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U.S. Sanctions Major Russian Banks And Energy Companies

The Obama administration announced new sanctions Wednesday that go well beyond any previously imposed in its dispute with Russia over Ukraine. It's not clear whether Europeans will match them.
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Visa Makes Big Move To Boost Consumer Spending Online

Ever try shopping on your smartphone and decide you don't want to put in your credit card number? Visa says it's a big problem and came up with a tool that combines improved security and convenience.
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Time Warner Rebuffs Rupert Murdoch's Big-Dollar Bid For Media Giant

Time Warner has rejected a buyout offer, reportedly as high as $80 billion, from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox. A deal between the two companies would create a media powerhouse — and a thicket of challenges for anti-trust regulators.
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Don't Fire The Comcast Guy, Says Caller Who Tried To Cancel

The man whose frustrating call to Comcast went viral says the customer service rep should not be fired. Ryan Block says the problem he encountered is far more systemic than one person.
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Move Over Hong Kong: The World's Priciest Cities Are In Angola And Chad

A new survey of the most expensive cities in the world puts Luanda and N'djamena at the top. How did these African capitals beat our perennial top dollar towns like Hong Kong and Tokyo?
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Murdoch Says His Bid For Rival Time Warner Was Rejected

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox confirmed that it made an offer to buy the owner of HBO, Warner Bros., TBS and CNN but got shot down.
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Murdoch Confirms A Spurned Bid For Time Warner

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox says that it sought to buy Time Warner last month, confirming an offer said to be worth $80 billion.
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Students React To The Closure Of A Giant For-Profit College

The for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges is closing or selling most of its 107 campuses and online programs.
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EEOC Announces Tougher Rules Protecting Pregnant Workers

Discrimination against female workers who might get pregnant in the future, or have been pregnant in the past, is against the law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says.
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Senate Democrats Aim To Overturn High Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling

The measure is unlikely to pass, however, they are hoping to give Democrats a boost in contested states this fall by getting single female voters fired up to head to the polls.

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