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Cars Recalled This Week Total 308,000

Automakers initiated at least two major recalls in the past week. One was rather larger and the other much smaller, but the smaller one could be the more problematic of ...
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Is the Staples-Office Depot Merger in Trouble?

Last Friday, Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) and Office Depot Inc. (NYSE: ODP) announced that the two companies “certified substantial compliance” with the second request from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ...
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Half of Immigrant Households Use US Welfare Programs

In a recent Census Bureau study that examined legal and illegal immigrant compared with native use of welfare programs in the United States, researchers found that in 2012, 51% of ...
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Does Lifting the US Ban on Oil Exports Really Make a Difference?

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its report on the impact of lifting the current ban on exporting U.S. crude. The report has a little something for both sides ...
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Restaurant Group Criticizes NLRB Ruling

Last Thursday’s ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that a company is a “joint employer” along with its contractors has caused a storm of concern in at least ...
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Why Analysts Will Be Covering Hot IPOs Much Faster Than Before

Get ready for big changes to how new research reports will be issued from Wall Street firms. While this will not impact any of the hot IPOs of the past, ...
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Will Sprout Pharmaceuticals Go Public?

Privately held start-up Sprout Pharmaceuticals Inc. received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval on Tuesday for its flibanserin pill with the trade name Addyi. The pill has become known ...
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Is the US Air Force Looking for Another All-New Airplane?

The U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command (ACC) last week released its 2015 strategy review, “Securing the High Ground,” primarily a guide for updating and modernizing the existing fleet. Near ...
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Coal Stocks Pummeled by EPA Clean Air Rules

When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its Clean Power Plan on Monday, the agency focused on a 32% cut from 2005 levels of U.S. carbon emissions by 2030. ...
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California Living Up To 25 Percent Water Cut Mandate

Asking an entire state to use 25% less water may sound easy in the asking portion of an equation, but implementing such efforts and actually living up to such efforts ...
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Credit Reporting Companies Top CFPB List of Consumer Complaints

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) last week published its first Monthly Complaint Report, providing data the agency has collected regarding consumer complaints collected during the first four years of ...
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Why Intel Should Make a Challenging and Daring Bid for Micron

Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) has had a solid week, with its shares bouncing handily on the heels of a reported $23 billion buyout offer from China's Tsinghua Unigroup. There is ...
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Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage for 800,000 Workers

By 2020, as many as 800,000 minimum wage workers in the city of Los Angeles will be earning $15 an hour. The city council on Tuesday evening approved a plan ...
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Taxing Tobacco to Reduce Smoking

As smoking as dropped in developed countries, tobacco companies, which include Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM), have focused on developing countries and the third world. If the World Health ...
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Staples Deal With USPS Is Illegal: NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has filed a complaint against the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) related to the housing of contract postal units in Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) stores. ...
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