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Federal appeals court upholds Ohio ban on Planned Parenthood funding

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court in Cincinnati handed Gov. Mike DeWine a major victory Tuesday when it cleared the way for Ohio to enforce a 2016 …

Sears is sued over 'Craftsman' brand

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sears is back into court, less than one month after emerging from bankruptcy protection.<p>The retailer was sued on Wednesday by Stanley Black & Decker Inc, which accused it of breach of contract and trademark infringement over its new line of professional-grade mechanics tools …

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Return to sender: High court to hear undeliverable mail case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch Hungerpiller thought he had a first-class solution for mail that gets returned as undeliverable, a common problem for businesses that send lots of letters.<p>But the process he helped develop and built his small Alabama technology company around has resulted in a more than …

Coke launches new flavor to keep customers from leaving it behind

<b>New York (CNN Business) —</b> For the first time in years, Coca-Cola is introducing a new Coke flavor: Orange Vanilla.<p>The new drink will hit shelves later this month. It's a way to encourage customers who are seeking more variety to stick with Coke rather than pick up a different soda, said Kate …

I Tried Getting Up at 4 a.m. to Be More Successful. It Was Hell

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I looked in the mirror and didn't like what I saw.<p>"You miserable failure, " I grunted at myself. "You could have been somebody. As opposed to <i>this</i> body."<p>It wasn't a heartening start to my day. 7.30 …

The Woman-Owned Online Car Dealership That's Saving Customers Thousands

Last year, Cathy Cavins, an owner of a business and event planning company called HUB 925 in Orlando, Florida, set out to surprise her 16-year-old daughter Courtney with a car for Christmas—specifically, a safe, compact SUV for around $15,000. She drove about an hour and a half to test drive a …

Facebook gave tech companies 'intrusive' access to users' private messages and personal data, internal documents reveal

Facebook reportedly gave other big tech companies "intrusive access" to the personal data of its 2.2. billion users — in some instances to private messages, usernames and contact information — raising questions about whether the company ran afoul of a 2011 consent agreement with the Federal Trade …

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SLIDESHOW<p>Press reports, including this one from the <b>SFChronicle</b>▶ <b>LINK</b> ▶ would indicate that CA voters approved <b>Proposition #7</b> on November 6 to permit …

World's longest DNA sequence decoded

A team of UK scientists have claimed the record for decoding the world's longest DNA sequence.<p>The scientists produced a DNA read that is about 10,000 times longer than normal, and twice as large as a previous record holder, from Australia.<p>This research has kick-started an Ashes-style competition to …

Astronomers Creep Up to the Edge of the Milky Way’s Black Hole

Hot spots have been discovered orbiting just outside the supermassive black hole at the galaxy’s center. Their motions have given us the closest look …

Employers struggle to fill jobs paying $75,000 a year with benefits, pension

Employers in southern Florida are having a difficult time finding enough skilled labor to fill the influx of construction jobs in the area.<p>Local contractors are trying to fill up positions that don’t require a college degree and can offer salaries starting at $75,000 a year with full benefits and a …

Why Is Memoranda Plural And Agenda Singular?

"Memoranda" and "agenda" are both Latin words. More precisely, they are gerundives. A gerundive is a verbal adjective. Perhaps the most famous use of …

Scientists Discovered a Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds Hidden Deep Within the Earth

"Diamond is not a particularly rare mineral."<p>Filed Under Environment, Geology & Rock<p>Adorning an ear or encircling a finger, a natural diamond is …

What to Know About Restraining Orders During a Child Custody Case

Whether a former couple was married or not, child custody cases can cause just as much heartbreak and tension as any divorce proceeding. In fact, …

An iPhone survived 48 hours in the ocean and retained most of its battery

An iPhone 7 went for a dive, and lived a full 48 hours in the water to tell the tale. In what may be the most impressive story about a waterproof …

How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka — Every time Sri Lanka’s president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, turned to his Chinese allies for loans and assistance with an ambitious port project, the answer was yes.<p>Yes, though feasibility studies said the port wouldn’t work. Yes, though other frequent lenders like India had …

Migrant kids could end up in already strained foster system

Foster care advocates say the government won’t likely be able to reunite thousands of children separated from parents who crossed the border illegally, and some will end up in an American foster care system that is stacked against Latinos and other minorities.<p>With few Spanish-speaking caseworkers, …

Federal judge tosses Kansas voter ID law, orders state's top prosecutor to undergo legal training

A federal judge ruled Monday that Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, finding such laws violate the constitutional right to vote in a ruling with national implications.<p>In an extraordinary rebuke, U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson also ordered Kansas …

Amazon strikes back at Seattle business tax aimed to combat homelessness

Seattle<p>Amazon balked and Seattle is backing down.<p>City leaders said they plan to repeal a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks as they …

'Ingraham Angle' Highlights Passages From Starbucks' Racial Bias Handbook

Starbucks shut down all of its 8,000 company-operated stores Tuesday afternoon to conduct anti-bias training for their more than 175,000 employees.<p>The training came after a white Philadelphia store manager called police on two black men who were waiting for a friend inside a Starbucks, but had not …

Here are the 5 best Amazon deals you can get right now

If you're reading this, I'm guessing that means you're enjoying a lazy, relaxing Sunday too. And what better way to spend it than by seeing if there are any good sales happening online today. Well, of course there are plenty of sales. But instead of try to hunt down the best on your own, you've …

Walmart tests new employee dress code at some stores

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Retail giant Walmart is testing a new dress code that gives employees more freedom.<p>Under the pilot program at fewer than 100 …

Starbucks to close 8,000 U.S. stores for one afternoon for racial-bias training

(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) will close 8,000 company-owned U.S. cafes for the afternoon on May 29 so 175,000 employees can undergo racial tolerance training in response to protests and calls for boycotts after the arrest of two black men waiting in a Philadelphia store.<p>The company said in …

10 things I wish someone told me before I started working from home

Self-discovery and revelations aside, there’s a roadmap to do it all right.<p>After I graduated in 2010, I took an entry-level advertising sales …

Get One Step Closer to Genius With These 9 Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

The Renaissance man had much to say about life, growth and success.<p>A man of many talents, Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most celebrated painters, scientists, inventors, writers, architects and historians of all time. In fact, it's safe to describe da Vinci as one of the world's greatest geniuses …

Walmart reveals why it has robots roaming the aisles in 50 of its stores

• <b>Walmart has expanded its robot program to 50 stores across the country.</b>• <b><br>The autonomous robots go up and down the aisles, scanning for out-of-stock items, incorrect prices, and wrong or missing labels.</b>• <b><br>Walmart's vice president of innovation, John Crecelius, says the retailer is "very excited and very</b> …