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Scottish opinion poll knocks the British pound

The British pound slipped sharply after an opinion poll showed that those advocating Scottish independence from the United Kingdom have gained ground, a little more than two weeks before the vote. Read more »

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More women get jobs in video-game industry, but gender gap persists

With computer clicks and keystrokes, Carmela DeNero can put the spiral into a Peyton Manning pass, the speed into Adrian Peterson’s touchdown run and the roar into a stadium crowd. Read more »

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Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations

Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits... Read more »

Published 3 hours ago

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Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to... Read more »

Published 17 hours ago

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Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their... Read more »

Published 17 hours ago

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David Muir takes over ABC's 'World News' from Diane Sawyer

Among the stories David Muir will introduce during his first week as ABC's "World News" anchor is one he reported about a generation of Syrian refugees missing out on an education. Read more »

Published 17 hours ago

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Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar... Read more »

Published 20 hours ago

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It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze

Hello Kitty, whom many learned last week is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan's cute characters, but she's hardly the only one. Read more »

Published 22 hours ago

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VP Joe Biden says workers deserve 'fair share'

U.S. workers deserve a "fair share" of any improvement in corporate profits, Vice President Joe Biden told hundreds of Detroit-area union members on Monday during his first of several Labor Day... Read more »

Published 22 hours ago

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Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years

The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel. Read more »

Published 23 hours ago

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Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

Europe's recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do. Read more »

Published 23 hours ago

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Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant's U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure. Read more »

Published 23 hours ago

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India's Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi won pledges of support for his effort to revitalize the lagging Indian... Read more »

Published 23 hours ago

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Frank Lloyd Wright school's future divides leaders

The future of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has divided the institution named for the iconic designer. The quest to keep its accreditation status has some school board members... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Modest, gradual minimum wage hike set to launch in Michigan

An increase in Michigan's minimum wage is set to launch, and with it comes a test of whether the gradual rise will help workers, harm businesses or neither. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Agriculture equipment sales decline in 2014

Agricultural equipment manufacturers and farmers say machinery sales have fallen recently because of lower commodity prices and changes to a federal tax break. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Detroit raced toward this week's bankruptcy trial

The trial to determine whether bankrupt Detroit's restructuring plan will be approved is set to begin just over a year after the city sought court protection in July 2013. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Dubai Mall developer Emaar to list on stock market

Emaar Properties, the developer behind one of the world's largest shopping malls and the world's tallest tower, said Sunday it will launch an initial public offering for part of its retail business... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Unions: FairPoint not playing fair in labor talks

FairPoint Communications workers in northern New England say they knew concessions were in the offing going into labor negotiations with two unions. But they say the telecommunications company... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Feds eye stricter rules for railroad rights of way in Western states

Thousands of miles of active railroad tracks in 11 Western states cross public land on 200-foot-wide rights of way granted under an 1875 law intended to encourage westward expansion. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Freelancers and millennials help usher in the age of the independent worker

For much of the past century, the era of Big Work — the 40-hour workweek and its employer-provided benefits — were the foundation of our economy. That was then. Now, independent work is... Read more »

Published Aug. 30, 2014

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EU to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

The European Union on Saturday was poised to impose new sanctions against Russia as Ukraine's president warned the conflict with Moscow threatens peace and stability for Europe as a whole. Read more »

Published Aug. 30, 2014

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Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade. Doctors say that a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug cut the chances of death or... Read more »

Published Aug. 30, 2014

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South American food chains use Florida as US gate

Latin American restaurant chains are opening locations in Florida in hopes of expanding throughout the United States. Read more »

Published Aug. 30, 2014

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