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VIDEO: 8 Reasons Horror Movies Are Scary Good Business

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 10:22

Seven of the 10 most profitable films of all time are horror movies, and the reason why is quite simple.

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In 'Tough Love,' Former U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice Aims To Reclaim Her Voice

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 10:00

The former national security adviser endured ridicule over comments made after the Benghazi embassy attack. Her book allows her tell her own story — and she is also open about foreign policy failures.

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Pacific Northwest Tribes Face Climate Change With Agricultural Ancient Practice

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 09:45

Washington state's Swinomish Tribe is building a clam garden in hopes of protecting their reservation from sea level rise. This aquatic garden will also provide a home for disappearing native clams.

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Trump Administration Blocks Ambassador's Testimony, A Key Witness in Ukraine Scandal

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 09:13

Gordon Sondland, a Trump donor and Trump's ambassador to the European Union, was scheduled to be deposed by Congress for his role in the widening Ukraine scandal involving the president.

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Virtual Reality Goes To Work, Helping Train Employees

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 07:18

In the virtual world, cashiers are taught to show greater empathy, mechanics learn to repair planes, and retail workers experience how to deal with armed robbery.

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Is Your Retirement Fund Ruining Our Economy?

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 06:30

Index Funds offer an intoxicating promise: lower fees, diversified risk, and better returns. But is there a dark side to their astonishing rise?

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3 Scientists Win Nobel Prize In Physics For Work On Earth's Place In The Universe

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 05:59

The Royal Swedish Academy of Science made the announcement Tuesday in Stockholm that a Canadian-American and two Swiss scientists had won the prize.

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The Things Parents Don't Talk About With Their Kids ... But Should

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 05:03

A new survey from Sesame Workshop suggests, when it comes to talking with kids about things like race, class, and gender, parents have some work to do.

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China Has Begun Moving Xinjiang Muslim Detainees To Formal Prisons, Relatives Say

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 05:03

Muslim minorities in the northwestern region are targets of a sweeping security operation. Officials say most residents have been returned to society, but relatives say many are sentenced to prison.

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Some Parts Of Trump's Executive Order On Medicare Could Lead To Higher Costs

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 05:00

Reviving ideas that were argued over in the 1990s, Trump's new order on Medicare could have some unintended consequences, depending how it's implemented.

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Showdown Over LGBTQ Employment Rights Hits Supreme Court

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 05:00

The high court hears cases testing whether employers are free to fire employees because they are gay or transgender.

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Hong Kong's Leader Warns 'No Options Ruled Out' If Protests Continue

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 04:56

Despite the veiled threat that China's military could intervene in the territory, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she still believes that the people of Hong Kong "should find solutions ourselves."

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U.S. Blacklists Chinese Tech Firms Over Treatment Of Uighurs

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 02:07

The Commerce Department added 28 Chinese security bureaus and tech firms to the Entity List, including Hikvision, a leading producer of video surveillance and face recognition technology.

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Susan Rice Talks Of Balancing Career And Motherhood, Reflects On Benghazi

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 22:40

"What bothers me more than anything is that we lost four Americans," the former U.N. ambassador says of the controversy surrounding Benghazi in an interview about her new memoir Tough Love.

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2 Injured In New Mexico Hot Air Balloon Accident

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 22:08

One of New Mexico's marquee ballooning events also include its share of close calls.

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Southwest Airlines Pilots Sue Boeing Over 737 Max Crashes And Grounding

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 20:01

The pilots say they stand to lose $100 million in income. Southwest has canceled more than 30,000 flights since the FAA grounded the aircraft in March after two crashes killed 346 people.

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Restaurants Would Get More Flexibility With Workers' Tips Under Proposed Rule

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 18:02

The rule would allow employers to require waitstaff and others to share their tips with kitchen staff. But labor advocates say it could allow bosses to take advantage of their workers.

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What To Look For In President Trump's Tax Returns – If We Ever See Them

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 17:29

President Trump may be forced to release some of his tax records to prosecutors in New York.

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This Chef Says He's Faced His #MeToo Offenses. Now He Wants A Second Chance

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 17:18

Dozens of women accused chef Charlie Hallowell of sexual harassment two years ago. Hallowell says he's changed now, and that he's worked to find "a softer, humbler, kinder way to navigate the world."

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Unilever Vows To Reduce Plastic Packaging Use By 2025

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 16:03

Environmentalists praised the company, but also asked that it commit to more robust reforms to its plastic usage.

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