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FDA to scrutinize unproven alternative remedies

Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze, products that are protected by federal law, but not accepted by mainstream medicine. Read more »

Published March 26, 2015

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Toyota: Both hands back on the wheel after recall spinout

After extended introspection at the world's biggest automaker, Toyota says it has put its massive recalls behind it and is preparing to re-engage its growth engine once again. Read more »

Published March 26, 2015

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Fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week

Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that strong hiring should continue despite signs of slower economic growth at the start of 2015. Read more »

Published March 26, 2015

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Facebook's Messenger app to mix business with more pleasure

Facebook's Messenger app is evolving into a multitasking tool equipped to send an animated fist bump to a friend at one moment and then get a little business done in the next. Read more »

Published March 25, 2015

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Review: Sony streaming service modernizes TV, not your bill

Sony's new PlayStation Vue television service probably won't save you money over cable. Read more »

Published March 25, 2015

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Facebook's Messenger app adding more ways to connect

Facebook is trying to mold its Messenger app into a more versatile communications hub as smartphones create new ways for people to connect with friends and businesses beyond the walls of the... Read more »

Published March 25, 2015

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Comcast says $45B Time Warner Cable deal to take longer

Comcast says it $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable to take longer than expected because of a long-running regulatory review. Read more »

Published March 25, 2015

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US durable goods orders stumbled in February

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in February, the latest installment of disappointing data this quarter that suggests the economy has hit a soft patch. Read more »

Published March 25, 2015

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Auto workers president rejects lower-tier of wages

The leader of the United Auto Workers union has rejected a third tier of lower wages for members who make auto parts. Read more »

Published March 25, 2015

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HJ Heinz buying Kraft and building a $28 billion food giant

H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods, creating one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world with annual revenue of about $28 billion. Read more »

Published March 25, 2015

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Win or lose, discrimination suit is having an effect on Silicon Valley

She was a junior partner at one of Silicon Valley’s most powerful venture capital firms. But was Ellen Pao a greedy underperformer? Or was she a victim of a sexist corporate culture? Read more »

Published March 25, 2015

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AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. Read more »

Published March 24, 2015

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In rare deal, Boehner, Pelosi tout wins for seniors, doctors

An extraordinary bipartisan accord between House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is letting both parties exhale as they move toward ending the nagging annual threat of... Read more »

Published March 24, 2015

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High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up

Thirty years ago, insurance companies had the answer to the soaring cost of caring for the elderly. Plan ahead and buy a policy that will cover your expenses. Read more »

Published March 24, 2015

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Look ma, no soil! Gardening with air, water, fish fertilizer

Who needs soil to sow a sustainable garden? You can cultivate plants in mid-air, float them in mineral-enriched water or add nutrients for an organic harvest by using your own fish for the fertilizer. Read more »

Published March 24, 2015

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Looking for a job near home? Good luck, it's getting harder

Remember the Detroit man who walked 21 miles to work? Read more »

Published March 24, 2015

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For business, more women in charge means bigger profits

When Rohini Anand took over diversity programs at multinational catering company Sodexo in 2002, she had one goal: To prove that it pays for a company to have equal numbers of male and female... Read more »

Published March 24, 2015

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Wowed by young scientists, Obama announces $240 million in new pledges for STEM education

The small Lego machine inside the White House whirred, and in a moment it was turning the pages of a story book. One page flipped, then another, ever faster as President Barack Obama marveled at... Read more »

Published March 23, 2015

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US home sales rebound slightly in February

U.S. home sales picked up slightly in February but remain sluggish due to tight inventories, affordability problems and nasty winter weather. Read more »

Published March 23, 2015

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Stocks mostly turn lower after gains in Asia

European stocks fell and Wall Street was set for a modest open on Monday despite gains in Asian markets overnight. Read more »

Published March 23, 2015

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For business, more women in charge means bigger profits

When Rohini Anand took over diversity programs at multinational catering company Sodexo in 2002, she had one goal: To prove that it pays for a company to have equal numbers of male and female... Read more »

Published March 23, 2015

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SeaWorld has new ad campaign after disparaging documentary

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is mounting a public defense of its animal handling in a new advertising campaign that began Monday, after a highly critical 2013 documentary left the park with... Read more »

Published March 23, 2015

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Fed Vice Chair Fischer: Rate hike is likely this year

Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer says he expects the Fed to start raising interest rates sometime this year. Read more »

Published March 23, 2015

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US drillers scrambling to thwart OPEC threat

OPEC and lower global oil prices delivered a one-two punch to the drillers in North Dakota and Texas who brought the U.S. one of the biggest booms in the history of the global oil industry. Read more »

Published March 23, 2015

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Farmers fund new research to breed gluten-free wheat

New research funded by farmers aims to breed a wheat variety for people who can't eat wheat and other grains, an endeavor that comes as wider consumer interest in gluten-free foods is booming. Read more »

Published March 23, 2015

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