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Russia-China Natural Gas Deal Likely To Reshape Energy Markets

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:11am

The $400 billion gas deal between Russia and China marks Moscow's pivot to Asia. Analysts say the deal could impact projects in the works targeting Asia by other nations, including the U.S.

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For $3 Billion, Apple Buys Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:11am

The deal brings hip-hop producers Dr. Dre and Jimmy lovine into the Apple fold. And it also marks a strategic shift for the company, which has always eschewed splashy acquisitions.

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Lifting Ban On Crude Oil Exports Would Boost U.S. Economy

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:11am

Ending the four-decade ban on U.S. crude oil exports would lower gasoline prices, create jobs and boost government revenues, according to a study by the energy arm of IHS, a global consulting firm.

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Apple Buys Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics For $3 Billion

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 4:34pm

Apple's acquisition of the audio equipment and subscription streaming music service co-founded by Dre and record-producer Jimmy Iovine is the computer maker's largest-ever such purchase.

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Google's Attempt To Make A Self-Driving Car: Big Idea Or Bad Idea?

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 3:31pm

Google is getting into the automobile business. Since the industry is littered with failed upstarts and revolutionary ideas, NPR's Sonari Glinton asks: Why would anyone want to do that?

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Study Questions Need For Employer Health Care Requirement

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 3:19pm

The component of Obamacare that requires employers to provide health insurance has been delayed twice. Now, groups on both sides of the political spectrum are arguing to get rid of it altogether.

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The Anatomy Of A Corporate Tweet: 140 Characters In 45 Days

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 3:06pm

Business Insider reporter Aaron Taube recently took a look at the world of corporate social media, where writing a 140-character tweet can take up to 45 days. He explains the long and careful process.

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Church Group Announces Boycott Of NPR Over 'Tell Me More' Cancellation

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 3:03pm

The National Black Church Initiative is calling for its members not to give money to NPR, telling the network it "has abandoned the African American community, and we must turn a deaf ear to you."

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SnapChat CEO's Emails Didn't Disappear, Come Back To Shame Him

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 2:34pm

The CEO of the self-destructing messaging platform Snapchat says he's "mortified" his misogynistic fraternity emails were made public.

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Check Out This Underwear With Pockets So You Can Stash Stuff

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 2:12pm

It's called Speakeasy Briefs and it's kind of practical if you need to sneak something into a music festival ... or if you get mugged.

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Big Breweries Move Into Small Beer Town — And Business Is Hopping

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:06pm

With 18 craft breweries, Asheville, N.C., has become a sort of Napa Valley of beer. Now the city is getting an infusion of new suds and cash as large, out-of-state breweries build facilities nearby.

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Book News: Amazon Defends Tough Negotiating Tactics

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 10:06am

The retailer has been in a spat with the publisher Hachette. Also: Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn is writing an adaptation of Hamlet; Hillary Clinton released the "author's note" to her memoir.

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Can Employers Dump Workers On Health Exchanges? Yes, For A Price

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 9:20am

A recent IRS rule bars employers from offering workers tax-free subsidies to buy policies. But a company could still cancel its plan and leave workers to buy individual policies on the marketplaces.

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Google's New Car Lacks A Steering Wheel (And Brakes)

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 6:58am

The tech company built three prototypes from scratch, creating compact cars that look like they're on an extreme no-options diet. For now, their top speed is 25 mph.

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When College Isn't Worth It

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 6:49am

Higher education always pays off. Except if you do these three things.

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Reverse Food Truck Caters To Hunger Relief Programs

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:45am

This summer in Minnesota's Twin Cities, a new kind of food truck is on the streets. Instead of selling food, this truck is collecting it and giving it to people who need it.

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Designer Of New York City Subway Map Dies

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 4:01am

Massimo Vignelli's map was in use from 1972 to 1979. The Italian-born Vignelli also worked on the original branding for American Airlines. He was 83.

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World Trade Center Developer Wants Loan Guarantees To Resume Project

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 4:01am

The landlords at 1 World Trade Center dropped the rent because the building is more than 40 percent vacant. That raises questions about 3 World Trade Center, which is still under construction.

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Industrial Hemp Could Take Root, If Legal Seeds Weren't So Scarce

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 2:31am

After nearly 50 years of tight regulations, farmers in some states are now allowed to grow hemp seeds for experimentation. But it's still illegal to import viable seeds — which are in high demand.

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Want Your Cheese To Age Gracefully? Cowgirl Creamery's Got Tips

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 2:29am

The co-founders of Cowgirl Creamery were among the first American cheesemakers to be recognized by the prestigious French cheese guild. So they know a thing or two about storing and using old cheese.

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