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A Primer On The Sanctions Against Russia

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:56pm

The sanctions are limited, but have already have had some impact. In the words of Russia's finance minister, they are "definitely a negative" for how Russia's economy is perceived.

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Red Sneaker Effect Signals Authority And Accomplishment

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 4:00am

According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, sometimes dressing down can give the impression of competence and success. Researchers caution it only works in specific contexts.

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High-Tech Training Programs Try Deferred Payment System

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 4:00am

The U.S. has more high-tech jobs open than it can fill. The problem is many of these programs cost tens of thousands of dollars which makes them out of reach for folks who are out of work.

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Apple, Comcast In Talks To Create TV Streaming Service

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 4:00am

Apple users would be able to stream live and on-demand programming stored in cloud servers, according to The Wall Street Journal. Talks are still in the early stages.

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After Winter's Chill, Economists Predict A Warming Trend

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:02pm

A cold, snowy winter in most of the country hurt economic growth, but forecasters see conditions improving for the rest of the year.

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In LA, Watching Home Team's Ball Games Just Got More Complicated

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 4:43pm

The Los Angeles Dodgers' games will no longer be broadcast for free on local television. Time Warner Cable has created a special Dodgers channel, but other TV providers are balking at the price.

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Need Money For Your Startup? Being An Attractive Male May Help

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 4:57pm

When men and women pitch the same business idea to venture capitalists, men are awarded money more often. A new study found that appearance also factors into whether or not an idea will get funded.

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Insurance Chief Suggests Adding A New, Lower Level Of Health Plan

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 5:24pm

Representing U.S. health insurance companies, Karen Ignagni says she would add a "lower tier" to the Affordable Care Act options. That could entice healthier people to join the law's new risk pools.

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Declined: Visa, MasterCard Freeze Out Targeted Russian Banks

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 5:14pm

The U.S.-based credit card companies responded to sanctions imposed on Moscow in the wake of its annexation of Crimea.

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OK To Vape In The Office? Cities, Feds and Firms Still Deciding

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:00pm

As e-cigarettes gain popularity, bosses and others continue to mull the pros and cons of letting workers "vape" on the job. Are e-cigs a polluting gateway to tobacco, or do they help smokers quit?

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As Carmakers Turn Up The Recalls, Consumers Tune Out

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 3:00pm

The number of vehicles recalled has more than doubled over the past 20 years — but most notices go unnoticed by the public. "It just starts to become noise," says one auto expert.

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Game Developers Conference: Not Your Typical Tech Convention

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 6:45am

Brian Crecente, who is covering the Game Developers Conference this week for the video game website Polygon, talks about the latest trends in the industry.

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A Cronut By Any Other Name Is Still A Cronut

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:32am

A Maine bakery sold its own version of cronuts, the croissant-doughnut hybrids, which it called crauxnuts. But the cronut creator sent a letter saying the name was trademarked, no matter the spelling.

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Energy Deal With Russians Puts Some In Germany On Edge

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:00am

The German government has intervened in a trade deal between a German arms manufacturer and the Russian military.

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Would You Order The Grande Soy Oprah?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 8:12am

Starbucks is partnering with Oprah Winfrey to sell a new tea called, seriously, the "Oprah Chai." But could you live with yourself if you ordered it?

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FAA Review Finds Dreamliner 'Fundamentally Sound'

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 4:00am

A review by the Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing has concluded that the troubled 787 known as the Dreamliner is safe.

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Nevada Farmers Hack The Drought By Switching Up The Crops

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 4:00am

The latest drought has revived questions about the viability of farming in Nevada desert. While some farmers have given up, others are experimenting with crops like grapes that require less water.

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Beyond Beans: Starbucks Seeks To Branch Out From Coffee

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 3:57am

Starbucks is testing an evening menu that includes wine at more than 25 locations. Now, the company's chief operating officer says it plans to offer its nighttime fare at thousands of U.S. stores.

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How Many Auto Mishaps Mandate A Recall?

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:00pm

Daniel Sharkey, an attorney in suburban Detroit who represents auto manufacturers, talks about the process a car company goes through in deciding to issue a vehicle recall.

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Toyota's $1.2B Settlement Puts Criminal Probe To Rest

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:00pm

Toyota will pay $1.2 billion to end a federal criminal probe into a vehicle recall. Federal regulators said five people died in accidents related to unintended acceleration prior to the recall.

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