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She's Almost Real: The New Humanoid On Customer Service Duty In Tokyo

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 3:52pm

In Tokyo, a stylish new department store receptionist isn't a human at all. It's a lifelike silicone robot with movements so real, it's fooling some customers.

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Fast-Track Trade Measure Clears Key Senate Hurdle

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:32pm

The 65-33 vote comes two days after senators rejected a measure to take up the bill giving President Obama fast-track trade authority.

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Why A Philadelphia Grocery Chain Is Thriving In Food Deserts

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 1:04pm

Brown's Super Stores operates seven profitable supermarkets in low-income neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The founder says it's because he figured out what communities needed in a neighborhood store.

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A Trade Deal Read In Secret By Only A Few (Or Maybe None)

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 7:16am

To study the draft Trans-Pacific Partnership text, senators have to go to the basement of the Capitol and enter a secured, sound-proof room and surrender their cellphones.

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