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Is There A Chill For Tech Startup IPOs?

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:33pm

Only 14 percent of initial public offerings in the U.S. so far this year were done by tech companies – the lowest level in years.

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Arizona State To Offer Free MBA Program

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:24pm

Up to 120 business students will get a free ride thanks to a gift from a real estate developer that had been intended to recruit new faculty.

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Jim Webb Exits Democratic Primary, Leaves Door Open For Independent Bid

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:08pm

The former Virginia senator decries the extremes to which both parties have moved and says he will consider running as an independent, where more people identify.

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'Farm To Air'? Why JetBlue Is Farming At A New York Airport

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 11:28am

JetBlue has built a farm right outside its terminal at New York's JFK International Airport. It's the first urban farm at a U.S. airport. But will passengers ever get to harvest or eat the food?

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Trailers, Tickets, Twitter: 'Star Wars' Fans Can't Get Enough

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 11:03am

A new Star Wars trailer showed up on Monday night after much fanfare, and we're now in a full promotional push for the next two months. But ... does the movie need one?

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American Cancer Society Changes Mammogram Guidelines

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 10:53am

For years, it's been saying women should get annual mammograms starting at age 40. Now it says they can start at 45 — and then cut back to every other year starting at age 54.

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Tracy Morgan Announces 2016 Comedy Tour

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 10:34am

The tour is being called "Tracy Morgan: Picking Up the Pieces" and is set to kickoff in Hammond, In. in February.

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Crowds Of Migrants And Refugees Prompt Slovenia To Deploy Army

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 10:29am

Faced with delays, hundreds of people are being forced to camp outdoors along the route that they hope ends in Austria, Germany, and other European Union nations.

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'Twitter's Dying' Puts Spotlight On The Line Between Abuse And Voice

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 10:11am

An online essay has many agreeing that abuse and incivility undermine the social Web. But as with many cases of online speech, one man's bickering and snark are another man's freedom and dialogue.

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Pop Quiz: Who Was The Only President To ....

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 10:03am

In the exclusive club of American chief executives, some presidents are more exclusive than others. This is only a test.

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Cancer Group Now Says Most Mammograms Can Wait Till 45

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 10:02am

The American Cancer Society says new research supports changing the age at which most women should start getting yearly mammograms. But the group's latest advice still conflicts with other guidance.

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Ryan Runs, Boehner Stays Or A New Star Rises? 6 Ways The House Could Go

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 9:52am

Rep. Paul Ryan could run, with or without support from the Freedom Caucus. Or he could choose not to run, leaving Boehner or perhaps a new candidate to fill the speaker's chair.

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The Current Presents: Laura Marling

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 9:36am

It's just the English songwriter and her guitar in this acoustic performance of "How Can I."

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Alabama Judge Accused Of Telling Offenders To Give Blood Or Go To Jail

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 9:25am

The Southern Poverty Law Center filed an ethics complaint against Judge Marvin Wiggins. Last month, the judge told a room full of people who owed fines they could stay out of jail by donating blood.

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Here's How You Can Outrun A Horse

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 9:20am

Humans are pathetic at athletic feats compared to animals. We get outrun by ostriches and outswum by penguins. But human physiology makes us aces at one sport: endurance running. Sorry, horse.

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Deafheaven's George Clarke On The Darkness At Heart Of 'New Bermuda'

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 9:01am

The band's singer and lyricist explains how moving to Los Angeles led to the depression and frustration that fuel Deafheaven's ferocious new album.

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Rowling's Magic Needs No Spells In 'Career Of Evil'

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 8:46am

In her third outing as crime novelist Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling hits her stride with a fluid, complex mystery. Reviewer Annalisa Quinn says she excels at depicting evil, ordinary or otherwise.

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Top Stories: Canadian Election Results; White House Astronomy Night

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 8:43am

Also: A senior Hamas leader is detained and accused of inciting attacks against Israelis; Ohio suspends executions after it can't find lethal injection drugs; and new drone rules are proposed.

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