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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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No Longer Marching Out To Work, More Mothers Stay Home

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:18am

A growing number of American mothers are staying home to raise their children, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. Listeners share their own stories about making that choice.

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A 'Tennessee Promise' To Educate The State's College Students

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:17am

Richard Rhoda of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission discusses a new program that will cover up to two years of community college tuition for all graduates of the state's high schools.

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President Obama Will Skip China, But Asia Trip Sends A Message

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:17am

President Obama visits several Asian countries this week. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with business journalists Sudeep Reddy and Roben Farzad about what the trip could mean for the U.S. economy.

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Honda Introduces Asimo To North America

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 5:50am

Asimo is Honda's latest humanoid robot. This one, the third version, is more life-like than previous models.

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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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