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Zombie Wars: State Law Aims to Reduce Blighted Properties

LEGAL | By Julie Carr Smith | Oct 1
A new Ohio law is being viewed as a national model for eliminating zombies - zombie properties, that is.

Why It Matters: Social Security

FINANCE | By Stephen Ohlemacher | Oct 1
If Congress acts fast, changes can be made gradually, sparing current beneficiaries while giving younger workers time to adjust.

Debate Showed How Divisive Trade Has Become

FINANCE | By Paul Wiseman | Oct 1
The backlash against trade threatens a pillar of U.S. policy since World War II: Through trade pacts and institutions like the World Trade Organization, the United States has sought to rip down barriers to global commerce.

Will Boom in Loans at Retailers, Manufacturers Turn to Bust?

FINANCE | By Bernard Condon | Oct 1
They sell diamond rings in malls and used cars at dealerships, make wrench sets for mechanics and giant combines for farmers. Not one has "bank" in its name, but they are all big lenders, and getting bigger by the day.

Michael Bastian Designs Limited Edition Pocket Square in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness

This October, LAB SERIES Skincare for Men and renowned menswear designer Michael Bastian fuse the forces of grooming and fashion in support of The Estée Lauder Companies' Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign and Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Poachers Target Rare Bird's 'Ivory' Beak in Southeast Asia

LEGAL | By Christopher Torchia | Sep 30
Some call it "ivory on wings," part of the bill of a critically endangered bird in Southeast Asia that is sought by poachers and carved into ornaments for illegal sale to Chinese buyers.

Luxury Stores Add More Amenities in A Tougher Market

CORPORATE | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Sep 30
With designer goods available online anytime, luxury retailers are adding more amenities and personal touches for in-person shopping.

Gay Publications Next, Frontiers, FunMaps & Florida Agenda Cease Operations

It looks like it may be the end of the line for a number of long-standing gay publications. Florida Agenda, New York's Next Magazine, FunMaps and Frontiers in Los Angeles have ceased operations.

Sandwich Chain Cosi Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

FINANCE | Sep 29
Cosi, the restaurant chain known for its flatbread sandwiches, said it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday and is seeking to sell itself to its lenders.

Memorial to Confront South's Troubled History of Lynchings

CORPORATE | By Jay Reeves | Sep 29
The Alabama city that was the first capital of the Confederacy is set to become home to a privately funded museum and monument that could make some visitors wince: A memorial to black lynching victims.

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