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James Shigeta, an actor mindful of his Asian American roles, dies at 85

July 31, 2014

James Shigeta, an actor mindful of his Asian American roles, dies at 85 Actor James Shigeta played the leading male role in the lavish movie musical “Flower Drum Song” in 1961. The year before, he won a Golden Globe as most promising newcomer. But after “Flower Drum Song” he never again played the leading...
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Avoiding the fear factor in financial decisions

July 31, 2014

Fear is a powerful motivator for consumers, and it underlies more of our spending decisions than we’d care to admit. We’re afraid of identity theft, so we buy credit monitoring. We fear our new iPhone will break, so we buy an extended warranty. We fear bad breath and “ring around the collar,” so we...
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Lifted by Economic Growth, Obama Speaks Optimistically of Policies

July 31, 2014

Photo President Obama talked about economic progress on Wednesday to an audience at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Mo. Credit Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times KANSAS CITY, Mo. — President Obama on Wednesday delivered an optimistic report about the effects of the administration’s policies in spite of congressional inaction, buoyed by the announcement...
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More than 35 per cent in U.S. reported to collection agencies: study

July 30, 2014

WASHINGTON—More than 35 per cent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid. Even past-due gym membership fees...
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Nova Scotia takes possession of Bluenose II

July 30, 2014

HALIFAX—The Nova Scotia government formally took possession of the Bluenose II on Wednesday, even though the schooner is still not ready to sail following a costly and yet-to-be completed restoration. David Darrow, the deputy minister placed in charge of the Bluenose II file by Premier Stephen McNeil, said the vessel was moved from the...
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Amazon says Hachette dispute partly a call for lower ebook prices, more income for authors

July 30, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO—Amazon.com Inc. said its dispute with Hachette Book Group is part of an initiative to lower digital-book prices and boost income for authors. Sales of titles go up when prices are lower, according to data from its web store, Amazon said Tuesday in a statement on its website. The Seattle-based company proposed that...
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Child care worker pleads guilty to fraud for faking cancer, collecting money

July 30, 2014

Child care worker pleads guilty to fraud for faking cancer, collecting money For two years, Rick (no last name published) dated Lana Rovang. When he found out she was charged with making fraudulent claims about her health and collecting donations, he was shattered. He spent those years taking care of her and her children, …...
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When should you talk to your parents about their finances?

July 30, 2014

A conversation that many families put off is the talk between elderly parents and their adult children about the parents’ finances. It’s a conversation that every family eventually must have. “Money is a taboo subject for families, but we do find that silence can be costly,” said Lauren Brouhard, a senior vice president at...
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Jesse Ventura Wins Defamation Case

July 29, 2014

Photo Jesse Ventura, the wrestler-turned-politician-turned TV host, claimed that he was defamed in a best-selling book. Credit Elizabeth Flores/The Star Tribune, via Associated Press ST. PAUL — Jesse Ventura, the former wrestler and Minnesota governor, was defamed when a former member of the Navy SEALs wrote a book about an encounter he said he had...
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Woodford launch fuels record equity income fund sales

July 29, 2014

Woodford launch fuels record equity income fund sales by Danielle Levy on Jul 29, 2014 at 13:17. Woodford launch fuels record equity … Meanwhile, North American shares funds saw outflows of £140 million during the month, as investors took profits on concerns about market levels. Total inflows were up by … Read more on...
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