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Audit: 'Obamacare' Tax Not Meeting Revenue Target

LEGAL | By Stephen Ohlemacher | Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according to a government audit.

Uber Hires Former Obama Adviser

CORPORATE | By Mae Anderson | Aug 20
Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire. The taxi-alternative service is hiring a former White House adviser to lead its campaign for acceptance in the 170 cities around the world where it operates.

Arches, Canyonlands National Parks Ban Drones

LEGAL | Aug 20
Drones are now off limits in Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah. Officials say the unmanned aircrafts disrupt wildlife and are an intrusion on visitors looking for tranquility.

USDA: Cost to Raise Child Up Slightly to $245,340

FINANCE | Aug 20
A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she reaches the age of 18, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a new report.

How Much is $100 Worth in Your State?

FINANCE | Aug 19
A new report by the Commerce Department shows in which states $100 will go the farthest. Mississippi spenders get the most bang for their buck, while $100 buys the least in Washington, D.C. Norah O'Donnell reports.

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Upstate NY Farm Fined for Refusing Same-Sex Wedding

LEGAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 19
The owners of a farm in Schaghticoke, located in upstate New York, were fined $13,000 by the state on August 8, after refusing to hold a same-sex wedding on their grounds two years ago, which violated New York's Human Rights Law.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks during a press conference inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

Assange Talks of Leaving Embassy, Sowing Confusion

LEGAL | By Raphael Satter | Aug 19
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sowed confusion with an announcement that appeared to indicate he was leaving his embassy bolt hole, but his spokesman later clarified that that would not happen unless the impasse over his extradition were resolved.

Government Wants to Make Cars Talk to Each Other

LEGAL | By Joan Lowy | Aug 19
The Obama administration said it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.

Zoos Look Up to Attract Next Generation of Visitors

LEGAL | Aug 18
With shrinking budgets and more competition for entertainment dollars, zoos across the country have been trying to make their experience more exciting. But as Anne-Marie Green explains, the answer to that may be a mixture of zoology and showmanship.

So You Want to See Your Cartoon In 'The New Yorker?'

CORPORATE | Aug 18
New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff lets 60 Minutes cameras into the weekly process of picking the magazine's famous cartoons. Morley Safer reports.

NY Fed: US Auto Loans Soar to Highest in 8 Years

FINANCE | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Aug 18
U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers, according to a report Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.