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Is Bitcoin Where The Smart Money Is Now?

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 10:50am

There's been a lot of news about Bitcoin, including new guidance from the IRS. So is it time to get some of that digital cash? The Wall Street Journal's Michael Casey speaks with host Michel Martin.

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Bayer Will Buy Merck Consumer Unit For $14.2 Billion

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 10:04am

German drug company Bayer makes a deal with U.S.-based Merck & Co. The purchase includes brands such as Claritin, Coppertone and Dr. Scholl's.

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New Report Finds Climate Change Already Having Broad Impact

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 7:30am

A government report finds climate change is causing more frequent heat waves, floods and droughts. The change, the report finds, is also disrupting key parts of the economy.

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Office Depot To Close 400 Stores

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 7:23am

The company announced on Tuesday that it is shutting more than a third of its domestic locations. The company posted a loss for the first quarter and hopes to turn a profit by next year.

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Poll: Prestigious Colleges Won't Make You Happier In Life Or Work

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 5:03am

A Gallup survey suggests the factors that should be guiding decisions on selecting a college are not selectivity or prestige, but cost of attendance, great teaching and deep learning — in that order.

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Amazon Makes Online Shopping Even Easier

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 3:33am

The online retailer is introducing a service that lets Twitter users add Amazon.com products to their carts without leaving the social media site.

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Coca-Cola To Phase Out BVO

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 3:33am

Several of Coca-Cola's fruity drinks contain BVO. In 2012, a teenager started a petition to remove BVO for health reasons, because it contains a chemical used in some flame retardants.

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Fiat Chrysler To Outline 5-Year Strategic Plan

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 3:33am

The automaker reached most of the last targets which were set shortly after Fiat took over Chrysler in 2009. Fiat Chrysler's CEO will again answer questions about the company's long-term viability.

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Target CEO Out After Data Breach, Canadian Expansion Misstep

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 3:33am

After 35 years with the company, Greg Steinhafel is stepping down. His career will be marred by a huge breach of customer data. The hacking scandal wasn't the only factor that led to the shakeup.

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Putin's Internet Plan Requires 'Sharing' With Security Services

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 2:28am

A new legal measure will place a host of restrictions on Internet companies and users. One provision will require bloggers to register with the government if they get more than 3,000 hits a day.

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Putin's Internet Plan Requires 'Sharing' With Security Services

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 2:28am

A new legal measure will place a host of restrictions on Internet companies and users. One provision will require bloggers to register with the government if they get more than 3,000 hits a day.

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USGS: Okla. Fracking Has Increased Chance Of 'Damaging Quake'

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 7:42pm

The U.S. Geological Survey and its state counterpart issued a joint statement saying magnitude-3.0 temblors had increased by 50 percent since October.

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Remembering Economist Gary Becker, Who Described 'Marriage Market'

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 3:02pm

The University of Chicago economist won the Nobel Prize in 1992 for broadening the horizons of economics, using economic analysis to explore social issues like crime and racial discrimination.

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Target's Top Executive Steps Down, Brought Low By Data Breach

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 3:02pm

Target is ousting its CEO, months after a massive data breach and amid some other business issues.

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Drone Journalism Can't Fully Take Flight Until Regulators Act

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 3:02pm

Unmanned aircraft offer spectacular bird's-eye views, and news organizations are eager to deploy them to get that perspective. But U.S. regulators currently prohibit drone use for commercial purposes.

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FAA Head: Safety, Privacy Concerns Abound In Regulating Drones

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 2:01pm

The Federal Aviation Administration is under pressure to come up with rules for the commercial use of drones. The central issue: How can they fly safely in the same airspace as other aircraft?

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The Lime Shortage: Still Messing With Your Margarita

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 11:03am

Several factors are straining lime production in Mexico, from heavy rains to a disease infecting trees. But criminal gangs are adding to the high prices by stealing from orchards and hijacking trucks.

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Most Americans Make It To The Top 20 Percent (At Least For A While)

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 10:42am

Lots of Americans spend some time near the top of the income ladder — and many spend at least a few years in poverty.

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In Wake Of Massive Data Breach, Target CEO Steps Down

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 7:15am

Gregg Steinhafel held himself responsible for a data breach that exposed the personal data of about 70 million customers. In April, Target appointed a new chief information officer.

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You Love Pinterest. Find Out Why The Police Do, Too

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 6:18am

Cops worldwide are getting savvy about social media, branching out beyond Facebook to solve everything from murder cases to thefts.

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