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For U.S. Queen Of Alligator-Skin Goods, Business Is Booming

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:27pm

Christy Redd's Georgia company moves 25,000 skins a year, with some made into handbags sold for tens of thousands of dollars. But activists say the ways the gators are grown and slaughtered are awful.

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Cigarette Maker Reynolds American To Ban Smoking In The Workplace

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:22pm

Reynolds American, the country's second-largest cigarette maker, and its subsidiaries are implementing a no-smoking policy in the workplace starting in January 2015.

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Please Do Not Leave A Message: Why Millennials Hate Voice Mail

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:22pm

"When it comes to voice mail, they're just over it," says Jane Buckingham, a trend expert. But it's still important at work, so younger generations will have to learn what to do after the beep.

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FDA Cracks Down On Fake Ebola Cures Sold Online

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:22pm

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to companies marketing products claimed to be cures for Ebola. One firm says it will drop such claims — but it's still selling the product.

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Cigarette-Maker Reynolds American To Ban Smoking At Work

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:22pm

Until now, Reynolds employees have been able to light up at their desks. But come January, workers will have to either go outside or use specially equipped smoking rooms.

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Mark Zuckerberg Shows Off His Mandarin Chinese Skills

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:00am

The Facebook co-founder and CEO spoke at Tsinghua University in Beijing for about 30 minutes. In Mandarin. His audience liked it.

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You're Enjoying Low Gas Prices, But Is It Really A Good Sign?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:52am

All around the country, drivers are seeing signs that gas prices are depressed. Those drops helped hold down the latest consumer price index. But economists worry about too much of a good thing.

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To Get Women To Work In Computer Science, Schools Get Them To Class

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

In 1984, the percentage of women studying computer science flattened, and then plunged. Computer science programs are trying to get that number back up.

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What The New Factory Worker Should Know

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

In previous generations, manufacturing jobs were dirty, dangerous and low-skill. The new factory jobs are almost all clean, require increasingly higher skills and take very few people to do them. Old manufacturing center South Bend, Ind., is one place you can get a glimpse of this change.

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No Mere Merry-Go-Round: Ohio Carousel Maker Carves From Scratch

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

Wooden carousels, with hand-carved and painted horses, seem like a relic of the past. But Carousel Works in Mansfield, Ohio, is one of a few companies still making them to order.

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Cloud Data Security Concerns Raised After Reported Attack In China

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:31pm

A group says the Chinese government backed an attack against users of Apple's iCloud service. Experts worry attacks that target weaknesses in the transfer of data on the cloud will become more common.

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NHTSA Adds More Than 3 Million Vehicles To Air Bag Recall

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:28pm

Almost 8 million vehicles are now being recalled over worries their air bags could malfunction. Vehicle owners in hot and humid climates are under special alert.

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Weekly Innovation: An Umbrella For The Modern Age

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:19am

The Sa is a new umbrella designed so that it is almost impossible to blow inside out. Based on origami, the umbrella replaces the metal skeleton with two canopies that expand and retract in unison.

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Book News: Just Months In, A Publisher That Promised Innovation Ends Its Run

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:51am

Atavist Books launched with aims of upending the print-first publishing model. Now it's announcing its plans to close. Meanwhile, partnerships between public libraries and airports are taking off.

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Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:49am

Just because the Food and Drug Administration recalls a supplement because it contains dangerous substances, doesn't mean the product disappears from the market.

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'Post' Editor Bradlee Helped Define Modern American Journalism

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:01am

As executive editor, Ben Bradlee led The Washington Post to national acclaim. He was best known as a champion of ambitious reporters and stylish writers, goading them to new heights. He died Tuesday.

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Halloween-Thanksgiving-Hanukkah-Christmas-New-Year Buying Begins

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:53am

Most retailers are feeling optimistic as analysts forecast rising sales over this long shopping season. They are hoping Halloween will give them a good bounce into the peak spending time of the year.

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Problem With The Product: Mom Protests 'Breaking Bad' Merchandise

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:07am

Toys R Us has given up selling figures based on the show Breaking Bad. A Florida mom protested the making of toys based on the story of a dying teacher who becomes a meth dealer.

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Airbag Recall Affects Millions Of Americans

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

Owners of vehicles with Japanese Takata airbags have been told to replace them immediately. David Greene speaks with David Shepardson of the Detroit News about the airbag recall.

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Ben Bradlee, Who Led 'Washington Post' To New Heights, Dies At 93

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:09pm

As editor, Bradlee led the newspaper to national eminence with charm, drive, instinct and, most notably, an epic confrontation with the Nixon White House.

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