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Housing Market Fake-Outs Stump Economists

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 11:31am

More than six years after the housing crash, the housing market may be better-than-dismal, but the slog back to normal is still disappointingly long and slow.

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Advertisers Come Out Of The Closet, Openly Courting Gay Consumers

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 9:37am

Decades ago, commercials left homosexual relationships implied, in a sort of secret code. These days, gay-friendly advertisements don't feel the need to be covert.

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Australia Joins Flood Of Global Investment In Silicon Valley

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 3:59pm

Silicon Valley's dynamic economy is attracting investors from all over the world — and Australia's getting in on the game. Ozy.com co-founder Carlos Watson explains why Australia is investing now.

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Harley Hopes An Electric Hog Will Appeal To Young, Urban Riders

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 3:59pm

Harley-Davidson has rolled out a prototype of its first battery-powered motorcycle. It's sporty and speedy, but quieter than your average Harley — and you'll need to charge it about every 50 miles.

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Facebook Scientists Alter News Feeds, Find Emotions Are Affected By It

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 3:41pm

A News Feed filled with negative comments led to users expressing more negativity. The opposite was also true, proving "emotional contagion" can happen even online.

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Being 'Rich' Is More Common Than You Think, At Least Temporarily

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 1:27pm

By the time they turn 60 years old, 21 percent of U.S. adults have enjoyed an annual household income of above $250,000 for at least one year of their working lives.

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Following High Court Decision, Aereo Suspends Operations

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 10:21am

The Supreme Court ruled that the company, which allows users to watch local TV stations from anywhere through the Internet, was publicly performing the work of TV networks.

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Tech Week: Google's Plans, Aereo's Loss And Occupied Stalls

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 4:13am

Google rolled out a slew of new products and ideas at its annual developers conference, the Supreme Court dealt a blow to a TV startup, plus more headlines in this week's tech news roundup.

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Got Leftovers To Share? In Germany, There's A Website For That

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:35pm

Europeans throw away about 90 million tons of food each year. A new German website aims to ratchet that number down a bit by connecting people with leftovers to spare with people who could use them.

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U.K. Loses Big Vote On The Future Of Europe — Now What?

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:48pm

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron was furious when EU leaders voted to nominate Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the European Commission. It raises questions about the U.K.'s future in the EU.

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Chemist With Visual Flair Answers Burning Food Science Questions

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 9:37am

A high school chemistry teacher in the UK started honing his visual talents by making posters for students. Now his infographics about food science and chemistry basics are a hit on the web.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:09am

Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:09am

David Greene and Steve Inskeep have business news.

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Howard Baker, Former Senate Majority Leader, Dies At 88

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:09am

Former Senate Majority Leader and White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker died on Thursday at age 88. Baker was one of the key players in Ronald Reagan's historic tax and spending cuts.

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As Pig Virus Spreads, The Price of Pork Continues To Rise

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 2:21am

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has killed more than 7 million piglets in the past year. There's no cure, but a vaccine that may protect piglets has been approved even though it's still being tested.

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Drink Up, NYC Ban On Big Sodas Canned

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 1:23am

Big sodas can stay on the menu in the Big Apple after New York state's highest court refused Thursday to reinstate the city's first-of-its-kind size limit on sugary drinks.

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GM Stops Selling Late-Model Chevy Cruzes, Recall Expected

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 4:56pm

Some 33,000 Cruzes for model years 2013 and 2014 have been identified with a fault that could prevent their air bags from properly inflating.

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To Get Their Cars In Films, Automakers Turn To A Movie Motor Wrangler

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 3:17pm

Transformers Age of Extinction offers a big screen sample of how automakers aggressively market their cars to movie studios. Once, in an earlier age when Mustang convertibles ruled the road, they didn't have to.

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Archery Tag Works To Expand Its Target Audience

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 3:17pm

The popularity of movies like Hunger Games and Disney's Brave has led more people to pick up bows and arrows. Now, the Indiana inventor of Archery Tag says his audience is more than just young adults.

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The Binge-Watch Before The Purge, Now That Aereo Is Likely Done

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 3:17pm

The Supreme Court gave big broadcasters a win in their battle against the streaming TV service Aereo. For the service's subscribers in 13 cities, now what?

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