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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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Comic Featuring Superman's Debut Sells For Millions

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

In 1938, Action Comics No. 1 sold for a dime. Over the weekend, a pristine copy was sold on eBay for more than $3.2 million.

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Cereal Consumption Hurt By Grab-And-Go Foods

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

Americans are consuming less cereal for breakfast, in part because of competition from restaurants. Americans are also seeking more protein for breakfast.

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Amazon Makes A Big Move Into The World Of Online Gaming

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

Amazon is buying Twitch Interactive, a live-streaming service for video game players. Amazon will reportedly pay more than $1 billion for the fast-growing tech company.

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Many Homeowners Still Qualify For Mortgage Relief

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:44am

A federal program known as HARP could save homeowners who qualify to refinance an average $200 a month. But many who hear about it are suspicious, says Federal Housing Finance Agency chief Mel Watt.

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On Ocean City's Boardwalk, Costumed Performers Prompt Legal Debate

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:42am

The Maryland beach town is grappling with an influx of boardwalk performers, including costumed characters and a pole dancer. Police say the city's hands are essentially tied because of legal rulings.

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The 'Greening' Of Florida Citrus Means Less Green In Growers' Pockets

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:40am

Orange juice sales are at their lowest point in 10 years. Florida's citrus industry is reeling from a disease called "greening," while consumers face dozens of other choices in the supermarket aisle.

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Amazon Buys Twitch, Proving Gaming Live Streams Are Golden

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:07pm

Twitch broadcasts gamers to huge audiences around the world, and it boasts big potential when it comes to advertising dollars. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos calls watching gameplay "a global phenomenon."

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Some Call For More Sharing In Ride Sharing

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:42pm

A researcher says startups Uber and Lyft aren't really ride-sharing services. An emerging set of services being tested promises to be more about sharing and less about being like taxis.

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To Make A Move North, Burger King Eyes Buying A Canadian Icon

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:06pm

The fast-food restaurant operator Burger King has announced that it's in talks to buy Tim Horton's, a Canadian chain of restaurants. The acquisition would likely herald the move of Burger King's headquarters to Canada, in an attempted tax inversion.

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California Quake Means Big Damage For Napa Valley Wineries

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 7:19am

It's still too early to tell just how much the magnitude-6.0 quake will cost the region, but it comes after a drought had already made things difficult for wineries.

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Calif. Lawmakers Overturn Ban On Pets At Restaurants

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:07am

Businesses may now permit dogs in their outdoor spaces such as patios or courtyards. Previously they faced fines for health violations.

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