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Facebook's Sandberg Apologizes For Newsfeed Experiment

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:04pm

Facebook scientists were criticized for a study that manipulated what some Facebook users saw on their feeds. COO Sheryl Sandberg said they didn't mean to upset users.

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This Week's Innovation: Slippers That Fit Like A Second Skin

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 1:48pm

A concept of perfectly fitting footwear inspired by cheese fondue, these slippers would be made by you, for you.

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Unions Fear High Court's Ruling Opens Door To More Trouble

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:05pm

In a major labor law decision, the Supreme Court stopped short of preventing public employee unions from collecting compulsory dues. But some justices might be willing to take that step soon.

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'Frobot' Creator: Taking Frozen Yogurt Where It's Never Been Before

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 9:26am

Is frozen yogurt a weak link in our quest for sustenance and gastronomic pleasure? A Washington, D.C., start-up thinks so, and has just launched a frozen yogurt vending machine to make fro-yo easier.

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Book News: Amazon Defends Negotiating Tactics In Hachette Fight

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 6:39am

Also: The bench in Amsterdam where the main characters sit in the film adaptation of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars is missing; a new poem by Joel Brouwer.

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Number Of U.S. Breweries Is On The Rise

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:04am

Between 2007 and 2012, Census Bureau data show the number of breweries in the U.S. more than doubled to 869. And shipments from those breweries went up almost 34 percent.

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Despite Recalls, GM Sales Jump By 1 Percent

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:04am

According to the AP, June was a good month overall for automakers — with over 1 million cars sold. Analysts told the AP that the recalls themselves could have been what caused the surge in sales.

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Reliance On Systems At P&G Could Help VA Nominee McDonald

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to Jennifer Reingold of Fortune magazine about what Robert McDonald can bring to the Department of Veterans Affairs. McDonald needs to win Senate confirmation.

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T-Mobile Accused Of Billing Customers With Bogus Fees

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:04am

The Federal Trade Commission says the illegal charges were for premium services customers didn't order. T-Mobile says the suit is unfounded, and that it stopped billing for the services last year.

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A 'Lost Generation Of Workers': The Cost Of Youth Unemployment

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:11am

Youth joblessness remains remarkably high across the country, threatening long-term trouble for young people's career trajectories, earning potential and the overall health of the economy.

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For Sale: Vacant Lots On Chicago Blocks, Just $1 Each

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:00am

Empty lots have multiplied in parts of Chicago in recent years, so the city is selling them to homeowners dirt cheap. It's an effort to spark renewal in some of the city's most blighted areas.

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Targeting Overweight Workers With Wellness Programs Can Backfire

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:49am

Companies say it pays to invest in employee health — productivity climbs and many costs of health care drop. But preserving worker privacy while encouraging fitness can be tricky.

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Hobby Lobby Ruling Raises A Question: How To Define 'Closely Held'?

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:10pm

The Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case has focused attention on "closely held" businesses. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested the decision will have broad ramifications because 90 percent of U.S. businesses are closely held. That figure may be correct, but it's also misleading.

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FTC Alleges T-Mobile Charged Customers Millions In Bogus Charges

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 1:57pm

The Federal Trade Commission alleges the company profited from scams against its customers. Its long phone bills, the FTC says, made it nearly impossible for customers to understand the charge.

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