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Colleges tap student entrepreneurs for creative fundraising

By Emily Scheie
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Education | State funding for higher education dropped during the recession, but some schools are coming up with other ways to bring in revenue—from running an airport…

Dollars and Sense: The markets bounce back

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | The bull keeps charging. This is the bull market that won’t quit. The markets have set record after record for the past two years, even though—at least…

Midday roundup: Was hatchet attack on NYPD terrorism?

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Questionable motives. A Queens resident attacked four rookie New York Police Department officers with a hatchet Thursday, wounding two of them before he was…

Dollars and Sense: Don’t panic just yet

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Off the kiddie coaster. Last week we talked about the stock market’s roller coaster behavior, but we’ve been on a kiddie coaster compared to the week gone…

Can tech giants stop female employees’ biological clocks?

By Courtney Crandell
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Business | Apple and Facebook have announced they will offer insurance coverage for infertility treatments, sperm donation, and egg freezing, igniting a debate about the…

Web Reads: What happens when pigs really do fly?

Web Reads: What happens when pigs really do fly?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Inappropriate pets. Writer Patricia Marx kept seeing pets in restaurants and other inappropriate places. A little research led her to the concept of emotional…

Midday Roundup: CDC scrambles to keep up with Ebola

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | On the move. The second nurse from a Dallas hospital who tested positive for the Ebola virus has been transferred to a hospital in Atlanta for treatment.

Dollars and Sense: The stock market roller coaster isn’t as scary as it looks

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Volatility returns. In the past three weeks, the Dow dropped more than 500 points. That’s not a huge amount in percentage terms—about 3 percent. But last…

Midday Roundup: Obama names California mountains a national monument

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Monumental. President Barack Obama is creating a new national monument today. The executive order sets aside 346,177 acres of the San Gabriel Mountains just…

EEOC sues companies for firing transgendered employees

By Sarah Padbury
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Transgenderism | The Obama administration is suing two businesses for firing employees who were “transitioning” from male to female. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity…

Low-budget flicks lead changes to film industry

By Angela Lu
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Movies | Changing technology shrinks the middle ground between handcrafted movies and blockbusters

Dollars and Sense: Markets drift downward on weak reports, global tensions

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Drifting, not dropping. The markets continued their downward drift last week, but it was a drift and not a drop-off. The Dow is down about 3 percentage points…

 
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