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Experts Expect A First For Ford: A Painless CEO Transition

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 3:04pm

Ford Motor Company will soon have a new CEO: Mark Fields, who's currently the chief operating officer. Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton reports that Ford hopes this will quell doubts among investors.

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Long-Time Mad Magazine Editor Dies At 88

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 11:23am

Al Feldstein, who edited the iconic satire magazine from 1956-1984, turned it into a must-read for Baby Boomer-era adolescents.

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Does New Hiring Tool Aid Diversity Or Discrimination?

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 10:42am

A new tool lets job recruiters filter candidates based on race, gender and veteran status. Civil rights attorney Cyrus Mehri sorts through the legal questions about this program.

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Rosie The Riveter's World War II-Era Plant Saved

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 9:23am

Organizers of a campaign to save the Willow Run Bomber Plant in Ypsilanti Township, Mich., say they've raised enough money to buy a part of the facility and turn it into a museum.

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China Could Pass U.S. As Top Economy This Year

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

By one measure, China is poised to become the world's largest economy by the end of the year. Why is this shift happening years before most estimates predicted it would?

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Dartmouth Celebrates 50 Years Of BASIC Computer Language

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

The new programming language, developed five decades ago, didn't require code to be entered on punch cards. It also allowed computer novices to begin programming without a lot of academic training.

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Doge At 'Dega: Dogecoin Sponsors Race Car

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

Back in March, when a someone posted on the social media site Reddit that NASCAR driver Josh Wise was without a sponsor, the Dogecoin community stepped in. Now the car is ready to race at Talladega.

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Dogecoin Sponsors Race Car

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

Back in March, when a someone posted on the social media site Reddit that NASCAR driver Josh Wise was without a sponsor, the dogecoin community stepped in.

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Merger Possible In Home Entertainment Industry

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

AT&T wants to purchase satellite TV provider DirecTV, as The Wall Street Journal first reported. The deal would likely be worth around $40 billion.

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Seattle Proposal Would Raise City's Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

Seattle politicians are likely to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour this year — the highest big-city wage in the nation. But some of the city's business owners are leery of the $15 mark.

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Senate Republicans Block Bill To Raise Federal Minimum Wage

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

One of the Democrats top election themes this year was stopped cold in the Senate on Wednesday. Republicans successfully blocked Democrats from even taking up a bill to raise the minimum wage.

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Is It Still College Without Football?

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 2:40am

Temple University in Pennsylvania and the New College of Florida are keeping costs low by cutting amenities and some varsity sports. But will running this play make them less attractive to applicants?

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High-Tech Maker Spaces: Helping Little Startups Make It Big

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:07pm

Inventing a new product is hard if you can't afford to build a prototype. Enter maker spaces, workshops boasting shared high-tech tools. Entrepreneurs love them, and big backers are taking notice.

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Renegade Cider Makers Get Funky To Cope With Apple Shortage

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:00pm

Few U.S. farmers grow the tannic apples traditionally used to make hard cider. So craft cider makers are using eating apples and adding chili, chocolate and tropical juices to boost their flavor.

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Twitter CEO Hopes To Attract Users By Clearing The Clutter

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 3:50pm

Dick Costolo calls the @ sign "scaffolding" that gets in the way of clear communication. And he says Twitter has to bridge the gap between the brand's global awareness and user engagement.

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Widening Sanctions On Russia Rattle Some In Western Oil Industry

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 3:00pm

The latest round of sanctions against Russia has created a lot of uncertainty for U.S. and European oil and gas companies. They're growing concerned that another round of sanctions could target Russia's energy sector, jeopardizing Western oil companies' activities there.

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China Could (By One Measure) Pass U.S. As No. 1 Economy This Year

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:20am

A World Bank forecast was based on purchasing power parity, an estimate of the cost of living in a particular country. But that isn't the only way to measure the size of an economy.

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Who Really Pays For Health Care Might Surprise You

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 8:58am

Government has been part of the business of medicine at least since the 1940s, when Washington began appropriating billions of dollars to build private and government hospitals.

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Harsh Winter Puts The Brakes On Economic Growth

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 7:56am

First quarter GDP fell to just 0.1 percent, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, which blamed much of the slowing on weather-related factors.

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