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A Publisher Tries Podcasts As A Gateway To Audiobooks

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 4:02am

Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry, while podcasts are also finding new audiences. One science fiction publisher is experimenting with a new path to the market.

Female Broadcaster Set To Make NFL History

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:17pm

Play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins is set to become the first-ever woman to call an NFL game televised nationally — the Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos game on Sept. 11.

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For China's 'New Silk Road,' Ambitious Goals And More Than A Few Challenges

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:48pm

The multibillion-dollar "plan of the century" aims to create a network of trade routes, rail lines, ports and highways, linking countries on four continents. Nearly 70 countries have signed on.

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Struggling Nuclear Industry Lobbies State Governments For Help

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:30pm

The nuclear industry is struggling with aging plants and competition from cheaper natural gas. Now, touting itself as another form of "clean" energy, it's lobbying state lawmakers for help.

Long Before 'WannaCry' Ransomware, Decades Of Cyber 'Wake-Up Calls'

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:03pm

"The [WannCry] attack is a wake-up call for all of us," Microsoft's president wrote about last week's incident. How many times have we heard cyberattacks described this way? Let's look back.

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Why Are Americans Drinking Less Cow's Milk? Its Appeal Has Curdled

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 1:23pm

In the 1900s, nutritionists and dairy producers helped convince Americans that cow's milk was nature's perfect food. But the science and tastes have changed, and we're guzzling much less than before.

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'Chicago Tribune' Parent Company Is Trying To Buy The 'Chicago Sun-Times'

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:52am

Both newspapers have stressed that Chicago will remain a two-newspaper city, with the Sun-Times maintaining a separate newsroom that would operate independently.

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Trump Refusal to 'Bail Out' Insurers Might End Up Making Policies Cheaper

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:53am

It's a weird twist: If the government refuses to reimburse insurance companies for cost-sharing subsidies, it could make health insurance a lot cheaper for people buying on the exchanges in 2018.

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North Korea May Be Linked To WannaCry Ransomware, Researchers Say

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 6:59am

Google security researcher Neel Mehta pointed out similarities between WannaCry and malware used by Lazarus, the group that's been blamed for the Sony Pictures hack of 2014.

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Despite Viral Incidents, Passengers Are More Satisfied With Airlines Than Ever

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 6:41am

Lower air fares, better on-time performance, fewer lost bags and fewer passengers being bumped from over-booked flights have all contributed to the overall better customer satisfaction ratings.

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From Kill Switch To Bitcoin, 'WannaCry' Showing Signs Of Amateur Flaws

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:02am

There's very little law enforcement can do to catch purveyors of ransomware — unless they slip up. The criminals behind the WannaCry attack may have done just that.

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What To Know About Carl Icahn, Trump's 'Special Adviser'

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:00am

As the president's "special adviser on regulatory reform," billionaire Carl Icahn has undefined reach, and no need to comply with the ethics rules.

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Microsoft's President Reflects On Cyberattack, Helping Pirates And The NSA

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:57am

Microsoft's president discusses the company efforts to contain the global WannaCry virus, which includes helping people who pirated his software, and he calls for a "Digital Geneva Convention."

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Investigators Looking Into Trump Campaign's Russia Ties Follow The Money

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 3:07pm

A Senate panel says it will look into a large database of possible money-laundering activities maintained by the Treasury Department to explore Trump associates' links to Russia.

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Trump's Tax Plan Renews Anxieties About Deficits And The Debt

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 2:38pm

One hurdle for President Trump's proposed tax cuts is the threat that they'll produce large budget deficits and balloon the U.S. debt. Prominent Republicans are already expressing great concern.

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WannaCry Ransomware: What We Know Monday

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 1:31pm

A Homeland Security official says that so far, "the U.S. is still in a relatively good place." But because of its success, the malware is being tweaked to foil attempts to stop its spread.

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Grocery Stores: 'The Best Of America And The Worst Of America'

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 1:25pm

In his new book, Michael Ruhlman explores how and why Americans have changed from corner-store customers to insatiable consumers of every edible product at our fingertips.

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How To Give Vegan 'Ice Cream' That Creamy Taste, Minus The Milk

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 10:29am

From avocado to almonds, vegan frozen desserts abound today. But replicating the complex choreography of water, protein, fat and sugar that milk usually takes care of is a challenge.

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WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For 'Stockpiling' Vulnerabilities

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 7:58am

The NSA's losing control of the software behind the WannaCry cyberattack is like "the U.S. military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen," Microsoft President Brad Smith says.

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Global Cyberattack Spreads, U.S. Avoids Worst Of It

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:33am

Universities, hospitals, railways and other institutions in China are the latest targets. David Greene talks to Michael Chertoff, who served as Homeland Security secretary under President Bush.

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