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Researchers Appear Close To A Remedy For Citrus Greening Disease

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

Florida is known for its oranges and orange juice. For the past decade, a disease called greening has devastated the citrus crop there, and it has spread to other states. Now there's hope for a cure.

Blankenship To Begin Serving Time As Conspiracy Case Is Appealed

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

Ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship heads to prison to begin serving a one-year sentence. He was convicted of conspiring to violate federal mine safety laws after a 2010 coal mine collapse.

As Feds Crack Down On For-Profit College, A Founder Heads To Prison For Fraud

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 3:44am

FastTrain, a for-profit school in Florida, collected some $35 million in student loans and federal financial aid and used deceptive advertising and pressure tactics to recruit students.

Google To Ban Payday Loan Ads

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 3:27pm

Google says it will ban all payday loan ads from its site. Consumer advocates say the lending practice hurts the poor and vulnerable.

Why The U.S. Is Promoting Crops Grown In Gaza

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:44pm

Before Hamas took over Gaza, agriculture was a big contributor to its economy. The U.S. hopes reviving the industry will boost not only farmers, but also security — by creating economic opportunity.

Google Announces It Will Stop Allowing Ads For Payday Lenders

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:09pm

The search giant prohibits ads for dangerous, counterfeit and offensive items, among other things. Now it will also ban ads for loans due in less than 60 days, or with an APR of 36 percent or more.

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Dream Is About To Have Its 1st Public Demo

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 11:52am

Imagine a pod that can travel through a tube between San Francisco and Los Angeles in 30 minutes. Hyperloop One is testing a piece of this technology in the Nevada desert on Wednesday.

Sheryl Sandberg Is Right: Single Moms Are The Original 'Leaner Inners'

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 9:42am

Lean In author Sandberg got a lot of flak for being tone-deaf to single parents, nonparents, people with fewer resources — but the Facebook executive has a new perspective, says writer Lori Gottlieb.

Does The Placebo Effect Influence Consumer Product Purchases?

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:11am

Novices play better golf when they have expensive brand name equipment, research shows. Brand name products alleviate some performance anxiety but brands have no effect on better players.

A Wider, Deeper Panama Canal Prepares To Open Its Locks

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 3:42am

The expansion of the Panama Canal, a $5 billion project, opens next month and aims to triple the canal's capacity with bigger ships. A Chinese freighter will be the first one through the new locks.

Proposed Property Tax To Fight Climate Change Criticized As Unfair

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 3:40am

Voters in the San Francisco Bay Area will vote in June on a proposed property tax which would be used to restore wetlands to protect against rising sea levels. The tax is not based on property value.

Staples And Office Depot Call Off Merger After Judge's Ruling

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 8:14pm

More than a year after Staples announced the $6.3 billion merger, a judge has blocked it, saying it would hurt competition in the office supplies industry. The companies then called off the deal.

Is Facebook Suppressing Politically Conservative Content?

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 5:06pm

The fallout continues after the tech website Gizmodo published an article on Monday alleging that Facebook wasn't just relying on algorithms to identify trending topics on the social media platform.

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