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As Oil Prices Fall, Who Wins And Who Loses?

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:26am

Oil is down 25 percent since June, unleashing ripples around the globe that range from lower gas prices in the U.S. to budget problems in Russia to political pressures in the Middle East.

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LA Schools Superintendent To Step Down Amid iPad Controversy

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:03am

Rachel Martin talks with KPCC's Annie Gilbertson about the pending resignation of John Deasy, who had been at the center of a controversial plan to purchase 700,000 iPads for students and teachers.

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HBO To Start Online Only Streaming Service

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:34am

HBO has announced that it will launch a streaming service similar to its current HBO GO service in 2015. Analysts say the service could undermine cable's channel bundles and give viewers more control.

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Strong U.S. Dollar Pushes Oil Prices Lower

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:34am

Oil is denominated in dollars. When the dollar is strong compared to other currencies, it makes oil cheaper in the U.S. but more costly in many other countries. And that puts a crimp in global demand.

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Crude Oil Prices Drop As Saudis Refuse To Cut Production

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:34am

The price of oil is down and continues to drop. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is to thank, in part, for the lower prices at the pump as it fights to keep its place in the market.

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W.Va. Pottery Company Keeps Popular Fiesta Line Alive And Thriving

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:32am

Homer Laughlin China Co. has been making the brightly colored Fiesta dishes for decades at its factory on the banks of the Ohio River. And it's still going strong.

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For More Millennials, It's Kids First, Marriage Maybe

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:32am

Millennials, particularly those with less education, are upending the traditional order of love, marriage, baby carriage. Many say they don't feel financially secure enough to tie the knot.

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Amazon To Hire 80,000 Holiday Workers

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 1:21am

An increase in customer demand is prompting to add 14 percent more temporary workers this holiday season than it hired last year at this time.

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New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 5:51pm

Farmers will be able to plant types of corn and soybeans that can tolerate doses of two weedkillers. It may be one of the most significant developments the world of weedkilling in more than a decade.

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Falling Oil Prices Could Affect Manufacturing, Automobile Industries

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:44pm

Audie Cornish talks to Michael Levi of the Council on Foreign Relations about the ripple effects of plunging oil prices, and what they mean for American consumers.

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HBO GO Available To Non-Cable Subscribers In 2015

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:22pm

Starting next year, HBO says it will offer its programming on the web to those without a cable subscription. The service will be offered in the U.S. and there are plans to bring it overseas.

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Turmoil Continues In Financial Markets As Dow Plunges

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:22pm

Stocks took a beating on Wednesday, with the Dow and the S&P falling more than two percent before bouncing back slightly. Money flowed into safe haven investments such as U.S. Treasuries.

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Weekly Innovation: Your New Pet Robot

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:05pm

Jr., a consumer robot in development, could soon be an extra set of eyes and ears in your home. Each Jr. adapts uniquely to its owner. But if you ignore it, Jr. may start avoiding you.

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HBO Without Cable, Coming In 2015

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:31am

HBO has announced that beginning in 2015, it will offer what many have long wanted: access to HBO without having cable.

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Should You Stock Up On Chocolate Bars Because Of Ebola?

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:41am

The virus has already caused one spike in chocolate prices, because cocoa is grown in countries that border Ebola-stricken Liberia and Guinea. Prices went back down — for the moment.

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Microsoft Windows Flaw Let Russian Hackers Spy On NATO, Report Says

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:30pm

A weakness in Microsoft Windows has been exploited by Russian hackers to spy on Western governments, NATO, European energy companies and an academic organization in the U.S., according to a report.

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What's Really In A Big Mac? McDonald's Says It's Ready To Tell All

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 3:27pm

Pink slime? Eyeballs? Rumors about what goes into McD's food have dogged it for years. As U.S. sales falter, the firm's new ad campaign aims to tackle those concerns by inviting consumers' questions.

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Snapchat And Dropbox Breaches Are Really Third-Party App Breaches

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:34pm

While troves of data from the ephemeral messaging app Snapchat and the cloud storage provider Dropbox were leaked, the companies put the blame elsewhere.

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Health Premiums And Costs Set To Rise For Workers Covered At Work

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 9:28am

As many companies provide employees with their coverage details this fall, premiums are expected to increase modestly. Surcharges for spousal coverage and health savings accounts are also on the rise.

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School Facilities Strained By Boom In Petroleum Engineering

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 4:09am

Students want to cash in on that growing job market. Those high paying jobs are also attracting petroleum engineering professors. So there are fewer professors to teach ballooning classes.

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