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After Tiananmen Square, New Lives On A New Continent

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 10:26am

After the democracy protests were crushed in 1989, many thought China would turn inward. Instead, a million Chinese citizens moved to Africa. Howard French discusses his book China's Second Continent.

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'Mario Kart 8' Is A Big Hit For Wii U

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:11am

The 8th edition of the classic Nintendo video game sold more than 1.2 million units its first weekend. Its new features include anti-gravity racing, allowing players to drive on walls and ceilings

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U.S. Proposes New Tariffs On Chinese-Made Solar Products

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:11am

China warned new tariffs would worsen trade relations. China previously was able to avoid paying tariffs by having the products assembled and shipped from other countries.

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Amendment Would Allow Congress To Set Political Spending Limits

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:11am

Many liberal critics of the Supreme Court's campaign finance rulings say a constitutional amendment is needed to limit money's influence in politics. The Senate held a hearing on one proposal.

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Into The Virtual Reality Lab With Pioneering Researchers

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 2:37am

Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR has raised hopes for a decades-old technology. Some researchers believe virtual reality has the potential to transform everything from medicine to teaching.

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As Banks Open In Schools, A Chance For Students To Learn To Save

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 2:36am

The closest many kids once got to banking was handling colorful Monopoly money. Today, students across the country can go to — and work at — student-run bank branches inside their schools.

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Minimum Wage Hikes Popular But May Not Spread Everywhere

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 1:58pm

Seattle minimum wage workers will see a gradual raise to $15 an hour — the highest in the nation. That won't end the argument about whether increases help or hurt employment.

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Could A 6-Cent Tax Sour Us On Soda And Sugary Drinks?

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 12:23pm

A new study argues that taxing sodas and sugary drinks by the calorie would spur consumers to cut back. A 6-cent tax per 12-ounce can would lead to 5,800 fewer calories consumed per year, it found.

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Into The Virtual Reality Lab With Pioneering Researchers

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:17am

Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR has raised hopes for a decades-old technology. Some researchers believe virtual reality has the potential to transform everything from medicine to teaching.

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Layoff 101: Don't Blame Yourself

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:06am

Being laid off can affect your finances as well as your health. Professor Sandra Sucher of the Harvard Business School explains how to survive, and even thrive, after a layoff.

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John Oliver Helps Rally 45,000 Net Neutrality Comments To FCC

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 10:56am

The comedian used 13 minutes of his Sunday program to convince viewers to reach out to the Federal Communications Commission about open Internet rules. They responded and crashed the FCC servers.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

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

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Seattle Ordinance Gradually Increases Minimum Wage To $15

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

The city council has approved a measure raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The wage will be phased in over a number of years. The measure takes effect on April 1, 2015.

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Watchdog Group Releases Global Energy Investment Report

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

The International Energy Agency predicts the U.S. will have to rely more heavily on Middle Eastern oil in coming years as North American sources start to dry up.

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GOP Demonizes Once Favored Cap-And-Trade Policy

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

Republicans say the EPA is going to kill jobs and raise electricity prices with new carbon emissions limits. They're up in arms about something their own party championed during GOP presidencies.

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Pa. Coal Area Worries Emission Rules Will Cost Economy Jobs

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

In Greene County, Pa., one in five jobs is in the coal industry. The EPA rules announced Monday were met with skepticism, and worries about what it will mean for the local economy.

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A Connected Life Means More Than Just Smart Appliances

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:18pm

Wim Elfrink, the executive vice president of Cisco, speaks to Robert Siegel about the Internet of Things and how Cisco plans to participate in this growing market.

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Will EPA's New Emission Rules Boost Your Power Bill? It Depends

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:17pm

The Environmental Protection Agency wants power plants to cut carbon pollution by 30 percent. Analysts say the impact on consumers will hinge on how individual states move to meet the standards.

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With The Internet Of Things, 'The Jetsons Lifestyle Is Upon Us'

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:03pm

For more on the Internet of Things, Audie Cornish speaks with Alex Hawkinson, CEO of the startup company SmartThings, about the possibilities of this emerging space and technology.

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Amazon's Pricing Dispute Sets Book Expo Buzzing

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 3:26pm

The dispute between retail giant Amazon and publisher Hachette was big news at Book Expo America. Writers, publishers and agents are wondering what the rift could mean for the future of books.

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