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Eggs Go AWOL, And Bakers Scramble For High-Tech Substitutes

The national egg shortage is hitting bakers hard. Some are replacing eggs with highly engineered ingredients that promise to work just as well.
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New York, University Of California Announce $15 Minimum Wage

Minimum wage workers in New York state and at the University of California may be on the way to making what activists call "a living wage" of $15 an hour. The wage board in New York met to recommend the raise on Wednesday, the same day as the University of California's announcement that it would do the same for its employees.
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With U.S.-Cuba Ties Restored, Embargo Leaves Trade Restrictions In Place

Washington, D.C., and Havana may have restored diplomatic ties, but the crippling trade embargo against Cuba is still in place — for now. President Obama has started paving the way to increase the export of agricultural products to Cuba, and to begin exporting construction and telecommunications equipment.
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After Nuclear Deal, European Businesses Flock To Iran

Iran's market of 80 million, well-educated consumers is not open yet, but French and other European business delegations are already flocking to the country. They will be the first in and have a head start, but analysts say American business could be the big winner in the end.
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How An 11-Year-Old Boy Invented The Popsicle

The beloved ice pops were born of a young boy's tinkering with sugary soda powder and water on a cold night. But the end of this tale for Frank Epperson was not as sweet as his treat.
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A Conversation With Richard Cordray, Head Of The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

On the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, we talk with the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Can Greece Get A Handle On Its Notorious Tax System?

A big problem for Greece as it attempts to climb out of its fiscal hole is its corrupt and inefficient tax system. The tax code is maddeningly complex and evasion is high.
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For Love Or Money: Fans And Businesses Flock To Fantasy Sports

The legal loophole that allows people to bet on fantasy sports teams but not real ones is attracting big money. Fantasy games may trump real ones soon, says commentator Frank Deford.
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FCC Set To Approve AT&T-DirecTV Merger

The agency's chairman circulated an order to his fellow commissioners to approve the $48.5 billion merger. He said the move would increase competition in the broadband space.
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5 Years Later, Legacy Of Financial Overhaul Still Being Weighed

Republicans are pushing to roll back Dodd-Frank because they say it over-regulates the financial industry and hurts growth. Supporters say it has made banks stronger and the financial system safer.

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