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Al-Jazeera Journalists In Egypt Plead Not Guilty To Terrorist Links

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:37am

Australian Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed, have been held in Cairo since their arrest in December. They've been accused of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Why Facebook Thinks WhatsApp Is Worth $19 Billion

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:19am

To put things in perspective, the global messaging platform WhatsApp that Facebook picked up is worth more than Southwest Airlines. But is the price justified?

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Nebraska To Appeal Ruling That Blocks Keystone Pipeline In State

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 9:52am

TransCanada, the company in charge of the pipeline extension, says its "disappointed" by the decision but awaiting the outcome of the appeals process.

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Dip In Jobless Claims Seen As Sign Of Better Times Ahead

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 8:00am

Though the number of applications declined by just 3,000 last week, it appears employers have not been chopping more jobs in recent weeks. Economists say that bodes well for coming months.

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Author James Patterson To Give $1 Million To Bookstores

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 4:00am

On Thursday, he announced the names of more than 55 booksellers who are getting some of that money — up to $15,000 each. He tells Renee Montagne about why he's driven to help independent bookstores.

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Facebook To Buy WhatsAPP Message Service

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 4:00am

Facebook is buying an instant messaging service called WhatsApp for an eye-popping $16 billion. It's the latest salvo in an arms race by Silicon Valley giants to stockpile mobile technology.

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U.S. Government To Back Loans For Nuclear Power

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 4:00am

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz has announced that the Energy Department will guarantee loans worth $6.5 billion to build a new generation of nuclear plants in Georgia.

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FCC To Propose New Rules On Internet Neutrality

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 4:00am

The Federal Communications Commission announced on Wednesday it will not appeal last month's ruling by a federal appeals court that overturned its Open Internet rules.

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Nebraska Court Ruling Further Complicates Keystone XL Pipeline

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 4:00am

The ruling strikes down a state law that allowed a Canadian company to force landowners to sell their property so the pipeline could go through Nebraska en route to Texas refineries.

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Toxic Leak Taints North Carolina Coal Plants, And Regulators

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 2:45am

Coal ash, a byproduct of burning coal, leaked into the Dan River this month, magnifying an ongoing fight. Now the Justice Department is examining how coal ash is stored and regulated in the state.

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What It Was Like To Be A Wall Street Recruit After The Bailouts

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 2:43am

A reporter shadowed eight young people during their first two years on Wall Street, when the bailouts were still fresh and anti-Wall Street sentiments were running high.

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Why More Americans Are Renouncing U.S. Citizenship

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 2:42am

A U.S. law aimed at tax cheats hiding money abroad has had unintended consequences and has complicated life for many Americans living overseas.

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Why More Americans Are Renoucing U.S. Citizenship

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 2:42am

A U.S. law aimed at tax cheats hiding money abroad has had unintended consequences and complicated life for many Americans living overseas.

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The System That Supplies Our Chickens Pits Farmer Against Farmer

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 2:40am

Almost all of our chicken meat is grown by contract farmers who get ranked against each other when it comes to getting paid. Critics say someone always ends up losing – and too often, deep in debt.

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Facebook Will Buy WhatsApp Message Service For $19 Billion

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 5:36pm

WhatsApp makes a text messaging app that works on all major smartphone operating systems. Founded in Silicon Valley less than five years ago, the company has 55 employees.

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Americans Want Antibiotic-Free Chicken, And The Industry Is Listening

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 3:13pm

Chick-fil-A's plan to ditch antibiotics in its birds is part of a growing industry trend. Driving the growth is concern about the risks associated with routine use of antibiotics in farm animals.

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Spirit Airlines Taps A Nation Of Hate Fliers

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 3:00pm

Spirit Airlines is one of America's fastest growing airlines. It is also among the least popular airlines in America. How can one airline be both things at once?

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The Allure Of Anonymous Confessional Apps 'Secret' And 'Whisper'

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:30pm

Apps like Secret and Whisper are designed to maximize sharing and minimize risk because the messages are anonymous. Could they end up helping whistleblowers and shaking up the workplace?

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Computer Love: Beats Music Wants To Be Your Everything

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 11:10am

Ann Powers says that for the music lover searching for an immersive streaming service, newcomer Beats Music comes close to offering the complete package.

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U.S. Government Will Back Loans For Nuclear Power

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 10:08am

The $6.5 billion in federal loan guarantees will help build the first new U.S. nuclear power plants in more than three decades. The announcement brought quick criticism from some environmentalists.

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