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Record Beef Prices May Lead Grillers To Cheaper Cuts Of Meat

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:59am

The Southwestern drought has lead to higher feed prices and a tighter supply of beef, just as demand for it from countries like China is rising. But cuts of beef like back ribs won't break the bank.

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What Girl Wouldn't Want A KFC Corsage?

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:59am

It's prom season and KFC wants to get in on the action. For $20, prom goers can order a corsage. Because of food safety, the chicken isn't included — it's to be picked up on the way to the event.

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More High-Mileage Cars Available To U.S. Buyers

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:59am

A new wave of high-mileage cars is making its way to the U.S. market. Full-size cars that routinely get 40, even 50, miles per gallon on the highway have been on sale for years in Europe.

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Drought, Increased Demand Contribute To High Beef Prices

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:59am

The price of beef is at its highest levels in nearly three decades. The biggest reason for the high prices is the drought. Demand for beef has also increased around the world.

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A Gold Obsession Pays Dividends For Indian Women

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 2:20am

Gold is not just about ornamentation in India. It's an insurance policy against bad economic times and bad marriages. Enterprising Indian women are using it to get loans to start small businesses.

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Outdated Tax Code Gives Some Working Spouses A Bad Deal

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 3:59pm

The U.S. tax code, which dates back to the days of Ozzie and Harriet, can work against dual-income spouses. In some cases, it's cheaper for one spouse to stay home.

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'Pay Secrecy' Policies At Work: Often Illegal, And Misunderstood

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 2:12pm

President Obama has signed an order that reinforces part of a law that's existed for nearly 80 years: Employees can discuss compensation without fear of retaliation. Here's what you should know.

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Marijuana Vending Machine Unveiled In Colorado

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 10:38am

You may be picturing a vending machine on a sidewalk, ready to dispense pot brownies to anyone with correct change. That's not quite what the backers of the machine have in mind.

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Frustrated With Congress, IMF Heads Leave D.C. With Budding Idea

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 9:20am

The U.S., the IMF's most powerful member, has refused to sign off on reforms. On Saturday, global leaders suggested the IMF would turn to other options if Congress doesn't act by year's end.

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Tech Week: Heartbleed, The Latest Bubble And Windows XP Retires

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 9:40am

The cybersecurity threat that individuals are largely powerless to fix, Heartbleed, dominated this week's headlines. And is Silicon Valley overvaluing the future?

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So You Need A Celebrity Book. Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostwriters

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 8:03am

Nonfiction shelves are full of memoirs by people who can't actually write. They're brought to you by authors who suppress their own ego to write in a famous voice — in exchange for a hefty check.

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Gassy Cows Are Warming The Planet, And They're Here To Stay

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 4:06am

Methane from livestock accounts for a huge portion of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, according to a UN report. But reducing global meat consumption isn't necessarily the answer to the problem.

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Gassy Cows Are Warming The Planet, And They're Here To Stay

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 4:06am

Methane from livestock accounts for a huge portion of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, according to a UN report. But reducing global meat consumption isn't necessarily the answer to the problem.

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NSA Denies It Knew About Heartbleed Bug Before It Was Made Public

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:54pm

Bloomberg reported that the spy agency knew about the critical Internet vulnerability for two years and used it to gather intelligence.

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Can't Ask That? Some Job Interviewers Go To Social Media Instead

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:06pm

In the hiring process, employers aren't permitted to ask about things like if you go to church or intend to have children. But is it OK for employers to check social media sites for this information?

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GM Recall Distrust Trickles Down To Dealers

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:00pm

The General Motors recall puts its dealerships in an uncomfortable spot, having to placate customers as both parties wait for replacement parts to arrive. Brian Bull of WCPN reports that many are reconsidering whether they'll ever buy a GM car again.

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Onlookers Show No Worry Over Market's Week In Tumult

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:00pm

The stock market endured a volatile week as investors sold off technology stocks. Weak bank earnings added to the sour mix. But the selloff hasn't triggered alarm, and indicators for the broader economy are mostly positive.

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'God' Files Suit In New York To Resolve Credit Dispute

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:19pm

God Gazarov, a Russian immigrant who owns a jewelry store in Brooklyn, says Equifax won't give him a credit history, suggesting he change his first name to resolve the problem.

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Tech Alternatives To Passwords Could Help Thwart Hackers

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 5:51am

A bug called Heartbleed has revealed a hole in one of the most popular encryption programs online. Tech professionals are working on other ways to protect your data beside needing a password.

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Amazon Buys Digital Comics Company ComiXology

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:12am

The company makes a mobile app for buying and reading digital comics, including titles from Marvel and DC Comics. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

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