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This is Why Traditional Car Insurance is Unfair (Part II)
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There's Room for Small Businesses to Compete with Prime Day

This is Why Traditional Car Insurance is Unfair (Part II)

By Anne D'Innocenzio |
As Amazon gears up for its Prime Day promotion, other big-name retailers like Macy's and eBay are launching deals and sales of their own. But small businesses shouldn't s...

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Detaining Immigrant Kids Is Now A Billion-Dollar Industry

Detaining Immigrant Kids Is Now A Billion-Dollar Industry

By Martha Mendoza and Larry Fenn | Jul 15
Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually - a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds.

Oregon's Medical Marijuana Program Admits to Problems

Oregon's Medical Marijuana Program Admits to Problems

By Andrew Selsky | Jul 15
The agency overseeing Oregon's legal medical marijuana industry conceded in a report Thursday it has not provided effective oversight of growers and others in the industry.

Sparse Details on Iowa Plans That Bypass Obama's Health Law

Sparse Details on Iowa Plans That Bypass Obama's Health Law

By Barbara Rodriguez and David Pitt | Jul 15
By not technically being labeled insurance, the law allows the Farm Bureau to ignore ACA rules and operate without consumer oversights provided by the Iowa Insurance Division.

California Meets Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal Years Early

California Meets Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal Years Early

Jul 15
California greenhouse gas emissions fell below 1990 levels, meeting an early target years ahead of schedule and putting the state well on its way toward reaching long-term goals to fight climate change, officials said Wednesday.

AP FACT CHECK: Claim Against Sen. Baldwin Exaggerated

AP FACT CHECK: Claim Against Sen. Baldwin Exaggerated

By Amanda Seitz | Jul 14
Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir has repeatedly attacked incumbent U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, saying the Democrat failed to protect communities against sex offenders.

Lawsuit Resolution Could Thwart Charlottesville Violence

Lawsuit Resolution Could Thwart Charlottesville Violence

By Denise Lavoie | Jul 14
An organizer of a white nationalist rally that erupted in violence last summer agreed Thursday to "actively discourage" coordinated, armed activity in Charlottesville, the latest agreement reached with extremist groups to help prevent future violence.

Erdogan Renews Promise for Strong Turkish Economy by 2023

Erdogan Renews Promise for Strong Turkish Economy by 2023

Jul 14
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has opened his Cabinet's first meeting since taking office in a new term with sweeping powers, renewing a promise to make Turkey one of the world's top economies.

Thousands Rally in Ohio for Solution to Pension Crisis

Thousands Rally in Ohio for Solution to Pension Crisis

By Julie Carr Smyth | Jul 14
The house. Food on the table. Survival. Those are some of the ways workers and retirees who demonstrated in Ohio's capital Thursday described the pension payments they are fighting to protect.

7 Fast-Food Chains Agree to End 'No-Poaching' Policies

7 Fast-Food Chains Agree to End 'No-Poaching' Policies

By Gene Johnson | Jul 14
Seven national fast-food chains have agreed to end policies that block workers from changing branches - limiting their wages and job opportunities - under the threat of legal action.

 NYC Considers Drug Injection Sites

NYC Considers Drug Injection Sites

Jul 13
Some major cities including New York are moving toward allowing official safe havens for people to take heroin and other narcotics. They see it as a way to save lives in the midst of the deadliest drug overdose epidemic in U.S. history.

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