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U.S. Credit Cards Tackle Fraud With Embedded Chips, But No PINs

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 5:03pm

The nation's biggest banks are leaning toward a new credit card security system that will rely on embedded chips and signatures rather than PINs. But critics say the PIN-and-chip system is superior.

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SpaceX Plans A Perfect Landing

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:57pm

The space firm will send a supply capsule into orbit, and then try a new way to recover the part of the rocket that carried it. If it works, the cost of going to space could reduce dramatically.

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Car Sales Surged In December, Capping A Good Year For The Industry

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:07pm

Boosted by cheap gas and a recovering economy, automakers racked up strong sales gains in December.

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Self-Tracking Gadgets That Play Doctor Abound At CES

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 3:53pm

A new wave of self-monitoring devices and apps is hitting the Consumer Electronics Show — ones with explicit medical purposes. They promise to help diagnose everything from ear infections to diseases.

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How A Position Of Power Can Change Your Voice

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 3:22pm

Once you become the boss, it's likely that you'll start to speak quite differently. The pitch, resonance and intensity of your speech change in ways that listeners can detect as signs of power.

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Crude Oil Dips Under $50 A Barrel, A Price Last Seen In 2009

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 3:13pm

In the U.S., the average cost of a gallon of regular gasoline has fallen some $1.20 since June, according to AAA. The drop is linked to both OPEC's boosted production and a stronger dollar.

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Report: St. Louis Rams Owner Plans New Stadium In LA

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 1:32pm

The Los Angeles Times reports Stan Kroenke and the Stockbridge Capital Group plan to build an 80,000-seat NFL stadium — which could see the team return to the city where it spent almost five decades.

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'America's Bitter Pill' Makes Case For Why Health Care Law 'Won't Work'

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 1:04pm

Journalist Steven Brill's latest book critiques the Affordable Care Act, which he calls "unsustainable." In the next few years, "something is going to snap," he says. "We cannot pay for this."

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Housing In 2015: Four Reasons For Optimism (And One For Worry)

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 9:58am

Increased hiring and high rents could make this a banner year for homebuying. But a looming decision by the Federal Reserve could scare off potential buyers and disrupt the housing recovery.

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Why The Euro Fell To A 9-Year Low Against The Dollar

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 9:55am

A combination of political instability in Greece, possible quantitative easing in the eurozone and a stronger dollar are all pushing the common European currency lower.

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Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Names, And Into Legal Spats

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 8:08am

One consequence of the thousands of breweries that have sprung up? Just about all the beer names you can imagine have been snapped up. That's making it harder for newcomers to name that brew.

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Entrepreneurs Find Ways To Make Money From Carbon Emissions

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:02am

President Obama in September set a formidable goal for American industry and agriculture — reduce greenhouse gases by a quarter in 10 years. But several states are ahead of the game.

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Lacking Internet, Cubans Rely On 'The Package' For Entertainment

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 2:34am

The so-called weekly "package" allows Cubans to watch every current TV show and series available to the world at a fraction of the cost and without government censors.

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How Driver's License Suspensions Unfairly Target The Poor

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 2:30am

Losing your driver's license is a serious penalty, but often it's for nothing to do with unsafe driving. Without one, many who can't afford to pay the fines, have a hard time finding or keeping a job.

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Hedge Fund Founder Thomas Gilbert Slain, Gunman Sought

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 11:52pm

Police say Thomas Gilbert, 70, was shot in the head in his Manhattan apartment. He founded Wainscott Capital Partners Fund which focuses on the biotech and health care industries.

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A Shadow Economy Lurks In An Electronics Graveyard

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 7:54pm

Two decades ago, the region of Agbogbloshie in Ghana was a lush mangrove swamp. Now, reporter and photographer Yepoka Yeebo explains, it's a vast dump full of electronic waste and young scavengers.

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Border Businesses Lose Bank Accounts Amid Money Laundering Fears

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 6:46am

Some U.S. banks are closing the accounts of certain businesses along the Mexican side of the border. It's part of an effort to stay in line with anti-money laundering regulations.

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Marketers Turn To Memories Of Sweeter Times To Sell Cereal

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 5:57pm

The taste of foods from our childhood can trigger intense emotional reactions. Thanks to the power of food nostalgia, General Mills is bringing back the sugary cereal French Toast Crunch.

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A Young Generation Sees Greener Pastures In Agriculture

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 2:15pm

The average age of a farmer in the U.S. is over 58 and climbing. But in places like Maine, a growing number of under-35 farmers see an opportunity for better lives growing food for their communities.

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Rural Doctor Launches Startup To Ease Pain Of Dying Patients

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 12:22pm

Getting basic health care to rural areas has always been difficult, and delivering specialized care even harder. One doctor is raising money to bring palliative care to patients in rural California.

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