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Elizabeth Warren Focuses On Working Family Woes In New Book

AP | Mollie Reilly | April 19, 2014 | Politics
BOSTON (AP) — At the beginning of her new book, "A Fighting Chance," U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren describes the moment she grew up. She was 12, living in Oklahoma with her family, and noticed her mother putting on a dress for a job interview to answer telephones at a local...

4/20 Easter Treats Give 'Sugar High' A Whole New Meaning

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | April 19, 2014 | Taste
Something seems unholy about 4/20 falling on Easter. Mostly, this.

GM Delayed Recall For Years Despite Thousands Of Complaints, Documents Show

AP | Harry Bradford | April 19, 2014 | Business
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government's auto safety watchdog, also didn't seek...

Thomas Piketty On 'Capital In The 21st Century'

HuffPost Live | Braden Goyette | April 19, 2014 | Business
Economist and author Thomas Piketty sits down with HuffPost DC Bureau Chief Ryan Grim and 'The Other 98%' Communications Director Alexis Goldstein to break down his latest opus on inequality, 'Capital In The 21st Century.'

If You Support Legal Marijuana, Memorize These 13 Stats

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | April 19, 2014 | Business
Regardless of your feelings about legalizing marijuana, it's hard to deny that legal weed would be a bonanza for cash-strapped states, just as tobacco and alcohol already are. With Colorado and Washington starting to tax and regulate recreational weed sales, and medical marijuana legal in 18 other states, we can...

The 10 Fastest Rising Food Prices

24/7 Wall St. | Harry Bradford | April 19, 2014 | Business
Food prices at the grocery store are up, following an increase in production costs and wholesale prices. In March, retail food prices rose 0.4% from the preceding month, matching February’s increase. These marked the largest monthly gains in food prices since September 2011, according to data from the Bureau of...

What Type Of Pot Smoker Are You?

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | April 19, 2014 | Business
Like snowflakes or THC crystals*, no two pot smokers are truly the same. But even in a group as diverse as marijuana users, certain patterns do emerge. For example, does your pot use lead to endless pontification? You might be what we call the philosopher smoker. Or does your mind...

Political Battle Lines Blurred By Fracking, Keystone Debates

AP | Mollie Reilly | April 19, 2014 | Politics
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country. Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups, with the proposed Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline a major wedge. Some deeply conservative areas are allying with conservationists against fracking, the drilling technique that's...

What Kind Of Inheritance Do You Owe Your Kids?

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | April 19, 2014 | Fifty
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Bart Astor “I don’t believe in inheriting money,” CNN host Anderson Cooper recently told Howard Stern on Stern's radio show. Added Cooper, a son of designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt: “I think...

Something Fishy Has Happened At Amazon Over The Last 2 Years

Reuters | Reuters | April 18, 2014 | Business
By Tom Bergin LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - The amount of money Amazon.com Inc reports through a tax-exempt vehicle in Europe has dropped sharply in the past two years, even as European sales jumped, after the U.S. tax authority tightened rules it felt were being abused to shift profits. Amazon...

Little-Known Democrat Tries To Unseat Scott Walker

AP | Shadee Ashtari | April 18, 2014 | Politics
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager. For Democrats and their friends in organized labor, this...

Get A New iPhone 5S For Zero Dollars, Just By Finding A Surviving Radio Shack

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | April 18, 2014 | Technology
Looking to buy a brand-spanking-new iPhone 5S on the cheap? Your best bet might be to go somewhere you haven't been in a long, long time: a RadioShack. The struggling electronics chain has a new promotion in which you can trade an eligible iPhone 4S for the fancy...

How The Clinton White House Played Politics With The Minimum Wage

Dave Jamieson | April 18, 2014 | Politics
Democrats in Congress and a clear majority of Americans would like to raise the minimum wage and tie it to an inflation index so that it keeps up with the cost of living. This concept -- known as indexing -- is something of a holy grail for backers...

Why Being Rejected By Your Dream School Isn't The End Of The World

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | April 18, 2014 | College
Everyone's had nightmares about that classic thin envelope. It's something you dread from the time college is a mere blip on your radar, to the moment you wait with your own children to hear from the school of their dreams. No matter which way you spin it, a...

Newspaper Industry Revenue Continued To Fall In 2013

AP | Catherine Taibi | April 18, 2014 | Media
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. newspaper industry revenue fell last year, as increases in circulation revenue weren't high enough to make up for shrinking demand for print advertising, an industry trade group said Friday. The Newspaper Association of America said revenue fell 2.6 percent to $37.6 billion in 2013. Circulation...

Bill Clinton Sought GOP Support For Health Care

Paige Lavender | April 18, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same. As Clinton prepared for an August 1994 news conference in which he hoped to build public support for his struggling — and...

Centenarians Teach Us How To Grab Life By The Horns

Ron Dicker | April 18, 2014 | Fifty
People who live to 100 and beyond collect lots of wisdom. It might be wisdom we've heard before, but somehow it takes on more weight when delivered by someone who's been there, done that more than most of us. Case in point is a new ad from Dodge to celebrate...

Republicans Aren't Moving On From Obamacare

Paige Lavender | April 18, 2014 | Politics
The Republican National Committee sent a message to President Barack Obama Friday: the GOP is not moving on from Obamacare. The Republicans' message came in the form of a web video, posted one day after the president announced 8 million people had signed up for private...

7 Things That Could Totally Kill Weed Legalization's Buzz

Kevin Short | April 18, 2014 | Business
The popular press may have branded Mark Kleiman the "Pot Czar" of Washington state, but he says he favors another term. “I prefer 'Hemperor,'" Kleiman facetiously told The Huffington Post in a phone interview. "But you may address me as Your Highness.”

Time's Running Out For States To Adopt Health Exchanges

Sara Bondioli | April 18, 2014 | Politics
CHICAGO (AP) — For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges. With the chance to apply for hundreds of millions of dollars in federal...
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