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What Sbarro's Woes Say About Where We Get Our Fast Food Now

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:47am

The pizza chain is closing 155 stores. Sure, malls have been hit hard, but Sbarro's problems are bigger: These days, diners are more likely to opt for "fast casual" options like Chipotle.

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What Sbarro's Downfall Says About Where We Get Our Fast Food Now

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:47am

The pizza chain is closing 155 stores. Sure, malls have been hit hard, but Sbarro's problems are bigger: These days, diners are more likely to opt for "fast casual" options like Chipotle.

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Tech Week: Facebook's Bet, Streaming Fight, Google Maps Indoors

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:15am

What a week in technology news: Facebook made a $19 billion purchase, Verizon and Netflix are feuding and Google's trying impressive new projects.

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Are The Barbershop Guys Sorry They Are Not Idris Elba?

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 10:58am

The Barbershop guys weigh in on their best Olympic moments so far. Plus, they tell us why they're a better catch than Hollywood hunk Idris Elba.

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Ads Focused On A Few Drug Risks Might Make Them Memorable

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 10:16am

The Food and Drug Administration says the long list of side effects read rapidly at the end of pharmaceutical ads may be too much for people to grasp. The agency is looking at a streamlined approach.

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Job Seekers Still Have To Hide Tattoos (From The Neck Up)

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 10:05am

Twenty percent of adults and nearly 40 percent of young people have at least one tattoo, but most keep them covered. Despite increased popularity and acceptance, employers just don't want to see them.

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Trader Joe's Caught In Sticky Lawsuit Over Peanut Butter Pretzels

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 2:37am

Turns out, creating the salty-sweet snacks was a bit of a technological marvel. And the company that claims to have invented the treat says Trader's has unfairly cut it out of the pretzel marketplace.

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As Deadline Nears, State Insurance Exchanges Still A Mixed Bag

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 2:35am

Some of the 14 states running their own health insurance marketplaces lag behind the federal site in meeting enrollment goals. States doing better kept the IT goals relatively simple, reviewers say.

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Maryland Bill May Require Holocaust Reparations From Rail Company

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 2:35am

SNCF, whose subsidiary is bidding on a $6 billion light rail project in Maryland, transported thousands of victims to concentration camps in Nazi-occupied France. The company says it's not obligated.

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Risk Is Low And Business Is Booming In The Malware Market

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 2:33am

The Malware market has built a thriving underground where stolen credit card information goes on sale before the rest of us even knew a mega-breach happened.

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Duke: $60,000 A Year For College Is Actually A Discount

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 2:31am

Duke University opens its books — and says it's actually giving students a $30,000 discount on tuition.

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Obama Buoys Democrats By Dropping Social Security Cut Idea

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 6:14pm

You could almost hear the sigh of relief from Democrats when the White House announced President Obama's 2015 budget wouldn't include a proposal that would have lowered Social Security benefits.

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After A Weak Holiday Season, Wal-Mart Profits Shrink

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 5:25pm

Wal-Mart sales and income slumped in the past year. The retail giant says its customers are being hurt by cuts in government benefits, higher taxes and rising health-care costs.

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Video Streaming Is Straining, But Who Will Ease The Tension?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 5:02pm

Services like Netflix take up a lot of bandwidth, and their increasing popularity is fueling a dispute between these companies and the Internet service providers that carry them.

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'Piglet Smoothie' Fed To Sows To Prevent Disease; Activists Outraged

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 3:37pm

Undercover footage shows a hog farm feeding sows ground-up piglets who succumbed to a deadly virus. Veterinarians say it's the only method they have to protect herds against a fast-spreading disease.

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What's Up With Facebook's Big Acquisition?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 3:00pm

Facebook paid $19 billion for the instant messaging service WhatsApp even though it's never disclosed whether it's profitable. Aarti Shahani of KQED explains what Facebook sees in its new acquisition.

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Automated Landing System, Crew Fatigue, Eyed In UPS Plane Crash

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 1:18pm

The NTSB heard testimony on Thursday indicating that the crew made a "non-precision approach" after the automated system became overloaded.

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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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