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'Flying Doughnuts': Airbus Files Patent For A New Kind Of Plane

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 1:23pm

The new design would seat passengers within a circular seating area rather than in short rows inside a tube.

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Controversial Cholesterol Drug Redeemed By Global Clinical Test

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:34pm

Merck's Vytorin reduced the risk of heart attack and stroke more than a cholesterol-lowering statin alone. The findings come from an international study of more than 18,000 people in 39 countries.

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Top Spenders On Capitol Hill Pay Billions, Receive Trillions

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 2:48am

A new analysis by the Sunlight Foundation examines corporations that expend the most money in Washington on campaign contributions and lobbying. Defense contractors and finance giants lead the pack.

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To End Food Waste, Change Needs To Begin At Home

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 2:47am

The U.S. throws out 35 million tons of food each year. While many restaurants, supermarkets and food firms are taking responsibility, many consumers are not. A pilot EPA program aims to change that.

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Google's Lollipop Wants To Change The Way We Use Our Phones

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 4:18pm

The latest update to Google's Android operating system is more than just a facelift. It's an introduction to the future of Google's Web.

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Fines Don't Appear To Deter Mine Safety Violations

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 7:07am

An NPR investigation found that mine workers are at greater risk of injury in mines that are able to avoid paying safety fines. Changes in mine safety enforcement could make penalties more effective.

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Big Data Companies Agree: Farmers Should Own Their Information

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 5:28am

Farmers depend on "Big Data" these days, but some worry the companies collecting information about their operations might misuse it. New privacy guidelines are supposed to protect farmers' interests.

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For Best-Selling Truck, Ford Bets Big On Aluminum

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 3:24pm

Ford is about to sell an aluminum-sided version of its F-150 pickup, setting the industry atwitter with expectation. Some hope that after 40 years on top, the truck will finally fall on its tailgate.

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Despite Job Growth, Voters Focus On Stagnant Wages

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 6:48am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Megan McArdle of Bloomberg View about what voters really want from the U.S. job market.

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Tech Week That Was: Obama Rocks The Net Neutrality Debate

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 4:30am

The president took a stand on net neutrality this week, saying the idea that traffic is treated equally should be protected like a public utility. Critics called it "Obamacare for the Internet."

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Workers Say Employers In Ailing Atlantic City Hold All The Cards

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:32pm

A bankruptcy judge has approved pay benefits cuts for workers at the ailing Trump Taj Mahal casino. But in the city's grim job market, better-paying opportunities elsewhere are few and far between.

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Free Voice-Control Software Helps Tiny Start-Ups Build Big Ideas

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 3:23pm

Apple, Google and Amazon are all racing against each other to create services that you can control with your voice. But they're facing competition from a surprising place — small entrepreneurs using free software to create products on the cutting edge.

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Legal Marijuana Drives Booming Demand For Denver's Warehouses

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 3:23pm

Colorado law says the plant itself has to be grown indoors, but regulation and reluctant banks have made real estate hard to come by for pot entrepreneurs. The right property can go for millions.

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NBA Commissioner Thinks Gambling On Games Should Be Legal

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:53pm

Breaking with other major pro sports leagues, Adam Silver says the world is changing and that Congress should allow sports betting that is legal and regulated.

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Judge Denies BP's Attempt To Avoid $18 Billion In Fines

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 7:02am

Last month, the company asked the judge to reconsider a ruling that could trigger fines under the Clean Water Act; Thursday, he said no. The company says it will appeal.

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To Lure Investors, China Links Its Two Giant Stock Markets

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

Chinese investors will now be allowed to directly buy stock in Hong Kong and foreign investors will be able to do the same in Shanghai. Its a small move with big implications.

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China Stock Market To Open To Foreign Investors

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

On Monday, Chinese will be allowed to directly invest money across the border in the Hong Kong stock market and vice-a-versa. It's a small move with big implications.

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Strategies Help Calif. Ranchers, Farmers Weather Drought

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

California likely produces more than half of all fresh food we eat in the U.S. Three years of severe drought is forcing farmers and ranchers to rethink just about everything about their businesses.

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Big Mayo Vs. Little Mayo: Which Brand Has Egg On Its Face?

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:31am

Unilever is claiming that the label on Hampton Creek's egg-free spread is misleading and is threatening to its Hellmann's brand. But marketing experts say the strategy may have backfired.

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State Health Insurance Exchanges Hope To Woo Urban Minorities

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:26am

With Obamacare signups resuming this week, California and Connecticut have deployed new strategies to reach people who resisted signing up last year. Step one: Avoid previous cultural gaffes.

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