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2 Die In W.Va. Mine With Troubled Safety Record

A review of federal mine safety data shows that the Brody mine had a rate of violations more than twice the national average for underground coal mines.
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From B-Boys To Billions, A Brief History Of Hip-Hop As Business

Apple is expected to buy Beats Electronics for more than three billion dollars, meaning Beats co-founder Dr. Dre would be close to becoming the first hip-hop billionaire.
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Companies Face Backlash Over Foreign Mergers To Avoid U.S. Taxes

Pfizer, the giant drugmaker, is the latest American company seeking a foreign merger to elude U.S. taxes. Public advocacy groups call such deals unfair and want Congress to crack down.
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Housing Regulator Has Big Plans In Store For Two Mortgage Titans

A top federal regulator for the U.S. housing market signaled some big changes for government-run mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The changes likely mean lending will be expanded.
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Ranchers Wary As U.S. Considers Brazilian Beef Imports

The U.S. wants to allow imports of fresh beef from Brazil, but the country's livestock has a history of foot-and-mouth disease. American ranchers worry about the risk and lower beef prices.
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In Somalia, Collecting People For Profit

Distributing aid can be an incredibly risky job for Westerners in Somalia, so local entrepreneurs have filled the gap. But what happens when aid become a profitable business in a lawless place?
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Russia Aborts Rocket Engine Sales, GPS Cooperation With U.S.

The moves come after Washington banned some high-tech equipment sales to Russia as part of sanctions in response to the annexation of Crimea.
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Big Questions Now That Europeans Can Edit Google Search Results

The ruling by the European Union's highest court will require Google to remove material that citizens find embarrassing or harmful. But how does this play out, practically?
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Employers May Start Paying You To Buy Health Insurance

It costs a lot for companies to buy health insurance, so the idea of giving employees money to buy their own coverage has a lot of appeal. But it might end up being more expensive for workers.
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Google Must Delete Personal Data When Asked, European Court Says

The case started when a Spanish man was irked that a 1998 notice about his home being repossessed was still online. Privacy advocates are welcoming a win for the "right to be forgotten."

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