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Google 'Courageous' For Admitting Diversity Problem, So What Now?

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:48am

Tech giant Google recently owned up to a lack of gender and ethnic diversity amongst its staff. Host Michel Martin is joined by two members of the industry to discuss what it means for the tech world.

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Should Getting High Stop You From Getting Hired?

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:48am

FBI director James Comey recently quipped that current marijuana policies make it hard to hire good people. Is this a sign of changing attitudes towards hiring and pot?

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EPA To Unveil New Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 8:16am

The draft proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency has sparked opposition from industry groups who say the changes would be prohibitively expensive.

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#WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign Comes To Inaugural BookCon

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

BookCon planners knew the event would be filled with panels, author stalking and autograph opps for the Twitter set. What they didn't anticipate was a firestorm over their all white lineup.

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British Study: Water Is Key To A Perfect Cup Of Coffee

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

The study published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, found the chemical composition of different kinds of water is important to bringing out different flavors from the coffee bean.

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If Keystone XL Pipeline Is Rejected, Trains Will Transfer Oil

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline has generated controversy, especially in Nebraska, where opposition to transporting crude from the oil sands of Canada has delayed a national decision on the project.

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Mickelson Says He's Done Nothing Wrong In Trading Probe

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

Golf pro Phil Mickelson, investor Carl Icahn and William "Billy" Walters, a Las Vegas sports bettor, are being investigated over allegations of insider trading, according to published reports.

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Commodities Traders: 'The Secret Club That Runs That World'

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 3:30am

David Greene talks to reporter Kate Kelly about her new book, The Secret Club that Runs the World: Inside the Fraternity of Commodity Traders.

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Co-Owner Of 'Philadelphia Inquirer' Among 7 Killed In Plane Crash

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 8:54am

The Atlantic City-bound private jet crashed shortly after it took off from a Massachusetts airfield on Saturday.

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Searching For Something New And Different? Here Are Products To Watch

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 4:04pm

Quixey, a search engine for apps, hopes to challenge Google's place as King of the Internet Search. Ozy.com's Carlos Watson discusses that service and why you should keep an eye on Black & Sexy TV.

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Is There A Driverless Car In Your Future?

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 4:04pm

Earlier this week, Google debuted a fully functional driverless car — one built without a steering wheel or brake pedals. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Brad Templeton, who's advised Google on its car program, about what a future without drivers might look like.

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Sad Men: How Advertisers Are Selling With Emotion

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 4:04pm

Advertisers want to appeal to your heart, not your head. The rise of "sadvertising" may have you weeping (and buying products) for now, but the tears are likely to stop when the ads feel forced.

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Regulators And Airlines Fight Over Fares, Fees And Fairness

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 12:21pm

So exactly how much are we paying for an airline ticket? Do you count the fares, the fees and taxes? The government wants airlines to be more up front with passengers about the total cost.

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With Beats, Apple Buys A Quick Start On Smart Headphones

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 9:23am

Apple purchased Beats By Dre this week, suggesting the company is looking at smart headphone technology — headphones that can sense what the body is doing.

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Adman Was King Of The One-Liners, But Knew Where To Draw The Line

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 6:40am

David Abbott brought his signature brand of crisp, catchy copy-writing to ads for The Economist magazine and Volvo. Abbott passed away this month at age 75.

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Tech Week: C-E-Bros, Diversity Numbers And The Beats Deal

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 4:20am

The Snapchat CEO's fraternity-day emails surfaced, Apple made its biggest acquisition and Google disclosed the uneven gender breakdown of its staff. Take a look at the week's top headlines in tech.

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