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Attorneys General Ask Big Retailers To Pull Tobacco From Stores

In letters sent to Wal-Mart and other store chains, officials ask the companies to follow the example of drugstore chain CVS, which has announced it's ending sales of tobacco products.

Clothing Retailer Lands End To Split From Sears

Lands End, the outdoor clothing retailer, will spin off from Sears Holdings Corp. next month and operate as a stand-alone, publicly traded company.

Chinese Tech Giant Alibaba Plans To Launch IPO In U.S.

Alibaba, known as the Chinese Google, announced plans for an initial public offering in the U.S. The IPO could be one of the biggest in the tech sector's history, but investing could bring risks.

New Generation Of Blimps Set To Take Flight

The new re-designed Goodyear blimp is slated to take off on its inaugural flight Monday.

Paying For College: No Easy Answers For Many Families

After adjusting for inflation, the cost of tuition more than tripled between 1973 and 2013. That reality has been forcing more and more students to take on staggering debts.

FDIC Sues 16 Big Banks, Accusing Them Of Fixing Interest Rates

The lawsuit claims the banks' manipulation of the London interbank offered rate caused failed U.S. banks to suffer substantial losses.
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Joe Dobrow: "Natural Prophets"

Author Joe Dobrow discusses his new book about the entrepreneurs and ideals that shaped today's natural food industry.


Companies Tap Celebrity Power For Extreme Vegetable Makeover

If mom can't nudge kids to eat veggies, Maybe Disney teen stars will be more effective. Increasingly, companies are marketing healthy food to kids. Turns out, it's good for their bottom line, too.

Hong Kong Says UBS Tried To Rig Interbank Lending Rate

UBS, which was fined for manipulating the Libor rate in 2012, was censured by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the territory's de facto central bank.

Obama Pushes For Overtime Pay Protection

President Obama says he wants to ensure proper payment for overtime work. The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy and NPR's Marilyn Geewax discuss what that could mean for workers and businesses.