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Livetext Me: Are There Too Many Options For Messaging?

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:43am

Yahoo came out with a new app that allows users to send messages while staring at soundless videos of each other typing. It's the latest in the onslaught of new ways to communicate.

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Patients In Iowa Worry About Private Management Of Medicaid

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:02am

The way one fifth of Iowa's residents get health care is about to change. The governor is putting Medicaid in the hands of private insurance companies, and 11 firms are vying for that business.

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Suez Canal Expansion Opened With Pomp And Ceremony

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:15am

The $8.5 billion project includes a new 22-mile channel to allow two-way traffic and the deepening and widening of other parts of the canal to accommodate larger vessels.

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Tesla Model S Can Be Hacked, And Fixed (Which Is The Real News)

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 5:07am

Hackers demonstrated they could break into and disable a Model S. But unlike other car companies, Tesla has the ability to quickly patch its software.

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Amazon's New Slate Of Shows Is Ambitious; Its Publicity Game Should Be Too

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 4:00am

The site will have a ton of new, high-profile content this fall as it competes with traditional broadcasters and Netflix. But they haven't figured out how to sell these shows to critics or the public.

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A Face For STEM: Online Effort Targets Assumptions About Women In Tech

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 4:00am

After Isis Anchalee, was used in a recruiting ad by her tech firm, people online debated if she really was an engineer. Her defense went viral and got more women to stand up as faces of engineering.

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Netflix's Parental Leave Plan Is Groundbreaking — And Unlikely To Spread

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 4:00am

Netflix decision to offer unlimited paid leave to new parents grew out of a culture that already offered unlimited vacation. It's part of a plan to attract the most talented employees possible.

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Cellphone Service Down For Thousands, But Regulators May Never Know Why

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 8:35pm

State officials say years of deregulation have made it nearly impossible for authorities to find out details from telecom companies.

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An Almost-Final Word On The IRS's Alleged Tea Party Targeting

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 5:31pm

A two-year bipartisan Senate investigation found the agency needs to cut through bureaucratic red tape and institute better communication and management.

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In PBR's Big Milwaukee Homecoming, The Brewing Giant Goes Micro

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 4:46pm

It's been nearly two decades since Pabst Blue Ribbon left the city whose reputation it helped craft. Now, the longtime brewer is returning to its old stomping grounds with a new microbrewery.

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Fact Check: How Does Planned Parenthood Spend That Government Money?

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 4:07pm

The government spends $500 million a year on Planned Parenthood. Here's where that money goes, where it comes from and how it's used.

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Green Pie In The Sky? Vertical Farming Is On The Rise In Newark

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 4:06pm

A former steel mill in New Jersey is getting a new lease on life as an indoor farm. AeroFarms is betting it can turn a profit growing greens with lights, using far less water than a traditional farm.

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SEC Approves Rule That Shines Light On CEO Pay Ratio

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 3:28pm

The Securities and Exchange Commission voted Wednesday on new rules that require public companies to list their chief executives' total annual compensation as a ratio to their workers' median pay.

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Under Pressure, Google Promises To Update Android Security Regularly

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 12:00pm

Google recently came under sharp criticism after researchers found a major flaw in Android would let hackers take over smartphones. Now it's launching a new system to protect phones regularly.

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SEC To Vote On Requiring Companies To Disclose CEO Pay Ratio

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 8:58am

More than 280,000 public comments in favor of the proposed pay ratio rule have been submitted to the SEC since the rule was formally proposed in 2013.

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Untangling The Many Deductibles Of Health Insurance

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 5:08am

Some people wind up having to pay hospital deductibles on top of other medical deductibles. But those do not apply to outpatient procedures.

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Need Fake Friends For Your Wedding? In S. Korea, You Can Hire Them

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 4:17am

Baby showers, weddings, even meet-the-parent weekends don't have to include your actual loved ones, at least not in South Korea. A cottage casting industry exists to help fill your life-staging needs.

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An 'Island Tax' Could Harm One Bright Spot In Greek Economy

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 4:17am

The new bailout plan for Greece calls for a steep sales-tax increase on the Aegean Islands, raising fears it could harm tourism, one of the few sectors that's been doing well.

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Looking Up: Amusement Parks May Have A Record-Breaking Year

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 3:04am

Some 260 million people spend about $10 billion annually at regional theme parks, and attendance is soaring. To attract more thrill-seekers, the parks have been adding bigger, faster rides.

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The Soy Car Seat: Are Companies Doing Enough For The Environment?

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 4:39pm

Corporate sustainability reports help measure firms' ecological footprints. Ford, for example, touts renewable materials in its cars. But some environmentalists say the reports can be misleading.

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