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Bubba Comes Up Big at the Masters

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:50
This year's Masters didn't have an iconic golf moment or a superstar duel but got the next best thing: more Bubba.
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Space Quest: Google Needs More Offices

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:58
Google has played a major role in New York's evolution into a technology center and now wants to expand further in the city, launching a search for enough space to hold more than 3,000 employees.
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Odd Hours Unhinge Health Insurance

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:32
Workers whose hours vary could lose benefits as employers use new formulas to classify workers as full time or part time. The distinction determines who are entitled to company-sponsored health plans.
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Top Earners Feel the Bite of Tax Increases

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:18
The Outlook: The jump in federal tax rates that kicked in last year is causing sticker shock for many higher earners this tax season.
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Three Killed in Kansas Shootings

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:56
A man and his grandson were among three people who were fatally shot at a Jewish community center and a retirement home in a Kansas City suburb, authorities said.
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Florida's Scott, Facing Fight, Touts Economy

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:40
As Florida Gov. Rick Scott seeks re-election, his pitch boils down to numbers: the jobless rate has fallen to 6.2% from 10.9% when he took office, and the state has a $1.2 billion surplus.
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Wal-Mart Cries Foul on China Fines

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:09
Wal-Mart has paid fines and ratcheted up its testing and inspections, but it is also doing something rare: telling Chinese authorities they need to clean up their own act.
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U.S. Ups Pressure on Russia Over Ukraine

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 23:15
The U.S. is trying to unilaterally ratchet up pressure on Russia as it leans on global powers to back harsher sanctions should Moscow continue to stir trouble in Ukraine.
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Student Maps Voting-Rights Approach

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 21:41
The Obama administration's new legal strategy to preserve decades of minority-voting rights will follow a blueprint first sketched out by a Yale University law student four years ago.
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Terror Trial Set to Begin in New York

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 21:13
Jury selection is set to begin Monday in the trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri, a fiery Islamic cleric who prosecutors allege conspired to kidnap Americans in Yemen and who also is accused of trying to open a terrorist training camp in Oregon.
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Mosques Get a New Message

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 20:17
An American Muslim advocacy group is launching a program to help U.S. mosques head off potential extremists in their midst—as opposed to simply shunning troublemakers—a year after the Boston Marathon bombing.
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Sebelius Exits Without Regret

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 16:02
Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius describes the period last fall when HealthCare.gov was crippled by technical problems as "awful," but says she had no regrets about the health law's rollout.
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The New ABCs of Business

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 01:21
The Saturday Essay: From administrative assistants (the real office power brokers) to enemies (the product of success) to 'reply all' (why you may be fired one day), Stanley Bing offers a modern glossary for workplace survival.
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White House Warns Putin Against Seizing More Ukrainian Territory

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 21:33
The White House said it was concerned by a "concerted campaign" by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, and Vice President Joe Biden planned a visit to the country.
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Potential GOP Runners Launch '16 Platforms

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 19:36
Sen. Rand Paul urged Republicans to reach out to the unemployed, while Sen. Ted Cruz called for a focus on economic growth, as the two potential presidential candidates spoke at a conservative rally.
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Police Shoot Dead Armed Man in Queens

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 18:40
New York City police shot and killed an armed man on a quiet residential block in Queens on Saturday after an apparent domestic dispute that resulted in a woman's death.
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Kocherlakota: Targeted Tax Cut Could Boost Economy

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 16:07
A tax break for businesses that invest in research and development could be "an effective form of stimulus" for the U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis president said.
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Tea-Party Favorite Paul Courts GOP Stalwarts

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 16:03
Sen. Rand Paul, preparing for a likely 2016 White House bid, is courting GOP leaders and fundraisers crucial to a national campaign, while mostly keeping faith with his libertarian base.
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After Beating, Detroit to Heal

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 15:58
The beating of white motorist Steven Utash by black men in Detroit is spurring a discussion about racial reconciliation after a retired African-American woman came to the man's defense.
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Obama Visits Friendly Turf

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 13:30
President Barack Obama attacked Republicans on Friday for what he depicted as moves to restrict voting, urging a raucous and friendly crowd to fight back in this year's elections.
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