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Could the internet superhighway benefit from fast and slow lanes?

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | The name “net neutrality” seems to connote an open and uncensored internet. Who wouldn’t be in favor of that? President Barack Obama wants net…

Legal Docket: High court ponders how to best tax online shopping

Legal Docket: High court ponders how to best tax online shopping

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Tax season online. A case heard by the Supreme Court last week could affect anyone buying Christmas gifts over the internet. Colorado requires consumers who…

Dollars and Sense: Oil prices are playing havoc with the markets

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Stock market volatility. Volatility was back last week, and a lot of the news seemed to revolve around oil prices. We saw a couple of days last week with…

What if I have a jerk for a boss?

What if I have a jerk for a boss?

By Bill Newton
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Business | Earlier this fall I wrote about how “Christ is our ultimate employer.” As promised, I’m continuing to examine how we as Christians are to handle…

McDonald’s, Starbucks resist calls to offer porn-free WiFi

By Kiley Crossland
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Technology | Despite nearly 25,000 supporters, a public campaign asking McDonald’s and Starbucks to install anti-pornography filters on their in-store free WiFi networks…

Midday Roundup: Renegade flu strain defies this year’s vaccine

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Flu shot fail? Experts fear this year’s flu vaccine may not provide complete protection. That’s because a “drifted,” or mutated, strain of the H3N2…

Dollars and Sense: Gas prices and Santa bring holiday cheer to Wall Street

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Santa Claus rally? December is historically a good month for the stock market. During the past 50 years, the Dow has climbed in December an average of 1.6…

Pregnant worker case at high court divides pro-life, conservative groups

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | The Supreme Court will hear a case tomorrow about the meaning of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA), and whether UPS discriminated against one of…

Dollars and Sense: Holiday buying season is now fully underway

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Black Friday fizzles. We’re now officially into the holiday shopping season. Even though the video of people trampling each other to get into stores is a…

Ethics without a plumb line

Ethics without a plumb line

By Bill Newton
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Higher Education | “We’re creating a mandatory ethics curriculum for every student,” the college president stated to a group of anxious alumni. The implication was that he…

Proposed EPA ozone rule could suffocate the economy

By Daniel James Devine
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Environment | Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a reduction in the amount of allowable ozone in the air Americans breathe. The new limit is supposed…

Dollars and Sense: Wall Street looks to finish the year strong

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Steady as she goes. The Dow and the S&P 500 indexes set more records last week, but mostly they were pretty steady, with not a lot of ups and downs.

 
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