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Texas Court Blocks Houston from Using Tougher Clean-Air Laws

CORPORATE | By Juan A. Lozano | May 4
Houston's efforts to use local clean air laws to regulate pollution in the home of the nation's largest petrochemical complex were halted Friday by a Texas Supreme Court ruling in favor of energy and chemical companies.

Tiny Nebraska Town Says No to 1,100 Jobs, Citing Way of Life

CORPORATE | By Scott McFetridge | May 4
The village board unanimously voted against the proposed $300 million plant, and two weeks later, the company said they'd take their plant - and money - elsewhere.

British Company Apologizes for Deadly Sterilizers

CORPORATE | By Youkyung Lee | May 3
British consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser apologized Monday for selling deadly disinfectants that killed or injured hundreds of people.

Q&A: Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis Explained

FINANCE | By Ken Sweet | May 3
Puerto Rico's debt crisis has reached a new level, with the island's governor saying Puerto Rico will not pay most of its $470 million in debt payments due by Monday.

Tracking the Flow of Guns Used in Crime is Inexact Science

CORPORATE | By Lisa Mare Pane | May 2
The flow of guns from one person to another, and from states with loose gun laws to those with strict ones, has long flummoxed law enforcement and gun-control advocates and is emerging again as a hot topic.

Flying Autopilot with Target-Date Funds: Points to Consider

FINANCE | By Stan Choe | May 2
Target-date retirement funds aim to make investing simple, and that's why their popularity is exploding.

Whole Foods Exec: No Tattoo Shops Planned for New Chain Yet

By Candice Choi | May 1
Whole Foods is prepping for the launch of its hipster new grocery chain. But shoppers won't be able to get a tattoo with their cheese just yet.

Alaska Weighing Rules to Allow Use of Pot At Licensed Stores

LEGAL | By Becky Bohrer | May 1
Alaska could soon become the first state in the nation to allow on-site consumption of marijuana in some businesses that will sell pot.

Cats at Japan's 'Cat Cafes' Now Allowed to Stay Up Till 10

CORPORATE | By Mari Yamaguchi | May 1
Felines at Japan's popular "cat cafes" are now allowed to stay up until 10 p.m. to interact with customers.

How Amazon Convinced You to Pay Up for Shopping

By Mae Anderson | Apr 30
Amazon is clearly entering its Prime. Meaning, of course, its $100 annual membership program, now a decade old, which has accomplished the remarkable feat of convincing millions of people to pay an annual fee to shop.

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