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When Rates Turn Negative, Banks Pay Customers To Borrow

European interest rates are being pushed so low — to less than zero — that some banks are paying borrowers to take loans. Such low rates are aimed at boosting Europe's economy, but there are risks.
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Cheap Oil Fueling Global Growth. Now If We Just Had Roads And Bridges

The World Economic Outlook released by the International Monetary Fund says the pace of economic growth in 2015 will tick up to 3.5 percent, helped along by lower energy costs and weaker currencies.
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Is That Corporate Wellness Program Doing Your Heart Any Good?

Most employers have a wellness program, but who knows if it's actually improving your health. The American Heart Association is proposing its own standards for improving cardiovascular health at work.
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'Clintonomics' Ruled The 1990s; 'Hillarynomics' Would Be Different

The name "Clinton" remains magic for many Americans who got jobs, bought homes and invested savings in the 1990s. But key elements of "Clintonomics" may not be popular with today's Democratic voters.
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IRS Budget Cuts Make For Nightmarish Filing Season

People trying to get help from the IRS to file their taxes are finding long lines, long waits on the phone and not much help. The IRS blames staff reductions on budget cuts spearheaded by Republicans.
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Big Bills A Hidden Side Effect Of Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatment is increasingly expensive, even for patients who have insurance. Some doctors advocate discussing the costs of cancer treatment as they would hair loss, pain or other side effects.
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Take It From David Brooks: Career Success 'Doesn't Make You Happy'

The New York Times columnist wrote The Road to Character after seeing the gratitude for life of people who tutor immigrants. He thought, "I've achieved career success ... but I haven't achieved that."
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New York Investigates Retailers For Unpredictable Work Schedules

Retailers rely on systems that require workers to be ready to work a shift — whether or not they end up working. The state attorney general is looking into the way big retailers handle scheduling.
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In Pennsylvania, Employment Booms Amid Oil And Natural Gas Bust

While lower oil and natural gas prices are great for the wallet, they've led to layoffs. NPR visits Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region, which is still seeing growth in high-paying natural gas jobs.
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Once The Cream Of The Crop, Zynga Zigzags To Adapt To Mobile

Zynga's former CEO is back, less than two years after leaving the company he founded. The company had a smash hit with Farmville on Facebook, but has struggled to stay current in new markets.

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