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How Twitter Can Revive Itself, Even Without Naming Snoop Dogg CEO

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 2:38pm

Twitter is going through a lot of changes, including switching CEOs. But, analysts say, stalled user growth and discouraging financial results call for more change than just new leadership.

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How 'Silicon Valley' Tells Broad Truths From An Insular World

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 1:42pm

HBO's sophomore (and occasionally sophomoric) comedy ends on a strong note Sunday night — with plenty of suspense.

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LIVE BLOG: Obama Visits The Capitol Just Before Trade Bill Comes Up For A Vote

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:09am

The House is expected to vote on a controversial measure that would give President Obama the ability to fast-track a trade deal with Pacific-Rim nations. Obama was lobbying his own caucus.

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Big Change Yields Small Change As Zimbabweans Exchange Trillions

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 8:36am

The country's massively hyperinflated currency will be phased out beginning next week at a rate of $5 U.S. dollars for every 175 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars.

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Dallas City Council Repeals Plastic Bag Fee

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:03am

Dallas rescinded its 5-cent fee on plastic bags five months after it went into effect. Plastic bag manufactures had sued the city. A dozen other towns in Texas still restrict plastic bags.

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Hillary Clinton To Address Economic Issues In Campaign Speech

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:03am

On Saturday, Hillary Clinton holds her first big campaign rally on Roosevelt Island in New York City with a unusually personal speech about how her upbringing forged her commitment to helping others.

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Skeptical House Democrats Still Not Sold On Trade Pact

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:03am

President Obama's trade agenda is expected to face a tense final vote in the House on Friday — one day after surviving a near-death experience in a procedural vote.

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Organic Farmers Call Foul On Whole Foods' Produce Rating System

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:00am

Some organic farmers are protesting a new system Whole Foods is using to rate its suppliers. They say the system devalues the organic label because non-organic producers can earn the highest grades.

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Health Insurance Premiums Will Go Up In 2016, But By How Much?

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 2:27am

Most people buying Obamacare plans next year are likely to face a small increase in the price of monthly premiums, early numbers suggest. A few plans are asking for steep price hikes, but that's rare.

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Some Answers To Your Questions About California Water Use

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 6:58pm

Conserving water in California, as the state endures its fourth year of drought, is mandatory. But just who has to save how much can vary.

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IRS Announces Effort To Fight Fraudulent Tax Returns

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 6:07pm

The agency will work with tax prep companies to fight identity theft. Measures include reviewing data that identify the computer and the IP address from which a return is filed.

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U.S. Export-Import Bank Targeted By Conservatives

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 5:27pm

The agency that helps finance U.S. companies overseas has long been a favorite of big business. But now some members of Congress, who see it as a symbol of corporate welfare, want to see it expire.

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Twitter CEO Stepping Down After Disappointing First Quarter

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 4:16pm

Dick Costolo, who has led the social media company for six years, leaves the post after Twitter posted a $162 million net quarterly loss in April.

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Rupert Murdoch Plans To Step Down As CEO Of 21st Century Fox

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 3:27pm

Rupert Murdoch plans to step down as CEO of 21st Century Fox. He will be replaced by his son James.

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For Sale: Detroit Land Bank Seeks Buyers For Vacant Houses

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 3:27pm

The city is desperately trying is to repopulate tens of thousands of abandoned homes, auctioning them off online for as low as $1,000. But the costs of repairs often exceed the value of the homes.

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Apple's New Music Streaming Service Under Antitrust Scrutiny

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 2:25pm

Investigators want to know if music companies are colluding with subscription services such as Apple Music to squeeze out free, ad-supported streaming.

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EU Launches Antitrust Probe Of Amazon's E-Book Business

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 2:24pm

The European Union's executive arm announced Thursday that it will investigate the e-retailing giant's contracts with publishers. At issue are a few key clauses that might give Amazon an unfair edge.

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Why Is This Fisherman Selling Threatened Bluefin Tuna For $2.99 A Pound?

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 1:56pm

That low price doesn't reflect the true state of Pacific bluefin: Scientists say it's in deep trouble. But fishermen who catch it say they're just trying to make a living — and obeying the law.

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In Its First Crowdfunding Case, FTC Goes After Board Game Kickstarter

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 12:29pm

The FTC alleges that Erik Chevalier collected $122,000 from more than 1,000 backers and used the money on personal expenses.

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How An Economist Helped Patients Find The Right Kidney Donors

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 11:35am

If you've got a life-threatening medical condition, your first call might not be to an economist. But Alvin Roth used a theory about matching markets to help connect kidney patients and donors.

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