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5 Assets Your Company Can Gain from Workplace Diversity

CORPORATE | Sep 27
If you own a business today, then you may be hearing quite a bit about the importance of diversity in the workplace. However, it may surprise you that the meaning of this term is not as simple as at used to be.

Showdown: Congress Looks to Override Obama Veto of 9/11 Bill

LEGAL | By Richard Lardner | Sep 27
Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the terrorists who carried out the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Germany Passes New Sex Worker Protection, No-Means-No Laws

LEGAL | Sep 27
German legislation designed to make life safer for sex workers, including making the use of a condom mandatory, and a stricter "no means no" law both passed their final hurdles Friday.

Voters to Clinton, Trump on Eve of Debate: Tell Us About Jobs, Education

CORPORATE | By Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson | Sep 26
Carol Jones knows what she wants to hear Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump discuss during their first televised debate: education and jobs.

Study Finds 20M Would Lose Health Coverage Under Trump Plan

CORPORATE | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Sep 26
A new study that examines some major health care proposals from the presidential candidates finds that Donald Trump would cause about 20 million to lose coverage while Hillary Clinton would provide coverage for an additional 9 million people.

Some Mexico City Residents See Future in Rain Harvesting

FINANCE | By Nick Wagner | Sep 26
In one year, over 15,000 gallons of rainwater can be captured by one system alone when installed on a roof measuring 80 square meters (861 square feet).

Arkansas Court Rejects Challenge to Medical Marijuana Plan

LEGAL | By Andre DeMillo | Sep 25
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an attempt to block votes from being counted on an effort to legalize medical marijuana in the state.

Wal-Mart to Face Class-Action Suit Over Alleged Bribery in Mexico

CORPORATE | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Sep 25
A federal judge has granted class-action status to Wal-Mart investors suing the world's largest retailer over allegations that it covered up a bribery scheme in Mexico to help its business there.

The Issue: Minimum Wage. The Candidates? Not Exactly Crystal Clear

FINANCE | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Sep 25
Raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $12 would lift pay for 1 in 4 employees nationwide, according to the liberal Economic Policy Institute. But it would also boost costs for employers and may slow hiring.

Samsung Suffers Backlash in China Over Smartphone Response

CORPORATE | By Joe McDonald | Sep 25
Potential damage to its image threatens to disrupt Samsung's efforts to use the Note 7 to propel faster growth in a crowded Chinese market where it has slipped to sixth place.

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