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Is The NFL Too Big To Fail?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:19am

The NFL has suffered a number of scandals recently, but the sport has emerged relatively unscathed. Commentator Frank Deford asks if anything could change the way Americans feel about football.

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When The Power's Out, Solar Panels May Not Keep The Lights On

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:16am

With the price of solar panels falling, more municipalities and homeowners are installing them. But having solar panels doesn't mean you won't lose power in a blackout — at least not yet.

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Boeing And SpaceX Win $6.8 Billion In NASA Contracts

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:52pm

By 2017, the two American companies are expected to take over a job that NASA has relied upon Russia to perform: shuttling astronauts to the International Space Station.

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Edible Packaging? Retailers Not Quite Ready To Ditch The Wrapper

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:42pm

To reduce waste, some enterprising companies are trying to roll out products that make the package part of the snack — edible packaging. But selling it to the retail market is trickier than it seems.

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Calpers Pulls Public Employee Pensions Out Of Hedge Funds

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:12pm

Calpers says the investment proved to be too complex and not worth the expenses.

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In Germany, A Magazine For The Dog-Tired

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 1:09pm

Germans have long had plenty of choices when it comes to magazines catering to canine lovers. But one publisher thinks the time has finally come to throw the dog haters a bone.

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Marriott's New Envelope For Room Tips Stirs Debate

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:03am

An initiative launched with Maria Shriver's input is raising questions over how the hotel company pays its staff — and whether guests should be expected to tip.

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Like It Or Not, Scotland's Drama May Hit Your Wallet

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:37am

Some economists say this Thursday's vote on Scotland's independence could have wide-ranging economic impacts. They fear a breakaway from the U.K. could trigger another global financial upheaval.

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Coca-Cola Revives Surge, A Citrus-Flavored Soda

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:16am

Introduced as a competitor to Pepsi's Mountain Dew, Surge was discontinued in 2003 due to poor sales. It maintained an outspoken, cult-like following

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Hachette Authors Take Their Case To Amazon's Board Of Directors

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:16am

The authors want Amazon's board to intercede in the dispute between the publisher and the online retailer over the price of e-books. Amazon continues to impede sales of Hachette books.

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With Debt Collection, Your Bank Account Could Be At Risk

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:03am

A 1968 federal law allows debt collectors to not only garnish wages, but take from a debtor's bank account. Consumer advocates say the outdated law is overly punitive and out of touch with reality.

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With U.S. Oil Supply Climbing, Some Call For End To Export Ban

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:43am

Much of the U.S. oil industry wants to lift a ban that followed the 1970s energy crisis. But those worried about the possibility of higher gas prices and climate change want to keep the ban in place.

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Minecraft's Business Model: A Video Game That Leaves You Alone

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:41am

Microsoft is buying the company that created the video game Minecraft, which has a loyal following in part because of the freedom it allows players — including freedom from pressure to buy add-ons.

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GM Ignition-Switch Defect Now Linked To 19 Deaths

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:40am

A special compensation fund for victims of the faulty ignition switch has issued its first report, which makes clear GM will pay claims for more than the 13 deaths it says were linked to the defect.

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With Minecraft, Microsoft Buys A Doorway To Millions Of Players

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:40pm

Microsoft paid $2.5 billion for Mojang, the company behind the hit building-block video game Minecraft that is played by millions. But it might have gained a lot more than just a popular franchise.

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With Turmoil Roiling Abroad, Why Aren't Oil Prices Bubbling Up?

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:19pm

Conflict in oil-producing regions usually sends oil prices higher. But the cost of oil has actually dropped, despite turmoil in the Middle East. Economists say it's a matter of supply and demand.

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Minecraft Purchase Gives Microsoft New Foothold

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:19pm

Microsoft announced on Monday that it will pay $2.5 billion for the Swedish software company Mojang AB, developer of the popular Minecraft franchise.

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When Consumer Debts Go Unpaid, Paychecks Can Take A Big Hit

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:52am

One in 10 working Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 are getting money taken from their paychecks for not paying their debts. And in most states, the law allows a quarter of wages to be withheld.

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App Provides A New Way To Make A Tough Decision

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:52am

If you are contemplating an agonizing choice, try Cloverpop. It's an app that asks you a series of questions about the decision you're trying to make, and assigns a value to each response.

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Netflix Expands Into France

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:52am

But the welcome so far has not been a warm one for the video-streaming giant. Media outlets in France are complaining that the California-based company will erode French culture.

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