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Space X To Protest No-Bid National Security Contracts

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 1:22pm

The space startup says its rockets are capable of carrying satellites for the Air Force and it can do so cheaper than Boeing and Lockheed.

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Gasoline Prices Rise As U.S. Refineries Send More Fuel Overseas

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 12:51pm

Prices are higher in large part because Gulf Coast refineries are exporting more gasoline to Latin America, analysts say. The average is about 18 cents a gallon more than it was a year ago.

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Russia's Credit Rating Cut To Just Above 'Junk'

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 9:22am

The crisis in Ukraine and Russia's struggling economy have led many investors to pull their money out of Russia. So Standard & Poor's moved Friday to downgrade the nation's rating.

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'Ladies Home Journal' To End Monthly Publication

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:03am

The women's magazine published its first issue in 1883. The Journal will live on with quarterly and special-interest publications. It will only be sold at newsstands, no subscriptions.

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U.S., Japan Make Progress Toward Trade Deal

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:03am

After two days of negotiations, U.S. and Japanese officials say they're closer to an agreement to bring Japan into the Trans-Pacific Partnership — a proposed trade deal with 12 Pacific rim nations.

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Tech Giants Settle Class-Action Lawsuit

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:03am

Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a lawsuit rather than go to trial on allegations they conspired to stop high-tech workers from leaving one company for another to get a better job.

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Why Are Thousands Of Bees Dying In California?

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:03am

Beekeepers in California have been urged to pull their hives from almond groves following huge die-offs — likely from pesticides and fungicides from the groves and neighboring fields.

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Northwestern Players To Vote On Historic Union Question

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:03am

Football players at Northwestern University are scheduled to vote Friday on whether to unionize. The outcome of the vote won't be revealed until an appeal by the university is heard.

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Got My Goat? Vermont Farms Put Fresh Meat On Refugee Tables

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 2:08am

Americans don't eat much barbecued goat, but the meat is a mainstay in many African, Asian and Caribbean diets. In Vermont, farmers raise for refugees and immigrants, with hopes to mainstream it.

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With Medical Debt Rising, Some Doctors Push For Payment Upfront

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 2:07am

Rising deductibles and copayments have driven some patients to put off paying their bills. So doctors, who have payrolls to meet, too, are getting much more aggressive about collecting their fees.

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Confusion, Cost Lead Some Californians To Go Uninsured

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 2:04am

The deadline to enroll in Obamacare plans has passed, and many people didn't buy health insurance. Many will have to pay a penalty. Their reasons for opting out vary.

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Life Outside The Fast Lane: Startups Wary Of Web Traffic Plan

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 5:30pm

The Federal Communications Commission's proposal would let Web companies pay for faster access. But entrepreneurs, like Reddit's co-founder, are wondering how they would have fared with such rules.

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Recall Woes Push Along GM's Cultural Reinvention

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 4:16pm

Critics have blamed General Motors' delayed recall of a defective ignition switch on its dysfunctional culture. But there is already a shift underway to prioritize customers and communication.

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A Biography Of Your Cubicle: How This Became The Modern Workplace

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 4:01pm

The office has long been seen as a symbol of boredom: It's a killer of spirits, a destroyer of spontaneity. But reviewer Rosecrans Baldwin says a new book brings out its entertaining side.

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Postal Workers Protest At Staples Over Shift In Jobs

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 3:48pm

U.S. Postal Service workers picketed in front of Staples stores on Thursday. They were protesting USPS plans to provide mail services inside Staples stores, using non-union Staples employees.

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Rural Hospitals Weigh Independence Against Need For Computer Help

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 3:46pm

Hospitals in out-of-the-way places are making trade-offs as they adopt electronic medical records. Some are joining larger health systems, while others are searching for ways to go it alone.

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California Farmers Finagle A Fig For All Seasons

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 3:36pm

Two growers are competing to harvest fresh figs earlier and earlier in hopes of transforming the industry for year-round production. But some fig lovers say they can hold out for summer fruit.

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Tech Giants Pony Up Cash To Help Prevent Another Heartbleed

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 3:30pm

Google, Intel and others say they will now financially support the open-source software that encrypts much of the traffic on the Internet. The effort follows the discovery of a key security flaw.

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Despite Popularity, Mysteries Of E-Cigarettes Persist

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 3:15pm

Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explains the new research on e-cigarettes and offers his take on new regulations proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.

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With New E-Cigarette Rules, FDA Hopes To Tame A 'Wild, Wild West'

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 3:15pm

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to expand its regulatory powers to e-cigarettes and other popular products containing nicotine.

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