical one.

Obama Touts U.S. Economy In His Final State Of The Union

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 4:13am

President Obama began his State of the Union Tuesday night with what he called a fact: The United States of America now has the strongest most durable economy in the world, citing 14 million new jobs.

Solar Firms Stop Selling Panels In Nevada To Protest State Rule Change

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 4:13am

The latest battle over state subsidies for the solar industry is in Nevada. Regulators ruled against solar companies and they are closing operations in the state and laying off hundreds of employees.

NFL Votes To Move Rams To Los Angeles, With Option For Chargers To Join Them

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 9:19pm

The NFL will be returning to LA for the first time in two decades. The vote, however, left a third applicant — the Oakland Raiders — out of the deal.

MetLife Plans To Divest Life Insurance Unit

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 6:13pm

MetLife says it's planning to break off its part of its U.S. life insurance business because of stiffer federal regulations regarding the amount of capital the company is expected to hold.

David Bowie Also Left His Mark On Wall Street

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 4:14pm

He was the first musician to package his future royalties into a bond and sell them to investors.

China Views Untapped Consumer Market As Key To Stimulating Economy

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 3:25pm

The Chinese are famous savers, putting away large amounts of the money they make. The government sees its untapped, vast consumer market as a way to stimulate growth. But doing so requires some painful tradeoffs between entrenched interests.

Chinese Company Dalian Wanda Buys Legendary Entertainment

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 3:25pm

Chinese company Dalian Wanda has bought Legendary Entertainment, the film company which made Jurassic Park among many other movies. The move marks one of the largest American cultural acquisitions ever by a Chinese company.

Environmental Agencies Reject VW's Plan For Recall Over Emissions

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 1:03pm

The EPA says Volkswagen is responsible for nearly 600,000 diesel-powered vehicles that are now producing harmful air pollution in the U.S.

David Bowie, The Internet Visionary

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 10:21am

Bowie was an explorer of what it meant to be human. In a 1999 interview, he predicted the power of the Internet — "an alien life form" — to break down the divisions between artists and the audience.

Rupert Murdoch And Jerry Hall Say They're Getting Married

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 8:14am

Murdoch, the billionaire executive chairman of the News Corporation, and Hall, the former partner of Mick Jagger, have reportedly been dating since late summer.

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