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  • House bill would cut fees for Pandora, other Internet radio services

    House bill would cut fees for Pandora, other Internet radio services
    House lawmakers on Friday introduced a bill aimed at lowering the fees paid by Pandora Media and other Internet radio streaming services. The bill proposes to change the way the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board calculates how much money Internet radio...
  • Defaults on 401(k) loans reach $37 billion a year

    Defaults on 401(k) loans reach $37 billion a year
    Americans are borrowing huge amounts of money from their 401(k) retirement plansĀ -- and then having big trouble paying off their debt, according to a new study. Defaults on 401(k) loans have totaled as much as $37 billion a year in recent years, far...
  • Unmasking the most influential billionaire in U.S. politics

    Unmasking the most influential billionaire in U.S. politics
    Who's the most influential billionaire business figure in national politics? If you answered one of the Koch brothers (Charles or David) or George Soros, you're wearing your partisan blinders. The former are known for their devotion to conservative...
  • In reforming schools, quality of teaching often overlooked

    In reforming schools, quality of teaching often overlooked
    Sitting in the library during a break, two veteran teachers at Edwin Markham Middle School rattled off the names of principals who had been sent to fix the chronically low-performing school in Watts. There was Kimbell, Miller, Norris and Borges. Then...