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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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In More Cities, That Doggie In The Window Is Not For Sale

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 4:30pm

Almost 50 U.S. cities and towns have banned pet stores from selling puppies. The laws are aimed at cracking down on substandard, large-scale breeders, but many store owners say the bans are unfair.

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In Silicon Valley, Paying For Access To Peace Of Mind

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:27pm

The San Francisco area is the home to the high-tech sector and has a history of embracing Eastern spirituality. Now the two meet in the yoga and meditation classes popular with the local tech workers.

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Amazon Deal With Simon & Schuster Raises Questions For Other Publishers

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:27pm

Amazon has received a fair amount of bad press lately over its long-running dispute with the Hachette publishing house. So Monday's announcement of a deal with Simon & Schuster took some industry watchers by surprise.

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Duke Energy CEO: 'I Don't Think Of Myself As A Powerful Woman'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:27pm

Female executives are a rarity in the energy industry. But Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy, took the helm of the utility giant just as it was grappling with some very public challenges.

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You Definitely Need This Condo Pony, And Other Products From 'SkyMaul'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:27pm

"The Hot Dog Clock" and "The Forever Diaper" are also must-haves. A San Francisco comedy group is once again poking fun at the in-flight catalog SkyMall.

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From NFL To 'Scandal,' Whole Foods Buys TV Ads To Boost Its Brand

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:09pm

A pioneer in selling organic, sustainable groceries, Whole Foods now finds itself beset by competitors. So it's launching its first national ad blitz to sell socially conscious consumers on its story.

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Toys R Us Under Fire For 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 2:19pm

One Florida mom is calling on the retailer to stop selling action figures based on drug dealers in its stores. Toys R Us says the Breaking Bad toys are only meant for adults.

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When The Economy Goes Down, Vasectomies Go Up

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:04pm

It's well known that people are less eager to have children when the economy sours. And it looks like men got really serious about that during the Great Recession.

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