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Cybersecurity Researchers Find Major Flaws In Widely-Used Computer Chips

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:32pm

Major security vulnerabilities exist in the chips of most of the world's computers. The flaws were recently discovered by cybersecurity researchers and could make data in servers and individual devices vulnerable to hackers.

Just Another Manic January

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:04pm

It's going to be a huge month for economic policy.

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Shellfish Industry, Scientists Wrestle With Potentially Deadly Toxic Algae Bloom

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 1:36pm

After decades with no sign of a lethal neurotoxin, the algae that produces it is now plaguing the warming waters of the Gulf of Maine, forcing unprecedented closures in shellfish harvesting.

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Trump Administration Opens Door To Dramatic Expansion Of Offshore Energy Leases

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 1:27pm

The proposal includes all but one of 26 "planning areas" in federal waters in the Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic, comprising about 90 percent of the outer continental shelf.

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Fort Collins, Colo., Will Create Broadband Utility, 'Committed' To Net Neutrality

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 12:33pm

The city will provide broadband as a utility, building out its own infrastructure. An expensive ad campaign failed to sway either voters or the city council on the issue.

U.S. Autonomous-Car Startup Signs Deal With VW And Hyundai

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 8:50am

The partnerships will pair Aurora's machine learning and artificial intelligence technology with two companies that produce more than 15 million vehicles each year.

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You'll Be Shelling Out More Money For Eggs In 2018

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 7:00am

High demand, bird flu and insecticides have all driven prices higher, but there is a sunny side: U.S. producers appear to be increasing the size of their laying flocks, which may push costs down.

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Robust Apprenticeship Program Key To Germany's Manufacturing Might

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 6:34am

Every year, about half a million young Germans enter the workforce through apprenticeship training programs. They provide a steady stream of highly qualified industrial workers.

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France's Macron Says He Wants Law To Combat Fake News

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 5:09am

The French president says that during elections, the law would allow the government to block content deemed to be fake news and would force news websites to disclose their source of funding.

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Intel Acknowledges Chip-Level Security Vulnerability In Processors

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:05am

The problem could allow hackers to gain access to passwords and other sensitive data. The problem can be found in processors dating back more than two decades.

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Sweeping New Music Law Expedites A $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Against Spotify

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:35pm

Just before New Year's Eve a music publishing company filed a suit seeking $1.6 billion in damages from the company. A new bill was the reason the plaintiffs went ahead.

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Drillers Are Optimistic As U.S. Oil Production Booms

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 3:39pm

Oil prices have edged up over the last few years and now domestic drilling is booming. The U.S. is expected to break oil production records set in the 1970s.

Corruption, Protests, and the Price of Eggs in Iran

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 3:05pm

Thousands of people are protesting in the streets of Iran. Part of the reason: the price of eggs just went through the roof.

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U.S. Blocks Chinese Company's $1.2 Billion Takeover Of MoneyGram

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 7:21am

The rejection comes despite Chinese billionaire Jack Ma's attempts to form ties with the Trump administration; he visited Trump Tower in January of last year.

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U.S. Coal Mine Deaths Rise After Record-Low 2016

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 5:24am

The Mine Safety and Health Administration says 15 workplace deaths occurred in 2017 after only nine the previous year. Most of the deaths occurred in West Virginia.

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2018 Administration Priority: Overhauling U.S. Trade Policy

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:03am

One of President Trump's top priorities for the new year is overhauling U.S. trade policy. Ailsa Chang talks to Wendy Cutler, a former deputy U.S. trade representative under President Obama.

How Germany Wins At Manufacturing — For Now

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:03am

Manufacturing accounts for 24 percent of the German economy. In the U.S., it's only 11 percent. What makes German manufacturing so strong and resilient?

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Tax Changes Could Hurt Affordability At High End Of The Housing Market

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 4:51pm

Thanks to the tax overhaul, buying a home will get more expensive in some places in 2018. That's because of new restrictions on how much mortgage interest and property taxes homeowners may deduct.

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'Los Angeles Times' Newsroom Employees To Vote On Unionizing

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 3:13pm

This week newsroom employees at the Los Angeles Times will vote on joining a union. The paper has not fared well since it was first sold to the Tribune company in 2000, with rounds of layoffs and buyouts that continued under new ownership called Tronc. Now, fresh concerns are surfacing over the paper's new editor-in-chief, Lewis D'vorkin.

Vice Media Suspends 2 Executives After Allegations Of Harassment

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 3:12pm

In late December, The New York Times published a report alleging multiple instances of sexual harassment at the edgy company. Now its president and chief digital officer have been placed on leave.

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