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One Approach To Head Start: To Help Kids, Help Their Parents

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:03am

One Tulsa, Okla., nonprofit believes that improving poor kids' prospects also requires preparing their parents for well-paying jobs. The program's director says managing both is a tough nut to crack.

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The Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:32am

Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others are competing to be the main landlords of the cloud. Their terms and prices could control who gets to build what on the Internet, and for how much.

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Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:31am

Activists say a federal law that allows employers to pay people with disabilities pennies per hour is out of date and should be changed. But some say the law is a lifeline for the disabled.

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Online Sales Taxes Shift Consumer Behavior, Study Shows

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:16pm

Some states have enacted so-called "Amazon taxes," forcing the giant online retailer to collect sales taxes the same way traditional stores do. In those states, Amazon's sales fell about 10 percent.

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Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersized Salaries; Workers Earn Small Potatoes

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:08pm

A new report finds that the average compensation of fast-food CEOs has quadrupled since 2000. By comparison, worker wages have increased less than 1 percent.

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Change Your Income, Change Your Health Insurance Plan

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:03am

People aren't locked into the plan they chose through the health exchanges if their income changes during the year. But you've got just 60 days to make the switch to a cheaper plan.

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Startup Fights TV Networks In Copyright Case Before Supreme Court

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:51am

Aereo offers consumers in 11 cities a cheap way to watch local stations that deliver network TV shows. The networks contend Aereo uses a gimmick to thwart the economic vitality of their business.

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For Short Trips, Intercity Buses Horn In On Airline Customers

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:56am

A study suggests buses offering lower fares, with wide seats and amenities such as WiFi, are seeing significant growth in ridership on trips up to 500 miles, sometimes at the expense of airlines.

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Fur Flies Over First Cat Cafe

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:56am

There's been a bit of a cat fight over who would host the nation's first cat cafe. Purina One is sponsoring a pop-up cafe in New York City. Similar cafes are in the works in California.

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Netflix To Raise New Customers' Subscription Rates

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:56am

The video-streaming company announced plans to raise its monthly rates for new customers by $1 or $2 a month. Current subscribers won't see a rate hike for at least a year.

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High Court To Consider Political Lies, Future Of Broadcasting

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:56am

The Supreme Court on Tuesday hears arguments in two high-profile cases that could affect video sharing on the Internet, and the telling of untruths in the political marketplace.

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8-Day Asia Trip Critical To Obama's Regional Strategy

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:56am

A key part of that strategy is the Trans Pacific Partnership — a free trade agreement among 12 Asian-Pacific nations. The trade pact would influence geopolitics and the reshape global trade.

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Powerful Narcotic Painkiller Up For FDA Approval

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:29am

The FDA is weighing the pros and cons of a drug that would, for the first time, combine morphine and oxycodone in a single pill. Critics warn it could launch a new wave of abuse.

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Fields And Farm Jobs Dry Up With California's Worsening Drought

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:26am

For the first time in six years, many California farmers have been told they'll get little or no federal irrigation water. And as farms run dry, workers are deciding to pack up and move away.

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Netflix Says It Will Raise New Customer Subscription Rates

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 6:46pm

The video-streaming announced plans to raise its monthly rates for new customers by $1 or $2 a month. It also said it had gained 2.25 million new customers.

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Searching The Planet To Find Power For The Cloud

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:26pm

The quest for cheap, reliable electricity to power enormous cloud computing facilities is sending tech companies to the ends of the earth.

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To Keep Business Growing, Vendors Rebrand Pot's Stoner Image

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 3:54pm

In Colorado, where recreational pot is now legal, stores are working hard to stand out — marketing to fans of organic, locally grown produce and trying to liken using pot to enjoying a glass of wine.

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Some In Irwindale Still Not Happy About Smelly Neighbor, Sriracha

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 3:05pm

The skirmish continues between Sriracha and Irwindale, Calif. Irwindale's city council declared that owner David Tran must curb his hot sauce factory's smelly fumes or they'll do it themselves. Tran is considering relocating, and he has already received several offers.

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Anti-Poaching Agreements May Implicate Several Tech Titans

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 3:05pm

Silicon Valley is abuzz over a class-action lawsuit that accuses some of the world's most powerful technology companies of conspiring to suppress the wages of their employees. The suit alleges that Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe agreed not to recruit one another's employees. Documents from the case show top executives at the company quarreling over each other's hiring practices and patching up disputes. The case may be settled before it comes to trial next month.

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Security Threats Hit Deeper Than Heartbleed Bug

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:20am

The recent Heartbleed bug may have prompted many people to change their passwords, but as the Huffington Post's Gerry Smith explains, hackers have been taking sensitive information hostage for years.

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