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In this April 1, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, makes a statement on the Affordable Care Act, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington

Hurdles Ahead for Obamacare's Second Signup Season?

FINANCE | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Sunday Sep 14, 2014
It's clear the health care law has filled a need for millions of people. The second year will show whether the full program is workable for the people it was intended to serve.

In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 photo, Angie Trombley carries a crate of Islanders, purple-colored heirloom peppers, grown in a caterpillar-style greenhouse at the Squire Tarbox Farm on Westport Island, Maine. The farm received a loan for the greenhouse through a national movement called Slow Money, which links investors with entrepreneurs to build local food systems and economies

Slow Money Invests in Small Food Enterprises

FINANCE | By Lisa Rathke | Sep 14
The idea is to take "a little bit of our money out of the abstract craziness of the stock market" and instead put it to work closer to home, said Slow Money founder Woody Tasch, of Boulder, Colorado.

Forgotten Cemetery for Freed Slaves Rediscovered

CORPORATE | Sep 12
An Alexandria, Virginia cemetery that served as a burial place for hundreds of former slaves during the Civil War became a gas station in the 1950s. Eventually, the cemetery was rediscovered and the site is now a memorial.

Nevada Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, D-North Las Vegas, talks with an Assemblyman at the Legislature in Carson City, Nev.

First 2 Bills in Tesla Deal Sail Through Assembly

CORPORATE | By Scott Sonner | Sep 12
The first two bills designed to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to Nevada sailed through the Assembly unanimously as one lawmaker called the project the biggest thing to hit the state since the Hoover Dam.

4 Reasons Shoppers Will Shrug Off Home Depot Hack

CORPORATE | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Sep 12
Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers. The nation's largest home-improvement chain confirmed a theft that could have gone back as far as April.

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate at 4.12 Percent

FINANCE | Sep 12
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week but remained near their lows for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said the nationwide average for a 30-year loan edged up to 4.12 percent from 4.10 percent last week.

Kia 2015 K900

Kia Goes Upmarket in a Big Way

CORPORATE | By Ann M. Job | Sep 12
The 2015 K900, the new flagship at Kia, is an attractive, large, luxury sedan with a quiet, comfortable ride, a boatload of standard features and a value price compared with luxury-brand competitors.

Gay Matchmaking Game 'Dandy' Comes to US Market

CORPORATE | By EDGE | Sep 12
Online Buddies, parent company of the world's leading gay dating site, Manhunt.net, and Jack'd, the most popular social dating app among young gay men, today announced the acquisition of the gay mobile app Dandy.

Tech Expert Weighs in on Apple Watch and New iPhones

CORPORATE | Sep 11
At its highly anticipated annual event Tuesday, Apple released the long-awaited Apple Watch along with two new iPhones. A new payment processing system was among the other highlights.

The new Apple Pay product.

Apple Pushes Digital Wallet with Apple Pay

CORPORATE | By Mae Anderson | Sep 11
Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card. The technology company introduced a new digital wallet service called Apple Pay that is integrated with its Passbook credential-storage app.

An Acura RLX sedan, a prototype car, is shown during a demonstration in Detroit.

Honda Introduces Self-Driving Car

CORPORATE | By Dee-Ann Durban | Sep 11
Honda shared its vision of the hands-free highway commute, a car that can safely drive itself on the freeway while the driver's hands are off the wheel. Honda says the technology could start appearing on Honda cars in 2020 and beyond.