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European Union Charges Google With Antitrust Violations

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:19pm

After a nearly five year investigation, European Union officials on Wednesday charged Google with antitrust violations and opened an investigation into its Android operating system.

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U.S. Predicted To Be Net Energy Exporter In Next Decade; First Time Since 1950s

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:28pm

Citing a boom in natural gas and shifts in demand, the Energy Information Administration says the U.S. could stop being a net energy importer "sometime between 2020 and 2030."

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You Didn't Check The 'Presidential Election Campaign' Box On Your Taxes, Did You?

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 9:03am

The little box is for presidential public financing. At first, it was relatively popular but now fewer people are checking the box and more candidates are rejecting the funds.

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EU Charges Google With Antitrust Violations, Will Also Look At Android

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 8:16am

Saying that Google abused its dominant position in the search market "by systematically favoring its own comparison shopping product," a European panel releases a list of antitrust charges.

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European Union Accuses Google Of Abusing Its Market Dominance

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 7:03am

The European Union has been looking into whether Google favors its own products in online searches. EU officials have filed a complaint against Google. The tech giant has not yet formally responded.

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Redistribute California's Water? Not Without A Fight

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:35am

What's a fair way to divide up California's scarce water? The current system relies heavily on history: Some farmers will get water, others won't, simply based on when their land was first irrigated.

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From Horses To High Rises: An Insider 'Unmasks' China's Economic Rise

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:33am

Over the past 25 years, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson watched China turn into the world's second largest economy. He explains what could halt the country's massive growth.

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SpaceX Launches Successfully, But Rocket Doesn't Survive

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 5:37pm

The Dragon spacecraft heads to the International Space Station on a routine resupply mission. What wasn't routine was the attempt to land the spent rocket on a floating barge in the Atlantic Ocean.

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How AeroPress Fans Are Hacking Their Way To A Better Cup Of Coffee

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:38pm

Coffee aficionados say the simple, syringe-like device makes exceptional espresso and allows for countless variations on the perfect cup. Not surprising, given that its inventor is a serial tinkerer.

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When Rates Turn Negative, Banks Pay Customers To Borrow

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:26pm

European interest rates are being pushed so low — to less than zero — that some banks are paying borrowers to take loans. Such low rates are aimed at boosting Europe's economy, but there are risks.

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Cheap Oil Fueling Global Growth. Now If We Just Had Roads And Bridges

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:05pm

The World Economic Outlook released by the International Monetary Fund says the pace of economic growth in 2015 will tick up to 3.5 percent, helped along by lower energy costs and weaker currencies.

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Is That Corporate Wellness Program Doing Your Heart Any Good?

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:31am

Most employers have a wellness program, but who knows if it's actually improving your health. The American Heart Association is proposing its own standards for improving cardiovascular health at work.

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Digital Tools For Health Come With 'Hope, Hype And Harm'

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 9:51am

Medicine's move into the computer age has great potential for improving care. But patients and doctors still face serious challenges in adapting to the rush of new technology.

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'Clintonomics' Ruled The 1990s; 'Hillarynomics' Would Be Different

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 6:03am

The name "Clinton" remains magic for many Americans who got jobs, bought homes and invested savings in the 1990s. But key elements of "Clintonomics" may not be popular with today's Democratic voters.

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IRS Budget Cuts Make For Nightmarish Filing Season

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:01am

People trying to get help from the IRS to file their taxes are finding long lines, long waits on the phone and not much help. The IRS blames staff reductions on budget cuts spearheaded by Republicans.

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Big Bills A Hidden Side Effect Of Cancer Treatment

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:17am

Cancer treatment is increasingly expensive, even for patients who have insurance. Some doctors advocate discussing the costs of cancer treatment as they would hair loss, pain or other side effects.

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Take It From David Brooks: Career Success 'Doesn't Make You Happy'

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:40pm

The New York Times columnist wrote The Road to Character after seeing the gratitude for life of people who tutor immigrants. He thought, "I've achieved career success ... but I haven't achieved that."

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New York Attorney General Investigates Retailers' Scheduling Practices

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:33pm

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating staffing practices at some of the nation's largest retailers. Many use relatively new software programs to make last-minute staffing decisions, causing workers to get called in only to be sent home without pay.

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New York Investigates Retailers For Unpredictable Work Schedules

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:33pm

Retailers rely on systems that require workers to be ready to work a shift — whether or not they end up working. The state attorney general is looking into the way big retailers handle scheduling.

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In Pennsylvania, Employment Booms Amid Oil And Natural Gas Bust

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:29am

While oil and natural gas prices are great for the wallet, they're leading to layoffs. NPR visits Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region, which is still seeing a growth in high-paying natural gas jobs.

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