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Lifting Sanctions Will Release $100 Billion To Iran. Then What?

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 2:53pm

One of the most controversial aspects of the nuclear deal is the unfreezing of more than $100 billion in oil revenues. But concerns have been raised about what Iran might do with this windfall.

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The Fall Of A Dairy Darling: How Cottage Cheese Got Eclipsed By Yogurt

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:51am

Cottage cheese was the yogurt of the mid-20th century: a dairy product for the health-conscious. But it has fallen out of favor, while marketing of — and demand for — yogurt has soared.

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After 25 Years, The Days In Illinois Can Have One Happy Hour Again

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 4:42am

The state is reinstating drink specials, although so-called volume specials — like two-for-one, or all-you-can-drink — still won't be allowed.

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After Years Of Recession, Greeks Fear Bailout Will Only Make Lives Harder

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 4:02am

The Greek Parliament passed measures to support this week's eurozone-backed bailout agreement, but celebrations were muted at best, and there were large demonstrations against new austerity moves.

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Beyond A Bailout: Greece Needs Debt Relief, IMF Says

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:43pm

Greece is so saddled with debt it probably can't turn its economy around for years, the International Monetary Fund says. But writing down debt would require an OK from Germany, which has opposed it.

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Iconic Toy Store FAO Schwarz Closes 5th Avenue Doors

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 3:32pm

The legendary toy store will close its doors Wednesday for the last time on New York City's 5th Avenue. The store's owner, Toys "R" Us, says rent is too high to stay but plans to reopen in Manhattan.

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Greek Parliament Debates Austerity Measures In Bailout Deal

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 3:32pm

The Greek parliament debates the latest bailout deal in Athens Wednesday. It must approve a range of new laws for the bailout to proceed, but there is strong opposition to it within the ruling party.

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Greece's Parliament Poised To Vote On Austerity Measures

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 1:02pm

The agreement struck this week with the country's creditors is expected to pass with support from the opposition, but the vote is tearing apart the ruling left-wing Syriza party.

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Medicine, Law, Business: Which Grad Students Borrow The Most?

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 11:04am

Future doctors and lawyers borrow a lot. Future professors, not so much.

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Lots Of Other Countries Mandate Paid Leave. Why Not The U.S.?

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 10:47am

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and President Obama are fond of pointing out that the U.S. stands nearly alone in not giving its workers paid leave. Here's how it got that way.

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3 Emerging Themes From #RaceOnTech

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 9:46am

This week, our #RaceOnTech discussion has turned up some common themes regarding diversity in the science and technology fields: the role of identity, the the wealth gap and the importance of mentors.

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Malware And Hacking Forum Darkode Is Shut Down; Dozens Arrested

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 9:43am

Those indicted include an accused administrator who created a large network of hacked computers that stole private data "on approximately 200,000,000 occasions."

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Report: Mergers Have Cut Airline Competition At Many Airports, Raising Fares

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:08am

An AP investigation has found that the fewer the airlines that serve an airport, the costlier its flights are. Recent mergers have cut the number of major U.S. air carriers from nine to four.

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Some Greeks Are Finding Opportunity Amid Their Economy's Uncertainty

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:08am

In Greece, not all the smart, young people are leaving. Some are using the crisis as an opportunity to start a new business — including one woman who want to make trucking in Greece more efficient.

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Hey Yogurt-Maker, Where'd You Get Those Microbes?

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:08am

Making yogurt requires bacteria — but which strains of bacteria? There are dozens to choose from, and that choice affects yogurt's tartness and texture.

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Walmart Challenges Amazon 'Prime Day' With Rival Sale

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:31pm

It might be the middle of July, but retailers are staging a Black Friday style event on Wednesday. At midnight, Amazon will offer its Prime members — people who pay $99 a year — thousands of items at discounted prices for one day. But Walmart is punching back.

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New Exhibit Laces Together Sneakers And History

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:31pm

From high-heeled kicks to Air Jordans, a traveling exhibit from the Brooklyn Museum encourages us to look at everyday footwear as exquisite objects of desire, and see "sneakerheads" as the historians.

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Is Transparency The Music Industry's Next Battle?

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 9:10am

A report on the music industry from Berklee College of Music offers recommendations for ensuring that royalties make it to their rightful owners.

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New Student Loans For A New For-Profit Education Sector

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 6:03am

Financing options are multiplying for "coder bootcamps" — small, immersive schools that turn out software developers in weeks rather than years.

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After Tense Negotiations For Bailout, Will Greek Parliament Fall In Line?

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 4:01am

The parliament starts debate Tuesday on the new bailout plan agreed to over the weekend with eurozone countries. Given the concessions Greece agreed to, it's likely to be a very stormy session.

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