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Boston Has Riskiest Drivers, According To Insurance Ranking

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

Drivers in Boston get into an accident every four years on average, according to a study by Allstate insurance. Fort Collins, Colo., had the nation's safest drivers.

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Canadians Fret Merger With Burger Will Change Tim Hortons

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

Burger King announced it is buying the Canadian doughnut-and-coffee chain for about $11 million. Some Canadian's aren't thrilled that their Timmy's is being taken over by the American burger company.

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Pew Study: Facebook, Twitter Users Held Back Views On Snowden

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

The Pew Research Center report shows that Americans were more willing to have a conversation about NSA leaker Edward Snowden face-to-face than in discussion groups on Facebook or Twitter.

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Driven By Climate Change, Cotton Buyers Look For Alternatives

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:30am

One clothing company whose bottom line was hurt in the wake of bad weather events decided to look to polyester fibers made from recycled plastic bottles.

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Hello, May I Help You Plan Your Final Months?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:28am

The company Vital Decisions hires social workers to help people make end-of-life plans in advance, over the phone. But the counselors are paid by insurers. Critics see a conflict of interest.

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Build A Toothbrush, Change The World. Or Not

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:27am

You think bringing a new toothbrush to market is easy? The seven-year saga of two dental entrepreneurs struggling to bring their patented brush to consumers suggests otherwise.

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Colorado's Pot Brownies Have A New Ingredient — Warning Labels

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:02pm

Colorado is rolling out regulations for the edible marijuana sector, including "emergency rules," which spell out serving sizes. But for now, most of the dosage education is falling to pot shops.

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High Prices Aren't Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:19pm

Several factors — from a virus sweeping through hog barns to a drought in the Plains states — have driven up the price of pork and beef. But consumers keep buying it even though it costs more.

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BK's Big Deal Could Bring The King To Canada, Controversy Close Behind

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:33pm

Burger King is buying Tim Horton's, the Canadian coffee-and-donut chain, in a deal valued at $11 billion. The new company will be headquartered in Ontario, Canada, allowing Burger King to take advantage of Canada's lower corporate tax rate. The relocation is bound to cause controversy in the U.S.

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ISIS Condo Project, Others Rethink Their Names

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:30pm

The ISIS Downtown condo project in Florida has changed its name, as did a mobile-payment company. Others are distancing themselves from the ideology of the group now called the Islamic State.

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Burger Announces Merger With Tim Hortons, Move To Canada

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:47am

As part of the $11 billion deal, Burger King will transfer its headquarters to Ontario and cut its tax bill considerably.

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Health Organizations Call For A Ban On E-Cigarettes Indoors

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:45am

Both the World Health Organization and the American Heart Association say vapors from electronic cigarettes pose a health threat to bystanders, and that the devices should be regulated like tobacco.

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Is Google's Free Software A Good Deal For Educators?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:03am

The tech giant launches new tools for teachers.

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Beheading Video Stirs Debate On Social Media Censorship

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:59am

The beheading of James Foley by the Islamic State triggered debate. David Greene talks to Robert Hernandez, assistant professor at USC Annenberg, about censorship with new tech platforms like Twitter.

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Comic Featuring Superman's Debut Sells For Millions

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:59am

In 1938, Action Comics No. 1 sold for a dime. Over the weekend, a pristine copy was sold on eBay for more than $3.2 million.

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Cereal Consumption Hurt By Grab-And-Go Foods

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:59am

Americans are consuming less cereal for breakfast, in part because of competition from restaurants. Americans are also seeking more protein for breakfast.

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Amazon Makes A Big Move Into The World Of Online Gaming

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:59am

Amazon is buying Twitch Interactive, a live-streaming service for video game players. Amazon will reportedly pay more than $1 billion for the fast-growing tech company.

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Many Homeowners Still Qualify For Mortgage Relief

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:44am

A federal program known as HARP could save homeowners who qualify to refinance an average $200 a month. But many who hear about it are suspicious, says Federal Housing Finance Agency chief Mel Watt.

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On Ocean City's Boardwalk, Costumed Performers Prompt Legal Debate

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:42am

The Maryland beach town is grappling with an influx of boardwalk performers, including costumed characters and a pole dancer. Police say the city's hands are essentially tied because of legal rulings.

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The 'Greening' Of Florida Citrus Means Less Green In Growers' Pockets

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:40am

Orange juice sales are at their lowest point in 10 years. Florida's citrus industry is reeling from a disease called "greening," while consumers face dozens of other choices in the supermarket aisle.

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