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A Taxi App Aims To Build Trust Where Crime Is High

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 2:47am

In Nairobi, people don't like getting into cabs driven by strangers. They prefer to call drivers they know or who their friends recommend. A new app assigns drivers a trust score based on social ties.

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Coming Soon: More Ads On Instagram, And a "Buy" Feature On Pinterest

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 7:04pm

Pinterest will launch an in-app "buy" button, and Instagram will soon target ads using demographic data from Facebook.

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Questions Remain About Airbag Recall After Takata Testifies Before House

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 3:19pm

Auto parts supplier Takata has agreed to modify the way it makes airbags. Takata and government safety officials were on Capitol Hill Tuesday to answer questions about the massive recall effort. Some 34 million vehicles need to have new airbags installed.

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South Koreans Mask Up In The Face Of MERS Scare

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 3:19pm

In South Korea, the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, virus has sent sales of face masks soaring. Do they really help?

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Was Recent IRS Data Breach Preventable?

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 2:05pm

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was called before a Senate panel to answer questions about a data breach revealed last month involving the accounts of 104,000 taxpayers.

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Would You Like To Hear A Song, Dave?

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 10:02am

The rise of the music recommendation algorithm suggests that the future of music curation may be in tracking individuals' behavior, not just mapping their taste.

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Companies Fight Back Against Protesters With Financial Pressure

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 4:08am

When a student protested against an oil pipeline in Michigan, the company charged him with restitution for the work that couldn't be done during the disruption. But that could be a "risky strategy."

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Many NFL Players Make Abysmal Financial Decisions, Research Shows

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 4:08am

New research suggests many NFL players struggle with money over their lifetimes, and a staggering number of them go bankrupt. Making a lot of money as a player does not seem to offer much protection.

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Are You Willing To Share Your Wearables Data With Your Boss?

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 4:08am

Wearable technology could be coming to your workplace. Financial Times reporter Sarah O'Connor talks to Renee Montagne about the benefits and pitfalls of wearable tech at work.

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Religious Groups, Businesses Review Supreme Court's Headscarf Ruling

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 4:08am

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that retailer Abercrombie & Fitch violated the nation's ban on religious discrimination when it refused to hire a Muslim teenager who wore a headscarf known as a hijab.

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Companies Fight Back Against Protesters; Invoke Restitution Laws

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 4:08am

Duncan Tarr was arrested during a protest against an oil pipeline in Michigan. The company used crime victim restitution laws to charge Tarr for the work that couldn't be done during the disruption.

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Texas Put Brakes On Telemedicine — And Teladoc Cries Foul

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 2:38am

As consulting a doctor exclusively by phone, text or video becomes more popular, the Texas Medical Board moves to restrict these e-visits. Is the real battle over patient safety, money or turf?

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Mush No More: Retirement Home Food Gets Fresh And Local

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 2:35am

Once known for bland, institutional fare, hundreds of senior living centers across the U.S. now tout healthy meals made from scratch. Centers say this approach to food is tastier — and cheaper, too.

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Justices: Retailer Can't Refuse To Hire Someone Because They Wear Hijab

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 9:45pm

Samantha Elauf wore a headscarf to a job interview at an Abercrombie & Fitch store, and was denied a position because of it. On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that that was clearly wrong.

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It's Raining Nitrogen In A Colorado Park. Farmers Can Make It Stop

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 4:26pm

Scientists say too much airborne nitrogen from farms is throwing off the ecological balance of Rocky Mountain National Park. So the federal government is hoping weather alerts for farmers will help.

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Intel Makes Biggest Bet In Its History

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 3:48pm

The chipmaker is purchasing a smaller chip manufacturer, Altera, for about $16.7 billion in cash.

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Streaming Utopia: Imagining Digital Music's Perfect World

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 12:20pm

We asked everyone we could think of, from fans to musicians to label owners what the ideal streaming service should look like. Turns out the new world, even in our fantasies, is a work in progress.

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Supreme Court Rules For Woman Denied Abercrombie & Fitch Job Over Headscarf

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 10:55am

Samantha Elauf had applied for the sales job in Tulsa, Okla., and was recommended for hire by an interviewer. But Abercrombie has a "Look Policy" that bars the wearing of caps by its salespeople.

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How Streaming Is Changing Music

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 9:20am

Over the next week, in a series called Streaming At The Tipping Point, we'll look at how streaming music services are reshaping the way we find, hear and experience music.

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Climate Change Meeting To Focus On Ensuring Countries Keep Commitments

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 8:08am

The meeting in Bonn, Germany, comes a day after European energy companies urged countries to adopt a pricing system for carbon emissions.

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