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FBI Investigates Cyberattacks Against Financial Institutions

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:46am

The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.

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Deal Reached To Sell Market Basket Chain To Ex-CEO

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:23pm

The New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott announced that former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas will buy a majority stake in the business.

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As BK Takes Tim Hortons, Canadians Stay Loyal To Their National Icon

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:09pm

The takeover of Canada's Tim Hortons by Burger King is causing quite the stir in the great white north. Melissa Block talks with Ian Hardy, editor-in-chief of Inside Timmies, a fan site devoted to Tim Hortons, about the Canadian existential crisis over one of the country's cultural icons being taken over by an American corporation.

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In Fixing Recalled Cars, GM Dealers Hope To Wow Customers

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:09pm

General Motors has recalled 29 million autos in the U.S. so far this year. Dealers replacing the faulty parts aren't just fixing cars. They're repairing customers' relationships with the automaker.

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Who's In The Office? The American Workday In One Graph

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:56am

What is the typical American workday? We take a look at how working hours change according to job type.

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Fashion Retailer Zara Pulls Kids Shirt Resembling Concentration Camp Uniform

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:12am

The company said the shirt's design was meant to look like a sheriff's star from classic Western films. But after popular uproar, Zara decided to pull it from shelves.

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Boston Has Riskiest Drivers, According To Insurance Ranking

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

Drivers in Boston get into an accident every four years on average, according to a study by Allstate insurance. Fort Collins, Colo., had the nation's safest drivers.

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Canadians Fret Merger With Burger Will Change Tim Hortons

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

Burger King announced it is buying the Canadian doughnut-and-coffee chain for about $11 million. Some Canadian's aren't thrilled that their Timmy's is being taken over by the American burger company.

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Pew Study: Facebook, Twitter Users Held Back Views On Snowden

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

The Pew Research Center report shows that Americans were more willing to have a conversation about NSA leaker Edward Snowden face-to-face than in discussion groups on Facebook or Twitter.

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Driven By Climate Change, Cotton Buyers Look For Alternatives

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:30am

One clothing company whose bottom line was hurt in the wake of bad weather events decided to look to polyester fibers made from recycled plastic bottles.

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Hello, May I Help You Plan Your Final Months?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:28am

The company Vital Decisions hires social workers to help people make end-of-life plans in advance, over the phone. But the counselors are paid by insurers. Critics see a conflict of interest.

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Build A Toothbrush, Change The World. Or Not

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:27am

You think bringing a new toothbrush to market is easy? The seven-year saga of two dental entrepreneurs struggling to bring their patented brush to consumers suggests otherwise.

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Colorado's Pot Brownies Have A New Ingredient — Warning Labels

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:02pm

Colorado is rolling out regulations for the edible marijuana sector, including "emergency rules," which spell out serving sizes. But for now, most of the dosage education is falling to pot shops.

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High Prices Aren't Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:19pm

Several factors — from a virus sweeping through hog barns to a drought in the Plains states — have driven up the price of pork and beef. But consumers keep buying it even though it costs more.

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BK's Big Deal Could Bring The King To Canada, Controversy Close Behind

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:33pm

Burger King is buying Tim Horton's, the Canadian coffee-and-donut chain, in a deal valued at $11 billion. The new company will be headquartered in Ontario, Canada, allowing Burger King to take advantage of Canada's lower corporate tax rate. The relocation is bound to cause controversy in the U.S.

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ISIS Condo Project, Others Rethink Their Names

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:30pm

The ISIS Downtown condo project in Florida has changed its name, as did a mobile-payment company. Others are distancing themselves from the ideology of the group now called the Islamic State.

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Burger Announces Merger With Tim Hortons, Move To Canada

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:47am

As part of the $11 billion deal, Burger King will transfer its headquarters to Ontario and cut its tax bill considerably.

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Health Organizations Call For A Ban On E-Cigarettes Indoors

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:45am

Both the World Health Organization and the American Heart Association say vapors from electronic cigarettes pose a health threat to bystanders, and that the devices should be regulated like tobacco.

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Is Google's Free Software A Good Deal For Educators?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:03am

The tech giant launches new tools for teachers.

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Beheading Video Stirs Debate On Social Media Censorship

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:59am

The beheading of James Foley by the Islamic State triggered debate. David Greene talks to Robert Hernandez, assistant professor at USC Annenberg, about censorship with new tech platforms like Twitter.

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