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Business economists boost 2015-2016 outlook for US economy, cite job growth ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A business economics group has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement this year and next, particularly for job growth.
Economists breaking out the bubbly for 2015?  CNBC
Business group's outlook for US economy in 2015 and 2016 improves  Los Angeles Times
Wall Street Journal (blog)  
Oil prices fall as Iran, world powers seek nuclear deal
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Monday, extending steep losses from the previous session, as Iran and six world powers tried to reach a deal that could add oil to the market if sanctions against Tehran are lifted.
Reuters Enterprise News - Oil costs dip as Iran, globe powers seek nuclear deal  Chicago Daily News
Oil prices dip as Iran, world powers seek nuclear deal  Business Standard
PolitiFact Florida: Do killer whales live as long at SeaWorld as in the wild?
PolitiFact Florida: Do killer whales live as long at SeaWorld as in the wild? (w/video). By Lauren Carroll and Louis Jacobson, Times Staff Writers.
PolitiFact Florida: Do killer whales reside as long at SeaWorld as in the wild?  New York Recorder
SeaWorld's #AskSeaWorld Twitter Campaign Backfires Massively  Refinery29
Half of Americans are saving next to nothing
Roughly half of Americans are saving 5% or less of their incomes, including 18% that are not saving anything, according to a survey from Bankrate.
Almost Half of Americans Aren't Saving Nearly Enough  U.S. News & World Report
Australia imposes cockpit 'rule of two' after Germanwings crash
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian government imposed a requirement on Monday that its airlines have two crew members in the cockpit at all times as a safety precaution following the Germanwings crash that killed 150 passengers and crew last week.
Australia Mandates at Least 2 People Stay in Cockpits  ABC News
'Rule of two': Australia to require two in a ...  Sydney Morning Herald
Mining for tourists: Can it be savior in Appalachia?
Mines built this company town. Could vines - the wine grapes growing on a former strip mine in the hills above - help to draw visitors here?
Mining for tourists? A dubious economic savior in Appalachia  SFGate
Mining for vacationers? Components of Appalachia appear to previous for ...  Chicago Daily News
Chuck Schumer urges stronger laws barring pay discrimination
Sen. Chuck Schumer says �If women are discriminated against, even in the nursing field, they're not protected anywhere.� Sen. Chuck Schumer urged passage of stronger laws barring pay discrimination, citing a recent report that female nurses make much ...
Schumer supports equal pay bill
Schumer urges outlawing gender-based wage discrimination  Newsday
Federal agency seeks to restrict payday loans
If there's any industry that has mastered the art of the loophole, it's high-cost lending. When faced with unwanted regulation, lenders are well-practiced at finding an opening that will allow them to charge triple-digit interest to their customers.
Payday lending is ripe for rules  Washington Post
Proposed payday loan rules: Consumer protection or unnecessary oversight?  Christian Science Monitor
If you get this letter from the IRS, it's legit
A couple concerned about identity theft during income tax-filing season sent me a copy of what they thought was questionable correspondence from the IRS.
Filing Income Tax Return before April 15 deadline  Uncover California
Filing Income Tax Return and checking for IRS refund status  NY City News
Warren Buffett: 3 Ways to Safeguard Your Savings From a Crisis
Warren Buffett's advice is prized by everyday Americans and presidents alike. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.If any individual knows how to climate a financial crisis, it's Warren Buffett.
Heinz moves carried heavy cost in human capital  Financial Times
Food for thought: Buffett model will take time to digest  Irish Examiner