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Facebook Looking To Open A Sales Office In Beijing

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:56am

The office could open even though Facebook was banned in China five years ago, according to Bloomberg News. A new office would service Chinese businesses wanting to advertise internationally.

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Time Warner, DirecTV Squabble Over Dodger's TV Network

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:56am

The Dodgers launched a network to carry their games. But a dispute over broadcast fees and whether the network should be offered ala carte has kept it dark in 70 percent of the Los Angeles market.

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Gregg Allman Sues To Stop Production Of 'Midnight Rider'

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:56am

Lawyers for singer Gregg Allman are due back in a Georgia courtroom Tuesday. Allman is suing to stop production of a movie about his life following a fatal accident on the set.

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More Parental Attention May Give First-Born Kids Advantages

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:56am

Firstborn kids often do better in school and, on average, go on to earn more money than their younger siblings. A new theory tries to explain why.

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Europe Could Tighten Screws On Russia, But It Doesn't ... Why?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 2:05am

In a word, money. France, for instance, is building two warships for the Kremlin in the biggest sale ever to Russia by a NATO country. The controversial but lucrative deal has created French jobs.

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The Global Economy: Will MINT Countries Be The New BRICs?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 2:04am

Perhaps you're well aware of the BRIC countries. But now there's MINT and CIVET and more. Emerging markets have fared poorly the past few years, but they are still cranking out lots of acronyms.

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Election-Year Politics Dooms Energy Bill, Averts Pipeline Vote

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 1:37am

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had made a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline contingent upon passage of the energy efficiency bill. Most Democrats don't want a vote on Keystone.

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For Geithner, Financial Crisis Was Like Landing A Burning Plane

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 3:34pm

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner received mixed reviews of his performance during the financial crisis. In his new book, he says he did what was required to "keep the lights on."

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Reports: FCC Chairman Revising Net Neutrality Rules

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:24pm

The chairman is weighing whether to allow Internet providers to sell fast lanes to content companies seeking faster delivery to its customers.

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Is White House Doing Enough To 'Bring Back Our Girls'?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 11:00am

Host Michel Martin talks about the top political headlines with Republican strategist Ron Christie and 'Political Junkie' host Ken Rudin.

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Mormon Bishop Urges Utah Officials To Expand Medicaid

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 4:06am

Republican governors across the country have taken a stand against Obamacare by refusing to expand Medicaid. Utah, one of the reddest states in the nation, remains undecided.

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Glass, A New Digital Site, To Obsess On TV And Video

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 4:06am

Senior editor Zach Seward and the all digital publication Quartz are launching a smaller site called Glass. It may offer hints about ways reporters will share information in the future.

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China Looks To Expand Rail Lines

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 4:06am

Rail officials in China are talking about a high-speed rail line running to North America — including a 120-mile tunnel under the Bering straits, connecting to Alaska.

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Top Suppliers Rate Dealing With Auto Producers

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 4:06am

A survey by automotive consultant group Planned Perspectives asked suppliers to rank their relationships with the six biggest U.S. auto producers. Toyota finished on top. GM was rated poor.

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Japan Moves Closer To Legalizing Gambling

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 4:06am

American casino businesses can't wait to get in on the action. If legalized, Japanese gambling resorts could be open by 2020, just in time for the Tokyo Olympics.

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Rocket Wars: Will A Suit By SpaceX Get Off The Ground?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 4:03am

The California-based maker of the Falcon 9 is hoping to break up a monopoly on the launch market for national security satellites.

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Why Take-And-Bake Pizza Is Giving Tax Guys A Headache

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 3:06am

These days more and more foods are straddling the line between prepared and unprepared, taxable and non-taxable. And that has left policy makers with a strange conundrum.

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Sriracha Maker Says Factory Will Remain In California

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 2:46am

After months of tussling with the city council over the smells emitted by his factory, Srircacha maker David Tran says he might expand his business, but the main operation will not relocate.

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To Know Thyself, Collect Data On Your Dog

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 4:40am

There are plenty of wearable gadgets that help us track how we exercise. Now the makers of devices and apps to track data on pets and babies hope to capitalize on the quantified-self movement.

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On Income Inequality: A French Economist Vs. An American Capitalist

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 4:40am

Thomas Piketty says governments must impose heavy taxes to break up concentrations of wealth. Edward Conard says governments should cut taxes to encourage wealthy people to pursue even bigger profits.

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