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In A First For Online Media, Gawker Writers Join Union

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 2:53pm

One of the site's writers says organizing the workers is a sign the digital media are growing up. The CEO says he's pleased with vote.

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Looking For A Connection In An Infinite Jukebox

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 2:00pm

With more than 20 million streaming songs at our fingertips, is the idea of owning music becoming a thing of the past? Or are we redefining the connection between songs and listeners?

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California's War Over Water Has Farmer Fighting Farmer

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 1:41pm

Drought-stricken Central Valley farmers are pointing fingers at the Sacramento Delta, where water still flows reliably. There's more pressure than ever to change a long-standing water rights system.

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Burst Oil Pipeline In California Severely Corroded, Investigators Say

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 12:36pm

Preliminary findings show that almost half of a section of pipeline that ruptured last month near Santa Barbara was worn away.

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Downgrade: How State Credit Ratings Could Impact The 2016 Race

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 11:25am

How well a governor has handled his state's finances can help or hurt him. That's especially true in a presidential campaign when nine current and former governors could vie for the White House.

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Ex-Employees Accuse CVS Of Racial Discrimination Against Customers

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 4:07am

The pharmacy chain CVS is facing a class-action lawsuit by four former employees who accuse their supervisors of ordering them to racially profile black and Latino customers.

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Phone Carriers Tight-Lipped On How They Will Comply With New Surveillance Law

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 4:07am

Under the USA Freedom Act, the NSA can no longer collect phone call metadata without a court order. Metadata remain with private phone carriers but can be subpoenaed by the government.

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Growing Pains For State Obamacare Exchanges

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 4:07am

Minnesota, Colorado and Connecticut are figuring out how to continue running their health insurance marketplaces as federal start-up funding runs out.

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Introducing The First Non-Medical Intern's Union In The U.S.

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 5:18pm

At the American Teachers Federation, the union's interns are putting their foot down. After about a year of negotiating, they have voted to form their own union.

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California Avocado Farmers Boost Yields With New Growing Method

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 4:58pm

Farmers are being widely criticized during the California drought because agriculture uses the majority of the state's water. But some avocado farmers are cutting back by employing new techniques.

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Drought May Cost California's Farmers Almost $3 Billion In 2015

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 4:46pm

The state's farmers could be out $2.7 billion dollars and more than 18,000 jobs, with 564,000 acres fallowed by the end of 2015, researchers at UC Davis write in a new report.

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Detroit Hopes To Drive Tech Startups Away From Silicon Valley

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 4:45pm

It doesn't have a lot of high-tech companies, but the city is interested in attracting young tech entrepreneurs. Detroit's rents are far more affordable, but then there are the brutally cold winters.

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Obama Says China Could Join Already Huge Asia Trade Deal

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 2:56pm

If you thought the Trans-Pacific Partnership was big already — and it is — it could get even bigger, President Obama told Kai Ryssdal of "Marketplace" from American Public Media.

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Experts Debate: Will Computers Edge People Out Of Entire Careers?

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 4:03am

Machines have been taking jobs forever. Computers and software are doing things people were paid to do. They are booking airplane flights. Filing our taxes. And they are getting better all the time.

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Benjamin Lawsky, The Sheriff Of Wall Street, To Hand In His Badge

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 4:03am

It's been nearly seven years since the start of the financial crisis. Benjamin Lawsky has been policing the world's biggest financial institutions. Before stepping down, he talks to Renee Montagne.

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House Panel Questions Air Bag Manufacturer About Chemical Explosive It Uses

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 4:03am

Lawmakers wanted to know more about the recall of some 34 million vehicles that have potentially defective air bags made by the Takata Corporation. Congress wants to know what caused the problem.

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Free Online Test-Prep For The SAT

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 3:58am

The College Board has announced a unique partnership with Khan Academy to make prep materials for the SAT college-entrance exam available.

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Most Commuter Rails Won't Meet Deadline For Mandated Safety Systems

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 2:48am

Most commuter trains are several years away from implementing Positive Train Control system to prevent derailment. With Americans taking 490 million commuter rail trips last year, the stakes are high.

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A Taxi App Aims To Build Trust Where Crime Is High

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 2:47am

In Nairobi, people don't like getting into cabs driven by strangers. They prefer to call drivers they know or who their friends recommend. A new app assigns drivers a trust score based on social ties.

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Coming Soon: More Ads On Instagram, And a "Buy" Feature On Pinterest

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 7:04pm

Pinterest will launch an in-app "buy" button, and Instagram will soon target ads using demographic data from Facebook.

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