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10 Fired McDonald’s Workers File Civil Rights Lawsuit

In a federal civil rights lawsuit filed in the district court for western Virginia on Thursday, 10 former employees of McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) are alleging a pattern of racial ...
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Are Tighter EPA Methane Rules Necessary?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Wednesday that it has completed an outline of the steps the agency plans take to address methane and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions ...
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FHA Loan Insurance Savings Likely Requires Refinancing

On Thursday in Phoenix, President Obama announced a 0.5% reduction in the amount mortgage holders pay for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance. The new rate is 0.85% and is ...
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Gambling

Casino Stocks Hammered on Macau Data

On Friday, the gambling control board of Macau released its report on the island’s gambling revenues for December and all of 2014, and the news beat down casino stock prices ...
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Commerce Department Essentially OKs Crude Oil Exports

Without actual saying the words, the U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday made clear that the U.S. ban on crude oil exports has been lifted. The Commerce Department’s Bureau of ...
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Was Keurig Recall Totally Overblown?

It would have been difficult on Tuesday to locate a media outlet that did not have the story regarding the recall of more than 7 million coffeemakers by Keurig Green ...
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Keurig Recalls Millions of Coffeemakers

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has initiated a recall of more than 7 million coffeemakers made by Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) between 2009 and 2014. The ...
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Boeing Hit With EU Complaint Over Subsidies

On Monday morning, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) said it had received a commitment from Air China for 60 of the company’s 737 family of single-aisle planes. The order includes an ...
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Problems With Franchise Workers Hurt McDonald’s

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Friday issued complaints against McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) and the company’s franchisees as “joint employers” alleging that the employers violated workers’ rights and ...
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Boeing Collaborates With BlackBerry on Self-Destructing Phone

On Friday, in a conference call to discuss his company’s quarterly results, John Chen, CEO of BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY), said that BlackBerry is working with Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) ...
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Minimum Wage to Rise in 21 States by New Year’s Day

By the first day of the new year, more than half the states will have passed legislation raising the minimum wage above the federal minimum of $7.25 first established in ...
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FTC Tells Dollar Tree, Family Dollar to Divest Stores

The proposed acquisition of Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) by Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) was first made public in late July, and now for the first time we ...
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How Badly Will $60 Oil Hurt Texas?

When it comes to oil production, no other state is in the same ballpark as Texas. The state produced more than 3 million barrels a day in September, nearly three ...
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China Moves to Cut Smoking, Cigarette Advertising

There are more than 300 million smokers in China and another 740 million Chinese who are exposed to second-hand smoke each year. The government is looking to reduce those numbers ...
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U.S. Senate Report Documents Banks’ Commodity Shenanigans

Beginning Thursday, the U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will hold two days of hearings related to its own report on the activities of big Wall Street banks in the ...
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