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The Downside Of Cheaper Gas: More Accident Fatalities

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:00am

Falling gasoline prices are a benefit to motorists — but those lower prices come with a hidden cost: increased traffic fatalities.

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Trend Of Falling Gas Prices Expected To Continue

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:00am

On New Year's Day, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline was $2.23. That's the average though, and many stations are selling gas at under $2 a gallon.

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Euro's Drop Raises Questions About Its Long-Term Prospects

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:00am

The Euro fell to a nine-year low against the dollar on Monday as investors worried about Europe's economic doldrums. Linda Wertheimer talks to Callum Williams of The Economist.

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With Downloads In Decline, Can iTunes Adapt?

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 2:59am

Digital downloads of iTunes fell sharply in 2014, as consumers abandoned Apple's music store in favor of cheap, easy-to-use subscription services.

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Fight Over Son's Allowance May Have Led To Hedge Fund Founder's Death

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:33am

Thomas Gilbert Jr. was arrested on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the death of Thomas Gilbert Sr.

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U.S. Credit Cards Tackle Fraud With Embedded Chips, But No PINs

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 5:03pm

The nation's biggest banks are leaning toward a new credit card security system that will rely on embedded chips and signatures rather than PINs. But critics say the PIN-and-chip system is superior.

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SpaceX Plans A Perfect Landing

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:57pm

The space firm will send a supply capsule into orbit, and then try a new way to recover the part of the rocket that carried it. If it works, the cost of going to space could reduce dramatically.

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Car Sales Surged In December, Capping A Good Year For The Industry

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:07pm

Boosted by cheap gas and a recovering economy, automakers racked up strong sales gains in December.

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Self-Tracking Gadgets That Play Doctor Abound At CES

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 3:53pm

A new wave of self-monitoring devices and apps is hitting the Consumer Electronics Show — ones with explicit medical purposes. They promise to help diagnose everything from ear infections to diseases.

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How A Position Of Power Can Change Your Voice

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 3:22pm

Once you become the boss, it's likely that you'll start to speak quite differently. The pitch, resonance and intensity of your speech change in ways that listeners can detect as signs of power.

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Crude Oil Dips Under $50 A Barrel, A Price Last Seen In 2009

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 3:13pm

In the U.S., the average cost of a gallon of regular gasoline has fallen some $1.20 since June, according to AAA. The drop is linked to both OPEC's boosted production and a stronger dollar.

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Report: St. Louis Rams Owner Plans New Stadium In LA

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 1:32pm

The Los Angeles Times reports Stan Kroenke and the Stockbridge Capital Group plan to build an 80,000-seat NFL stadium — which could see the team return to the city where it spent almost five decades.

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'America's Bitter Pill' Makes Case For Why Health Care Law 'Won't Work'

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 1:04pm

Journalist Steven Brill's latest book critiques the Affordable Care Act, which he calls "unsustainable." In the next few years, "something is going to snap," he says. "We cannot pay for this."

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Housing In 2015: Four Reasons For Optimism (And One For Worry)

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 9:58am

Increased hiring and high rents could make this a banner year for homebuying. But a looming decision by the Federal Reserve could scare off potential buyers and disrupt the housing recovery.

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Why The Euro Fell To A 9-Year Low Against The Dollar

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 9:55am

A combination of political instability in Greece, possible quantitative easing in the eurozone and a stronger dollar are all pushing the common European currency lower.

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