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'Mario Kart 8' Is A Big Hit For Wii U

The 8th edition of the classic Nintendo video game sold more than 1.2 million units its first weekend. Its new features include anti-gravity racing, allowing players to drive on walls and ceilings
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As Banks Open In Schools, A Chance For Students To Learn To Save

The closest many kids once got to banking was handling colorful Monopoly money. Today, students across the country can go to — and work at — student-run bank branches inside their schools.
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Minimum Wage Hikes Popular, But May Not Spread Everywhere

Seattle minimum wage workers will see a gradual raise to $15 an hour — the highest in the nation. That won't end the argument about whether increases help or hurt employment.
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Could A 6-Cent Tax Sour Us On Soda And Sugary Drinks?

A new study argues that taxing sodas and sugary drinks by the calorie would spur consumers to cut back. A 6-cent tax per 12-ounce can would lead to 5,800 fewer calories consumed per year, it found.
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Layoff 101: Don't Blame Yourself

Being laid off can affect your finances as well as your health. Professor Sandra Sucher of the Harvard Business School explains how to survive, and even thrive, after a layoff.
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John Oliver Helps Rally 45,000 Net Neutrality Comments To FCC

The comedian used 13 minutes of his Sunday program to convince viewers to reach out to the Federal Communications Commission about open Internet rules. They responded and crashed the FCC servers.
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Pa. Coal Area Worries Emission Rules Will Cost Economy Jobs

In Greene County, Pa., one in five jobs is in the coal industry. The EPA rules announced Monday were met with skepticism, and worries about what it will mean for the local economy.
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Fans Pay More For NHL Finals At Madison Square Garden

For the Stanley Cup finals games in New York, ticket brokers are selling seats for an average of $1,600 apiece. That is double what brokers are asking to see one of the games played in L.A.
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GOP Demonizes Once Favored Cap-And-Trade Policy

Republicans say the EPA is going to kill jobs and raise electricity prices with new carbon emissions limits. They're up in arms about something their own party championed during GOP presidencies.
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Seattle Ordinance Gradually Increases Minimum Wage To $15

The city council has approved a measure raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The wage will be phased in over a number of years. The measure takes effect on April 1, 2015.

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