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Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Paul Mazursky Dies At 84

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:04am

Paul Mazursky earned his first Oscar nomination for his debut feature film, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, in 1969. His An Unmarried Woman was nominated for Best Picture.

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World Cup Sparks More Interest In U.S. Soccer

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:04am

All through the World Cup, Kansas City has been a terrific place to watch a match. Interest in soccer has exploded there, stoked by the rise of the city's professional soccer team.

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Reliance On Systems At P&G Could Help VA Nominee McDonald

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to Jennifer Reingold of Fortune magazine about what Robert McDonald can bring to the Department of Veterans Affairs. McDonald needs to win Senate confirmation.

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T-Mobile Accused Of Billing Customers With Bogus Fees

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:04am

The Federal Trade Commission says the illegal charges were for premium services customers didn't order. T-Mobile says the suit is unfounded, and that it stopped billing for the services last year.

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July Deadline Looms In Nuclear Talks With Iran

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:04am

After a decade of on again off again talks between the West and Iran over its nuclear program, a last round begins Wednesday in Vienna. Negotiators have set July 20 as the deadline to reach a deal.

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A 'Lost Generation Of Workers': The Cost Of Youth Unemployment

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:11am

Youth joblessness remains remarkably high across the country, threatening long-term trouble for young people's career trajectories, earning potential and the overall health of the economy.

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For Sale: Vacant Lots On Chicago Blocks, Just $1 Each

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:00am

Empty lots have multiplied in parts of Chicago in recent years, so the city is selling them to homeowners dirt cheap. It's an effort to spark renewal in some of the city's most blighted areas.

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Targeting Overweight Workers With Wellness Programs Can Backfire

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:49am

Companies say it pays to invest in employee health — productivity climbs and many costs of health care drop. But preserving worker privacy while encouraging fitness can be tricky.

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A Woman Wrestles With A Disturbing Family Memento

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:44am

Carol Zachary was 9 when her grandfather gave her an invitation to a hanging he attended in 1917. She peppered him with questions, but the meaning of his gesture still remains a mystery, even today.

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'Drunk History' Serves An Educational Cocktail, With Comedic Twist

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:41am

The show's creator, Derek Waters, is the first to admit that history can be pretty boring. But "if you can make someone laugh," he says, "you can secretly make them learn something."

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GM Recalls Another 8.5 Million Vehicles

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:55am

The company cited new ignition switch problems and other issues, mostly in older midsize cars. The recall comes on the heels of an announcement about payments to families of those killed in crashes.

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Own A South Dakota Prairie Town For $400,000

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:49am

The owner of Swett, S.D. — population 2 — put the whole town on the market last week. By "whole" we mean 6 acres, including a bar, a workshop, three trailers and a single house.

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