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Debate Grows Over Employer Health Plans Without Hospital Benefits

A federal calculator that companies use to certify whether their health insurance complies with the Affordable Care Act appears to bless plans without hospital coverage.
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Belgium Likes Underground Beer. No, Literally

The historic city of Bruges is getting a 2-mile-long underground beer pipeline. Too bad it's from brewery to factory, not brewery to your door.
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Former Fed Bank Examiner Says Secret Tapes Show Fed Leniency

The former Fed employee recorded 46 hours of meetings using a small device on her keychain. The concern, says ProPublica reporter Jake Bernstein, is the Fed may be too cozy with banks it oversees.
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Despite A Bumpy Tenure, Holder Had A Broad Impact

Between clashes with Congress on Operation Fast and Furious and U.S.-based trials for Sept. 11 suspects, the attorney general advanced civil rights priorities and reached several landmark settlements.
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Supermarkets Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

In the U.S., consumers account for the biggest share of waste in the food chain. Demand for stocked shelves and unblemished produce, and confusion over date labels lead to mountains of tossed meals.
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Buggy, Bendy iPhones Create Bad Week For Apple

From bending iPhones to a glitchy new operating system, it's been a bad week for Apple. Are they simply bumps in the road or a sign of something amiss at Apple?
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Solar Advocates Fight Utilities Over Grid Access

Across the country the solar industry is battling utilities over the financial details of feeding electricity from renewable resources back into the power grid.
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Richard Branson Thinks Employees Should Have Unlimited Vacation

The British billionaire and Virgin Group founder has long been a business revolutionary, but his latest venture is raising a few eyebrows.
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Toy Hall Of Fame To Announce Latest Inductees In November

The Toy Hall of Fame is inducting two new toys. Will it be American Girl dolls? My Little Pony? Or the Rubik's Cube, which has been nominated five times? Or something else?
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Sayonara To 'Super-Size Me'? Food Companies Cut Calories, So Do We

Major food companies have cut trillions of calories, and studies show Americans are consuming fewer calories because of it. But some advocates think companies should do more to improve our diets.

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