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Obama Plans to Create World's Largest Marine Protected Area

By Kevin Freking | Aug 29
President Barack Obama on Friday expanded a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating a safe zone for tuna, sea turtles and thousands of other species in what will be the world's largest marine protected area.

Goodbye, Herring? Biotech Bait Gives Lobstermen Alternative

By Patrick Whittle | Aug 29
With about $1 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, a small company has developed "OrganoBait," a hockey puck-shaped product packed with an artificial attractant crabs and lobsters love.

Measuring the Fallout From A Summer Full of Box-Office Flops

By Jake Coyle | Aug 28
Hollywood's blockbuster machine frequently stalled and sputtered this summer, leaving behind a steady trail of misbegotten reboots, ill-conceived sequels and questionable remakes.

To Grow or Not? Some Successful Small Business Owners Say No

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Aug 27
When a small business is successful, an owner will likely face the question of whether to grow. After a lot of soul-searching, many say no.

Kibbles 'n Bits Sales Suffer As Pet Owners Get Pickier

Aug 26
Americans' increasingly picky tastes are affecting not just the bowls on their tables, but those on the floor: Kibbles 'n Bits sales are suffering.

As the Number of Freestanding ERs Grows, So Does Scrutiny

By David Warren | Aug 24
Freestanding emergency centers have sprouted in recent years across the suburban landscape, taking root in affluent neighborhoods and directly challenging nearby medical clinics and hospitals.

Utah Restaurant Staff to Stop Open-Carrying Guns

Aug 23
A Utah restaurant known for kilt-clad servers who openly carry firearms will have to keep them under wraps starting this week.

Speedo USA Becomes the First Major Sponsor to Drop Lochte

By Paul Newberry | Aug 22
Ryan Lochte lost his first major sponsor when Speedo USA announced it is dropping the swimmer over a drunken incident during the Rio Olympics that he initially described as an armed robbery.

Ex-Wahlburgers Employees Sue, Claiming Denied Wages and Tips

Aug 22
Five former employees of the burger chain founded by celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg are suing the company over what they call "rampant" violations of labor laws.

Judge Rejects $100M Settlement in Key Case with Uber Drivers

By Michael Liedtke | Aug 21
A federal judge has rejected a legal settlement that would have divided up to $100 million among about 380,000 Uber drivers to resolve claims the ride-hailing service has been exploiting them.

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