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No Quick Fixes For Drivers Affected By Air Bag Recall

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 5:58pm

The massive auto recall announced this week is different from most. It affects more than one-third of air bags on the road and there are no simple fixes, short of a full air bag replacement.

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A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 5:48am

Entrepreneur Lisa Price started Carol's Daughter to create natural hair and skin products for black women. Now that L'Oreal owns the brand, can it maintain the loyalty of African-American customers?

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A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 5:48am

Carol's Daughter was started to sell products for black women who wear their hair natural. But ever since L'Oréal bought the brand, folks are wondering if it can maintain the loyalty of its customers.

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Facebook's Zuckerberg Shares His Mandarin Skills

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:02am

In a question-and-answer session in China, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg showed that he's conversant in Mandarin — but far from perfect. He doesn't quite have his tone down.

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Tobacco Farmers Lose Longtime Safety Net

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:53am

The last tobacco subsidy payments go to tobacco farmers at the end of this month. The government program was intended to help growers transition out of a Depression-era tobacco price-fixing system.

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Calling 911 On Your Cell? It's Harder To Find You Than You Think

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:24pm

If you call 911 from inside a tall building, emergency responders may have difficulty finding you. Cellphone GPS technology currently doesn't work well indoors — but the FCC hopes to change that.

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How Foodies Were Duped Into Thinking McDonald's Was High-End Food

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:53pm

A viral video shows people lauding fare billed as an "organic" fast-food option that was actually McDonald's. It wasn't just pranksters playing tricks on these poor folks, but maybe their brains, too.

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For U.S. Queen Of Alligator-Skin Goods, Business Is Booming

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:27pm

Christy Redd's Georgia company moves 25,000 skins a year, with some made into handbags sold for tens of thousands of dollars. But activists say the ways the gators are grown and slaughtered are awful.

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Cigarette Maker Reynolds American To Ban Smoking In The Workplace

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:22pm

Reynolds American, the country's second-largest cigarette maker, and its subsidiaries are implementing a no-smoking policy in the workplace starting in January 2015.

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Please Do Not Leave A Message: Why Millennials Hate Voice Mail

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:22pm

"When it comes to voice mail, they're just over it," says Jane Buckingham, a trend expert. But it's still important at work, so younger generations will have to learn what to do after the beep.

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FDA Cracks Down On Fake Ebola Cures Sold Online

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:22pm

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to companies marketing products claimed to be cures for Ebola. One firm says it will drop such claims — but it's still selling the product.

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Cigarette-Maker Reynolds American To Ban Smoking At Work

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:22pm

Until now, Reynolds employees have been able to light up at their desks. But come January, workers will have to either go outside or use specially equipped smoking rooms.

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Mark Zuckerberg Shows Off His Mandarin Chinese Skills

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:00am

The Facebook co-founder and CEO spoke at Tsinghua University in Beijing for about 30 minutes. In Mandarin. His audience liked it.

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You're Enjoying Low Gas Prices, But Is It Really A Good Sign?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:52am

All around the country, drivers are seeing signs that gas prices are depressed. Those drops helped hold down the latest consumer price index. But economists worry about too much of a good thing.

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To Get Women To Work In Computer Science, Schools Get Them To Class

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

In 1984, the percentage of women studying computer science flattened, and then plunged. Computer science programs are trying to get that number back up.

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What The New Factory Worker Should Know

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

In previous generations, manufacturing jobs were dirty, dangerous and low-skill. The new factory jobs are almost all clean, require increasingly higher skills and take very few people to do them. Old manufacturing center South Bend, Ind., is one place you can get a glimpse of this change.

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No Mere Merry-Go-Round: Ohio Carousel Maker Carves From Scratch

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

Wooden carousels, with hand-carved and painted horses, seem like a relic of the past. But Carousel Works in Mansfield, Ohio, is one of a few companies still making them to order.

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Cloud Data Security Concerns Raised After Reported Attack In China

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:31pm

A group says the Chinese government backed an attack against users of Apple's iCloud service. Experts worry attacks that target weaknesses in the transfer of data on the cloud will become more common.

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NHTSA Adds More Than 3 Million Vehicles To Air Bag Recall

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:28pm

Almost 8 million vehicles are now being recalled over worries their air bags could malfunction. Vehicle owners in hot and humid climates are under special alert.

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Weekly Innovation: An Umbrella For The Modern Age

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:19am

The Sa is a new umbrella designed so that it is almost impossible to blow inside out. Based on origami, the umbrella replaces the metal skeleton with two canopies that expand and retract in unison.

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