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As Carmakers Recall Vehicles, Dealers Might Make A Profit

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 2:30am

When a company announces that millions of cars have a defect, there's an upside — for dealerships, at least. Car recalls can lead to more profit, and, counterintuitively, to more brand loyalty.

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Puma's Pink And Blue Cleats Make A Bold Play At The World Cup

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 4:09pm

Soccer players aren't the only ones battling on the pitch: Shoe brands are fighting it out as well. While Adidas and Nike dominate the market, Puma has a sneaky counterattack: mismatched shoes.

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Shape-Up And Checkup: LA Barbers To Start Testing Blood Pressure

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 10:14am

A Los Angeles doctor recently received an $8.5 million grant to train city barbers to measure hypertension, a condition that's common — and deadly — among African-American men.

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In Attempt At Turnaround, Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Hires Outside The Box

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 4:36pm

To recapture its old glow, Yahoo poached Google's highest-ranking woman, Marissa Mayer, in 2012. Carlos Watson, co-founder of, talks with NPR's Arun Rath about how Mayer has shaped the company since she took the job.

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Some Of Us Sacrifice More To Stay In Home Sweet Home

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 12:07pm

Blacks and Latinos are much more likely to say housing prices have forced them to move to places where they felt less safe and had worse schools.

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Tech Week: Yo, The Amazon Fire Phone And Apple's iWatch?

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 8:56am

An app based around a single word, a phone from Amazon that helps you buy stuff from Amazon and details about Apple's expected wrist candy. All that and more in the week's tech news.

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U.S.-Foreign Mergers Raise Calls For Tax Reforms

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:57pm

Medical device company Medtronic is merging with another firm and moving its legal headquarters to Ireland. The move is a tax-saving strategy called "inversion," and it's growing more common.

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From Organic Pioneers, Son Inherits Passion, Just Not For Farming

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:17pm

Arlo Crawford's parents started the kind of small, organic farm that's now trendy, back before it was trendy. But it was his parents' dream, not his. He's now written a book about the experience.

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Going Against The Grain: FDA Threatens Brewers' Feed For Farmers

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:19am

Breweries have been providing farmers with free or discounted grain to feed their animals for centuries. But a proposed FDA rule intended to make food safer could disrupt that relationship.

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Yo Is The Buzzy App Of The Moment, Whether Yo Like It Or Not

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 9:40am

Yo is an app that does nothing but let you send a voice message to your contacts saying "Yo." Is it worth the $1 million investors seem to think it is?

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Married Same-Sex Couples To Receive More Federal Benefits

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 6:19am

The newly expanded benefits would allow people in a same-sex marriage to take time off from work to care for their spouses, no matter which state they live in.

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Yo App Raises $1 Million

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 5:41am

There's a new iPhone app called Yo. It allows you to chat with a friend, but the only word you can use is yo. That's literally all Yo does.

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High Court Ruling Supports Employees In Retaliation Cases

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:08am

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that public employees cannot be fired in retaliation for testifying truthfully on matters of public corruption or public concern.

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Universal Bets 'Potter' Fans Will Visit Orlando For Diagon Alley

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:08am

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort is expanding. Following record profits and attendance from its first attraction, Hogsmeade, the park is opening Diagon Alley on July 8.

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Your Favorite Musicians, Straight From Their Laptop To Yours

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 3:50pm

If you'd like to catch some live music tonight, you may find some surprising options without even leaving home. Online, bands are performing concerts — and making money — using virtual venues.

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American Apparel's Founder Is Out, Tailed By Reports Of Misconduct

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 3:12pm

The board of American Apparel has voted to removed the company's founder and CEO, Dov Charney, from his leadership positions. The decision follows allegations of sexual misconduct against Charney.

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Harley-Davidson's New Bike Hums, Instead Of Roaring

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 1:38pm

Harley-Davidson wants fans of motorcycles often called "hogs" to get to know its new electric bike that's quiet and has zero emissions.

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It's Not Tennessee Whiskey If It's Aged In Kentucky, State Says

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 11:18am

Tennessee recently began regulating whiskey carrying the state name, sparking a dispute between two liquor titans. A complaint over barrels stored in Kentucky added a new twist to the conflict.

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Supreme Court Rules Against Patents For Abstract Ideas

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 10:55am

At issue in the case, Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International: Do software inventions get the same kinds of patent protections as other inventions? The court's decision was unanimous.

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American Apparel Ousts Its Controversial Founder Dov Charney

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 9:27am

The company said it made the decision in the wake of allegations of misconduct against Charney. It did not elaborate. He has been subject to past lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct.

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