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U.S. Taps New Energy Sources, And Potential Geopolitical Clout

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:24pm

Thanks in large part to hydraulic fracturing, the U.S. finds itself awash in domestic energy — and moving rapidly toward self-sufficiency and a position of strategic and economic strength.

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Cuisine And Culture Transform A Dallas Neighborhood

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:58pm

Trinity Groves, a 15-acre restaurant incubator, brought Chinese-Latin food and a new vitality to West Dallas. What was once a dangerous neighborhood is now a hotspot for international eats.

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Nest Halts Sales Of Smoke Detector, Disables 'Wave' Feature

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:00pm

The Google owned company discovered users could unintentionally disable the device by waving their hands in front of the detector.

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Tasting French Fries For A Living Can Be A Pain In The Mouth

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

Food industry "sensory panelists" spend hours chewing, swishing and analyzing food, sometimes to the point of pain. These tests ensure the mass-produced products like frozen french fries hit the spot.

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Jobless Rate Holds Steady As Employers Add 192,000 Jobs

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 7:05am

While job growth appears to have been slightly less than expected last month, the growth in February was revised upward. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate is unchanged at 6.7 percent.

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New Web Addresses Provide Alternatives To Crowded Domains

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

We all know .com and .edu, but now hundreds of new domain names like .fish and .xyz are available. If all these new domains take off, what will become of .com?

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Economists Predict Monthly Unemployment Rate Will Fall

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

The monthly unemployment report is out Friday morning. Analysts think the economy added about 200,000 jobs in March.

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Did A Federal Safety Agency Help General Motors Avoid A Recall?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

As details emerge about GM's handling of an ignition switch recall, a question is raised again: What is the relationship between regulators and the regulated, and the revolving door between the two?

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Twitch Boosts A New Pro Category: Video Game Player

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:14am

Watching a great gamer is like watching a tennis or baseball pro: "If they're really good then you can watch and learn," says Megu Kobayashi, who watches gamers on a site called Twitch.

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One More Speed Bump For Your Retirement Fund: Basic Human Impulse

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:02pm

Basic human impulses often conflict with saving for retirement. For one thing, people hate losing something — even more than we love winning. Behavioral economists call this "loss aversion."

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A Week Into His New Job, Controversy Forces Mozilla CEO To Resign

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:09pm

Brendan Eich is a co-founder of Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser. But his personal donation to an anti-gay-marriage campaign means he's no longer CEO.

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Transatlantic Duo Looks Into The Future Of Flight

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:02pm

Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Airlines, and Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, discuss the future of the aviation business. Delta and Virgin recently announced a transatlantic joint venture. As more mergers and partnerships develop, what's in it for the consumer?

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In One Word, What's Your Biggest Source Of Work-Related Stress?

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 1:48pm

We asked: What's your biggest source of work-related stress? Tell us in one word and a photo. Here's what people had to say.

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Jobless Claims Rose Last Week

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:44am

The uptick to 326,000 applications still kept claims near the lower end of a range they've been in for the past year or so. On Friday, the government will report on the March unemployment rate.

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