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9 People Accused In $30 Million Hacking And Insider-Trading Scheme

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:50pm

Federal authorities say hackers from Ukraine and securities traders in the U.S. teamed up to steal more than 150,000 confidential press releases before they became public information.

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Don't Fear The Wild Animals, Researchers Tell Salad-Makers

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 11:04am

According to new research, vegetable farmers who clear away trees and wild vegetation from their fields aren't making their produce any safer to eat. But they are destroying animal habitats.

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Greece Says It Has Reached Bailout Agreement With Creditors

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 10:24am

The deal in principal would provide for loans of 86 billion euros over three years in exchange for essentially an overhaul of Greece's economy. The accord still needs eurozone political approval.

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Who Fixes Detroit? Young Black Detroiters Want To Resurrect A Lost Neighborhood

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 9:17am

Black Bottom was once a vibrant black oasis in Detroit, till it was demolished for a freeway. Now, young black visionaries in Detroit are experimenting with a new Black Bottom for the 21st century.

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Why Lowering Student Loan Interest Rates Isn't A Game-Changer

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 8:03am

Hillary Clinton wants people with student loan debt to pay lower interest. That kind of help may not boost the people who need it most.

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Facebook Probes How Posts And Comments Express Laughter

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 6:03am

The company looked specifically at haha, hehe, LOL and of course some kind of happy emoji. The winner: Haha is used most frequently. The emoji is in second place followed by hehe.

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Google Makes Changes. It's New Parent Company Is Called Alphabet

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:01am

Founder Larry Page announced that the Internet giant is breaking up into smaller pieces — pieces that can be "more ambitious" and have "greater focus." The new parent company will be called Alphabet.

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North Korea's Millennials Demonstrate Entrepreneurial Spirit

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:01am

How are North Korean millennials different from the older generations? The "market generation," as millennials are called there, grew up buying and selling things — even if it was often illegal.

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Runner Nick Symmonds Out Of World Championships In Sponsorship Dispute

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 6:59pm

Symmonds has a deal to wear Brooks Running products, while the U.S. world championships team is sponsored by Nike.

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Google Creates New Parent Company Called 'Alphabet'

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 6:28pm

Google is will be part of the larger entity, along with businesses that co-founder Larry Page says are "far afield" from the company's Internet products. Sundar Pichai will become CEO of Google.

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Netflix Still Facing Questions Over Its New Parental Leave Policy

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 5:47pm

Netflix announced it would give employees who are new parents up to a year of paid leave to care for their children. The policy shift drew praise, but also questions and critique.

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Google Announces New Parent Company Called 'Alphabet'

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 5:47pm

Google announced a broad restructuring Monday in a blog post by CEO Larry Page. Under the new structure, Alphabet becomes the parent company atop of Google's ventures.

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Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Downplay Diet's Role In Obesity

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 3:33pm

Coca-Cola is funding a new nonprofit that blames obesity on lack of exercise, not on bad diets. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Anahad O'Connor of The New York Times about the group's controversial message.

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Kaspersky Lab: Based In Russia, Doing Cybersecurity In The West

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:59pm

The software security company is big in the U.S. and around the globe, but tensions between Russia and the West have raised questions about the Moscow-based company.

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New Greek Bailout Deal Looms

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:08pm

Greece and its creditors inch closer to a third bailout agreement. Negotiators hope to reach an accord by Tuesday.

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Why The Nation's Rental Market Is Exploding

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 4:03am

More Americans are renting, rather than buying their home. David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.

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In Music City, Rents Keep Going Up And Up

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 4:03am

Nashville, Tenn., is experiencing a hot rental market. In some places it's at levels that are at 40 percent or more of household income. That's a level economists consider "risky."

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Watchdog: Consumers 'More Responsible' With Credit Card Debt

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 3:56am

Before the Great Recession, many Americans piled up too much credit card debt. Now, they seem to be a little wiser about using plastic, says the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Prince Compares Record Contracts To Slavery In Rare Meeting With Media

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 9:11am

Music icon Prince is worried about the future of the music business for artists, and his top priority can be summed up in one word: Freedom.

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Housing Bounces Back In Most, But Not All, Of Atlanta

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 6:46am

At the height of the housing bubble, Atlanta was adding tens of thousands of homes a year, but then the bottom fell out. Now, there's building once again, but some residents are feeling left out.

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