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3D Printers Are Changing The Way People Think About Manufacturing

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

At the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, the future of manufacturing is taking shape. At the lab, 3D printers offer some unique design opportunities as well as interesting challenges.

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Universities Target MBA Programs Toward Professional Athletes

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

Pro football players can earn tens of millions of dollars in a career. Some schools are now catering to current and former athletes to show them how best to manage their money after they stop playing.

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White House Pushes For Fast-Track Trade Authority

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

On Tuesday, a Senate panel will hear debate on whether to give the president fast-track authority to negotiate a sweeping trade deal. The trade push has scrambled the usual political alignments.

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Norway Becoming First Country To Eliminate FM Radio

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 7:01pm

The switch from analog to digital radio offers more channels at a fraction of the cost, the government says.

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At 50 Years Old, The Challenge To Keep Up With Moore's Law

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 5:12pm

Gordon Moore's observation on the exponential improvement in hardware has pushed computers to be faster, smaller and cheaper. But there may be a point where tech advancements outpace the theory.

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BP Oil Spill Anniversary Highlights Changes In Industry Safety Standards

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:19pm

Offshore oil industry safety standards have been scrutinized since the BP spill five years ago. It happened when an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing over 3 billion barrels to gush out.

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Appetite For Gulf Seafood Is Back, But The Crabs And Oysters Aren't

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 2:32pm

Five years after the BP oil spill, the public has stopped asking whether seafood from the Gulf is safe to eat. But now there's a supply issue, and fishermen worry about the future of their industry.

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George Takei And Company To Hollywood Gatekeepers: Fix Your Diversity Problem

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 1:03pm

A coalition of multi-ethnic Hollywood watchdogs is pushing talent agencies to add some color to their lineups.

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Japan, U.S. 'close' to major deal

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 11:37am

A 12-country trade agreement hinges on negotiations between Japan and the United States.

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BuzzFeed Deleted Stories After Complaints From Advertisers

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 10:36am

In a memo to staff, editor in chief Ben Smith acknowledged that the site had deleted more than 1,000 posts — three of them after complaints from advertisers. Gawker first reported on the deletions.

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O'Malley: America's Economy Needs 'Sensible Rebalancing,' Not 'Pitchforks'

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:00am

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who will decide on a presidential run soon, is for a higher minimum wage and wants to increase Social Security benefits even though some would pay higher taxes.

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So Long 'Cinderella,' Website Helps Chinese Find Better English Names

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:26am

Billboard. Mo Money. Lady Gaga. Cinderella. Those are just a few of the unusual English names young Chinese have adopted over the years. An American entrepreneur hopes to help change that.

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5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Effects Linger And Recovery Is Slow

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 2:47am

The 2010 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig set off an environmental and economic catastrophe. Towns and ecosystems along the Gulf Coast are still struggling to rebound from the spill's impact.

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Murrah Building Bombing Prompted Oklahoma City's Downtown Revival

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 4:18pm

Oklahoma City's decaying downtown has changed into a thriving entertainment district over the past 20 years. A former city official says the bombing sharpened the city's desire to revitalize the area.

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VW Camper Van Gets An Electric Makeover

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 6:45am

Talk about a time warp! The iconic VW camper is getting a modern reboot. This time, it's electric.

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Greece Risks Losing Future Bailout Funds

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 6:45am

The question of what to do about Greece if it defaults on its debts is a topic at World Bank and IMF meetings in Washington this week.

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It's Record Store Day – Here Are Pictures To Prove It

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 4:09pm

From new releases to vintage finds, people have been posting photos of their favorite albums and record stores Saturday.

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Company's Secret Weapon To Make Videos Go Viral

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 6:30am

Videos don't always go viral just because they're clever or show a cat prancing on a skateboard. Often a company finds the video, promotes it and sells its licensing rights to media buyers.

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How The Food Industry Relies On Scientists With Big Tobacco Ties

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 5:38pm

Critics of the system that ushers food products to market say it is rife with conflicts of interest. When scientists depend on food companies for work, they may be less likely to contest food safety.

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Hillary Clinton Supports Amendment To Get Hidden Money Out Of Politics

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:57pm

Clinton called campaign finance reform one of the "four big fights" of her campaign. But does this idea of a constitutional amendment to restrict or eliminate big money stand a chance?

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