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And the winner of Forbes' "$400,000 Pressure Cooker" is . . . Enrou - and winning with it are people in places as far from the Los Angeles start-up's home as purse and backpack makers in rural Guatemala, cotton weavers in Malawi, and artisans in Laos who turn Vietnam War bomb remnants into jewelry.
All passengers arriving in the United States from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea will now be required to fly into one of the five airports that have enhanced screening for the deadly Ebola virus, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday.
Boosters of an emerging movement to develop Philadelphia as an energy hub were cautioned Tuesday that they need to do more to sell a skeptical public.
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In separate cases in different state legal venues, Philadelphia-based Sunoco Logistics Partners and Pittsburgh-based EQT Corp. are asking judges to reject DEP's interpretation of the Clean Streams Law. The dispute centers on whether violations end when a leak is plugged or whether they continue until all residual contamination stops spreading into state waters.
The Street: Chipotle, which opened the first of its Asian themed restaurants--called ShopHouse--in 2011, plans a major expansion of the little-known chain, which offers an upscale take on Asian-themed food that includes rice bowls and sandwiches.
A U.S. bankruptcy judge's decision last week to allow the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City to jettison a traditional defined-benefit pension and company-sponsored health insurance could spell the end of historically solid benefits for low-paid casino workers.
The Street: You would think that with a billion bucks you’d be financially bullet-proof. And while most ten-figure families manage to squeak by, a few have lost their Charvet shirts. Here's how.
Dave Ramsey: My husband will be leaving his full-time job in a year so that he can go back to school full-time and finish his degree. We’ve both agreed this is what we want to do, but it means that we’ll go from a yearly income of $90,000 to $45,000.
Economics in a nutshell: The housing market continues to improve though without much exuberance.”
Peter Thiel - a founder of online-payments giant PayPal, the first investor in Facebook, and deal partner of Tesla Motors boss Elon Musk - disrupts and provokes. He pays smart tech kids to drop out of blue-chip colleges like Stanford (where Thiel went) and MIT. And he praises monopoly as the righteous goal of every thinking businessperson.
GENEVA (AP) - Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Regulators in Europe say an agreement between DuPont and Honeywell to develop automobile refrigerant may be violating antitrust rules.
WASHINGTON (AP) - New U.S. rules aimed at getting banks to take on more of the risk when they package and sell mortgage securities are being relaxed with an eye to spurring broader home lending.
DALLAS (AP) - Kimberly-Clark plans to eliminate up to 1,300 jobs as part of restructuring efforts aimed at reducing costs and making its business more efficient.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - NBA MVP Kevin Durant has added action sports accessory brand Neff to his rapidly growing list of endorsement deals.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - European Union member Cyprus will oppose any progress in Turkey's ongoing talks to join the 28-nation bloc in response to a Turkish gas search in waters where Cyprus has already licensed companies to drill, an official said Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday reported higher net income and revenue in its third quarter, helped by strong wireless subscriber growth and demand for its FiOS Internet services.
NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission should improve its contracting procedures and business practices, an advisory panel said Tuesday. The three-member panel was created last year by the Turnpike Commission to review its practices after a grand jury investigation of the agency resulted in criminal charges against eight people.

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