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Pope echoes feminist anthem of equal pay for equal work

Pope Francis added his voice Wednesday to the feminist anthem of equal pay for equal work, saying it's "scandalous" that women earn less than men for doing the same job. Read more »

Published April 29, 2015

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Report: Insurers skirt health law's protections for women

Some insurance plans offered on the health overhaul law's new marketplaces violate the law's requirements for women's health, according to a new report from a women's legal advocacy group. Read more »

Published April 29, 2015

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Would animals swim differently on an alien planet?

If finned swimming animals evolved in an ocean on an alien world, what would they look like? Quite possibly a lot like the ones on Earth, a team of researchers says. Read more »

Published April 28, 2015

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Genetic testing moves into world of employee health

Big companies are considering blending genetic testing with coaching on nutrition and exercise to help workers lose weight and improve their health before serious conditions like diabetes or heart... Read more »

Published April 28, 2015

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Obama, Abe declare progress, but no breakthrough, on trade

President Barack Obama acknowledged Friday the challenge he faces winning congressional support for a major Asia-Pacific trade deal that has become a cornerstone of his second term agenda. "It's... Read more »

Published April 28, 2015

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House GOP bill blocks new air flights, cruise ships to Cuba

House Republicans unveiled legislation on Tuesday to sharply curb the Obama administration's recent moves to ease restrictions on travel to Cuba. Read more »

Published April 28, 2015

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US home prices accelerated in February as sales rise

U.S. home prices climbed at a faster pace in February than the previous month, driven by higher sales and a limited supply of available houses. Read more »

Published April 28, 2015

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Drones and dogs deployed in battle to save the guacamole

A deadly fungus spread by a beetle has the potential to decimate Florida's avocado crop, but researchers are testing drones and disease-sniffing dogs as tools to fight the scourge, thus saving the... Read more »

Published April 28, 2015

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Ford's 1Q net income falls on strong dollar, lower sales

Ford's net income fell 6.5 percent to $924 million in the first quarter, hurt by lower sales and the impact of a stronger U.S. dollar. Read more »

Published April 28, 2015

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Aetna raises 2015 outlook after 1Q earnings tops forecasts

as hiked its 2015 earnings outlook beyond analyst expectations after reporting first-quarter net income that jumped 17 percent and also topped forecasts. Read more »

Published April 28, 2015

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US consumer confidence slides in April

U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level in four months, knocked down by a slowdown in hiring. Read more »

Published April 28, 2015

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Entrepreneurs hatch hen-rental idea for fans of fresh eggs

The name of Jenn Tompkins' company sends customers into fits of laughter. Read more »

Published April 28, 2015

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Forget the watch: Apple's iPhones are still the main event

The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple's phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch. Read more »

Published April 27, 2015

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Chipotle says removal of GMO ingredients from food complete

Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food, making it the first national fast-food chain to do so. Read more »

Published April 27, 2015

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ESPN suing Verizon over unbundling of its sports channel

suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package. Read more »

Published April 27, 2015

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Corinthian Colleges closes all 28 remaining campuses

Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the Education Department announced it... Read more »

Published April 27, 2015

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Starbucks breakdown shows how registers have evolved

A glitch that disabled registers at thousands of Starbucks stores Friday was a reminder of the invisible systems restaurants rely on to run increasingly sophisticated operations. Read more »

Published April 27, 2015

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Burger King heats it up with spicy Whopper and sales surge

The home of the Whopper enjoyed its biggest sales jump in nearly a decade in the U.S. and Canada during the first quarter, boosted by a pricier new flavor of its signature burger and an ongoing 2... Read more »

Published April 27, 2015

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Japan's prime minister focuses on economy and women's issues

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday his administration is trying to improve the status of women in his country as it also seeks to protect women's rights on the international stage. Read more »

Published April 27, 2015

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With economy uncertain, no Fed rate hike is seen before fall

For 6½ years, the Federal Reserve has held its key interest rate near zero, and for nearly that long the financial world has speculated about when the Fed will start raising it. Read more »

Published April 27, 2015

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Fitch downgrades Japan citing economic concerns

atings has lowered Japan's credit rating as the country continues to wrestle with staggering debt. Read more »

Published April 27, 2015

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Expats try phones, social apps to connect to quake-hit Nepal

After the earthquake hit Nepal, Prem Raja Mahat spent a sleepless night at his Baltimore home, trying again and again to reach his son, who was visiting friends and family back in Mahat's home... Read more »

Published April 27, 2015

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Technology and outdoor sports converge at drone conference

Surfers catching waves and mountain bikers pedaling through forests are used to the occasional low flying pelican or diving hawk, but these days outdoor recreationalists can find what's up in the... Read more »

Published April 26, 2015

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Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race

An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st-century space race, one of two being directed in the Lone Star State by Internet billionaires whose personalities... Read more »

Published April 26, 2015

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Uber, Lyft refuse to require driver fingerprints

Popular ride-hailing firms like Uber and Lyft are fighting lawsuits in Atlanta and other cities from cab drivers, taxi and limousine companies claiming the techno upstarts are siphoning off... Read more »

Published April 25, 2015

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