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Woman wins $18.6 million for two-year battle over credit report

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A federal jury in Oregon has awarded $18.6 million to a woman who spent two years unsuccessfully trying to get Equifax Information Services to fix major mistakes on her credit report.<p>Julie Miller of Marion County was awarded $18.4 million in punitive damages and $180,000 in …

Credit Report

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

Green Paint Remains on Marble of Lincoln Memorial

The mark of a vandal remained Saturday night at the Lincoln Memorial after two days of cleaning.<p>U.S. Park Police have surveillance video of the …

Electric bicycle sales expected to climb to $10.8 billion in 2020

Electric bicycles are expected to generate $10.8 billion a year in worldwide revenue by 2020, up from $8.4 billion in 2013.<p>E-bicycles remain a small niche in North America. A new report by analysis firm Navigant Research credits Asian and European countries for sustaining the market so …

Asiana crash focuses scrutiny on foreign pilots

Crash of Asiana Airlines jet that killed three in San Francisco raises the issue of the qualifications of foreign pilots.<p>July 27, 2013|By Ralph Vartabedian and Dan Weikel<p>Two men walk past the wreckage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco… (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press )<p>The Asiana Airlines …

The Nike Air Max isn’t just a shoe. It’s also a tax haven.

Nike is one of the world’s most successful shoe companies, with $24 billion in sales last year. But there’s another interesting fact in its recent annual report: The company has 12 offshore subsidiaries in Bermuda, 10 of them are named after Nike shoes, and all of them could be used to avoid paying …

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Are the Suburbs Where the American Dream Goes to Die?

New research shows upward mobility is higher in denser cities<p>Wikimedia Commons<p>Rumors of the American Dream's demise have been greatly exaggerated -- at least in parts of America.<p>That's the message of a new study that looks at the connection between geography and social mobility in the United …

Even Teenagers Don't Want to Go to Malls Anymore

In U.S., Most Reject Considering Race in College Admissions

Sixty-seven percent say decisions should be based solely on merit<p>PRINCETON, NJ -- Two-thirds of Americans believe college applicants should be …

Pictures of the Week (slideshow)

Google's Chromecast<p>Dinosaur tail unearthed<p>Earth from 900M miles away<p>Google's Nexus 7 tablet<p>Look what we're building<p>An apelike robot<p>A 10,000 sequin map pin<p>Volvo sunshade charges with solar power<p>Plug it into the back of any TV with an HDMI port and the Google Chromecast provides easy access to …

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Shutdown odds rising as Obama, Congress entrench on spending

The odds of a government shutdown this autumn are increasing, with the White House and congressional leaders both digging in.<p>On Capitol Hill, …

By the Numbers: Inside the GOP

A prominent Democratic pollster has embarked on a project aimed at defining the challenges for the Republican Party. Eleanor Clift explains why.<p>In an …