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HealthCare.gov's Next Version Is In The Hands Of Young Techies

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:09am

David Greene talks to Wired magazine's Steven Levy about his story on Healthcare.gov 2.0 and the "tech surge" team that's parachuted in to build it. The next generation launches on Nov. 15.

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More Scripted TV Shows Included In Top-10 List

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:09am

The ratings for prime-time shows are out. If you look at the demographics advertisers pay the most for, young people, there are even more scripted shows edging out reality TV.

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'Downton Abbey' Craze Serves Up A Demand For Butlers

Sat, 06/07/2014 - 5:03pm

Buttling — the proper term for what butlers do — is a booming vocation, mostly in emerging economies. The popularity of the PBS drama series Downton Abbey is helping to revitalize the status symbol.

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Tech Week: Apple In Homes, Snowden Anniversary, Sexism Flare-Ups

Sat, 06/07/2014 - 9:37am

At Apple's annual developers conference, the company announced it's moving into smart homes and tracking health. At another developer's conference, a controversial slide sparked outrage.

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Job Outlook Brightens For Graduates, Though Problems Linger

Sat, 06/07/2014 - 4:46am

The Class of 2014 is coming into a labor market that now offers a record number of jobs. But May's employment report also shows 9.8 million people remain out of work, and the jobless rate is stuck.

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To Sell A House In California, It Might Need Good Feng Shui

Sat, 06/07/2014 - 4:43am

Chinese nationals are buying real estate in historic numbers in Southern California. That's got some sellers using a new sales pitch: location, location, location — and chi.

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GM Recalls 105,000 More Vehicles

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 5:01pm

The latest recall comes a day after General Motors admitted that it had failed customers who owned cars with potentially deadly ignition switch problems.

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Despite Va. Order, Car Services Uber, Lyft Refuse To Pull Over

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 3:33pm

The smartphone-linked services have run afoul of taxi drivers who accuse them of having lax insurance and background checks.

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Uber Car Service Company Is Now Valued At $17 Billion

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 12:50pm

Uber, the company whose app pairs drivers with passengers, hit it big in a new financing round, bringing in investments of $1.2 billion and sending its valuation skyward.

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World Cup Makes Brazilians Crazy, But Soccer's Not To Blame

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:55am

While workers scramble to prepare stadiums and airports for visiting fans, NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro says many Brazilians are angry and frustrated.

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Illinois Declares Truce In Cupcake War

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

When a girl's business got shut down for lack of a license, lawmakers decided the rules went too far. With states regulating so many professions, even consumer groups wonder if they should cut back.

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The U.S. Finally Gets Past Pre-Recession Jobs Total

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 7:15am

With today's monthly jobs report meeting predictions, the U.S. has surpassed the number of jobs before 2008. But the recovery has been slow and long, economists say.

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Book News: Hachette Announces Layoffs Amid Amazon Dispute

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 6:40am

Also: Ruth Graham says adults should be "embarrassed" to read YA novels; a judge ends Harper Lee's lawsuit against hometown museum.

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Outside Groups To Spend Even More Ahead Of Miss. GOP Senate Runoff

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:08am

Well-heeled outside groups easily outspent Sen. Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel before the GOP Senate primary in Mississippi. They're going all in on the runoff election later this month.

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OTB Parlors Criticize Hike In Horse Racing Simulcast Rates

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:08am

Saturday is the Belmont Stakes, the last race in the vaunted Triple Crown series of horse races. But as excitement builds, so does a bitter feud in the business of horse racing.

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Farm Workers' Low Wages Hinder San Joaquin Valley's Economy

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:08am

If you look at the jobs picture across the U.S., one place stands out for high levels of unemployment: Central California's San Joaquin Valley. It's been called the Appalachia of the West.

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May Employment Data May Reflect Record Job Growth

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:08am

The Labor Department releases its monthly employment report on Friday. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expect an increase in payrolls of 210,000.

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SEC To Focus Oversight On High-Speed Trading

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:08am

Head of the Securities and Exchange Commission Mary Jo White has unveiled a set of initiatives aimed at better oversight of Wall Street. The SEC is looking to step up regulation of high-speed trading.

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Beastie Boys Win Copyright Fight

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:08am

The Beastie Boys have won a $1.7 million verdict against the makers of Monster Energy drink in a copyright infringement dispute over the company's use of the band's songs in a 2012 promotional video.

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The 'Cool War' With China Is Unseen, But Comes With Consequences

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 2:47am

Dueling charges of cyberspying between China and the U.S. are escalating in this new conflict, which could have huge stakes for American industry and trade secrets.

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