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Tupperware’s Sweet Spot Shifts to Indonesia

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 19:11
As in 1960s America, many Indonesian women stay at home, creating an audience for parties run by women who have begun to sidle past conservative mores and into the work force.






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G.O.P. Race Starts in Lavish Haunts of Rich Donors

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 19:08
In one resort town after another, the Republican presidential hopefuls are making their case to exclusive gatherings of donors whose wealth was unleashed by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.






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Henry T. Segerstrom, California Developer and Arts Patron, Dies at 91

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 17:04
Mr. Segerstrom turned his family’s lima bean farm into Orange County’s cultural and commercial downtown.






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Targeting Inequality, This Time on Public Transit

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 15:46
A new project in Seattle, closely watched around the nation, gives discounts on public transit to people whose household income is no more than two times the federal poverty level.






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After 50 Years, Oracle of Omaha Looks Back on Less Prescient Moves

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 15:44
Warren Buffett recalls missteps during his five decades with Berkshire Hathaway, a period that saw the company’s stock rise nearly 2 million percent.






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Britain, Wary of Sanctions, Adds Pressure to Keep Russian From Buying Energy Unit

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 14:55
The completion of the deal has been slowed by regulators’ concerns that Mikhail Fridman or his company might be targeted by expanded sanctions on the Russian energy industry stemming from the Ukraine conflict.






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On Work: Attack of the Student Hairdressers

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 14:42
Re-entering the workplace after 20 years, a homemaker wages an uphill battle trying to teach anatomy and physiology to students in a beauty class.






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Hyundai Recalls Vehicles Over Power Steering Loss

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 14:12
The automaker said that the power steering could suddenly stop working in 2008-10 Elantras and 2009-10 Elantra Tourings but did not mention any related accidents or injuries.






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Bits Blog: Silicon Valley Shuttle Drivers Vote to Join Union

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 13:57
The bus drivers who transport workers to the campuses of six Silicon Valley employers voted to join the Teamsters to negotiate better working conditions and wages.






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Fair Game: Smothered by a Boom in Banking

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 13:17
A new paper says high-growth financial industries hurt the broader economy by dragging down overall growth and curbing productivity.






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Corner Office: Susan Salka of AMN Healthcare: ‘Where Are You in Your Journey of Life?’

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 13:16
Susan Salka, chief of AMN Healthcare, looks for employees who view work as important to their lives and not just a job.






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Economic View: A Slippery New Rule for Gauging Fiscal Policy

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 12:17
The adoption of dynamic scoring for evaluating major changes in tax and spending policy makes sense in theory, but could create havoc in practice.






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Strategies: Plenty of Noise, but Not Much Guidance From Fed or Company Reports

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 12:06
Guidance from the Federal Reserve and corporations could help investors who are concerned with what will happen to their money, but there is little evidence it has been useful.






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The Haggler: Zapped by the Hidden Costs of Laser Treatments

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:51
At many Ideal Image centers, the price consumers paid for laser treatments increased when skin products they did not request were included.






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India’s New Budget Aims to Boost Growth

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:43
The first full-year budget of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government promised a major increase in public spending on infrastructure and a lowering of the corporate tax rate, but it failed to offer any dramatic reforms.
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Out of Trouble, but Criminal Records Keep Men Out of Work

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 09:08
Men with even one past conviction on their résumés are having trouble finding jobs, and that is taking a toll on the overall labor market.






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HistorySource: L.B.J. and Truman: The Bond That Helped Forge Medicare

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 09:00
Lyndon Johnson admired Harry Truman and identified with his political career, his treatment by historians and his relationship with the public.
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Warren Buffett Rails Against Investment Bankers

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 08:40
“Money shufflers don’t come cheap,” he writes in his annual letter to shareholders.






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Hints at Warren Buffett’s Succession

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 08:12
Charlie Munger suggests that Berkshire Hathaway’s next chief executive will be either Greg Abel or Ajit Jain.






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China Cuts Interest Rates to Stimulate Slowing Economy

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 08:01
China’s central bank made the announcement on its website, saying that the one-year bank lending rate would drop 0.25 percentage point to 5.35 percent.






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