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Poll: Prestigious Colleges Won't Make You Happier In Life Or Work

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 5:03am

A Gallup survey suggests the factors that should be guiding decisions on selecting a college are not selectivity or prestige, but cost of attendance, great teaching and deep learning — in that order.

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Amazon Makes Online Shopping Even Easier

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 3:33am

The online retailer is introducing a service that lets Twitter users add Amazon.com products to their carts without leaving the social media site.

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Coca-Cola To Phase Out BVO

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 3:33am

Several of Coca-Cola's fruity drinks contain BVO. In 2012, a teenager started a petition to remove BVO for health reasons, because it contains a chemical used in some flame retardants.

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Fiat Chrysler To Outline 5-Year Strategic Plan

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 3:33am

The automaker reached most of the last targets which were set shortly after Fiat took over Chrysler in 2009. Fiat Chrysler's CEO will again answer questions about the company's long-term viability.

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Target CEO Out After Data Breach, Canadian Expansion Misstep

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 3:33am

After 35 years with the company, Greg Steinhafel is stepping down. His career will be marred by a huge breach of customer data. The hacking scandal wasn't the only factor that led to the shakeup.

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Putin's Internet Plan Requires 'Sharing' With Security Services

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 2:28am

A new legal measure will place a host of restrictions on Internet companies and users. One provision will require bloggers to register with the government if they get more than 3,000 hits a day.

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Putin's Internet Plan Requires 'Sharing' With Security Services

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 2:28am

A new legal measure will place a host of restrictions on Internet companies and users. One provision will require bloggers to register with the government if they get more than 3,000 hits a day.

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USGS: Okla. Fracking Has Increased Chance Of 'Damaging Quake'

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 7:42pm

The U.S. Geological Survey and its state counterpart issued a joint statement saying magnitude-3.0 temblors had increased by 50 percent since October.

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Remembering Economist Gary Becker, Who Described 'Marriage Market'

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 3:02pm

The University of Chicago economist won the Nobel Prize in 1992 for broadening the horizons of economics, using economic analysis to explore social issues like crime and racial discrimination.

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Target's Top Executive Steps Down, Brought Low By Data Breach

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 3:02pm

Target is ousting its CEO, months after a massive data breach and amid some other business issues.

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Drone Journalism Can't Fully Take Flight Until Regulators Act

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 3:02pm

Unmanned aircraft offer spectacular bird's-eye views, and news organizations are eager to deploy them to get that perspective. But U.S. regulators currently prohibit drone use for commercial purposes.

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FAA Head: Safety, Privacy Concerns Abound In Regulating Drones

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 2:01pm

The Federal Aviation Administration is under pressure to come up with rules for the commercial use of drones. The central issue: How can they fly safely in the same airspace as other aircraft?

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The Lime Shortage: Still Messing With Your Margarita

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 11:03am

Several factors are straining lime production in Mexico, from heavy rains to a disease infecting trees. But criminal gangs are adding to the high prices by stealing from orchards and hijacking trucks.

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Most Americans Make It To The Top 20 Percent (At Least For A While)

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 10:42am

Lots of Americans spend some time near the top of the income ladder — and many spend at least a few years in poverty.

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In Wake Of Massive Data Breach, Target CEO Steps Down

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 7:15am

Gregg Steinhafel held himself responsible for a data breach that exposed the personal data of about 70 million customers. In April, Target appointed a new chief information officer.

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You Love Pinterest. Find Out Why The Police Do, Too

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 6:18am

Cops worldwide are getting savvy about social media, branching out beyond Facebook to solve everything from murder cases to thefts.

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Buffett Defends Coke Position At Berkshire Hathaway Meeting

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:00am

Warren Buffett is under fire for not opposing Coca-Cola's executive compensation plan more aggressively. Buffett spoke about his decision at a shareholder meeting for his company Berkshire Hathaway.

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Overhaul Bill Criticized For Ending Affordable Housing Goals

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:00am

The Obama administration is trying to gain more support for a bi-partisan bill to dramatically re-shape the housing finance industry. Others say the bill would weaken affordable housing regulations.

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Naked Cowboy Switches From Briefs To Boxers

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:00am

New York City's Robert Burck is a Times Square street performer known as the Naked Cowboy. He performs wearing a guitar, 10-gallon hat, cowboy boots and white briefs. On Tuesday, he changes to boxers.

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Portugal To Exit EU Bailout Program

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:00am

After this month, officials in Portugal say they will no longer need further assistance form the European Union bailout plan.

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