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What Silicon Valley's Cast Thinks About Silicon Valley Culture

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 4:17am

The perk-laden, money-drenched world of Silicon Valley gets a send-up from Mike Judge and HBO starting Sunday night. The cast weighs in on the "real" Silicon Valley.

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What Silicon Valley's Cast Thinks About Silicon Valley Culture

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 4:17am

The perk-laden, money-drenched world of Silicon Valley gets a send-up from Mike Judge and HBO starting Sunday night. The cast weighs in on the "real" Silicon Valley.

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Americans Are On The Move, But In The Wrong Direction

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 6:05pm

People are having a harder time moving toward the places with the most economic opportunity. High cost of living is driving them to cheaper places, where job options are more limited.

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Ban On Stores' Late Hours Is Lawful, French Court Says

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:29am

Cosmetics retailer Sephora had hoped to keep its top Paris store open until midnight. Instead, the shop must observe the traditional closing time of 9 p.m.

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Tech Week: Amazon Fire, The Mozilla Debate, Nest's Recall

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:27am

How Amazon's moving into your living room, why the Nest smoke detector got recalled and the big debate that erupted over Mozilla's CEO — all in this week's tech headlines.

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Money Might Change Your Wallet — And Your Very Nature

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 6:36am

Having money can make you callous and uncaring. For the TED Radio Hour, University of California Berkeley psychologist Paul Piff explains the research to back up this conclusion.

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McDonald's Shuts Its Restaurants In Crimea

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 4:26pm

The fast food chain cited the "evolving situation" for a decision to close its restaurants in Simferopol, Sevastopol and Yalta.

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Expecting A Spring Thaw, Shops And Restaurants Warm To Hiring

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:49pm

Employment and wages are increasing, along with hopes for more consumer spending, analysts say.

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Life Without Jobless Benefits: Watching, Searching And Praying

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:49pm

More than three months have passed since the long-term unemployed saw their federal jobless benefits cut off abruptly. One Michigan woman is looking for work while watching for congressional action.

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It's Complicated: When A CEO's Personal Position Becomes Public

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:46pm

The new CEO of Mozilla was forced to step down amid controversy over his anti-gay-marriage donation in 2008. How much should the public judge chief executives for their private views?

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U.S. Taps New Energy Sources, And Potential Geopolitical Clout

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:24pm

Thanks in large part to hydraulic fracturing, the U.S. finds itself awash in domestic energy — and moving rapidly toward self-sufficiency and a position of strategic and economic strength.

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Cuisine And Culture Transform A Dallas Neighborhood

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:58pm

Trinity Groves, a 15-acre restaurant incubator, brought Chinese-Latin food and a new vitality to West Dallas. What was once a dangerous neighborhood is now a hotspot for international eats.

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Nest Halts Sales Of Smoke Detector, Disables 'Wave' Feature

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:00pm

The Google owned company discovered users could unintentionally disable the device by waving their hands in front of the detector.

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Tasting French Fries For A Living Can Be A Pain In The Mouth

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:04am

Food industry "sensory panelists" spend hours chewing, swishing and analyzing food, sometimes to the point of pain. These tests ensure the mass-produced products like frozen french fries hit the spot.

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Jobless Rate Holds Steady As Employers Add 192,000 Jobs

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 7:05am

While job growth appears to have been slightly less than expected last month, the growth in February was revised upward. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate is unchanged at 6.7 percent.

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New Web Addresses Provide Alternatives To Crowded Domains

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

We all know .com and .edu, but now hundreds of new domain names like .fish and .xyz are available. If all these new domains take off, what will become of .com?

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Economists Predict Monthly Unemployment Rate Will Fall

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

The monthly unemployment report is out Friday morning. Analysts think the economy added about 200,000 jobs in March.

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Did A Federal Safety Agency Help General Motors Avoid A Recall?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

As details emerge about GM's handling of an ignition switch recall, a question is raised again: What is the relationship between regulators and the regulated, and the revolving door between the two?

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Twitch Boosts A New Pro Category: Video Game Player

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:14am

Watching a great gamer is like watching a tennis or baseball pro: "If they're really good then you can watch and learn," says Megu Kobayashi, who watches gamers on a site called Twitch.

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One More Speed Bump For Your Retirement Fund: Basic Human Impulse

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:02pm

Basic human impulses often conflict with saving for retirement. For one thing, people hate losing something — even more than we love winning. Behavioral economists call this "loss aversion."

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