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TV Networks Re-imagine Reruns While Keeping Traditional Viewers

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

A new digital platform called Simpson's World has all 25 years' worth of the show. FX says it is trying to cater to both old-fashioned TV fans and people who watch shows on other devices.

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The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:51pm

Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.

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Maker Of 'Body Cams' Used By Police Reports Spike In Sales

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:38pm

What's interesting is the spike started well before the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out, Writing He's 'Proud To Be Gay'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:40pm

In Bloomberg Businessweek, Tim Cook, now the most prominent business executive to come out, writes that his desire for privacy had held him back from publicly disclosing his sexual orientation.

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New Crash Test Dummy To Gain Pounds To Reflect Fatalities Among Obese

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:37am

Obese occupants of a vehicle are up to 78 percent more likely to die in a car crash than someone of average weight, says the CEO of Humanetics, the world's largest maker of crash test dummies.

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GDP Posts Strong 3.5 Percent Growth Rate In 3rd Quarter

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:15am

The economy performed better-than-expected in the July-September period, after making a 4.6 percent jump in the second quarter of the year.

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Apps Aim To Guide You On 'Sustainable Food' (Whatever That Means)

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:04am

Consumers who care about how their food is produced have a growing number of apps they can turn to at the supermarket. The problem? Nailing down just what sustainability means when it comes to food.

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Apple's Tim Cook In Rare Company As Publicly Gay Chief Executive

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:23am

In an essay for Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook comes out by saying he's proud to be gay and his silence was a matter of personal privacy. Two other publicly traded U.S. companies have publicly gay CEOs.

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Moving Past The Password, But At What Cost?

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:28am

Apps working with a new Twitter service would simply ask for your phone number instead of a password. In exchange, the company would get some of the most valuable information about you.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:04am

The head of the world's most iconic technology company says that although his sexual orientation has been no secret among friends and colleagues, now is the time to publicly acknowledge it.

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Record Those Work Hours, Get Some Beer

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 5:17am

Minneapolis ad agency Colle + McVoy is using beer to get its workers to fill out their time sheets. Fill out your time sheet, swipe your card, and you get a free beer.

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The Independent Oil Producer You Usually Don't Hear From

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

Most Americans feel relieved when they see a drop in prices at the pump. Jason Bruns feels the opposite. A higher price of oil is good for him. He owns 10 oil wells in Kansas that produce about two barrels a day.

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In EU, Google Faces Next Chapter With New Competition Chief

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

A new commissioner takes over the case on Nov. 1 and that has many wondering what that means for Google and its long-running antitrust case.

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Keep On Drillin'? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil Future

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

Measure P in California's Santa Barbara County asks voters to ban controversial oil and gas drilling methods such as hydraulic fracturing. To date, the oil industry has spent $7 million to defeat it.

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LA Manufacturing Industry Still Supported By Garment Workers

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:12am

Los Angeles has the highest number of manufacturing jobs in the country. While much of American manufacturing is high end, folks here still hold up the low end, with low-wage, non-union jobs held by immigrants.

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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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After The Waves, Staten Island Homeowner Takes Sandy Buyout

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

Stephen Drimalas fled his home as the storm hit, and it was badly damaged. Now he and some of his neighbors are selling their property to the state, which hopes to get people out of flood-prone areas.

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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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