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To Solve Cybercrime, Some In Silicon Valley Ditch The Data

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:16pm

Collecting data about people has become $1 trillion industry, but keeping this information safe is proving near impossible. So, a small group of entrepreneurs and developers are building new technologies that don't rely on data as a digital currency.

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White House Seeks Ways To Go It Alone In Keeping Companies Stateside

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:16pm

The Obama administration is exploring ways to prevent U.S. businesses from relocating abroad to save money on taxes. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew indicated that Congress would need to act, but now the administration says it is looking for ways to act on its own.

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Monkey Selfie Turns Into A Copyright Fight

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:59am

In 2011, a monkey took a selfie with David Slater's camera. Wikipedia used the photo. Slater wants the photo taken down but Wikipedia says because the monkey took the photo it's in the public domain.

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Buick Regal Competes With German Luxury Cars

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:59am

GM is trying to breathe new life into its Buick brand. Consumer Reports says the 2015 Buick Regal is competitive with many of its rivals. GM designed the car to compete with Audi, BMW and Mercedes.

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Italy Unexpectedly Slips Into Recession

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:59am

The move raises concerns about the health of the European economy overall. This is the third time the third-largest economy in the European Union has been in recession since 2008.

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Will Americans Buy Bug Snacks? Maybe ... If They're Funny And Cute

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 2:25am

The "ick factor" has kept consumers in the U.S. from eating crickets, locusts and mealworms. To convert skeptics, bug-food advocates are trying to win them over with sleek packages and clever names.

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Bank Of America 'Close' To Settlement With Justice Department

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:32pm

The bank would pay between $16 billion and $17 billion for alleged mortgage-related abuses, according to a source familiar with the talks. A final announcement could come next week.

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Donald Trump Sues To Remove His Name From Atlantic City Casinos

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:34pm

The real estate mogul was a pioneer of the New Jersey shore town's gambling industry. Its decline is hurting his name by association, Trump claims in a court filing.

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Construction Industry Missing Key Tool: Skilled Workers

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:02pm

Construction is booming once again in the Gulf Coast, Midwest and Rocky Mountain states. But there are about 20 percent fewer skilled workers in construction than there were in 2008.

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How Anti-Bribery Laws In Europe Are Bringing U.S. Investors To Africa

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:00pm

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit has brought together scores of African leaders and American businessmen. Billions of dollars of investments have been announced this week. While Africa is becoming attractive to investors, some countries are drawing more attention than others.

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Who's The Boss? Labor Board Says It's McDonald's, As Much As Franchisee

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:00pm

In a preliminary finding, the National Labor Relations Board said McDonald's could be held responsible for its franchisees' mistreatment of workers on wage and firing issues. It's an early step, but it's already sending tremors through the fast-food industry and other areas of the economy that depend on contracted or franchised workers.

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Walgreens Drops Plan To Move Headquarters — And Profits — Overseas

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:10pm

The pharmacy giant will conclude its merger with British retailer Allliance Boots in a $15 billion deal. But the company decided to drop plans to move its headquarters abroad for tax purposes.

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Potato Salad Novice To Raise Funds For Homeless

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

Zack Brown only wanted to raise $10 on Kickstarter to make potato salad for the first time. He raised so much more, that now he's helping the hungry and homeless in central Ohio.

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Feds Criticize Big Banks' Plans To Avoid Next Fiscal Crisis

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

Regulators are not happy with the "living wills" big banks were supposed to come up with. The wills are more like bankruptcy plans detailing how a bank could be closed without disrupting the economy.

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Apple, Samsung To End Patent Suits Outside U.S.

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

They've been after each other in a dozen countries over the past three years — battling over intellectual property rights. The companies will continue to pursue existing cases in U.S. courts.

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Summit Focuses Investors On Africa's Energy Opportunities

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

The U.S., World Bank and private companies are announcing billions of dollars in investment in Africa. President Obama says the U.S. wants to be a good partner with Africa.

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Missouri Constitutional Amendment Pits Farmer Against Farmer

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

The most contentious issue in Tuesday's Missouri primary was the "right-to-farm" amendment. It is meant to protect farmers and ranchers from state laws that would change or outlaw current practices.

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Potato Salad Novice To Raise Funds For Homeless

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

Zack Brown only wanted to raise $10 on Kickstarter to make potato salad for the first time. He raised so much more, that now he's helping the hungry and homeless in central Ohio.

» E-Mail This

Apple, Samsung To End Patent Suits Outside U.S.

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

They've been after each other in a dozen countries over the past three years — battling over intellectual property rights. The companies will continue to pursue existing cases in U.S. courts.

» E-Mail This

Feds Criticize Big Banks' Plans To Avoid Next Fiscal Crisis

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

Regulators are not happy with the "living wills" big banks were supposed to come up with. The wills are more like bankruptcy plans detailing how a bank could be closed without disrupting the economy.

» E-Mail This

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