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With Japan In Recession, Prime Minister Calls For Snap Elections

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 7:51am

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for an election two years ahead of schedule, and he also delayed an increase in sales tax.

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Who Pays For Outdated Power Plant Which Lacks Customers?

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

Electricity rates in Michigan's Upper Peninsula could go up next month as much as 30 percent. That's because residents might have to start paying to keep a coal plant open that isn't needed anymore.

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Rendering: The World's Oldest Recycling System

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

Meat processing is one of the most efficient in the food chain. Figures show only 4 percent is lost to waste in North America, compared with 10 percent in the processing of grain products.

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Native Americans Urged To Sign Up For Private Insurance

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

The second round of buying health insurance on the Affordable Care Act exchanges has started. Health officials say Native Americans may have much to gain by buying insurance there.

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Firm Accused Of Illegal Practices That Push Families Into Foreclosure

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:33am

A class action lawsuit alleges Ocwen Financial, one of the nation's largest mortgage servicers, charges marked-up and illegal fees. The firm says it will vigorously defend itself against the claims.

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Guarding The Ebola Border

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:30am

Ivory Coast is determined to keep Ebola out. The government shut down the border, and enlisted local villagers to serve as informal border security.

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Uber Exec In Hot Water After Suggesting A Journalist Smear Campaign

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:38am

A senior vice president of the ride-service company has issued an apology after news broke of his comments about digging up info about reporters' personal lives.

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What You Need To Know About The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 5:38pm

The long-delayed project is a jobs generator to some and an ecological disaster to others. Ahead of a key Senate vote, we revisit what the Keystone XL pipeline would do and why it's so contentious.

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CIA's School For 'Foodpreneurs' To Cook Up Innovation

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:10pm

The Culinary Institute of America may be best known for churning out chefs. But its graduates are charting new career paths that require more business chops and it's launching a school to mentor them.

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Once The Darling Of The Living Room, Plasma Screens Take A Bow

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 3:18pm

The technology that was once on every videophile's entertainment room wish list is fading to black. Hosts Robert Siegel and Melissa Block remark on the demise of the plasma screen TV.

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The Guy Who Delivers HIV Medicine On His Bicycle

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 3:18pm

A South African teenager got tired of waiting in the clinic for his grandparents' HIV meds. So he came up with a solution. All it took was a bicycle.

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Halliburton To Buy Baker Hughes For $34.6 Billion

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 1:56pm

The deal, which must be approved by regulators, would combine the world's second- and third-largest oilfield services provider. The new company would be a formidable rival to Schlumberger Ltd.

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'Flying Doughnuts': Airbus Files Patent For A New Kind Of Plane

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 1:23pm

The new design would seat passengers within a circular seating area rather than in short rows inside a tube.

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Controversial Cholesterol Drug Redeemed By Global Clinical Test

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:34pm

Merck's Vytorin reduced the risk of heart attack and stroke more than a cholesterol-lowering statin alone. The findings come from an international study of more than 18,000 people in 39 countries.

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Top Spenders On Capitol Hill Pay Billions, Receive Trillions

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 2:48am

A new analysis by the Sunlight Foundation examines corporations that expend the most money in Washington on campaign contributions and lobbying. Defense contractors and finance giants lead the pack.

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To End Food Waste, Change Needs To Begin At Home

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 2:47am

The U.S. throws out 35 million tons of food each year. While many restaurants, supermarkets and food firms are taking responsibility, many consumers are not. A pilot EPA program aims to change that.

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Google's Lollipop Wants To Change The Way We Use Our Phones

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 4:18pm

The latest update to Google's Android operating system is more than just a facelift. It's an introduction to the future of Google's Web.

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Fines Don't Appear To Deter Mine Safety Violations

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 7:07am

An NPR investigation found that mine workers are at greater risk of injury in mines that are able to avoid paying safety fines. Changes in mine safety enforcement could make penalties more effective.

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Big Data Companies Agree: Farmers Should Own Their Information

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 5:28am

Farmers depend on "Big Data" these days, but some worry the companies collecting information about their operations might misuse it. New privacy guidelines are supposed to protect farmers' interests.

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For Best-Selling Truck, Ford Bets Big On Aluminum

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 3:24pm

Ford is about to sell an aluminum-sided version of its F-150 pickup, setting the industry atwitter with expectation. Some hope that after 40 years on top, the truck will finally fall on its tailgate.

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