Bird flu cracks U.S. egg industry

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A massive bird flu outbreak from Iowa to California could make eggs, and just about anything made with them, a lot more expensive.

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    Main Street Morning: Multi-national banks admit to currency manipulation

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    ‘Does MapQuest still exist?’ As a matter of fact, it does.

    Verizon’s deal to buy AOL gives the pioneering online mapper a shot at new relevance.

    Data centers and Metro are both coming to Loudoun County. How is that going to work?

    Data centers and Metro are both coming to Loudoun County. How is that going to work?

    Metro’s coming arrival may force county to reconsider expansion of blocky data centers that have fueled its economy.

    Merkel warns 'whole lot left' to do on Greece bailout talks

    Merkel warns 'whole lot left' to do on Greece bailout talks

    With Greece facing a potential default in two weeks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday sought to add urgency to the talks between the country and its international creditors, warning that “very, very intensive work is still needed.”

    McDonald's CEO 'proud' of pay hike; protesters want more

    McDonald's CEO 'proud' of pay hike; protesters want more

    McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook said Thursday he was “incredibly proud” of a decision to bump pay for some workers, even after protesters called on the company to do more outside its annual shareholder meeting.

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    What these banks did is an outrage, but criminal charges won’t hurt them

    What these banks did is an outrage, but criminal charges won’t hurt them

    The government’s settlement with five major banks for manipulating interest rates was all show.

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    Michelle Singletary

    How, and how much, to help a college grad

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    Barry Ritholtz

    Barry Ritholtz

    Are you not feeling the economic recovery? This could be why.

    The recovery is not evenly distributed, and a few factors have a major influence on whether you feel it.

    Allan Sloan

    Allan Sloan

    What these banks did is an outrage, but criminal charges won’t hurt them

    The government’s settlement with five major banks for manipulating interest rates was all show.

    Warren Brown

    Warren Brown

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    Market News

    US stocks mostly unchanged on lower oil, higher inflation

    US stocks mostly unchanged on lower oil, higher inflation

    U.S. stocks were mostly unchanged in afternoon trading Friday as energy companies fell along with the price of oil. Investors are weighing the latest batch of corporate earnings results and a report showing a slight increase in inflation last month.

    Wonkblog

    Fed chair affirms plans for rate hike this year

    Delaying could risk overheating the economy

    France is making it illegal for supermarkets to throw away edible food

    France is making it illegal for supermarkets to throw away edible food

    Leave it to France to lead the way in the food world.

    With victory in L.A., the $15 minimum wage fight goes national

    With victory in L.A., the $15 minimum wage fight goes national

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    Dealing with conflict in the workplace

    Dealing with conflict in the workplace

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    A billionaire explains what investors always get wrong

    A billionaire explains what investors always get wrong

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    One-in-four people overestimate their retirement knowledge. How much do you know?

    One-in-four people overestimate their retirement knowledge. How much do you know?

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    The Switch

    New Apple TV could come with broadcast channels

    New Apple TV could come with broadcast channels

    In order to avoid an Aereo-like legal situation, Apple will need to conduct extensive negotiations with broadcasters — and potentially delay its product.

    Edward Snowden weighs in on debate over NSA phone records program — on reddit

    Edward Snowden weighs in on debate over NSA phone records program — on reddit

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