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Groups criticize EPA directing advisers to route requests from press, Congress through agency

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 6:57am
Journalist and scientific organizations accused the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday of attempting to muzzle its independent scientific advisers by directing them to funnel all outside requests for information through agency officials.
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FCC commissioner Pai, on the 'side of sports fans,' supports repeal of NFL's TV blackout rules

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 6:56am
Ajit Pai called the NFL's television blackout rules "outdated," and urged his fellow Federal Communications Commission representatives to vote in favor of having them repealed to address fan concerns.
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US business inventories expected to show gain in June

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 6:27am
The Commerce Department reports on stockpiles held by businesses in June.
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Tencent, Chinese operator of games and WeChat message service, says profit up 59 percent

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 6:22am
China's Tencent Holdings Ltd., which operates online games and the popular WeChat messaging service, says its latest quarterly profit rose 59 percent due to strong growth in its mobile business.
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US retail sales likely increased at modest pace in July, suggesting consumers remain cautious

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 6:17am
The Commerce Department releases retail sales data for July.
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Despite modest UK growth upgrade, Bank of England cautions over subdued wage growth

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 6:07am
The Bank of England has modestly upgraded it growth forecast for the U.K. this year but cautioned over the failure of wages to keep pace with the projected expansion.
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Pace of Greek recession slows to lowest in nearly 6 years, at 0.2 percent in 2nd quarter

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 5:45am
Greece's economy is shrinking at its slowest rate in nearly six years.
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Amazon to offer credit-card reader and mobile app for small businesses

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 5:01am
Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.
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World stock markets mostly higher but geopolitical risks hover in background

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:31am
Global stock markets overcame a contraction in Japan's economy and jitters about Ukraine and Iraq to mostly rise Wednesday, but analysts said new geopolitical developments would likely make for volatile trading.
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EPA to decide whether to boost the use of popular weed killer 2,4-D

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:14am
Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide — and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it.
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People with autism find purpose, income and joy by starting their own small businesses

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:02am
When Matt Cottle asked his boss to let him work in the supermarket's bakery, she told him he'd never do anything more than collect grocery carts.
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Autistic people can draw on their strengths to run their own companies

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:02am
A growing movement to find work for autistic people is helping some start their own businesses.
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Rotting venues, shining infrastructure: Athens Olympics leave mixed legacy _ 10 years later

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:49am
In an obscure corner of a park sits a forlorn reminder that, 10 years ago, Athens hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics.
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Question and answers about the closing of Revel casino and how it affects Atlantic City

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 1:54am
Revel Casino Hotel has announced it will shut its doors on Sept. 10.
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Revenue report due as Atlantic City casinos prepare for mass closings

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 1:48am
With Atlantic City bracing for mass casino closings in the next few weeks, New Jersey regulators will report on how much money the casinos and their Internet gambling operations won from gamblers in July.
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GM says China joint venture responded to information requests by anti-monopoly regulators

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 1:01am
General Motors Co.'s main China joint venture has joined automakers that say they have been contacted by Chinese anti-monopoly regulators as part of an investigation of the industry.
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WellPoint To Change Its Name To Anthem

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:35pm
WellPoint Inc. plans to change its name to Anthem Inc., subject to approval of the health-insurance giant's board of directors, press reports said Tuesday.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:29pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) up 0.2% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) up 0.3% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) up 0.3% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) down 0.2% ; Seoul (Kospi) up 0.3% Taipei (Taiex) up 0.2% Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.
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Hong Kong Stocks Inch Up In Choppy Trade

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:05pm
Hong Kong stocks swung between small gains and losses Wednesday morning, with the Hang Seng Index inching up 0.1% about a half hour into trade.
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Australia Stocks Fall As Earnings Roll In

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 9:51pm
Australia stocks fell in early Wednesday trade following a soft lead from the U.S. and mixed earnings at home, with the S&P/ASX 200 down 0.5% after a 1.3% rally the previous day.
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