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A 19th-Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing

4 hours 33 min ago

This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th-century novel, The Way We Live Now, clarifies the current financial situation.

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'Frozen' Characters Holding Strong For Costume Of The Year

5 hours 41 min ago

Audie Cornish checks in with Richard Parrott of the New York City costume chain Ricky's. He tells us whether his predictions on this year's most popular costumes were correct.

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After Mass Protests, Hungary Gives Up On Internet Tax

7 hours 55 min ago

The government had proposed taxing Internet usage, but opponents claimed it the government was trying to impose a digital iron curtain on Hungary.

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Commercial Spaceship Crashes During Test Flight

8 hours 3 min ago

The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.

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Why Deflation Is Such A Big Worry For Europe

18 hours 10 min ago

Some of the weakest countries, such as Spain and Italy, are experiencing a broad drop in incomes and asset values. Deflation is a painful process that can be hard to reverse once it starts.

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TV Networks Re-imagine Reruns While Keeping Traditional Viewers

18 hours 11 min ago

A new digital platform called Simpson's World has all 25 years' worth of the show. FX says it is trying to cater to both old-fashioned TV fans and people who watch shows on other devices.

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The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:51pm

Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.

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Maker Of 'Body Cams' Used By Police Reports Spike In Sales

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:38pm

What's interesting is the spike started well before the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out, Writing He's 'Proud To Be Gay'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:40pm

In Bloomberg Businessweek, Tim Cook, now the most prominent business executive to come out, writes that his desire for privacy had held him back from publicly disclosing his sexual orientation.

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New Crash Test Dummy To Gain Pounds To Reflect Fatalities Among Obese

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:37am

Obese occupants of a vehicle are up to 78 percent more likely to die in a car crash than someone of average weight, says the CEO of Humanetics, the world's largest maker of crash test dummies.

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GDP Posts Strong 3.5 Percent Growth Rate In 3rd Quarter

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:15am

The economy performed better-than-expected in the July-September period, after making a 4.6 percent jump in the second quarter of the year.

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Apps Aim To Guide You On 'Sustainable Food' (Whatever That Means)

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:04am

Consumers who care about how their food is produced have a growing number of apps they can turn to at the supermarket. The problem? Nailing down just what sustainability means when it comes to food.

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Apple's Tim Cook In Rare Company As Publicly Gay Chief Executive

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:23am

In an essay for Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook comes out by saying he's proud to be gay and his silence was a matter of personal privacy. Two other publicly traded U.S. companies have publicly gay CEOs.

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Moving Past The Password, But At What Cost?

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:28am

Apps working with a new Twitter service would simply ask for your phone number instead of a password. In exchange, the company would get some of the most valuable information about you.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:04am

The head of the world's most iconic technology company says that although his sexual orientation has been no secret among friends and colleagues, now is the time to publicly acknowledge it.

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Record Those Work Hours, Get Some Beer

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 5:17am

Minneapolis ad agency Colle + McVoy is using beer to get its workers to fill out their time sheets. Fill out your time sheet, swipe your card, and you get a free beer.

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The Independent Oil Producer You Usually Don't Hear From

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

Most Americans feel relieved when they see a drop in prices at the pump. Jason Bruns feels the opposite. A higher price of oil is good for him. He owns 10 oil wells in Kansas that produce about two barrels a day.

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In EU, Google Faces Next Chapter With New Competition Chief

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

A new commissioner takes over the case on Nov. 1 and that has many wondering what that means for Google and its long-running antitrust case.

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Keep On Drillin'? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil Future

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

Measure P in California's Santa Barbara County asks voters to ban controversial oil and gas drilling methods such as hydraulic fracturing. To date, the oil industry has spent $7 million to defeat it.

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LA Manufacturing Industry Still Supported By Garment Workers

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:12am

Los Angeles has the highest number of manufacturing jobs in the country. While much of American manufacturing is high end, folks here still hold up the low end, with low-wage, non-union jobs held by immigrants.

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