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Surprise! Green energy surged despite cheap oil

Here is some good news about the environment: Investment into renewable energy surged in 2014, despite record low oil prices.

The price of oil plunged nearly 50% since last summer, sparking fears green energy projects might be push aside.

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McDonald's is giving 90,000 workers a raise

McDonald's plans to increase hourly wages by more than 10% for roughly 90,000 workers -- a move that follows in the footsteps of retail giants Walmart and T.J. Maxx and new state minimum wage laws across the country.

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Chrysler-Fiat parent sales up 2% on Jeep demand

The parent of Chrysler and Fiat says its U.S. sales rose 2 percent in March as strong demand for Jeep offset lower Ram pickup truck sales.

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These tiny homes are full of big ideas

When you're living in less than 200 square feet, every inch counts.

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Smart chef invents recipes to suit your taste

Tired of eating the same thing for dinner? This computer will invent hundreds of new recipes to suit your tastes, as long as you tell it what's in the fridge.

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GoDaddy races onto Wall Street. Stock soars 30% after IPO

GoDaddy has taken it first lap around Wall Street. It's off to a fast start.

The stock popped over 30% on its initial day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "GDDY."

The website hosting service known for its racy Super…

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100 Corinthian College students refuse to pay loans

Dawn Thompson racked up $155,000 in student loans for a Corinthian College degree that proved worthless. Now she refuses to pay it off.

It's a risky move, but she's not alone. More than 100 of the now-defunct for-profit school's students are taking…

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Iran deal could unlock huge economic potential

No one ever said reaching a lasting agreement with Iran on its nuclear ambitions would be easy. But investors are beginning to size up the potential of an economy that has been isolated for three decades.

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$30 bar tab could turn into $1,000 fine

An Idaho man's $30 bar tab could turn into $1,000 and a year of jail after he called 911 a total of 12 times to complain about being overcharged for his beer.

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