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U.S. Antitrust Lawyers Said To Be Leaning Against Comcast Merger

Bloomberg Business | Alexander C. Kaufman | April 17, 2015 | Business
Staff attorneys at the Justice Department’s antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block Comcast Corp.’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.

The 10 Worst States For Retirement In 2015

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | April 17, 2015 | Fifty
There are dozens of factors you must consider when choosing where to settle down and spend your golden years. Luckily, personal finance experts Kiplinger have done some research and come up with a ranking of the 10 worst states to retire in. The company narrowed down the...

How The World Bank Is Financing Environmental Destruction

Shane Shifflett | April 17, 2015 | Business
In northern Peru, the World Bank’s business-lending arm, the International Finance Corp., is part owner of the Yanacocha gold mine, accused by impoverished farming communities of despoiling their land in pursuit of the precious ore. The bank and IFC have stepped up investments in projects deemed to have a high...

Two Chefs Want To Revolutionize Fast Food -- By Making It Healthy

Joe Satran | April 17, 2015 | Taste
The term "food desert" -- which refers to areas without ready access to wholesome food, especially poor urban neighborhoods -- has become a potent buzzword in food policy circles over the past few years. Eliminating food deserts is now a priority for both governments and major corporations looking...

Steroid Abuse And Trafficking Revealed In CBSA Search Warrant

CBC | Andree Lau | April 17, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
A window into a lucrative but little-examined black market driven by a strange mixture of narcissism, body-obsession and insecurity.

What Your Choice For NBA MVP Says About You

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | April 17, 2015 | Sports
This year, your choice for NBA MVP isn’t an objectively reasoned decision.

Obama Says New Trade Deal With Asia Will Help U.S. Workers

Reuters | Reuters | April 17, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday a new trade agreement with Asia that is being negotiated would benefit not just U.S. businesses, but also American workers. Obama said during a news conference that some Democrats and labor unions would oppose the deal, while others...

World Bank Projects Leave Trail of Misery Around Globe

Shane Shifflett | April 17, 2015 | Business
In Kenya, the World Bank's in-house Inspection Panel found the bank violated its policies by failing to do enough to protect the Sengwer, an indigenous minority group in Kenya's western forests. Over the past decade, the World Bank has regularly failed to enforce its "safeguard" policies protecting some of the...

8 Cities With Businesses That Are Bursting With Hometown Pride

Mallory Moyer | April 17, 2015 | Business
While the old adage goes “home is where the heart is,” lately it seems to be where the business is, as well. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, a number of small businesses have decided to step away from going global. Instead, they are focusing on the hometown flavor of...

Obama Wants Americans To Pay Slavery Reparations, Says Fox Host

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | April 17, 2015 | Media
The city of Chicago is proposing a $5.5 million reparations package for those who suffered under the ruthless rule of police commander Jon Burge from 1972 to 1991. Backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the plan would supply victims with free college tuition, counseling for drug abuse and psychological issues, and...

The BP Spill May Have Damaged The Gulf, But It Took A Human Toll Too

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | April 17, 2015 | Green
Stephen Stone was one of the 126 crew members aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and near the end of a three-week shift working for Transocean when an explosion and blowout began the Gulf oil spill on April 20, 2010. After escaping the burning rig and spending nearly...

Balenciaga Reportedly Responds To Website Glitch By Canceling Shoppers' Orders

Carly Ledbetter | April 17, 2015 | Style
Online shoppers who thought they snagged expensive Balenciaga handbags at a deep discount yesterday have run out of luck: the luxury retailer has apparently canceled orders because the reduced prices were the result of a website glitch. According to The New York Post, the glitch...

That Old-Time Economics

The New York Times | Jenny Che | April 17, 2015 | Business
America has yet to achieve a full recovery from the effects of the 2008 financial crisis. Still, it seems fair to say that we’ve made up much, though by no means all, of the lost ground.

How You Can Be A More Conscientious Person -- And Why It's Worth It

Mashable | Farah Mohamed | April 17, 2015 | World
The world could use a little more conscientiousness. It's up to you to actually show up. In 2015 especially, there's a profound emphasis on multitasking, rapid response and constant communication that most of us have lost the pure ability to think carefully and act intentionally. Carefulness and thoughtfulness can go...

Here's What Uber Is Doing For Its Very Best Drivers

Emily Peck | April 17, 2015 | Business
A very few exceptional drivers get $1,000, but it's basically like winning the lottery.

Google To Favor 'Mobile-Friendly' Sites In Search

Damon Beres | April 17, 2015 | Technology
Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.

Verizon To Give Customers More Control Over Cable Channel Packs

Damon Beres | April 17, 2015 | Technology
NEW YORK (AP) — Under pressure from an expanding number of cheaper online video services, the long-dominant bundle of channels offered by pay-TV companies is becoming a bit more flexible. Verizon said Friday that it would let customers pick groups of channels that interest them, a plan that is separate...

Big Business Gets A Big Win On Controversial Workplace Wellness Plans

Jonathan Cohn | April 17, 2015 | Politics
Businesses that want to penalize workers and their families hundreds, even thousands of dollars for not participating in workplace wellness programs may finally get clear legal authority to do so. If so, they will have the Obama administration to thank for it. On Thursday, the federal agency...

Education Department Nears Deal With Student Loan Giant Navient Over Cheating Troops

Shahien Nasiripour | April 16, 2015 | Politics
The U.S. Department of Education is nearing a deal with Navient Corp., the student loan giant formerly known as Sallie Mae, over allegations the company cheated active-duty troops on federal student loans, a department official said Thursday. The agreement likely would end the Education Department's much-delayed and heavily-criticized probe into...

Hillary Clinton Plans To Name Tough Wall Street Regulator Campaign CFO: Report

Sam Levine | April 16, 2015 | Politics
Hillary Clinton is planning to name Gary Gensler, a former top federal financial regulator and strong advocate for strict Wall Street rules, as the chief financial officer of her campaign, according to a Democrat familiar with the decision.
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