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Firm Accused Of Illegal Practices That Push Families Into Foreclosure

A class action lawsuit alleges Ocwen Financial, one of the nation's largest mortgage servicers, charges marked-up and illegal fees. The firm says it will vigorously defend itself against the claims.
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Guarding The Ebola Border

Ivory Coast is determined to keep Ebola out. The government shut down the border, and enlisted local villagers to serve as informal border security.
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Uber Exec In Hot Water After Suggesting A Journalist Smear Campaign

A senior vice president of the ride-service company has issued an apology after news broke of his comments about digging up info about reporters' personal lives.
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What You Need To Know About The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

The long-delayed project is a jobs generator to some and an ecological disaster to others. Ahead of a key Senate vote, we revisit what the Keystone XL pipeline would do and why it's so contentious.
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Culinary Institute's School For 'Foodpreneurs' To Cook Up Innovation

The Culinary Institute of America may be best known for churning out chefs. But its graduates are charting new career paths that require more business chops and it's launching a school to mentor them.
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The Guy Who Delivers HIV Medicine On His Bicycle

A South African teenager got tired of waiting in the clinic for his grandparents' HIV meds. So he came up with a solution. All it took was a bicycle.
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Once The Darling Of The Living Room, Plasma Screens Take A Bow

The technology that was once on every videophile's entertainment room wish list is fading to black. Hosts Robert Siegel and Melissa Block remark on the demise of the plasma screen TV.
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Halliburton To Buy Baker Hughes For $34.6 Billion

The deal, which must be approved by regulators, would combine the world's second- and third-largest oilfield services providers. The new company would be a formidable rival to Schlumberger Ltd.
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'Flying Doughnuts': Airbus Files Patent For A New Kind Of Plane

The new design would seat passengers within a circular seating area rather than in short rows inside a tube.
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Controversial Cholesterol Drug Redeemed By Global Clinical Test

Merck's Vytorin reduced the risk of heart attack and stroke more than a cholesterol-lowering statin alone. The findings come from an international study of more than 18,000 people in 39 countries.

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