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IKEA to raise minimum wages in all U.S. stores

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

TIME: The world's largest furniture retailer will increase the average store minimum wage by 17%.

 

Study: Excessive TV may be linked to early death

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Forbes: A study from the Journal of the American Heart Association suggests that the more TV a person watches, the more likely he or she will die an early death.

 

Report: College degree still a solid investment

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

CNN: A new report by Federal Reserve Bank of New York economists found the rate of return for a bachelor's degree has hovered around 14% to 15% since 2000.

 

Apple to begin production of large iPhones

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bloomberg: Next month Apple Inc. suppliers in China will begin mass production of two large iPhone models, one with a 4.7-inch display and a 5.5-inch version.

 

WalMart edits New York Times op-ed

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

BBC: Wal-Mart vice president for communications David Tovar responds to critical NYTimes editorial with an edited version of story.

 

How Clinton flubbed the wealth question

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

CNN.com: Clinton, the political heavy hitter, mishandled questions about her personal wealth.

 

Oracle to purchase Micros Systems for $5.3B

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Forbes: The California-based tech company will acquire the computer hardware company for $5.3 billion, or $4.6 billion net of cash.

 

FIFA World Cup: USA ties with Portugal, 2-2

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Monday, June 23, 2014

BBC: The match finished 2-2 as Portugal’s Silvestre Varela scored in the final seconds of the game.

 

New York set to legalize medical marijuana

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Reuters: New York would become the 23rd U.S. state to legalize cannabis for medical purposes.

 

Americans are buying fewer guns

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Friday, June 20, 2014

CNN: Smith & Wesson shares plunged nearly 10%, a result of fewer Americans purchasing rifles.

 

GM hit with $10B lawsuit

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Reuters: The lawsuit says the automaker should compensate millions of car and truck owners for lost resale value.

 

Chikungunya virus spreads to U.S., Cuba

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

CNN: Health officials have reported new cases of the debilitating virus in Cuba and the United States.

 

U.S. plans to create largest marine protected area

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

BBC: The extended zone in the middle of the Pacific Ocean would double the world's fully protected marine reserves.

 
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