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Piano Made Famous In 'Casablanca' Goes On Auction Block

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

The piano is a constant presence in the Humphrey Bogart film, underscoring much of the legendary bar-room dialogue. Bonhams auction house expects it to sell for over a million dollars.

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Credit Suisse Reports $770 Million Loss

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

The second-quarter figure marks the biggest loss for the bank since the 2008 financial crisis. Much of that is due to a legal settlement with U.S. tax authorities — including a $2.6 billion fine.

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Some Food Producers Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

But even as they create GMO-free products, many of these corporations are fighting state initiatives that would require them to give consumers more information about their ingredients.

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Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead?

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:31pm

Net neutrality can be an issue that's difficult to understand and difficult to explain, so the metaphor that's used to describe it is kind of important. See what neutrality is being compared to.

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1 Million Net Neutrality Comments Filed, But Will They Matter?

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:54pm

The last time the FCC saw this much public interest was after the Janet Jackson Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction. But research shows comments aren't likely to sway the agency's policy decision.

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GOP Marks Dodd-Frank's 4th Birthday With Calls For Repeal

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:17pm

It's been four years since Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law. On the anniversary of this sweeping overhaul of financial regulations, Republicans have released a report that argues the law falls short on one of its main tasks.

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From Scratch Or Not? French Restaurant Law Stirs Controversy

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:51pm

A French law requires restaurants that sell homemade food to display a label on their menu to distinguish them from places that use frozen or vacuum-packed food. But critics say the law is too vague.

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Book News: 'Big 5' Publishers Absent From Amazon's New E-Book Service

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 6:42am

Also: North Carolina Poet Laureate Valerie Macon resigns; David Orr on James Franco's poetry.

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Arkansas Razorbacks Trademark Famous Hog Call

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:06am

The famous hog call chanted by fans of the sports teams of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks is now a registered trademark owned by the school.

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Report Of Expired Meat Sparks Food Safety Scare In China

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:57am

Some American fast-food restaurants in China have stopped using meat from a supplier in Shanghai after reports that it was selling expired beef and chicken.

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Tobacco Company Told To Pay $23.6B In Lawsuit

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

The R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has been hit with a $23.6 billion ruling from a lawsuit brought by a chain smoker's widow.

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Rubio: Small Government Can Help Fix Economic Inequality

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

The Florida Republican, with one eye on the White House, tells NPR's Morning Edition that there's a role for government to play in opening access to higher education and job training.

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Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.

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The Youth Unemployment Crisis Hits African-Americans Hardest

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

Hidden economic forces like job-specific segregation are keeping young minorities out of the job market.

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R.J. Reynolds Vows Appeal Of $23 Billion Cancer-Death Verdict

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 9:21am

The nation's No. 2 tobacco manufacturer was slapped with the whopping punitive damages award in the death of a 36-year-old man of lung cancer in 1996.

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Justice Dept. Charges FedEx For Online Drug Shipments

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 9:14am

The Justice Department has indicted FedEx for shipping prescription drugs from illegal online pharmacies. FedEx had been warned, and now faces up to $1.6 billion in fines if found guilty.

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Temporary Tenants Give Luxury Homes A Lived-In Look

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 3:40pm

A home-staging company fills vacant properties to make them more attractive to prospective buyers. The occupants pay for the privilege of living the high life — even for a short while.

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States That Raised Minimum Wage See Faster Job Growth, Report Says

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 11:25am

The 13 states that lifted their minimum wage levels on January 1 experienced added jobs at a faster pace than the 37 states that kept wage levels steady.

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Deploying Drones To Get An Overview Of Factory Farms

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 11:09am

Writer Will Potter raised money through Kickstarter to buy drones and other equipment to investigate animal agriculture in the U.S. He says drones will help him circumvent so-called "ag-gag" laws.

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Tech Week: Microsoft Layoffs, Comcast Call Hell And Call Of Duty

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 4:42am

Also in this week's tech headlines: Visa looks to boost online shopping, a Wall Street cyber scare, and fears that driverless cars could be used as "lethal weapons."

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