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Sugar Shocked? The Rest Of Food Industry Pays For Lots Of Research, Too

A recent study revealed the sugar industry's efforts 50 years ago to shape medical opinion on how sugar affects health. But today, scores of companies continue to fund food and nutrition studies.
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Obama Says U.S. Is Prepared To Lift Sanctions Against Myanmar

It's going to happen "soon," President Obama said during remarks at a joint news conference with Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. He said this comes in light of political reforms.
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Employees Are Paying A Bigger Chunk Of Health Insurance Costs

Bosses are passing more of the cost of health insurance on to workers in an effort to keep spending under control. But that can be unfair to lower-income employees, who pay disproportionately more.
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Bayer To Buy Monsanto For $66B, Part Of A Trend Of Consolidation In Big Ag

Bayer, the maker of Aspirin and other pharmaceuticals and chemicals, is buying Monsanto in a deal valued at $66 billion. If approved, it would make one of the world's biggest agri-chemical companies.
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Chemical Giant Bayer Agrees To Buy Monsanto For $66 Billion

The deal will create the world's largest supplier of seeds and agricultural chemicals, if it survives scrutiny by regulators. It's part of a wave of agribusiness consolidations.
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What It's Like To Ride In A (Nearly) Self-Driving Uber

Uber is deploying a fleet of self-driving cars Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Employees will be in the front seats, but they will try to let technology do the driving. We went for a ride.
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Video Gamers Head To The Gym To Enhance Competitive Edge

Video games are big business with high stakes for pro players. To help perform better, personal trainers are tailoring their services for gamers. Routines including yoga, weight lifting and cardio.
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Census Figures Show Poverty Rate Drops For Children And Adults

For the first time since 2007, U.S. household income rose last year. And, according to the Census Bureau, that helped push down the number of people living in poverty to 53 million.
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Advice For Dealing With Workplace Retaliation: Save Those Nasty Emails

The number of claims for workplace retaliation filed at the EEOC have been on the rise and now make up nearly half of all complaints. Some experts in the field have faced it themselves.
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Wells Fargo Unit's Leader Departs With $125M After Bank Incurs Record Fine

The bank recently was fined $185 million and fired 5,300 employees for unethical behavior. Each year mentioned in a federal agency's consent order, Carrie Tolstedt collected $5.5 million in stock.

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