When Is Free Speech Illegal?

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A case before the Supreme Court over threats made on Facebook is highlighting long-standing tension between law enforcement and free-speech advocates over when threatening speech breaks the law.

American Pilots, Management Agree to Continue Talks

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American Airlines Group Inc. and the union that represents its 15,000 pilots said they would continue to negotiate terms of a combined labor agreement, putting off for now a plan to reach a deal through arbitration.

Swiss to Vote on Central Bank's Gold

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Swiss voters will decide Nov. 30 on an initiative that would force the country’s central bank to double its gold holdings, a prospect that has rattled markets and drawn opposition from the government, lawmakers and business groups.

New Postmaster's Goal: Act Like the Private Sector

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Megan J. Brennan, who will become postmaster general in February, says the Postal Service has to develop products and services consumers want, and is convinced it can run more like a private-sector business.

Medibank Raises $4.92 Billion in IPO

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Australia raised $4.92 billion from the sale of the country’s top public health insurer, beating expectations for the largest IPO of a government-owned asset here in nearly two decades.

Latest 'Hunger Games' Ticket Sales Miss Target

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“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” sold $123 million of tickets in its debut weekend, easily making it the biggest opening of 2014, but the box-office take was 22% lower than the prior movie in the series.

Appeals Court Grants TV Programmers Stay in FCC Fight

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An appeals court granted TV channel owners a preliminary victory in their standoff with the FCC over disclosure of programming contracts, raising the prospect of delays to the agency’s review of pay-TV industry mergers.

After a Good Start, Health Enrollment Faces Test

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The second year of Affordable Care Act insurance enrollment began without the widespread technical meltdowns that frustrated consumers last year, but the next few weeks will test whether HealthCare.gov can continue to operate reliably.

The Rules on Capital-Loss Deductions

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You typically can deduct as much as $3,000 a year in capital losses from your ordinary income. You can carry unused deductions into subsequent years until they’re used up.

Berkley California has approved a tax on sugared soft drinks. Is this a good idea?
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