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Present But Not There: Ruling Supports Telecommuting

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:51am

A federal court has ruled that being "at work" no longer has to mean physically in the office. Employment lawyers are expecting a flood of requests to telecommute, and say they'll be harder to deny.

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Ralph Naders Seeks A United Front Against Corporate America

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:51am

Can political opposites attract? Ralph Nader's new book makes a case for the far left and right to come together. He tells NPR's Scott Simon there's common ground in opposing corporate America.

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Tech Week: Egg Innovation, Twitter's Future, The FCC's Defense

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 4:36am

This week's technology news included Facebook's new anonymous logins, Twitter's latest earnings, the golden egg innovation and other headlines we don't want you to miss.

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Apple Awarded $120 Million In Patent Suit Against Samsung

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 7:32pm

Apple was seeking $2 billion in damages. The jury also awarded Samsung $158,400 in damages for Apple's infringement.

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For Apple, A Limited Victory Against Samsung In Infringement Case

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 7:17pm

In a case between tech giants Apple and Samsung, a jury has issued a mixed verdict. The decision marks only the latest in an ongoing struggle over patents between the two companies, a struggle that is expected to see its next skirmish at the Supreme Court later this year.

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New Anonymous Facebook Login Hides Info, But Not From Facebook

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 3:51pm

Facebook has introduced a way for users to log into apps anonymously as a way to build trust and protect privacy. User info would be protected from app developers, but visible to Facebook.

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Urban Greengrocers Are Back, To Serve Big-Spending Locavores

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 1:49pm

Small independent grocery stores are a growing trend in urban areas. They are like the shops where gran and gramps used to buy their produce, but they have been updated for the modern foodie.

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Marijuana Banking Bill Is Snuffed Out In Colorado

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 9:06am

The legislation would have created a financial framework for revenue from legal pot sales. It was put on hold by lawmakers.

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Unemployment Drops To 6.3 Percent, Lowest In 5 Years

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 7:37am

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that nonfarm payroll employment rose by 288,000 in April. In a separate survey, the unemployment rate dipped by 0.4 percentage points.

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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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