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Powdered Alcohol Approved By The Feds

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

Palchohol is powdered alcohol — just mix with water to create an instant cocktail. The creators of Palcohol pitched their idea as a solution to the soaring price of alcohol.

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GM To Boost Car Production In China

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

General Motors said on Sunday it will be able to produce 5 million cars per year by the end of 2015. It sold just over 3 million vehicles in China last year.

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U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Argentina Debt Case

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

The Supreme Court will hear a case on Monday that has wide implications for Argentina's teetering economy and its relations with the U.S. The case has been dragging on for more than a decade.

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Who Should Pay To Keep The Internet's Locks Secure?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:44am

Fortune 1000 companies rely on the open source software OpenSSL for their core business. Two-thirds of websites use it. But no one pays for it and it's never had a complete security audit.

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How Do Companies Boost 401(k) Enrollment? Make It Automatic

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:42am

More Americans are saving for retirement through their employers' 401(k) programs. That follows a move to automatically sign up workers to participate in the retirement savings plans.

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Scribes Are Back, Helping Doctors Tackle Electronic Medical Records

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:40am

In ancient times scribes were used to record everything from prayers to legal transactions. Now they're making a comeback in the doctor's office, easing the transition to electronic medical records.

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California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses, Then To Schools

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 4:00pm

California farmers produce an enormous proportion of American produce, but the state is now experiencing a record-breaking drought that is being felt throughout the state and the U.S.

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Advice From Women About Negotiating For A Raise: Just Ask

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 4:12am

The evolving discussion about women and money is filled with stats and studies. But what are women experiencing day to day when they request a pay increase? Many wish they'd asked earlier.

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The Golden Arch Of The Universe Is Long ...

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 4:12am

Travel with us on our journey through vintage McDonald's ads, as we take note of what has and hasn't changed in the art of selling burgers to brown people.

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GM Was Slow To Recall Saturn Cars With Steering Flaw

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 4:02pm

General Motors delayed a safety recall of more than 330,000 cars, newly released federal documents show. The Saturn Ions were found to have defective power steering systems.

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'House Of Cards' Threatens To Ditch Baltimore For Chicago

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 7:12am

Tax credits have long been used to attract film and TV productions. But with the loss of revenue, critics of the practice say those investments are not worth it.

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In Silicon Valley, Immigrants Toast Their Way To The Top

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 7:12am

Immigrant workers in the Silicon Valley attend Toastmasters meetings to improve their public speaking. Organizers say those skills often lead to increased confidence at work and even job promotions.

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Tech Week: Earnings, A Heartbleed Arrest And Digital Distraction

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 4:08am

Fears of a bubble continue as tech titans reported their quarterly earnings; the culture of digital distraction finds more critics; and fallout from the Heartbleed bug raises questions for government.

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Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 4:07am

The giant retailer says it's adding a new line of organic food that's at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can't be achieved overnight.

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Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 4:07am

The giant retailer says it's adding a new line of organic food that's at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can't be achieved overnight.

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Airbnb To Start Charging Hotel Taxes In A Handful Of Cities

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:01pm

Airbnb and other rental websites have made billions marketing existing housing to tourists — hotel tax free. Soon, Airbnb will start collecting tax in New York City, San Francisco and Portland, Ore.

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There Is A Media Slant, And Readers Might Be Responsible

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:08pm

Professor and economist Matthew Gentzkow, the recent winner of the John Bates Clark Medal, discusses how to predict media slant and use big data in economics.

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Keystone XL Pipeline Review Extended By State Department

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:40pm

Federal agencies are getting more time to review the controversial project, the State Department says, given an ongoing legal battle in Nebraska over whether the pipeline could pass through there.

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Gefilte Fish Shortage: Best Thing Since The Parting Of The Red Sea?

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:58am

A shortage of gefilte fish is causing panic in the middle of Passover. But New York Times reporter Matt Chaban says some observant Jews are OK with not having to eat the love-it-or-hate-it appetizer.

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Wal-Mart To Offer Money-Transfer Service

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:07am

The giant retailer will go head to head with Western Union and Moneygram in a market worth about $900 billion. But Wal-Mart says it will offer lower fees.

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