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An Enormous Change Is About To Hit This $15 Billion Industry

Leaky pipe? Toilet running? It's time to call the plumber. But wait. Before you do, you better pull out the Rubik's cube. Dust off that Donna Summer LP. Put on some clogs. You need to be ready. You're about to take a trip back to the 1970's. Here we go... You call the plumbing firm and a middle aged lady named Miriam answers the phone. You ask to schedule an appointment. She checks the calendar. She tells you that a plumber can come out on... Read more...

'Phantom of the Opera' welcomes first black lead

'Phantom of the Opera' welcomes first black leadNEW YORK (AP) — Norm Lewis has been tapped to be Broadway's next Phantom in the megahit "The Phantom of the Opera," a move that makes him the first African-American to slip behind the famous mask on the Great White Way.

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Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 7-5, win both Down Under

Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 7-5, win both Down UnderSYDNEY (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers felt right at home in their season-opening series Down Under.

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Women in Business: Q&A with Noemi Grupenmager, Founder of Uni K Wax

In 1993, Noemi Grupenmager envisioned a specialized hair removal center that offered waxing for both men and women, which would raise industry and marketplace standards. Noemi imagined something new -- a center solely dedicated to waxing, with a welcoming atmosphere that offered clean, quick and professional services at affordable prices. She founded Uni K Wax in 1993, making her mark as a pioneer in the category and the first to open such a... Read more...

Italy's Renzi says he has found funding for tax cuts

Italy's Renzi says he has found funding for tax cutsBy Stefano Bernabei ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Tuesday he had found ways to fund a pledged 7 billion euro tax cut this year, moving to reassure sceptics and European officials that Italy does not plan to upend its public finances to fuel economic growth. Speaking to reporters before a cabinet meeting to lay out

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Q&A: Can't afford health plan, will I be fined?

Q&A: Can't afford health plan, will I be fined?WASHINGTON (AP) — The new health care law helps some people, hurts others and confuses almost everyone. Hoping to simplify things a bit, The Associated Press asked its Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus followers for their real-life questions about the program and the problems they're running into as the March 31 deadline approaches to sign up for coverage in new insurance markets.

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