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NYPD Officers Sent To Twitter School

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:01am

The New York City Police Department is forcing some cops to enroll in Social Media 101, following several snafus. A memo handed out at the first session reminded them to use common sense.

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Nevada Likely To Become Home To Tesla's Battery Factory

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:01am

Several states, including California and Texas, are in competition for the so-called Gigafactory, which is expected to employ as many as 6,500 workers. They will make lithium ion batteries.

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Michael Bloomberg Will Return To Run His Media Company

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:01am

The company announced in a news release that Daniel Doctoroff, who has led the company as Chief Executive Officer since 2011, would step aside at the end of this year.

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Boring Craigslist Ads Could Be A Thing Of The Past

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:01am

That is if Classify Advertising gets its way. Advertising students and professionals are providing their services for free to help jazz up the postings of items for sale on Craigslist.

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The Myth Of The Private Naked Selfie

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 3:40am

When hackers steal credit card numbers, the banks and major retailers pay. When they steal personal photos from an Apple account, the user shoulders the cost and can't take back the images.

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Dead Chickens, A Tiny Motor And The Story Of Alibaba

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:33am

Alibaba is the biggest e-commerce company in the world. It may also save the lives of a few chickens in northern California.

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CBS's Thursday Night Football: An Ambitious Alliance With A Lot At Stake

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:32am

On Sept. 11, CBS and the NFL will debut Thursday Night Football games. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it's a sure bet that two of the world's biggest corporations have a lot riding on.

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Bloomberg Will Return To Running His Media Company In Surprise Move

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 7:55pm

The former New York mayor replaces his former city hall deputy Daniel L. Doctoroff, who chose to leave after Bloomberg re-engaged at the firm and began once again adding input on day-to-day decision.

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The Business Of Halloween Means You Can Buy An Arm And A Leg

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 5:01pm

Americans spend billions on the fall holiday — especially for elaborate costumes and decorations. And companies that specialize in Hollywood horror props also make them for Halloween enthusiasts.

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Look Forward To The Trip, Not The Gadgets, To Be Truly Happy

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:20pm

Experiences tend to make people happier than material possessions, research shows. And looking forward to an experience like a concert can feel much better than awaiting the latest smartphone release.

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CVS Quits Cigarettes, Adjusting To New Health Care Landscape

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:55pm

CVS has changed its corporate name from CVS Caremark to CVS Health. On the very same day, the company has also fulfilled a promise it made earlier this year: No more cigarettes on its store shelves.

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Residents Worry Urban Drilling Will Turn Downtowns Into Oil Towns

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:42pm

Drilling for oil and gas in rural and suburban areas isn't new. But energy extraction companies are now moving into more densely populated areas, raising a new set of concerns for city residents.

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Federal Regulators Impose Tough New Rules For Banks

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:19pm

Federal banking regulators vote Wednesday on new rules that will require banks to increase their holdings of highly liquid assets. The new rules stem directly from problems experienced during the financial crisis, when banks found they couldn't quickly convert assets into cash.

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Andrew Madoff, Son Of Disgraced Financier Bernard Madoff, Dies At 48

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:03pm

The cause was mantle cell lymphoma, his lawyer said. He and his brother, Mark, turned Madoff in to authorities in December 2008 upon learning of his Ponzi scheme. Mark Madoff killed himself in 2010.

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I Feel Nothing: The Home Depot Hack And Data Breach Fatigue

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:36pm

So many big data breaches — not to mention celebrity data hacks — have happened in the past year that we're reacting to hacks with a shrug.

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No. 3 Justice Department Official To Depart For The Private Sector

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:26pm

Associate Attorney General Tony West served as the point man for the Obama administration's efforts to recover taxpayer money in settlements related to residential-mortgage-backed securities.

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Drugstore Chain CVS Kicks Tobacco Habit A Month Early

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 8:55am

In February, CVS said it would stop selling tobacco products, despite the profits they brought the company. Now cigarettes in the company's stores are history.

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U.S. Program Helps Africans Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:06am

David Greene talks to Enitan Kuku, who's from Nigeria, and Mildred Apenyo, who's from Uganda, about a U.S. State Department entrepreneurial fellowship for young leaders from Africa.

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UMass Sets Record For Largest New England Clambake

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:06am

According to the Associated Press, more than 3,000 clam dinners were served to students on the Amherst campus.

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Halliburton To Pay To Settle Oil Rig Explosion Claims

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:06am

Houston-based Halliburton has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle most of the claims filed after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the Louisiana coast in 2010.

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