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State Secret Revealed: Toxins Taint One-Fifth of China Farmland

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:46am

The report adds to widespread doubts about the safety of China's farm produce.








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Car Makers Get Muscle-bound at the New York Auto Show

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:30am
An all-new Mustang is waiting to greet visitors at the New York International Auto Show opening this week, marking the 50th anniversary of the auto's original introduction at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.






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False Hope: Ferry Relative Told Missing Aunt Was 'All Right'

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 8:28am
JINDO, South Korea - A relative of a missing woman on the doomed South Korean ferry was assured by officials that she was safe even as the disaster was unfolding.






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Look, Ma, No Horse! Will Old Timey Car Make It in Central Park?

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 8:28am
An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea.






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False Hope: Ferry Relative Told Missing Aunt Was 'Alright'

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 7:57am
JINDO, South Korea - A relative of a missing woman on the doomed South Korean ferry was assured by officials that she was safe even as the disaster was unfolding.






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Apple's iPhone-like Dashboard Interface 'CarPlay' Demoed by Volvo

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:04pm
In-car touchscreen systems aren't known for their great usability, but a new one modeled on Apple's iOS may prove a more worthwhile platform. CarPlay, designed by Apple in concert with car makers, was shown off by Volvo this week at the New York International Auto Show.






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Bar Owners Worry Over Lime Shortage

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:47pm

Your next mojito or margarita may come without the "Green Gold.” KPNX’s Frank Morales explains how bars and restaurants are handling the soaring cost of limes and what that may mean for you.








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Michaels Stores Says Up To 3 Million Cards Affected in Data Breach

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:16pm
Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million customer credit and debit cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud.






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'Strong Summer': Travelers Looking for Bigger, Longer Vacations

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:44pm
Consumers may be spending less at the malls, but it may be to save up for summer vacation, according to preliminary information on early trip planners."It looks like it's going to be a strong summer," Sarah Gavin, a travel expert with online booking company Expedia, told CNBC on Thursday.






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Stocks Close Mixed on Day Before Long Holiday Weekend

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:27pm
Stocks ended mixed on Thursday in light trading before a long holiday weekend, with the S&P 500 extending gains into a fourth session, as General Electric and Morgan Stanley reported quarterly results that topped expectations.






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'Most Haunted Place in the World' Up for Auction

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:56pm
Buying a Venetian island might sound like a dream investment. This particular one on the auction block has a nightmarish history.The island of Poveglia, purportedly the most haunted place in the world, is among several properties that Italy is selling at auction to cut its public debt.






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How Knitting and Writing Poetry Can Make You a Better Worker

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:09pm

Here’s a reason to embrace your inner guitar hero or secret poetry writing habit: It may be making you better at your day job.








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Meet the Wal-Mart of Money Transfer Services

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:38pm
Wal-Mart Stores said Thursday it will partner with Ria Money Transfer to launch Walmart-2-Walmart Money Transfer Service, a program that will allow customers to transfer money to and from more than 4,000 of its stores.Through the service, customers can transfer as much as $50 for $4.






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Russia to Western Businesses: All is Well, Nothing to See Here

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:38pm
Russia is going to great lengths to try to reassure investors, foreign businesses and its own people about its economic and political stability. But in the midst of escalating violence in Ukraine and huge capital outflows, Russia has already dug itself a deep economic hole—and it's getting worse.






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So Your Child Is College-Bound. Now, How Do You Pay for It?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:07pm

Many parents may be overwhelmed by the cost of college, but you don't have to pay for the whole thing, there are various funding options








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All the Joe You Can Drink for $45/Month; There's an App for That

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:07pm
New Yorkers can get a subscription for their caffeine addiction — and for now, it’s free.A startup and app called "CUPS" gives subscribers unlimited coffee or tea for $45 a month at dozens of independent coffee shops in Manhattan and around the boroughs.
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Water and Sewer Can Help Detroit Exit Bankruptcy, Judge Says

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:36pm
Detroit may be crumbing, but the city's water and sewer system just might be a way to help the bankrupt city pay down some of its $18 billion debt.






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Judge Declines to Order 'Park it Now' Notices for GM Cars

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:20pm
A federal judge on Thursday rejected a bid to compel General Motors Co. to tell customers to stop driving millions of cars that have been recalled for defective ignition switches.






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Holy Guacamole! Chipotle to Raise Prices as Costs Soar

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:05pm
Grocery shoppers aren't the only ones seeing a surge in food prices.Chipotle's feeling the pinch, too, and plans to pass along some of its increased costs to customers soon for the first time in three years.






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China's Twitter-Like Weibo Site Debuts on Nasdaq

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:05pm
China's Twitter-like platform Weibo went public on the Nasdaq on Thursday under the symbol "WB" and opened just below the expected $17 price but started trading 2 percent higher soon afterward.The stock was expected to open Thursday morning, but was delayed until closer to noon.






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