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7 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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No thanks! Companies reject "Shark Tank" deals, still thrive

"Not doing the deal and having that exposure was probably the best scenario for us," says Daniel Rensing, CEO of the Rockledge, Florida, company which sells aprons, parchment paper and other baking equipment. Dreams of investor money have induced more than 150,000 businesses to apply to be contestants on "Shark Tank," where entrepreneurs pitch to cast members including Barbara Corcoran, ...

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8 HOURS AGO - The Economist

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Dress codes

Not much covering here SAMANTHA ELAUF, a young Muslim woman, did well in her interview for a job at a children’s branch of Abercrombie & Fitch, a casual-clothing store, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. But when the interviewer told a manager about Ms Elauf’s black headscarf, she was instructed to lower the applicant’s “appearance” score and deny her the job. According to ...

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FEB 25, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Scientists witness carbon dioxide trapping heat in air

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have witnessed carbon dioxide trapping heat in the atmosphere above the United States, chronicling human-made climate change in action, live in the wild. A new study in the journal Nature demonstrates in real-time field measurements what scientists already knew from basic physics, lab tests, numerous simulations, temperature records and dozens of other climatic indicators. Feldman and ...

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FEB 25, 2015 - Reuters

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U.S. justices show support for Muslim woman denied job due to head scarf

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday expressed support for a Muslim woman denied a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch Co clothing store in Oklahoma because she wore a head scarf for religious reasons.

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FEB 24, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Oklahoma House committee advances 'conversion therapy' bill

By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A bill that would protect an Oklahoma parent's right to take a child to conversion therapy aimed at eliminating same-sex attraction or gender confusion advanced on Tuesday from a state House of Representatives committee. The proposal, approved in a 5-3 vote in the Republican-dominated Oklahoma legislature, bars local or state governments from restricting ...

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