Senate Passes Keystone XL Bill

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The Senate on Thursday passed legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline, moving the GOP-controlled Congress one step closer to a showdown with President Obama over the long-stalled project.

Super Bowl Challenge for Box Makers: 12.5 Million Pizzas

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Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day of the year for takeout pizza, with Americans expected to order about 12.5 million pies. That also makes it the biggest day for companies that make corrugated pizza boxes.

Amazon Delivers $214 Million in Profit

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Amazon posted higher-than-expected net income for the fourth quarter, despite sales growth below forecasts. The e-commerce giant’s spending continued to weigh on its bottom line.

Court Weighs Pay for Interns

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A panel of three judges in New York appeals court will take on the question of unpaid internships on Friday, in hopes of setting a standard for when employers must pay interns, and when companies can hire unpaid labor or offer college credit.

Coach Shuffles Execs; Sales Fall Again

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Coach announced the departure of two executives as it reported that sales at existing North American stores plunged 22% in the latest quarter. Still, the company noted progress in its turnaround efforts.

FCC Raises Billions in Spectrum Sale

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The Federal Communications Commission’s biggest ever auction of wireless spectrum closed Thursday and raised a record $44.9 billion, a sign of the growing cost of supporting Americans’ smartphone habit.

DuPont to Cut Bonuses, Delay Raises

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DuPont plans to cut bonus payments and delay raises for this year, as the chemical company grapples with slower-than-expected growth and an activist investor’s push to split the company.

New Financial Adviser? Check Out Fees and Conflicts

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Here are questions to ask and places to find key information.

Have the Right Tools for Retirement

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Five steps you should take before retiring to make post-employment easier. Among them, make a realistic and efficient plan for withdrawing money from savings and a nonfinancial plan for staying engaged during retirement.

States That Tax Social Security Benefits

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Minnesota is among 13 states that slap some kind of tax on Social Security income. Some of those states, among them Connecticut and Montana, have separate calculations and/or income limits to determine taxable benefits.

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