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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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The Merits Of Income Inequality: What's The Right Amount?

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 4:29am

Economists say too much income inequality is a bad thing. But they also say some inequality is necessary, and even good for society. Here are suggestions for finding that balance.

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In 'Clash Of The Financial Pundits,' Clarity For The Investor?

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 4:07pm

Millions of Americans get their financial advice from high-profile pundits on talk radio and cable television. The new book Clash of the Financial Pundits looks at how they affect our investments.

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Tech Week: The Right To Be Forgotten And The Open Internet

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 4:37am

In this week's roundup, a European court says private citizens will be able to get Google to remove certain search results. And, a look at what's next for the FCC's Internet regulations.

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Apple, Google, Agree To Drop Patent Infringement Dispute

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 7:33pm

The highest-profile suit between the two companies involved one patent essential to the way cellphones operate on a 3G network.

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FDA Dangles Golden Ticket To Spur Drugs For Neglected Diseases

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 4:39pm

The Food and Drug Administration's approval of a new drug for leishmaniasis came with a voucher that can be redeemed to speed up the approval of a much more lucrative drug in the future.

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Will Soda Lovers Drink To Less Sugar?

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:39pm

U.S. sales of sugared and diet sodas have slumped. So soda-makers are trying to win back consumers with new flavors and less sugar. But historically, midcalorie sodas haven't sold very well.

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European Ruling On Removing Google Links May Leave A Mess

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:12pm

Europeans now have the right to ask that Internet search results about them be removed. But legal experts say each of the EU's 28 countries could interpret the decision differently.

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European Ruling On Removing Google Links May Leave A Mess

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:12pm

Europeans now have the right to ask that Internet search results about them be removed. But legal experts say each of the EU's 28 countries could interpret the decision differently.

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Feds Slap GM With $35 Million Penalty For Safety Law Violations

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:01pm

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced that General Motors has entered into a consent decree with the U.S. government, a response to how the company handled its ignition switch recall. As part of the agreement, GM will pay a record penalty of $35 million.

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GM To Pay Record Fine Over Safety Recall

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:06am

The Department of Transportation on Friday announced that it's ordering General Motors to pay a $35 million civil penalty for the handling of its ignition switch problems.

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GM Will Pay $35 Million Fine Over Massive Safety Recall

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 10:01am

The much-criticized recall of more than 2 million vehicles for ignition switch and air bag problems has resulted in a record fine for the automaker, the Department of Transportation says.

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