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In Rare Concession, Credit Suisse Admits Criminal Wrongdoing

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:16pm

Credit Suisse will plead guilty to criminal charges and pay over $2 billion in fines in connection to allegations of tax evasion. But the CEO and chairman are reportedly expected to keep their jobs.

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In Jill Abramson's Firing, Was The 'Glass Cliff' To Blame?

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:16pm

Jill Abramson's firing as editor of The New York Times has prompted conversation about biases that affect women in positions of authority. Two prominent fields of research explore this question.

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With Cartel On The Run, Mexican Lime Farmers Keep More Of The Green

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:16pm

Thanks to a big spring crop in Veracruz and police crackdowns on drug cartels, high prices for Mexican limes are falling earthward, just in time for summer cocktails. Mexican farmers are celebrating.

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'Fed Up' Portrays Obese Kids As Victims In A Sugar-Coated World

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:08am

A new documentary argues that the food industry and government policies have pushed too much sugar on children and caused the childhood obesity epidemic. But the industry says society is to blame.

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3 Million Young People Missing From Housing Market? It's Everyone's Problem

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:02am

Fewer young adults are buying homes today compared with a decade ago. The National Housing Conference's Lisa Sturtevant and NPR's Marilyn Geewax explain worries that it could harm the housing market.

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Fired 'New York Times' Editor: 'Losing A Job You Love Hurts'

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 9:38am

In a commencement speech, Jill Abramson used humor to tackle her controversial firing from The New York Times. Like the college students before her, she said, she doesn't know what's next for her.

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U.S. Files Criminal Charges Against Chinese Officials Over Cyberspying

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 8:42am

The Justice Department accuses five Chinese officials of stealing trade secrets by spying using military and intelligence facilities. These are the first charges of their kind to be made by the U.S.

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AT&T, DirecTV, And Finding A Prom Date: Reactions To Merger

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 8:14am

"It's kind of like trying to find a date before the prom," one analyst says of consolidation in the media industry. Some experts are criticizing the deal's strategy and potential impact on consumers.

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'Buy My Volvo' Ad Goes Viral

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:57am

When Christopher Castor wanted to sell his 1993 Volvo 245 GL, he didn't just put up any old ad. The Swedish graphics artist made a video with his friends and posted it on YouTube. It went viral.

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Chinese-American Venture To Create Huge Car Interiors Firm

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:57am

Johnson Controls will spin off its automotive interiors business to create a joint-venture with Chinese company Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems to create the world's biggest car interiors company.

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Oil Industry Blamed For Freight Rail Delays

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:57am

Many grain bins and silos remain full, long after last fall's harvest because the railroads are behind in shipping. A slowdown in rail service is delaying deliveries of other commodities too.

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AT&T To Buy DirecTV In Nearly $50 Billion Deal

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:57am

The acquisition was approved by the boards of both companies over the weekend and announced on Sunday. The deal takes place at a time when the media landscape has been transformed by new technologies.

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AstraZeneca Board Rejects New Offer From Pfizer

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:44am

In a statement Monday, AstraZeneca's board said it "reiterates its confidence in AstraZeneca's ability to deliver on its prospects as an independent, science led business."

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A New Kind Of Sports Star: Gamers Make It To The Next Level

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 4:43pm

E-sports tournaments and competitive online gaming events are more popular than ever. One event's prize pool hit $5 million last week, but what does it take to win?

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A New Kind Of Sports Star: Gamers Make It To The Next Level

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 4:43pm

E-sports tournaments and competitive online gaming events are more popular than ever. One event's prize pool hit $5 million last week, but what does it take to win?

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AT&T To Acquire Broadcast Provider DirecTV

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 4:39pm

Under the terms of the deal, AT&T will pay about $95 a share in stock and cash or roughly $48.5 billion.

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Fighting Bugs With Bugs: Hatching A Solution For Troubled Trees

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 4:00pm

The Asian citrus psyllid is a tiny bug that spreads a devastating tree disease. Pesticides can't always control it, so California farmers have turned to a different solution: another bug.

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A Big Break Realized Amid Fluorescent Lights and Slurpee Machines

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 4:00pm

Terry Boring was working a dead-end job at a Pittsburgh convenience store when he had a remarkable encounter. Now he's a vice president at a bank.

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Fighting Bugs With Bugs: Hatching A Solution For Troubled Trees

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 4:00pm

The Asian citrus psyllid is a tiny bug that spreads a devastating tree disease. Pesticides can't always control it, so California farmers have turned to a different solution: another bug.

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New Initiative Aims To Encourage Diversity In Kids' Publishing

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 6:37am

A nonprofit organization called First Book is planning to buy up and distribute thousands of childrens' books in order to convince publishers that a market exists for diverse characters and cultures.

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