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  • Apple's EU tax problems: Who will have to pay?

    The European Commission has confirmed it believes Apple and Ireland breached guidelines on state aid over Apple's Irish tax arrangements. If the tax arrangements are found to be illegal, then Ireland may be forced to recover the funds from Apple.

  • Need an iPhone 6 case? The best accessory deals.

    If you have ordered an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus since Apple's announcement earlier this month, then you might now be trying to figure out how to accessorize and/or protect your precious gadget. We've rounded up some of the best deals on iPhone 6 cases and the like.

  • Health insurance: Five tips about Medicare Advantage

    Health insurance can be complicated, and the wide array of differences in types of Medicare coverage can make it even more so. Understanding your Medicare options can help you save your money and sanity when it comes to health insurance.

  • Walmart says Tracy Morgan responsible for 'failure' to wear seatbelt in crash

    Tracy Morgan and others in a limousine struck from behind by a Walmart truck in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing seatbelts, the company said in a court filing Monday. The Walmart filing was made in response to a lawsuit Tracy Morgan filed in July over the accident.

  • PayPal to split from eBay in 2015 and go public

    PayPal is splitting from eBay and will become a separate and publicly traded company next year. Almost a year after billionaire Carl Icahn opened a proxy fight and pressured eBay for a spinoff of PayPal, eBay President and CEO John Donahoe announced the split Tuesday.

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  • Half of global wildlife populations declined since 1970, says WWF

    The worst decline was among populations of freshwater species, which fell by 76 percent over the four decades to 2010, while marine and terrestrial numbers both fell by 39 percent.

  • Was Climate Week successful? [Recharge]

    Climate Week had no shortage of speeches, pledges, and marches, but left little in the way of concrete global action on climate change. Catch up on the highlights from the march, the UN Climate Summit, and the rest of last week's events with a special Recharge on Climate Week.

  • How solar power is changing your utility bill (and your utility)

    The rise of solar power has created an ongoing debate about so-called 'net energy metering,' where customers can offset their utility bill with rooftop solar power – upsetting some utilities in the process. Lehrman and Bronski write that the debate distracts from a much bigger opportunity to unleash innovation and investment in distributed energy resources in ways that are better for everyone.

  • Ukraine crisis: Can a gas deal save Russia's economy?

    The EU is optimistic it can close a deal between Russia and Ukraine that will bring gas flows back to Ukraine in time for winter. But even if tensions in the Ukraine crisis ease, Russia still has a lot of work to do to stabilize its economy amid Western sanctions.

  • Mt St Helens: Is it ready to erupt again?

    Mount St. Helens awoke from an 18-year slumber roughly ten years ago. Now, scientists are saying it looks like Mount St. Helens 'is getting ready to erupt again and it can happen in the order of years to decades.'

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