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Doctors' Billing System Stays Stuck In The 1970s For Now

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 2:33am

Last week Congress delayed an upgrade of codes that govern the U.S. health system. Some say this will waste millions of dollars and make cost-saving and life-saving research more difficult.

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No Laptops, No Wi-Fi: How One Cafe Fired Up Sales

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 2:30am

What's the etiquette around using your laptop in public? If you stop for lunch at the August First Bakery in Burlington, Vt., keep your computer in your bag. The cafe is banning screens.

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Tesla Swings At Direct-Sale Bans As Bigger Fight Awaits

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 2:29am

Car dealers across the country have been fighting electric carmaker, which sells its vehicles directly to consumers. Tesla argues it needs to pitch its product differently, but what about competition?

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What To Do Now That The Heartbleed Bug Exposed The Internet

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:08pm

As companies scramble to patch a bug that exposed much of the Internet for two years, you can protect yourself by practicing some good Web hygiene.

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Across The Atlantic, Glimpse An Alternate Internet Universe

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:58pm

Americans have very little choice over their cable Internet provider. This is largely because of a decision made 12 years ago, when the U.S. went one direction and the rest of the world went another.

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With Proposed Mega-Merger On The Hill, Spotlight's On Consumers

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:07pm

Comcast and Time Warner executives ran into stiff opposition as they pitched their proposed merger to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The deal would give the combined company a large share of both pay TV and broadband internet service markets. In both cases, lawmakers wanted to know how consumers would be affected.

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Toyota Pulls Over 6 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:07pm

Toyota is recalling 6.4 million vehicles due to defects. The recall comes at a time of heightened scrutiny of automakers, only weeks after Toyota agreed to a $1.2 billion settlement with the U.S. government for misleading consumers.

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Pop Stars Are Sippin' On Patron, And Teens Are Bingeing

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:52pm

If you know Ciroc and Patron, you may well be listening to a lot of songs that name-check brand-name alcohol. And if you're a teenager, you may be binge drinking a lot more, researchers say.

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In Turnaround, More Moms Are Staying Home, Study Says

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:41pm

The number of "stay at home" moms in the U.S. has been on the decline for decades. But a newly released Pew Research Center survey shows a 6 percent increase from 1999 to 2012.

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Will Disclosing Employee Information Make Wages More Equal?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:44am

This week, President Obama signed executive orders aimed at narrowing the gender wage gap, but some critics say they don't actually address the issue.

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After GM, Now Toyota Recalls More Than 6 Million Vehicles

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:01am

The recall involves some of the Japanese automaker's top-selling vehicles, including some model years for the Camry sedan, RAV4 SUV, Corolla, Yaris and Matrix.

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