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Closing Arguments Begin In AIG Bailout Case

Closing arguments begin Wednesday in the American International Group bailout case. AIG shareholders claim the government overstepped its authority when it seized the company in a financial rescue.
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Actors' Equity Implements $9 Minimum Wage For LA's Small Theaters

Less than a week after union members in LA overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to make small theaters pay their performers minimum wage, Actors' Equity decided to go ahead and implement it anyway. Many say the move could force many 99-seat theaters in LA to close.
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Google Announces Foray Into The Wireless Business

The service will only work on Google Nexus phones, but it could potentially disrupt the wireless industry with its pay-only-for-what-you-use data plans.
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Bail For Alleged 'Flash Crash' Trader Set At More Than $7M

U.S. prosecutors say the U.K. man contributed to the 2010 "flash crash" that wiped about $800 billion from the value of shares. He told a London court that he opposes extradition to the U.S.
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Could It Be? Researchers Find A Hiring Bias That Favors Women

A new study shows that universities have a 2:1 preference for hiring women for STEM tenure-track positions.
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Why Somali Grandmas And Aid Workers Might Be Short On Cash

Money transfer agencies are the lifeblood of Somalia. But Kenya has shut down 13 East African branches to keep money out of the hands of terrorists blamed for a deadly attack early this month.
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Is It Time To Make Medical And Family Leave Paid?

Democrats in Congress have reintroduced a bill that would create a national paid leave program, covering two thirds of people's wages for up to 60 days a year. But small business owners are wary.
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20 Years Ago, Match.Com Revolutionized How To Find A Date

Tuesday was the 20th anniversary of Match.com. The website ushered in the world of online dating. The Pew Research Center says nearly 25 percent of married couples met online.
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Renewed Trade Debate Puts Presidential Candidates On The Spot

Expected action on a trade bill is forcing candidates to get involved. In New Hampshire on Tuesday, after a shouted question from a reporter, Hillary Clinton weighed in without taking sides.
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National Guard Members Struggle To Keep Civilian Careers

National Guard soldiers live in two worlds: They can be deployed in a crisis, but must support themselves and their families with civilian jobs. That's made harder by the guard's unpredictable needs.

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