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Size Matters: Why Apple Is Expected To Unveil A Bigger iPhone

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:34am

Pushed by rivals like Samsung, Apple is likely to announce bigger iPhones on Tuesday. Users of bigger-screen devices say they prefer their larger images and the ability to see multiple apps together.

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Home Depot Confirms Data Breach At U.S., Canadian Stores

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 1:37am

Home Depot said its payment systems have been hacked in a data breach that could affect millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores.

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Harvard Study Says Economy Is 'Doing Half Its Job'; Guess Which Half

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 5:52pm

An alumni survey by the school found much more optimism about the future of America's companies than its workers. More than 4 in 10 think employee pay and benefits are set to shrink.

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Could Great Lakes Fisheries Be Revived Through Fish Farms?

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:15pm

This summer, Michigan's aquaculture industry took a step forward. And that has touched off a debate over whether the Great Lakes are an appropriate place for fish farming.

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Chick-Fil-A Founder Credited His Success To Christian Principles

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 3:14pm

The founder of the popular Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, S. Truett Cathy, died on Monday at the age of 93. Cathy was as well-known for his chicken sandwich as for his Christian values.

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Why Do We Sign For Things? A Rabbi, A Lawyer And A MasterCard Exec Explain

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 3:14pm

The signature is supposed to say, "This is me." But why do we still use it?

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Healthy Food? Huddle House Won't Be Serving That Anytime Soon

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 1:53pm

Huddle House says its customers don't want healthy options or calorie counts. But by defying healthy trends, the chain seems increasingly — and unapologetically — out of step with the competition.

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From A Chinese Apartment To Wall Street Darling: The Rise Of Alibaba

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:54pm

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's initial public stock offering in New York is expected to be one of the biggest ever. It's come a long way since a former English teacher founded it in 1999.

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Try This On For Size: Personal Styling That Comes In The Mail

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:09pm

Too busy for the mall? Online services like Stitch Fix and Trunk Club attempt to re-create personal shopping relationships of yesterday, powered by today's data analytics.

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Chick-Fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy Dies At 93

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:14am

S. Truett Cathy's Chick-fil-A has now grown to $5 billion in annual sales, and its stores still close on Sundays, reflecting its founder's religious beliefs.

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Electrolux To Buy General Electric's Appliance Business

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

In taking on GE appliances, Electrolux will more than double its home appliance sales in the U.S. As part of the deal, Electrolux will continue using the GE appliances brand for that product line.

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Archaeologists Chase Private Funds To Preserve Greek Antiquities

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 2:25am

The country's prized archaeology sites are suffering, thanks to austerity measures and slashed budgets. But archaeologists face strict laws mandating state ownership of Greece's ancient treasures.

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Harvard Receives Largest-Ever Donation

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:27am

The $350 million gift pledged to Harvard University's School of Public Health will help bolster research in several key areas including global pandemics, officials said.

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Will Apple Sell A Smart Wallet For Your Smartphone?

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 6:52am

Rumors are swirling about the unveiling of the newest iPhone this Tuesday. But will it be enough to keep Apple at the top of the pack? NPR's Lynn Neary talks with Farhad Manjoo of the New York Times.

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China's Alibaba Could See $155 Billion Valuation In U.S. IPO

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 4:00pm

Preparing for its initial public offering, e-commerce company Alibaba estimates its stock will sell for $60 to $66 a share. The retailing giant will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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The Kid Who Crowdfunded His College Education — In 1987

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 2:42pm

Long before Kickstarter and GoFundMe, an enterprising young student found a way to get strangers to underwrite his tuition bills. The secret to his success? He only asked for a very, very small favor.

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Blue Jeans Losing Their Grip On American Hips

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 1:44pm

Denim sales fell 6 percent over the past year. Blue jeans haven't hit the skids this hard since Marlon Brando and James Dean made them famous in the 1950s.

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In Cities Across Texas, Activists Battle Billboard Companies

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 11:59am

Nearly 50 years ago, a fight between billboards and natural beauty played out on the national stage. Now the struggle has moved to the states — like Texas, where activists face off with corporations.

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Tech Week That Was: So Many Hacks, So Little Time

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 4:54am

There's a consistent thread in the tech news dominating all our attention this week — stolen data. We tried to add a little context to the coverage.

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A Disappointing Jobs Report May Mask Economy's Strength

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 3:19pm

The latest labor report indicates a slowdown in job growth, but many economists aren't buying it. They say other data paint a stronger picture, but the jobs numbers may delay higher interest rates.

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