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FTC Says AT&T Misled Customers About 'Unlimited' Data Plans

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:05pm

The Federal Trade Commission says AT&T slowed data speeds for 3.5 million customers, sometimes up to 90 percent.

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Online Dating Site Used Fake Profiles To Get Members To Upgrade Service

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:00pm

The Federal Trade Commission is making JDI Dating pay more than $600,000 to users who were scammed into paying for upgraded accounts after receiving messages from fake profiles.

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Close To 100,000 Hungarian Demonstrators Protest Internet Usage Tax

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:11pm

Critics of the tax said this is a government attempt to create a "digital iron curtain" around Hungary. The government said it was just extending taxes it places on phones.

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As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:06pm

The nation's aging pipes and water mains are springing expensive leaks, wasting more than 2 trillion gallons of drinking water nationally and 22 billion gallons in the Chicago area alone.

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After The Waves, Staten Island Homeowner Takes Sandy Buyout

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:03pm

Staten Islander Stephen Drimalas barely survived Hurricane Sandy. Now he and several Staten Islanders will sell their oceanfront homes to the state, which hopes to get people out of flood-prone areas.

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Decoding The Food And Drink On A Day Of The Dead Altar

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:00pm

The Mexican tradition celebrates the dead and welcomes their return to the land of the living once a year. Enticing them to make the trip is where the food, drink and musical offerings come in.

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At 83, Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard Makes The Leap To 3-D

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:54pm

Godard, who has been making films for more than half a century, shared the 2014 Jury Prize at Cannes for his 3-D film, Goodbye To Language. He likes 3-D, he says, because "there aren't any rules."

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To Tackle Sexual Assault Cases, Colleges Enlist Investigators-For-Hire

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:41pm

Colleges are under pressure to revamp how they handle sexual assault cases. So some schools, rather than trying to train administrators to act like prosecutors, are outsourcing the job to real ones.

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What Can $3.7 Billion Buy? How About 2,969,370 Campaign Ads

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:38pm

Outside groups, and especially secret donor groups, are accounting for more of the spending than ever before

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18 Student Science Experiments Lost In Rocket Explosion

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:24pm

Melissa Block speaks with high school freshman Natalie Moyer about her experiment that was lost on the Antares rocket when it exploded on Tuesday.

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No Ebola, S'il Vous Plait, We're French: The Ivory Coast Mindset

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:23pm

The country borders Liberia and Guinea, but so far Ebola hasn't arrived. Maybe it's because of the French heritage. When the authorities tell people what to do to keep the virus out, they listen.

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Janet Yellen Brings A Different Leadership Style To The Fed

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:10pm

Melissa Block talks to Neil Irwin, senior economic correspondent for The New York Times, about the leadership style of Janet Yellen, the chair of the Federal Reserve.

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T. Boone Pickens On The Plummeting Price Of Oil

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:45pm

Melissa Block talks to oilman T. Boone Pickens. He told the Wall Street Journal that energy companies are pumping too much oil and that none of them wants to be the first to stop.

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Just Who Is This Opera Star Singing At The World Series Tonight?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:39pm

Joyce DiDonato — a Kansas native and lifelong Royals fan — happens to be one of the world's greatest opera singers. Here's what makes her so extraordinary.

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Monsanto Hired This Guy To Help It Win Over Millennials

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:39pm

Vance Crowe, 32, has a tough assignment: reach out to millennials, many of whom are skeptical of GMOs. Crowe says the company can do a better job of listening to their concerns.

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Germany Hopes Incentive Plan Will Strengthen Its Military

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:30pm

The German defense minister announced plans to increase the pay and benefits of her country's soldiers as a first step to restoring the effectiveness of Germany's military. The state of the German armed forces is an ongoing national scandal after it was revealed most of the country's military aircraft were grounded and German battle tanks are in need of repair. The defense minister says the shortage of military personnel is equally problematic, rendering half of its submarine fleet unusable because there aren't qualified people to operate them.

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Some On Public Housing Waitlists Are Taking Their Vouchers To Smaller Cities

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:30pm

In the last few years demand for public housing assistance has skyrocketed, while congressional funding has stayed flat. Right now federal funds covers less than a quarter of families in the United States eligible for a housing voucher. Waitlists for vouchers in big cities are often years long, if not closed all together. That means those seeking housing aid are heading to small cities, like Cheyenne, Wyo., because of shorter wait times.

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Federal Reserve Votes To End Quantitative Easing

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:30pm

Federal Reserve policymakers voted Wednesday to end a giant bond-buying stimulus program that's been in place in one form or another for the last six years.

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At Ben Bradlee's Funeral, Mourners Mark More Than His Life

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:30pm

At Washington, D.C.'s National Cathedral on Wednesday, friends, family and former colleagues paid tribute to Benjamin C. Bradlee, the late executive editor of The Washington Post.

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Most Cavs Fans Willing To Forgive LeBron On His Return To Cleveland

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:30pm

LeBron James is back and Cleveland is getting psyched. Local basketball fans seem to be willing to forgive James for leaving town in search of NBA glory in Miami. As Thursday's season opener approaches, bar and restaurant owners are anticipating record business, sports talk radio is buzzing with hope, and a massive mural of James in a Cavaliers uniform is going up on the side of a downtown building. This year marks a half century since the Cleveland Browns won the city's last sports championship and Clevelanders are looking to quench the thirst of a long dry spell.

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