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Meet The Sisters Saving Spanish Horses From Slaughter

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:28am

Once status symbols for newly minted millionaires, horses are now the voiceless victims in Spain's economic crash. Two sisters are adopting horses that might otherwise end up in the food supply.

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When Divorce Leads To A Happily Ever After For A Small Business

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:27am

Most often, when married business owners divorce, both relationships sour. But that's not always the case. Some couples have figured out a way to make their companies succeed even after they've split.

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Episode 532: The Wild West Of The Internet

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:33pm

Most websites end in .com, .gov or .edu. But a bunch of new domains have just been added. Now there's .ninja, .bike, .plumbing and .cool. In all, over 1,000 new top-level domains will be added.

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Legal Moves Might Mean Fiscal Relief, And More PR Troubles, For GM

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:39pm

General Motors is signaling its plans to ask a bankruptcy judge for protection from lawsuits related to a defective switch recall. This could further complicate its current public relations crisis.

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Man Reaches For The Sun For A Solution To Pakistan's Gas Crisis

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:00pm

A plan to replace imported oil with domestic natural gas has led to fuel shortages and long lines in Pakistan. A businessman has spent $500,000 of his own money to develop an affordable solar car.

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Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:01am

The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren't afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.

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Weekly Innovation: Better Luggage Checking ... And Tracking

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 6:03am

Air France and KLM have developed two gadgets — the eTrack and the eTag — that let you drop off your bag without checking it with an agent and track it during your trip.

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Ex-Defense Secretary Rumsfeld Criticizes Tax System

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:08am

Donald Rumsfeld has made complaining to the IRS a bit of a tradition. In this year's letter to the IRS he writes: I have absolutely no idea whether our tax returns and our tax payments are accurate.

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Pension Deal Would Help Detroit Climb Out Of Bankruptcy

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:08am

The city has reached a tentative agreement with retired police officers and firefighters to preserve their pensions. Pensions of other city retirees would take a 4.5 percent hit.

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Tremendously Gratifying To Win 2 Pulitzers, 'Post' Editor Says

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:08am

After years of circulation declines and painful staffing cuts, this year's two Pulitzer Prizes are especially sweet. David Greene talks to Marty Baron, the executive editor for The Washington Post.

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How One Michigan City Is Sending Kids To College Tuition-Free

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:41am

In 2005, a group of anonymous donors in Kalamazoo launched a bold program. It pays for graduates of the city's public schools to attend any of Michigan's public universities or community colleges.

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As La. Coast Recedes, Battle Rages Over Who Should Pay

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:40am

A flood protection authority is suing to try to hold the oil and gas industries responsible for Louisiana's land crisis. But policymakers are trying to stop the lawsuit, saying it's bad for business.

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GM To Ask Bankruptcy Court For Lawsuit Protection

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:11am

General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.

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Sending Money On An Overseas Round Trip To Avoid Taxes

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:47pm

Some investors avoid paying taxes in a move called round-tripping — shifting money offshore, then investing it in U.S. stocks or bonds. A study estimates it costs the U.S. billions in lost revenues.

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Think You Can Mail Your Taxes At Midnight? Think Again, Gramps

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:43am

Back in the day — say, up until about a decade or so ago — the big news on April 15 was always about last-minute filers lining up at post offices as the clock ticked down. Now? It's a different story.

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WATCH: Israel's New Low-Cost Airline Has Catchy Safety Video

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:24am

The safety message is described as a "sort of cross between a Ricky Martin video, mixed with Devo's "Whip It" and a heaping spoonful of Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible."

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TurboTax Maker Linked To Fight Against 'Return-Free' Tax System

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:20am

People who took a stand against a proposed tax-filing change were part of a grass-roots campaign orchestrated to help Intuit, according to nonprofit newsroom ProPublica.

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Apple Upgrade Tracks Customers Even When Marketing Apps Are Off

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:50am

Apple's Bluetooth-based customer tracking system, iBeacon, just got better, if you ask marketers. But privacy researchers aren't so sure.

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Retailers Want Your Tax Refund

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:17am

It's the deadline to file your taxes. And if you're getting a money back, retailers want it. They're offering sales and promotions to separate you from your hard-earned refund.

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2 Senior Executives Leave General Motors

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:17am

The departures of the senior vice presidents for Communications and for Human Resources, follows on the heels of strong criticism of the company's handling of the recall of nearly 2.6 million cars.

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