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Immigration Bill May Keep Wage Exemption For Foreign Herders

Peruvian shepherds on guest worker visas tend thousands of sheep in Wyoming, but they only make about half of what agricultural workers elsewhere are paid. Some ranchers say the exemption from minimum wage requirements is necessary; workers' rights advocates say it's exploitation.
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Did Sony Already Win Gaming's Next-Gen Console War?

It's that time again, when the video game gods unveil the new beasts that they will soon release into the wild and see who comes out on top. But at its E3 presentation this week, Sony may have taken the early lead with its PS4, a next-generation system with features that seem aimed at those disappointed with Microsoft's Xbox One.
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Pushed Off The Job While Pregnant

At a time when most pregnant women work, there are new efforts to keep companies from unfairly targeting employees because of a pregnancy. Allegations of pregnancy discrimination persist and have even risen in recent years despite a decades-old law against it.
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Interest Rates Up: Could Spell Uncertainty For Home Loans, Retirement

Interest rates have shot up recently, and if the rise continues, it could affect everything from home loans to retirement plans. Host Michel Martin speaks with Roben Farzad of Bloomberg Businessweek about whether you should do anything to prepare, if rates continue to climb.
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Report: Overdraft Protection Puts Customers 'At Greater Risk'

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports those who opt in to the service rack up more costs and are more likely to have their accounts closed.
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See-Through Pants Problem Behind Her, Lululemon CEO To Leave

Christine Day has led the yoga and athletic clothing company for more than 5 years. Lululemon is now restocking stores with pants that have "more fabric across the bum." It ran into a public relations problem earlier this year when "increased sheerness" allowed too much to be seen.
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Data Leak Could Undermine Trust In Government Contractor

Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old computer technician at the center of the NSA surveillance controversy, was an employee of Booz Allen Hamilton. In recent decades, the government has grown increasingly reliant on such firms to do critical work on national security.

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