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Turmoil Continues In Financial Markets As Dow Plunges

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:22pm

Stocks took a beating on Wednesday, with the Dow and the S&P falling more than two percent before bouncing back slightly. Money flowed into safe haven investments such as U.S. Treasuries.

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Weekly Innovation: Your New Pet Robot

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:05pm

Jr., a consumer robot in development, could soon be an extra set of eyes and ears in your home. Each Jr. adapts uniquely to its owner. But if you ignore it, Jr. may start avoiding you.

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HBO Without Cable, Coming In 2015

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:31am

HBO has announced that beginning in 2015, it will offer what many have long wanted: access to HBO without having cable.

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Should You Stock Up On Chocolate Bars Because Of Ebola?

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:41am

The virus has already caused one spike in chocolate prices, because cocoa is grown in countries that border Ebola-stricken Liberia and Guinea. Prices went back down — for the moment.

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Microsoft Windows Flaw Let Russian Hackers Spy On NATO, Report Says

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:30pm

A weakness in Microsoft Windows has been exploited by Russian hackers to spy on Western governments, NATO, European energy companies and an academic organization in the U.S., according to a report.

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What's Really In A Big Mac? McDonald's Says It's Ready To Tell All

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 3:27pm

Pink slime? Eyeballs? Rumors about what goes into McD's food have dogged it for years. As U.S. sales falter, the firm's new ad campaign aims to tackle those concerns by inviting consumers' questions.

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Snapchat And Dropbox Breaches Are Really Third-Party App Breaches

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:34pm

While troves of data from the ephemeral messaging app Snapchat and the cloud storage provider Dropbox were leaked, the companies put the blame elsewhere.

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Health Premiums And Costs Set To Rise For Workers Covered At Work

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 9:28am

As many companies provide employees with their coverage details this fall, premiums are expected to increase modestly. Surcharges for spousal coverage and health savings accounts are also on the rise.

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School Facilities Strained By Boom In Petroleum Engineering

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 4:09am

Students want to cash in on that growing job market. Those high paying jobs are also attracting petroleum engineering professors. So there are fewer professors to teach ballooning classes.

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Economists Theorize Eurozone May Experience Triple-Dip Recession

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 4:09am

To find out what's going on with the economy, Rachel Martin talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributor to The Wall Street Journal.

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As Oil Prices Slide, Speculation Rises On Shale Boom's Sustainability

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 4:09am

Global oil prices have fallen to a 4-year low, confirming hopes and fears, depending on if you're a gasoline consumer or an oilman, that abundant U.S. crude is messing with the world's energy order.

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Fiery Oil-Train Derailments Prompt Calls For Less Flammable Oil

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:23pm

Trains carrying oil from North Dakota pass through American towns daily — and sometimes they derail and explode. The oil industry is now under pressure to make the oil less volatile before shipping.

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From Microsoft To Mercedes, Foreign Companies Under The Gun In China

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:13pm

Doing business in China is getting tougher for some foreign companies. In the past year, Chinese government regulators have raided their offices, claiming to investigate monopoly practices.

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How Millennials Are Reshaping Charity And Online Giving

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:13pm

The generation now coming of age is spending — and giving — differently. New York-based Charity:Water gets it, and it's been a boon to its cause.

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French Economist Wins Nobel For Work On Regulating Big Business

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:19am

The Nobel committee said Jean Tirole has helped to reshape regulators' policies with his idea that the same rules have different effects –- good and bad –- in different industries.

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French Economist Win Nobel For Market Power And Regulation Research

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 6:42am

French economist Jean Tirole, 61, works at the Toulouse School of Economics in France. The economics prize completed the 2014 Nobel Prize announcements.

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French Economist Jean Tirole Wins Nobel Prize For Economics

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 6:28am

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says Tirole's work on market power and regulation provides a framework for how governments can deal with and regulate mergers and monopolies.

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Daniel Tiger: Won't You Be His Neighbor?

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 6:03am

The PBS program Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is bringing the legacy of Fred Rogers to a new generation of children.

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Speculation Abounds Over Who Will Win Economics Nobel

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:56am

The top contenders for the Nobel Prize in economics are said to be a pair of NYU professors who study entrepreneurship, and a Stanford researcher who did pioneering work into economic sociology.

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To Cut Student Debt, Florida College Cuts Off Some Student Borrowing

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 3:54pm

One of Florida's largest community colleges is trying to reduce the amount of debt its students take on. As part of a federal experiment, it has barred them from taking out any unsubsidized loans.

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