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Nike, other sponsors cut ties with Maria Sharapova after failed drug test

Three of Maria Sharapova's major sponsors are cutting ties with the Russian tennis star after she acknowledged failing a doping test at the Australian Open.<p>Sportswear giant Nike, Swiss watch brand Tag Heuer and German luxury car company Porsche moved quickly to distance themselves from the …

Wal-Mart Wins a Battle, But the War Continues

On July 19 a federal court judge struck down Maryland's "Wal-Mart Law." That's the law cooked up by the nation's labor unions to force Wal-Mart to pay 8 percent of payroll into employee health benefits or be taxed for the difference.<p>In recent years labor unions have been finding that the "first …

China's trade falls sharply in February

China's trade plunged in February as weak global demand and a business shutdown during the Lunar New Year holiday combined to depress sales.<p>Exports fell 25.4 percent from a year ago to $126.1 billion, worsening from January's 11.2 percent contraction, customs data showed Tuesday. Imports shrank …

Standard Of Living

What is a 'Standard of Living'<p>A standard of living is the level of wealth, comfort, material goods and necessities available to a certain …

Retirement

Navy Hero Earns Medal of Honor

For hero Ed Byers, December 8, 2012 was a test of his skills in life or death events. After hours of hiking through the mountains of eastern …

Investors Torn Between Turnaround Hopes and Earning Fears

Technology stocks edged higher while the Dow slipped Thursday as investors juggled hopes for an economic turnaround this year and recurrent worries that shares are overpriced.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average fell 26.23 points, or 0.26 percent, to end at 10,067.86, according to the latest data, …

U.S. Vulnerable to Vaccine Shortages

Following last winter's shortage of critical influenza vaccinations, the federal government is considering expanding the number and types of vaccines currently held in reserve for emergency use.<p>The goal is to stop unanticipated shortages of frequently used vaccines and prevent disruptions in …

NASD Fines 4 Brokers $20M for Overcharging Clients

Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs Group (GS) and two other Wall Street brokerages agreed to pay a total of $20 million to settle allegations they overcharged clients for high-yield corporate bonds, a regulatory group said on Wednesday.<p>The penalties, also levied against<b>Deutsche Bank</b> (search) and <b>Miller</b> …

How Free Trade Helps Employment and the Economy

Since 1989, the United States has enacted numerous free trade agreements with countries around the world. These agreements have increased trade, …

Study: Lifting Weights Attacks Belly Fat

By just lifting weights twice a week for an hour, women can battle the buildup of <b>tummy fat</b> that often takes hold with aging, a new study suggests. And they didn't even diet.<p>The study focused on <b>intra-abdominal fat</b>, the deep fat that wraps itself around organs and is the most unhealthy because it's …

No Free Lunch: Why Understanding ‘Opportunity Cost’ Matters

Last week we talked about our fallen-ness and the implications that has for our lives on earth. Economics helps us understand how to flourish in …

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Digital Marketing Round-Up: July 7th, 2015

This week's Digital Marketing Round-Up is all about staying ahead of the curve. Make sure your eCommerce marketing efforts are aligning with the best …

Marketing