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Tax Tips for Procrastinators, And You Know Who You Are

Taxpayers have until 11:59 p.m. Monday to get their federal returns filed. If necessary, procrastinators can file for an extension that pushes the filing deadline back to Oct. 15. Read tips on last-minute filing.
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'Market Power' And The American Author

Many authors struggle to make a living in America, thanks to smaller advances, shrinking royalties and the merging of publishing houses and the impact of e-books. The challenges are embraced by some and make others wary. Writer Scott Turow, who's also president of the Authors Guild, is in the latter camp. Host Jacki Lyden talks to Turow about his recent New York Times op-ed on the topic.
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Immigration Debate Puts Farm Workers Union In Spotlight

The United Farm Workers seemed to be all over Washington this week — lobbying members of Congress and gathering for a big immigration rally outside the Capitol. The union has gotten "a huge injection of leverage" from its role in the immigration debate, one analyst says.
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Great Long-Form Journalism, Just Clicks Away

In the age of digital media, many newspapers have been forced to gut their staffs, leading some media analysts to sound the death knell for enterprise reporting and long-form storytelling. Not so fast, say the craft's most passionate advocates.
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Eli Lilly To Lay Off 30 Percent Of U.S. Sales Force

The Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical company announced on Thursday that about 1,000 sales representatives will lose their jobs. The Wall Street Journal reports the company made the move to cut costs so it can better compete with generic drug makers.
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Burger King CEO To Run Heinz

Bernardo Hees, 43, has been wearing the Burger King crown since 2010 when the fast food chain was bought by 3G Capital. Earlier this year, 3G Capital bought Heinz for $23 billion.
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Judge Rejects $20 Million Severance For American Airlines CEO

The judge says the severance would violate a federal code aimed at reining in large payouts to departing CEOs of bankrupt companies.

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