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Soon It'll Be OK To Tinker With Your Car's Software After All

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 3:18pm

Security researchers and owners will be able to dig into the software built into cars and farming equipment under new exemptions from the Librarian of Congress, who oversees a copyright law provision.

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As Fed Officials Meet, A Rate Hike Suddenly Seems Less Likely

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 1:17pm

With the U.S. economy showing signs of slowing, Federal Reserve policy-makers are divided over how to respond.

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Poll: Most Americans Support FDA Regulation Of E-Cigarettes

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 1:05pm

An NPR poll found that a majority of people favor regulation of e-cigarette. Support rose with education. Nearly two-thirds of people with college or graduate degrees supported regulation.

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Exchange Plans May Have Higher Costs, No Out-Of-Network Coverage

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 9:19am

Enrollment for plans for 2016 begins Sunday. Insurance shoppers should check their projected health costs and each plan's network of doctors and hospitals before choosing coverage.

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Meat Industry Responds To WHO Cancer Report

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 7:50am

The World Health Organization report said processed meats pose a health hazard because they increase the risk of colorectal cancer.

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San Francisco's Last Gun Shop Calls It Quits

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 3:29am

High Bridge Arms is shutting down at the end of the month. Gun enthusiasts say proposed city firearms regulations are forcing the store to close, but advocates of the new measures say that's not true.

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Got Corn? Ethanol Is No Longer King In Iowa Among Candidates

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 3:29am

Candidates' waning interest in the corn fuel shows that Iowa's role in shaping policy debates may be declining.

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Ready, Set, Drone: Walmart Joins Amazon, Google In Testing Delivery Drones

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 6:50pm

Walmart has applied to U.S. regulators for permission to test drones for home delivery and curbside pick up.

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Don't Necessarily Judge Your Next E-Book By Its Online Review

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 5:09pm

Online scams known as catfishing and astroturfing produce fake reviews for e-books published under fake names or generate false praise for restaurants. In either case, it pays to be skeptical.

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Congress' Two Big Looming Fiscal Deadlines, Explained

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 5:05pm

The debt ceiling and budget deadlines are approaching at the same time. Here are the differences between the two.

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What Would It Take To Cut U.S. Data Cables And Halt Internet Access?

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 4:06pm

What would happen if Russia cut U.S. undersea telecom cables, as a New York Times report suggests? It may require a massive, hyper-organized operation to hurt Americans' access to the Internet.

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What Happens If Congress Doesn't Raise The Debt Ceiling?

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 3:25pm

Congress is running up against a deadline to raise the debt ceiling, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says that risks "manufacturing a crisis for our country." What is the debt ceiling anyway? And what happens if the U.S. hits it?

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Fans Offer Legos To Ai Weiwei After Company Refuses To Donate Its Toy Bricks

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 3:25pm

The Internet has exploded in support of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei after Lego refused to donate its toy bricks for an upcoming exhibition in Melbourne, Australia.

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Bad Day For Bacon: Processed Red Meats Cause Cancer, WHO Says

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 9:31am

The World Health Organization's decision puts bacon, hot dogs and sausages in the same category of cancer risk as tobacco smoking. And beef, pork, veal and lamb are "probably carcinogenic," WHO says.

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Like It Or Not, Political Campaigns Are Using Facebook To Target You

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 4:03am

If you're seeing a political ad in your Facebook feed, there's probably a very specific reason that candidate is interested in you.

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'East Los High' Serves Up Sex Ed With Its Teen Drama

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 3:47am

For three seasons, fans have flocked to Hulu for East Los High. The teen soap follows its characters through the tumult of adolescence and uses a secret weapon to deliver life lessons along the way.

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Emissions Scandal Is Hurting VW Owners Trying To Resell

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 3:47am

As resale prices drop, the emissions cheating scandal is costing customers who want to sell their Volkswagen diesels. "I think it's a tainted product now," says analyst Dave Galvin.

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Supporters In Congress Make New Attempt To Revive The Export-Import Bank

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 7:29pm

Its critics see it as crony capitalism run amok; its supporters, as a vital part of America's economy. On Monday, a bipartisan group of House members will try to bring the Ex-Im Bank back to life.

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Drug Giant Valeant Tries To Rebut Allegations Of Fraud

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 4:20pm

With its stock price falling, Valeant Pharmaceuticals will hold a conference call Monday to try to reassure investors it's not doing anything wrong.

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Chinese Firm Plans $1.3 Billion Purchase Of Texas Oil Lands

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 11:12am

The Shanghai-listed investment firm Yantai Xinchao Industry Co., said in a securities filing over the weekend, it was a purchasing oil lands in the Texas counties of Howard and Borden.

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