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When Bad Things Happen To Planes, Flight Codes Get 'Retired'

Malaysia Airlines says it will stop using codes associated with its missing Flight MH370 as a "mark of respect" for the plane's passengers and crew. It's a long-standing industry practice.
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Gentrification: Progress Or Destruction?

Many cities are undergoing economic change as new residents and businesses move in. We hear from a housing expert and residents on both sides of America's gentrification debate.
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Weekly Jobless Claims Touch 3-Month Low

There were 315,000 new applications for unemployment insurance filed last week, down 9,000 from the week before. It's the latest sign that the labor market is gaining some strength.
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Overtime Pay Proposal Triggers A New Debate About Wages

Economists are divided about the White House plan to boost overtime pay for workers. Some say the change would spur consumer demand, while others see a coming downward spiral for job creation.
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Why For-Profit Prisons House More Inmates Of Color

A recent study found that the populations of for-profit prisons tend to be younger, which correlates with a skew toward more black and Latino inmates than in publicly run prisons.
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Yahoo Partners With Yelp For Local Search Data

Yahoo is trying to boost search traffic with reviews of businesses from Yelp — in hopes that some of its popularity will rub off.
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FTC Launches Civil Probe Into Herbalife

The nutrition supplement company has been under attack by billionaire investor William Ackman, who's been pressing regulators to look into the way Herbalife operates.
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Number Of Calif. Homes In Foreclosure Process Soars

Foreclosures are at a seven-year low nationwide. In California, however, the number of notices of default, which is the first step in the foreclosure process, jumped.
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Hasbro To Update Official Scrabble Dictionary

In an effort to stay relevant, the dictionary is being updated for the first time in nearly a decade.
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Obama To Push Expanded Overtime Pay

President Obama is asking the Labor Department to update the rules governing overtime. The goal is to require millions of additional workers to be paid overtime — an idea business opposes.

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