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A Fascinating Look Inside Those 1.1 Million Open-Internet Comments

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:24pm

These cluster maps give us a two-dimensional look at the complex arguments Americans posted on the topic of net neutrality. One theme in the comments had to do with the American dream.

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Inequality Is Falling On Planet Earth

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 9:51am

Yes, inequality is rising in the U.S. But it's falling when you look at all of humanity.

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Can Divorced Dad Be Forced To Cover Insurance For Adult Kids?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:53am

A mother seeks advice on how to get her ex-husband to keep their sons on his plan because it would be less costly than hers.

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Meet Viv, A More Complex Siri

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:51am

Steve Inskeep talks to Steven Levy about his story in Wired magazine on the new app created by a team of people that includes the developers of Siri and IBM's Watson.

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Craft Brewers Tweak N.C. Water To Match Western Mountain Flavor

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Several craft beer makers from the western U.S. are setting up operations in the East. But producing there means they must tinker with local water so the beer tastes the same wherever it's brewed.

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In Time Of Drought, Arizona's Alfalfa Exports Are Criticized

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

As the West moves more into a record-setting drought, many are taking a look at how water gets used. Alfalfa grown with Colorado River water is a case study of how and why water gets used as it does.

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Expanding Brewers Tweak Local Water To Match Original Taste

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Several craft beermakers are expanding, setting up operations in North Carolina. Producing there means brewers must tinker with local water, so the beer's taste remains the same as it does back home.

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Teaching Swim Lessons Keeps Young Woman's Budget Afloat

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Alexis Powers, who lives in Atlanta, recently graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in anthropology. She doesn't have a 9-to-5 job and is hustling to help support herself.

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Internet Sales Threaten Shopping Mall Culture

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Detroit created the car culture and the shopping mall exists because of that culture. But the shopping mall is partly responsible for Detroit's downfall. Now, the mall is threatened by the Internet.

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Ice Bucket Challenge Sweeps Across Social Media

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Friends of a college baseball player diagnosed with ALS use the challenge to make others aware of the disease. Post a video of yourself pouring icy water on your head; challenge others to do the same.

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Digital Currencies Such As Bitcoin Compared To The Wild West

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warns of volatile exchange rates, possible exposure to hackers, and the fact that, unlike hard currency, Bitcoin isn't backed by the federal government.

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Standoff Paralyzes New England Grocery Chain, Hurts Customers

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Worker protests have brought business to a standstill, forcing managers to tell thousands of part-time employees to stay home. Workers demand the return of their ousted CEO.

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Why Is There No Drug To Treat Ebola?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Three companies are working to develop a drug that can battle Ebola. The free market has not produced a solution — a situation the U.S. government has been trying to correct.

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Barneys Agrees To Settlement Over Racial Profiling Allegations

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 5:03pm

The retailer will pay a fine of $525,000 in connection to charges that its flagship store in New York was disproportionately suspecting black and Hispanics of credit card fraud and shoplifting.

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After Factory Layoffs, Struggling To Stay On The Economic Ladder

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:29pm

Lynn Eldredge has had six different jobs since he was laid off from a tractor manufacturer in 2000. Fourteen years later, he makes the same amount of money at his current job that he did back then.

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A Good IT Person Needs To Be Half Technologist, Half Psychologist

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 3:58pm

Your doctor and lawyer may know a lot about you. But in a time when we are using computers to socialize, keep track of finances, do work and store family photos your IT person probably knows more.

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Why Are Men Leaving The American Workforce?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 3:14pm

In the 1960s, men slowly but surely began leaving the workforce and many never came back. The trend continues today. Economists cite a number of reasons, from technology to international competition.

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'Shark Week' Fuels Shark-Meat Feeding Frenzy At Restaurants

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 2:30pm

The craze to embrace all things shark during Discovery's "Shark Week" in August is exploding onto menus. But the hype doesn't hide the fact that many of these creatures are endangered.

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Book News: Petitions, Orwell And The Amazon-Hachette Fight

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 7:49am

Also, an interview with Ursula Le Guin; notable books coming out this week.

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Autobot$ Rule: Why Transformers 4 Is China's Box Office Champ

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:06am

Transformers: Age of Extinction hauled in more than $300 million to become the country's all-time top-grossing film. A loyal and nostalgic fan base and action set in China help explain its popularity.

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