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'Lego Movie' Caught In Amazon's Battle With Warner Home Video

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:12am

In much the same way it's fighting with publisher Hachette, Amazon is battling with Warner Home Video over terms for its DVD releases. Amazon is denying advance orders of The Lego Movie.

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How Well Do Tech Companies Protect Your Data From Snooping?

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 2:20am

We looked at 15 top companies and services that handle your email or store your data every day to see what steps they take to keep it from prying eyes. See how they stack up.

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Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 2:15am

The fast-growing startup is operating in more than 100 cities around the world. But Uber, which is valued at $17 billion, faces opposition from traditional taxis and regulators.

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Fight Over Calif. Oyster Company Splits Chefs And Land Defenders

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 2:09am

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is resisting the expiration of its lease in Marin County, Calif. The debate may reach the Supreme Court, and it's dividing residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Suicide Rate In U.S. And Europe Climbed During Great Recession

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 7:45pm

Scientists can't prove a causal link, but the disturbing correlation in the data deserves a closer look, researchers say. Some countries seemed more resilient than others.

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Emirates Nixes Order For 70 Airbus A350s

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 5:07pm

The Dubai-based airline says the contract for the new planes, which was worth $16 billion, had "lapsed," but did not elaborate.

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Across Europe, Anti-Uber Protests Clog City Streets

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:27pm

Cabbies from London to Berlin are protesting the smartphone-based, on-demand car service Uber. They say Uber should be subject to the same rules as taxis; many fear they'll be driven out of business.

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Bill To Allow Refinancing Of Student Loans Dies In Senate

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:10pm

The bill was shot down days after President Obama urged Congress to help ease the burden of student loan debt. It would have required a higher tax on the wealthy.

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The Difficulty And Drama Of Building A Top Black Magazine

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:24am

Essence might be the longest-running magazine for black women, but the authors of a new book, The Man From Essence, admit that it was a long road to build the brand.

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Could Detroit's Automakers Save Its Art Treasures?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:24am

Chrysler, General Motors and Ford offered up a multi-million dollar deal to help the bankrupt city of Detroit. But are there any strings attached to the cash and will it be enough to save the city?

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Community Sourced Capital Connects Businesses With Local Funds

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

Americans are increasingly looking outside the banking system for loans and alternative ways to raise money. There's another lending model — one that capitalizes on communities.

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Emirates Airlines Cancels Major Airbus Order

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

The airline dropped plans to buy 70 Airbus A350 wide-body jets — a deal worth close to $22 billion. An Emirates spokesman said the airline is "reviewing our fleet requirements."

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Clevelanders Discuss Replacing Sin Tax With Win Tax

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

Voters in the Cleveland area renewed a tax on alcohol and cigarettes to fund upgrades to professional sports stadiums. A new proposal would require teams to compete for that money by playing better.

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College For Free: Tulsa's Radical Idea

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:37am

The city is investing big in its kids, and other cities and states are taking notes.

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