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Credit Agencies Agree To Wait Before Adding Medical Debt To Ratings

Insurers sometimes wrangle with patients and for months before paying a bill. A new six-month waiting period will give consumers time to resolve disputes and avoid having their credit ratings dinged.
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France Wins Battle Against Belgium's Plan For A Waterloo Coin

A two-euro coin commemorating the bicentennial of Napoleon Bonaparte's defeat will not be widely released, after France objected to what it called a "negative symbol."
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Does NCAA Ban On Paying Student Athletes Violate Federal Law?

The top college basketball teams face off next week in the NCAA tournament. And, a panel of judges will hear arguments over whether colleges should be allowed to pay basketball and football players.
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Kenneth Branagh Directs Live-Action Version Of 'Cinderella' For Disney

Disney's dream is that Cinderella will sweep up at the box office just like the live-action Alice and Maleficent did before her. Disney aims to make $100 million at the global box office this weekend.
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Mayweather, Pacquiao Will Brawl For Boxing's Richest Purse Ever

The upcoming bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao may or may not be the greatest of all time, but the two fighters are expected to take home at least $200 million combined.
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Obama, Unions On Opposite Sides Of The (Fast) Track For Trade Deals

Labor groups, which have been allies of President Obama, are now stepping up their efforts to thwart White House plans for passing foreign trade deals on a "fast track" through Congress.
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Silicon Prairie: Tech Startups Find A Welcoming Home In The Midwest

Some entrepreneurs are leaving the high-tech hot spots of San Francisco, New York and the Silicon Valley for greener pastures in a place that actually has greener pastures: Lincoln, Neb.
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A Craft Beer Tax Battle Is Brewing On Capitol Hill

Craft beer is a rapidly growing industry, and Washington lawmakers have noticed. Two proposed bills would lower the federal excise tax for small brewers.
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Disney Announces Title Of Stand-Alone 'Star Wars' Film

It'll be called Rogue One, and it's coming to theaters Dec. 16, 2016. The film stars Felicity Jones, most famous for her Academy Award-nominated performance in The Theory of Everything.
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Twitter Updates Policy To Combat Revenge Porn

Twitter has a new privacy policy. The company says if someone posts a photo or video that is intimate in nature, they have to have permission from whoever is featured in it.

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