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Walmart will raise pay of most of its workers

The moves come as one of the nation's largest private employers has been under pressure from labor-backed groups.

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Clinton, Sanders oppose Pfizer-Allergen merger

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are bashing plans by Pfizer and Allergen to join together in a $160 billion deal that will create the world's largest drugmaker and pay Ireland's lower tax rate.

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Payback: Most victims of Bernie Madoff's ponzi scheme will get $1 million

Bernard Madoff is serving a 150-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to fraud charges, admitting his ponzi scheme lasted decades and swindled investors out of billions. 


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Expedia's travel sites will list more info on airlines' 'hidden' fees

Expedia will list fees for checking bags and cancelling a reservation in addition to the ticket price. Those fees typically remain hidden until a traveler is ready to buy a ticket.


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Pfizer says its new drugs could make it a leader in cancer treatment

Pfizer's trial programs include drugs designed to kill tumor cells and other treatments that stimulate the immune system to mount a stronger defense against cancer. 

US consumer prices fell in August

A big drop in gas prices helped bring down costs for consumers.

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St. Louis' governing board advances minimum-wage boost to $11 an hour

St. Louis' governing board has advanced a measure that would raise the city's minimum wage to $11 by 2018.

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Santa Claus goes belly-up over delinquent tax bill in Finland

Bills for unpaid taxes pile up after a sharp drop in tourists from recession-hit Russia, once the best customers at Finland's Santa Clause Office.

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