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Obama Administration Emissions Rules Face Supreme Court Test

The rules are aimed at limiting the amount of hazardous pollutants coming from coal and oil-fired utility plants. They're being challenged by industry groups and more than 20 states.
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Foreign Carmakers Shift Into Reverse In Russia

General Motors and Volkswagen are closing plants there and laying off workers. Economic problems have led to an estimated 35 percent drop in the once-booming Russian car market.
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A Top Weedkiller Could Cause Cancer. Should We Be Scared?

A respected scientific group says that glyphosate, also known as Roundup, is "probably carcinogenic to humans." Yet the actual risks — which are mainly to farmers, not consumers — remain uncertain.

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How Money Managers' Personal Lives Affect Your Investments

For some people who discover a sudden drop in their investments, social science research offers a surprising explanation. When a hedge fund manager gets divorced, they underperform by 7.4 percent.
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For Banks 'Too Big To Jail,' Prosecutors Count On A Promise To Behave

A conviction can be fatal for a big company. So in some cases prosecutors have been holding off on punishing firms that have broken the law. In return, the companies vow to clean up their act.
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Does This Strong Dollar Make U.S. Look Too Fat For Foreign Investors?

The economic expansion makes the country look both attractive for making money and expensive for companies getting started here.
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Now Algorithms Are Deciding Whom To Hire, Based On Voice

If you're trying out for a job, the one judging you may not be a person — it could be a computer. Algorithms are evaluating human voices to determine which ones are engaging, calming and trustworthy.
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Wilson Sporting Goods Acquires Louisville Slugger Brand

The $70 million dollar deal will join the makers of Major League Baseball's official bat with the company that produces MLB's official glove.
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Liberte, Egalite, Gastronomie? France Rallies To Defend Its Food's Honor

With fast food now a staple at home and Danish and Spanish chefs in the limelight, France's culinary supremacy is no longer a given. The government has mobilized to save French food traditions.
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An Object Of Desire: Hope And Yearning For The Internet In Cuba

Without a doubt, the Internet in Cuba is tough. The politics are thorny; getting it is difficult. But there are signs that change is on the horizon.

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