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U.S. top court rules for California farmers over government raisin program

U.S. top court rules for California farmers over government raisin program

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in favor of California farmers challenging a Depression-era federal program that requires raisin producers to put aside a proportion of their crop without guaranteed compensation. In an 8-1 decision, the court said the ...

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E*Trade Finance Chief Leaving to Join LPL Financial

E*Trade Finance Chief Leaving to Join LPL Financial

New York-based E*Trade said its chief risk officer, Michael Pizzi, would take over the finance department at the company June 15. The move comes as E*Trade’s stock has gained, following years of restructuring after the financial crisis. Its stock is ...

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Never Mind Oil, Iran’s About to Shake the World Pistachio Market

Never Mind Oil, Iran’s About to Shake the World Pistachio Market

Iran is ready to return to the global commodities market, flooding it with fresh supplies and risking a slump in prices. Oil? Possibly, but there’s a second industry that could be even more disrupted by a nuclear pact between Iran ...

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Why the middle class is still getting snared by the ‘wealth tax’

Why the middle class is still getting snared by the ‘wealth tax’

You may vaguely recall that in 2012 Congress “fixed” the Alternative Minimum Tax — or what the Tax Policy Center dubbed “the epitome of pointless complexity.” But that doesn’t mean the so-called “wealth tax” was simplified or eliminated. The AMT ...

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Why are so few homes for sale in the Bay Area?

Why are so few homes for sale in the Bay Area?

Rain wasn’t the only thing in short supply over the winter. The Bay Area housing market has also been suffering from an inventory drought. Real estate activity always slows in winter, but the number of homes and condos sold in ...

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Saving Money While Dining Out

Saving Money While Dining Out

Long ago, people rarely ate out. Mom would cook almost every meal at home. When they did eat out it was exciting and special. Times changed and eating out became an almost everyday happening. Times have changed again and we ...

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Will Investors Put the Lid on the Container Store’s Generous Wages?

Will Investors Put the Lid on the Container Store’s Generous Wages?

A few years ago, Kip Tindell found himself at a crossroads. Tindell is chief executive officer of the Container Store, the retail company he co-founded in Dallas in 1978. He’s worked with his wife, Sharon, the entire time, and many ...

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Finance ministers hold emergency talks on Greece

Finance ministers hold emergency talks on Greece

European finance ministers will meet in Brussels later Wednesday to discuss debt-strapped Greece, but Germany’s finance minister has signaled that any potential new pact will not be hastily arranged and could take some time. Finance chiefs from the 19-nation eurozone ...

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FCA could call time on PPI claims

FCA could call time on PPI claims

Britain’s financial watchdog has raised the possibility of introducing a time limit on complaints about payment protection insurance, the mis-selling scandal that has cost banks more than £17bn in compensation. The Financial Conduct Authority will look at trends in complaints ...

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UBS’s Richest Clients Seen Flocking to Dollars After Swiss Franc Shock

UBS’s Richest Clients Seen Flocking to Dollars After Swiss Franc Shock

UBS Group AG (UBSG), the largest Swiss bank, said its wealthiest clients will be attracted to U.S. dollars after Switzerland roiled markets by scrapping the franc’s cap. Private-banking customers are concerned a stronger franc will hurt Switzerland’s economy and the ...

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