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Cyborgs, Simpsons And Ticks: All About Free Comic Book Day

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 7:15am

Our comics blogger, Glen Weldon, tees up all 57 of the offerings for this year's Free Comic Book Day and tells you which ones to try to lay your paws upon.

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Agribusiness Funds 'Farmland' To Counter Hollywood Message

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:16am

Films like Food Inc. and King Corn highlighted the evils of big agriculture. Now the farm industry is hitting back with its own movie, Farmland. It was funded by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance.

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Money Factors Into High School Seniors' College Decision

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:16am

Almost half of all college freshmen last year enrolled in the schools that weren't at the top of their list — but not because they didn't get in.

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Jobless Report May Confirm Economy Is Heating Up

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:16am

The April jobs report is out on Friday, and economists expect an increase of about 220,000 jobs. If all those jobs materialize, it would be a sign the economy weathered the harshest winter in years.

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General Motors Returns To Federal Bankruptcy Court

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:16am

GM asking a judge to enforce an existing provision of the original bankruptcy deal from 2009. The provision protects GM from lawsuits over automobile accidents that occurred before that time.

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Obamacare Sign-Ups Show Wide Variation By State, Ethnicity

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:09am

Nearly half the 8 million people who bought health insurance through the state and federal exchanges signed up in the last six weeks. Florida enrolled 39 percent of those eligible, despite opposition.

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Texas Family's Nuisance Complaint Seen As Win Against Fracking

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:46am

A jury awarded nearly $3 million to the Parrs, who say leaks at a natural gas site made them ill. The family won the suit without having to prove that the drilling company broke environmental laws.

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Amid The Device Hype, This Startup Is Taking Wearables To Heart

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:41am

There's a lot of money and attention going toward wearable devices, though the sophistication of the technology varies. One growing company is trying to develop tiny sensors that can collect big data.

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White House Calls For More Privacy Laws

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:38am

The White House is asking Congress to pass privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans' data and provide more protections for emails sought in the course of a law enforcement probe.

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How The Supreme Court Could Reshape The Tech Patent Landscape

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 3:43pm

A fight over patents is unfolding between Apple and Samsung in a California courtroom. But a case before the Supreme Court could change the concept of intellectual property in information technology.

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Experts Expect A First For Ford: A Painless CEO Transition

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 3:04pm

Ford Motor Company will soon have a new CEO: Mark Fields, who's currently the chief operating officer. Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton reports that Ford hopes this will quell doubts among investors.

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Long-Time Mad Magazine Editor Dies At 88

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 11:23am

Al Feldstein, who edited the iconic satire magazine from 1956-1984, turned it into a must-read for Baby Boomer-era adolescents.

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Does New Hiring Tool Aid Diversity Or Discrimination?

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 10:42am

A new tool lets job recruiters filter candidates based on race, gender and veteran status. Civil rights attorney Cyrus Mehri sorts through the legal questions about this program.

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Rosie The Riveter's World War II-Era Plant Saved

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 9:23am

Organizers of a campaign to save the Willow Run Bomber Plant in Ypsilanti Township, Mich., say they've raised enough money to buy a part of the facility and turn it into a museum.

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China Could Pass U.S. As Top Economy This Year

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

By one measure, China is poised to become the world's largest economy by the end of the year. Why is this shift happening years before most estimates predicted it would?

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Dartmouth Celebrates 50 Years Of BASIC Computer Language

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

The new programming language, developed five decades ago, didn't require code to be entered on punch cards. It also allowed computer novices to begin programming without a lot of academic training.

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Doge At 'Dega: Dogecoin Sponsors Race Car

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

Back in March, when a someone posted on the social media site Reddit that NASCAR driver Josh Wise was without a sponsor, the Dogecoin community stepped in. Now the car is ready to race at Talladega.

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Dogecoin Sponsors Race Car

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

Back in March, when a someone posted on the social media site Reddit that NASCAR driver Josh Wise was without a sponsor, the dogecoin community stepped in.

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Merger Possible In Home Entertainment Industry

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

AT&T wants to purchase satellite TV provider DirecTV, as The Wall Street Journal first reported. The deal would likely be worth around $40 billion.

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Seattle Proposal Would Raise City's Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

Seattle politicians are likely to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour this year — the highest big-city wage in the nation. But some of the city's business owners are leery of the $15 mark.

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