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Crowdfunding Can Help Build Business, But At What Cost?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:35am

The Securities and Exchange Commission is poised to let small businesses to get financed by the masses. Investing in startups is risky, though. Meanwhile, critics are wary of regulation.

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Hollywood Protests Against Owners Of Beverly Hills Hotel

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:06am

The hotel is part of a group owned by the Sultan of Brunei. The Southeast Asian country has enacted laws based on strict interpretations of Islam that impose restrictions on women and gays.

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This Week Is Screen-Free Week,

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:06am

Kids and parents around the world made pledges to stop using TVs, tablets, computers and video games.

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Apple Expected To Buy Beats Electronics

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:06am

The deal is worth more than $3 billion, according to the Financial Times. The headphone maker and music streaming distributor was founded by hip-hop star Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine.

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When Lyrics Get Posted Online, Who Gets Paid?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:52am

There are about 5 million searches for lyrics every day on Google. Who gets paid when people look up lyrics online?

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Well Into Spring, 'Frozen' Soundtrack Keeps The Charts Cool

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:23am

The soundtrack to Disney's Frozen has been the biggest-selling album of 2014, topping the Billboard album chart for 13 weeks.

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Report: Apple On Verge Of Buying Beats For $3.2 Billion

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 1:10am

Apple is trying to acquire Beats Electronics, the headphone maker and music streaming distributor founded by hip-hop star Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine, according to a published report.

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WATCH: Jordanian Journalists Destroy TV Set

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 7:36pm

A heated debate erupts on the set of a news discussion program, ending in a pile of debris.

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Snapchat Settles With FTC Over Privacy Breach

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 1:37pm

The messaging service promised users that their photos and video would "disappear forever" after being sent, but the FTC says the company saved email addresses and phone numbers.

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Injuries On The Farm Happen Much More Often Than We're Told

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 12:29pm

The health problems of agricultural workers are the most under-counted of any industry in the U.S., researchers say in a new study. Federal agencies fail to report 77 percent of those injuries.

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Advocates Back Paid Sick Leave, But Opponents Won't Cough It Up

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 7:32am

Top earners are usually paid when they stay home sick, but low-income workers are not. That has triggered a debate about fairness and risks to public health when incentives force sick people to work.

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Drug Industry Moves To Cut Costs, Banks On Future Big Sellers

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 4:15am

Bayer has announced it is buying Merck's consumer drugs business, and Pfizer is trying to take over AstraZeneca. Why is this reorganization happening now, and what does it mean for drug development?

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Silent Tracks Earn Indie Band $20,000 In Royalties

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 4:15am

Vulfpeck uploaded an album on Spotify which contained 30-second silent tracks. Spotify pays a fraction of a penny each time a song is played. The site now says the album violates its terms of content.

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Chevron, Patton Boggs Settle 4-Year Environmental Case

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 1:15am

A legal dispute between Chevron and Patton Boggs, a legendary Washington law firm, is settled. The case centers on allegations that Chevron is culpable for oil contamination in Ecuador's rain forest.

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Colorado Approves Financial System For Marijuana Industry

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 7:27pm

After setting aside a plan less than a week ago, the state's legislature approved a bill to give pot businesses access to banking services.

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After 6 Decades, 'Jet' Magazine Decides To Go All-Digital

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 5:50pm

The digest of black life is ending its print offerings after more than 60 years. The once-influential publication was an oddity: both ubiquitous and easily overlooked.

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When Colleges Divest In Coal, It's Barely A Drop In The Bucket

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 5:04pm

Stanford will stop investing in coal companies, but coal is still in demand worldwide and probably will be for many years. As long as that's true, coal companies will likely find willing buyers.

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Stanford Dumps Its Holdings In Coal, With Climate In Mind

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:08pm

Stanford says it will its divest holdings in coal companies over climate change concerns. It's the most prominent of the roughly one dozen colleges that have decided to sell off fossil fuel holdings.

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Vermont's GMO Bill Expected To Face Major Legal Challenges

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:43pm

Vermont gets ready to become the first state to require food producers to label products that are genetically modified, but not without preparing for major legal battles with companies like Monsanto.

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Stanford University Says No To Coal Investments

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:16am

Reflecting students' wishes, the decision by Stanford's trustees to divest from coal-mining companies cites alternate energy sources that emit less greenhouse gases.

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