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It's a debate that is raging in all of America’s major cities.
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The goal is an appropriate balance between fairness to job applicants and the employer’s right—indeed, legal obligation—to create a workplace that is safe for employees, customers and business interests.
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Is quitting without giving your boss notice unethical?
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Charitable institutions with endowments—whether colleges, museums or hospitals—have a legal and moral obligation to honor the wishes of past donors.
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Saying goodbye to tipping would address fairness and income reporting concerns.
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Web users must understand: There is no such thing as a free lunch.
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A proposed federal rule designed to bring men's and women's pay in line would be an ineffective, burdensome mandate for employers.
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There should be immediate disclosure of every donation to every political fund of any kind. That’s crucial for a healthy democracy.
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If you try to play it both ways, expect your old state to try to keep taxing you.
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It makes sense for the maker of a best-selling drug to lower the price gradually over the life of its patent.
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Using taxpayer funds to help young Americans get post-secondary training of some sort would be money well spent. The challenge is figuring out how to do it most sensibly.
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Most structured-settlement sales involve the transfer of only a portion of future payments.
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Web sites should be obligated to comply with requests to remove information under certain circumstances.
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When a house for sale is worth more as a buildable lot than as a small, outdated residence, expect the highest bids to come from buyers intent on demolition.
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The choice of a lump sum, rather than an annuity, could be a better financial choice for some retirees.
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Many doctors don’t ask patients about preferred scenarios, and they rarely talk about the palliative-care option in the first meeting.
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Auto insurance is mandatory in almost all states, but an estimated one in seven U.S. drivers don't carry it.
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