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Arkansas Court Rejects Challenge to Medical Marijuana Plan

LEGAL | By Andre DeMillo | Sep 25
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an attempt to block votes from being counted on an effort to legalize medical marijuana in the state.

Wal-Mart to Face Class-Action Suit Over Alleged Bribery in Mexico

CORPORATE | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Sep 25
A federal judge has granted class-action status to Wal-Mart investors suing the world's largest retailer over allegations that it covered up a bribery scheme in Mexico to help its business there.

The Issue: Minimum Wage. The Candidates? Not Exactly Crystal Clear

FINANCE | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Sep 25
Raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $12 would lift pay for 1 in 4 employees nationwide, according to the liberal Economic Policy Institute. But it would also boost costs for employers and may slow hiring.

Samsung Suffers Backlash in China Over Smartphone Response

CORPORATE | By Joe McDonald | Sep 25
Potential damage to its image threatens to disrupt Samsung's efforts to use the Note 7 to propel faster growth in a crowded Chinese market where it has slipped to sixth place.

Report: Staff Shortages Hamper U.S. Wildlife Refuges

CORPORATE | By Gillian Flaccus | Sep 24
Staffing at the nation's 565 wildlife refuges and related properties shrank nearly 15 percent in the past decade, and more than one-third of those locations don't have any staff on site.

1,400 Investor Lawsuits Seek 8.2 Billion Euros from VW

LEGAL | Sep 23
A German court says it has added staff and storage space to handle a flood of 1,400 investor lawsuits against Volkswagen seeking damages worth 8.2 billion euros ($9.2 billion).

Chipotle Makes New Push to Convince People Its Food Is Safe

CORPORATE | By Candice Choi | Sep 23
Chipotle is making another push to convince people that its food won't make them sick, with plans to run more newspaper and digital ads outlining the safety steps it has taken since last year's E. coli outbreak.

Mylan CEO Defends EpiPen Prices

CORPORATE | By Mary Clare Jalonick | Sep 23
The head of pharmaceutical company Mylan is defending the cost for life-saving EpiPens and is signaling the company has no plans to lower prices despite a public outcry.

Treat Your Marriage Like a Business

FINANCE | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet Columnist | Sep 22
My artist husband likes to say that if I were in charge of our spending, we'd be sitting on milk crates instead of furniture and that if he were in charge, we'd have no retirement accounts.

Florida AG Defends Decision to Take Money from Trump

LEGAL | By Gary Fineout and Michael Biesecker | Sep 21
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Tuesday defended her decision three years ago to solicit $25,000 from Donald Trump at the same time questions were arising about Trump University.

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