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Restaurants Shave Calories Off New Menu Items

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:19am

New menu items introduced by chain restaurants in 2013 contained 60 fewer calories, on average, than items on the menu in 2012. And that could be enough to make an impact on the obesity epidemic.

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Disease, War And Terrorism Are Dimming Economic Prospects, Especially In Africa

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:51pm

The International Monetary Fund issued a gloomy forecast and stock investors reacted. By the market's close, the Dow Jones industrial average had tumbled 272.58 points, or 1.6 percent

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So A Global Economist Walks Into A Comedy Club ...

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:51pm

Yoram Bauman is an economist. And a stand-up comic. Who makes jokes about climate change and global development, among other topics. At the Inter-American Development Bank this week, he killed!

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Voters Will Get Their Say On GMO Labeling In Colorado And Oregon

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 3:24pm

Similar measures calling for labeling genetically modified foods have failed in recent years in California and Washington, and Vermont is being sued for the labeling law it enacted earlier this year.

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Squaring Your Taxes And Your Health Insurance Subsidies

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:32am

How can spouses divide the tax credits they receive when they buy different health plans from an insurance marketplace? And what do they tell the IRS?

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Italian Company Sells Spreadable Beer

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 6:08am

Birra Spalmabile is a beer flavored spread with no alcohol content. It's being advertised in the U.S. and elsewhere as a perfect complement to appetizers or cheese.

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Ebola Protective Suits Are In Short Supply

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

The Ebola outbreak created a demand for personal protective equipment. Clinics can go through hundreds of PPE suits a day. Manufacturers increased production but agencies say there's still a shortage.

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Former Treasury Secretaries Head To Court For AIG Lawsuit

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:55pm

Henry Paulson, Timothy Geithner and former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will all testify in a case that stems from the government's bailout of insurance giant, AIG.

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NPR Chief Announces Departure Of Key Digital Strategist

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:32am

CEO Jarl Mohn announced Monday that Kinsey Wilson is leaving the network. Wilson, whose exit follows the departure of several other NPR executives, is seen as a leader on the digital front.

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Executive Who Spearheaded NPR's Digital Strategy To Leave Network

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:08am

Kinsey Wilson "is widely credited with positioning NPR as a leader in the digital space," according to NPR's CEO.

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Medical Company May Be Falling Short Of Its Patient Safety Ideals

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 9:00am

Masimo Corporation's chief executive is a leading voice in the movement to reduce medical errors, but the Food and Drug Administration says his company isn't properly investigating complaints.

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Hewlett-Packard Will Split Into Two Companies

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:33am

The ailing company that was founded 75 years ago has laid off more than 40,000 workers in recent years. Mergers that were meant to help it compete have not panned out.

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The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:28am

The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in that history.

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Fortune-Tellers, Step Aside: Big Data Looks For Future Entrepreneurs

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 4:05pm

A venture capital firm is trying to target entrepreneurs before they create startups, or even have a business idea. There's no crystal ball involved — just public data and predictive analytics.

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Upstart Challenges Facebook On User Privacy

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 6:57am

Ello is a new social network — one that requires an invite to join. But Facebook dominates the market with a billion users, and it's tough for competitors to survive. So what does it take to make it?

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Atlantic City Falls From Glittering Resort To Bargain Basement

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 8:55am

With four casinos shuttered, a fifth on the brink and 7,000 jobs lost, the once-glittery Atlantic City ponders a path to the future.

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Tech Week: Who's Offline, How Hong Kong Connects, How Google Works

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 4:49am

Also in this week's tech roundup, America's biggest bank says 76 million households were affected by its summer hack.

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New 15-Year Mortgage May Open Homeownership Door For More Buyers

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:00pm

The 30-year mortgage is the foundation of the real estate market. But now some advocates are proposing a new type of 15-year loan that would allow people to own more of their home more quickly.

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JPMorgan Chase The Latest Big Target In Cyberattacks

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:14pm

A summer cyberattack on the world's biggest bank was among the largest corporate hacks ever discovered. JPMorgan Chase revealed on Thursday that 76 million households were hit in the data breach.

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Make Room, Food Trucks. Mobile Fashion Stores Have Hit The Streets

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:14pm

Entrepreneurs who want to launch a retail business in the fashion industry have found a more affordable way to do it — by drawing inspiration from the food truck craze.

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