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Why The U.S. Is Promoting Crops Grown In Gaza

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:44pm

Before Hamas took over Gaza, agriculture was a big contributor to its economy. The U.S. hopes reviving the industry will boost not only farmers, but also security — by creating economic opportunity.

Google Announces It Will Stop Allowing Ads For Payday Lenders

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:09pm

The search giant prohibits ads for dangerous, counterfeit and offensive items, among other things. Now it will also ban ads for loans due in less than 60 days, or with an APR of 36 percent or more.

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Dream Is About To Have Its 1st Public Demo

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 11:52am

Imagine a pod that can travel through a tube between San Francisco and Los Angeles in 30 minutes. Hyperloop One is testing a piece of this technology in the Nevada desert on Wednesday.

Sheryl Sandberg Is Right: Single Moms Are The Original 'Leaner Inners'

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 9:42am

Lean In author Sandberg got a lot of flak for being tone-deaf to single parents, nonparents, people with fewer resources — but the Facebook executive has a new perspective, says writer Lori Gottlieb.

Does The Placebo Effect Influence Consumer Product Purchases?

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:11am

Novices play better golf when they have expensive brand name equipment, research shows. Brand name products alleviate some performance anxiety but brands have no effect on better players.

A Wider, Deeper Panama Canal Prepares To Open Its Locks

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 3:42am

The expansion of the Panama Canal, a $5 billion project, opens next month and aims to triple the canal's capacity with bigger ships. A Chinese freighter will be the first one through the new locks.

Proposed Property Tax To Fight Climate Change Criticized As Unfair

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 3:40am

Voters in the San Francisco Bay Area will vote in June on a proposed property tax which would be used to restore wetlands to protect against rising sea levels. The tax is not based on property value.

Staples And Office Depot Call Off Merger After Judge's Ruling

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 8:14pm

More than a year after Staples announced the $6.3 billion merger, a judge has blocked it, saying it would hurt competition in the office supplies industry. The companies then called off the deal.

Is Facebook Suppressing Politically Conservative Content?

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 5:06pm

The fallout continues after the tech website Gizmodo published an article on Monday alleging that Facebook wasn't just relying on algorithms to identify trending topics on the social media platform.

Why The FDA Is Re-Evaluating The Nutty Definition Of 'Healthy' Food

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 4:05pm

Under current rules, foods containing more than 3 grams of fat per serving can't call themselves "healthy" on labels. But that excludes many foods, like Kind bars, that contain healthful nuts.

Army Corps Of Engineers Blocks Pacific Northwest Coal Terminal

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 3:25pm

In a blow to the coal industry, a new terminal in the Pacific Northwest was denied approval after opposition from environmental groups and a debate between local Native American tribes.

Facebook Denies Supressing Conservative News Stories

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 3:25pm

A former Facebook employee claims the social networking site censors news from conservative sources in its trending news section, according to a story in Gawker's Gizmodo blog.

Taco Bell's Snapchat Game Is Strong Among Teens. But Does It Sell Tacos?

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 2:54pm

Fast food chains may succeed in entertaining teenagers on platforms like Twitter or Snapchat. But just because a brand makes teens laugh doesn't mean this elusive demographic buy its products.

Budweiser Will Call Itself 'America,' For A Limited Time

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:39pm

The "patriotic" cans will be available this month through the November election — just in time for a big sports summer and peak beer-selling season.

Bluefin Blues: Valuing A Tuna Species Before It's Too Late

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:41am

Our appetite for the Pacific bluefin — prized for its tender, flavorful flesh — has reduced stocks to just 2.6 percent of original levels. The incentive to save bluefin is ecological — and financial.

Researchers Hope This Invention Could Wave Away Medical Data Hacks

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:10am

As health care increasingly moves from hospitals and doctors' offices to the home, patient medical data becomes more vulnerable to hackers. Dartmouth College researchers hope their product will help.

The Empire State Building And The Art Of Trump's Deal

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 9:17am

In the 1990s, Donald Trump famously tried to acquire control of the Empire State Building. He lost — but ultimately won a nice profit, especially considering he put no money into the building.

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