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Founder Of Hair And Skin-Care Line Aveda Dies

Horst Rechelbacher died over the weekend at age 72 at his farm in Wisconsin. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer three years ago. Aveda was among the first to use organic ingredients for hair and skin.
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So Far, 2014 Is A Good Year For Precious Metals

Gold has reached a price of more than $1,300 an ounce — the highest since early November. Gold is up 10 percent this year after a 28 percent drop in 2013. Silver has posted even greater gains – it's up 12 percent.
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Candy Flavors Put E-Cigarettes On Kids' Menu

Electronic cigarettes are often billed as safe and helpful for adult smokers trying to kick their habit. But the CDC says 1 in 5 young teens who try an e-cigarette have never smoked tobacco. And between 2011 and 2012, the devices doubled in popularity among middle-school and high-school students.
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Finessing Health Coverage: When To Buy Insurance For A New Baby

It's getting easier to cancel a health insurance policy if you get a new job or have other life changes. And new parents can buy coverage for the baby after he or she is born. But there are exceptions to many rules in the Affordable Care Act, so it's worth checking out how they affect you.
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The Green Rush Begins: Investors Get In On Pot's Ground Floor

With medical marijuana legal in 20 different states, a "green rush" has started among venture capitalists looking to invest in the pot-related industry.
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Super-Secure, Temporary Texts Draw Interest Of Business Crowd

Snapchat has become a very popular way to text photos that disappear after a number of seconds. Recent hacks have raised questions about the security of the service. Carlos Watson, co-founder of Ozy.com, talks about a service that offers more secure alternative.
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Tenn. Workers Vote To Reject Union At VW Plant

Workers at the VW plant in Chattanooga have dealt a blow to organized labor in the South. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to reporter Blake Farmer about the close vote.
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Tenn. VW Workers Reject Move To Join Union

The issue of union representation at a plant that produces Passat sedans has drawn comments from a senator and President Obama. The UAW sees the plant as a chance to gain needed momentum in building up its membership.
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With New Rules, Pot Business Gets A Little Less Hazy For Banks

Ever since Colorado and Washington legalized pot, banks have been in an awkward position. Would a bank risk being targeted by federal prosecutors for doing business with people whose primary business is selling marijuana? On Friday, the Treasury Department eased the confusion by releasing new guidelines for the banking industry.
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Feds Clear Banks To Do Business With Budding Pot Industry

The departments of Treasury and Justice signal that banks can work with the legal marijuana industry without fearing prosecution for such crimes as money laundering.

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