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Facebook Rolls Out New, Simpler Privacy Policy

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:41pm

The new privacy guidelines are one-third their previous length. But experts say it doesn't change how much data the company will continue to gather from users.

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Amazon, Hachette Reach Agreement Over E-Book Prices

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:13pm

The agreement in the months-long dispute was announced today and the two former adversaries will resume normal business "immediately," according to a press release.

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Amazon And Hachette Reach A Deal On E-Book Pricing

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:16am

The multiyear agreement, which will take effect in early 2015, ends a months-long stalemate between the online retail giant and the publishing powerhouse.

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Congress Will Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline, With An Eye On Louisiana

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 6:37am

The two bills' sponsors — Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La. — are heading toward a runoff election next month.

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Miners At Risk Because Of Unpaid And Uncollected Fines

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:08am

NPR probes the regulatory loophole that allows mine owners to ignore government regulators and operate unsafe mines. For years, the owners have failed to pay penalties even as workers are injured.

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How Kodak's Shirley Cards Set Photography's Skin-Tone Standard

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 2:45am

Named for the original model — an employee of Kodak — the portraits were used by photo labs to calibrate printers. But until the 1970s, that model was always white.

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House, Senate To Vote On Keystone After Landrieu Calls For Vote

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:48am

Legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline got new life after Senate Democrats abandoned efforts to block the measure in hopes of helping endangered Sen. Mary Landrieu keep her seat in Louisiana.

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After Solyndra Loss, U.S. Energy Loan Program Turning A Profit

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:03pm

The federal government lost hundreds of millions of dollars when solar panel maker Solyndra and car company Fisker went bankrupt. Now the loan program has made up for early losses and is in the black.

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After Ferguson, Police Body Cameras Catching On

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:45pm

The Columbia, Mo., police department gave its officers body cameras in July, saying they could help exonerate officers from claims of abuse of force. After Ferguson, the demand for cameras surged.

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New Volkswagen Policy OKs Interactions With Unions At U.S. Factory

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:39pm

The automaker said the new would allow dialogue with groups, including unions. It comes months after the United Auto Workers lost a vote to represent workers at the Chattanooga, Tenn., factory.

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Treasury Secretary: Boosting World Economy Requires 'Tough Decisions'

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:33pm

Robert Siegel talks with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew ahead of the G-20 summit in Australia. If Asia and Europe don't pick up some economic steam, Lew says, it could spell trouble for the U.S.

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As U.S. Leads Growth, It Wants Others To Step Up

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:01pm

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has a message for the leaders of other advanced economies: You have to shape up! The global economy is relying too heavily on just the United States for growth.

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'Washington Post' To Add Editor's Notes To Fareed Zakaria Columns

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:42pm

The editorial page editor of The Washington Post says he will append editor's notes to four columns by Fareed Zakaria, saying the columns failed to credit sources sufficiently.

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Banking Giants Settle Currency Manipulation Charges

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:42pm

Six banks, including Citigroup, Bank of America and J.P. Morgan Chase, will pay regulators more than $4 billion to settle charges they manipulated the currency exchange market to boost profits.

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Coal Mines Keep Operating Despite Injuries, Violations And Millions In Fines

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:35pm

An NPR investigation found thousands of American mine owners fail to pay penalties for safety violations, even as they continue to manage dangerous — and sometimes deadly — operations.

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Big Banks Will Pay $4.25 Billion In Fines Over Currency Charges

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:25pm

U.S. firms Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase will pay the largest fines, around $1 billion each, to settle civil charges that they colluded to manipulate the foreign exchange market.

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Golden State Joe: California Makes A Play For Coffee's Future

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:15pm

California's coffee crop is new and small, but farmers are optimistic about its potential. Scientists hope that by growing coffee here they can learn more about how to help the crop resist disease.

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China And U.S., Titans Of Carbon Pollution, Move To Cut Gases

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 6:08am

China and the U.S. account for more than a third of greenhouse gases — making it vital that any broad climate plans include the pair.

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Anti-Poverty Groups Prepare For Battles With New Congress

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:59am

They've been fighting to maintain government spending for social services during a tough economy. In January, they'll face an all-Republican Congress, and the likelihood of steeper cuts has increased.

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U.S., China Agree To Cut Tariffs On High-Tech Products

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:59am

The agreement is an unexpected act of cooperation between two countries that have been increasingly at odds over intellectual property, cybersecurity, human rights and trade imbalances.

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