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Hachette Authors Take Their Case To Amazon's Board Of Directors

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:16am

Authors United — the group of some 1,100 writers signed to the publishing company Hachette — has drafted a letter to the members of Amazon's board of directors asking it to intercede in the dispute between the publisher and the online retailer over the price of e-books. The stakes are growing as the fall publishing season gets underway, and the nation's largest bookseller continues to impede sales of Hachette books.

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With A Deadline Looming, Iran's Nuclear Talks Reopen In New York

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:16am

Negotiations resume this week in New York over Iran's nuclear program, but a summer of multiplying crises has world capitals distracted as the talks hit a crucial stage.

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With Debt Collection, Your Bank Account Could Be At Risk

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:03am

A 1968 federal law allows debt collectors to not only garnish wages, but take from a debtor's bank account. Consumer advocates say the outdated law is overly punitive and out of touch with reality.

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Community Keeps Calm Despite Questions About Wal-Mart Shooting

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:06am

While the police shooting of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Mo. has caused high tension among the city's residents, another shooting near Dayton, Ohio has been met with a more measured response.

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Will Scotland Vote To Cut The Cord?

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:53am

For three centuries, Scotland has been part of the U.K. Until recently, it looked likely to stay that way. But some voters have changed their minds and recent polls show independence ahead by a nose.

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Will Scotland Vote To Cut The Cord?

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:53am

For three centuries, Scotland has been part of the U.K. Until recently, it looked likely to stay that way. But some voters have changed their minds and recent polls show independence ahead by a nose.

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With U.S. Oil Supply Climbing, Some Call For End To Export Ban

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:43am

Much of the U.S. oil industry wants to lift a ban that followed the 1970s energy crisis. But those worried about the possibility of higher gas prices and climate change want to keep the ban in place.

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Hiccups Were The Clue That Led Researchers To Ebola

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:42am

Journalist Jeffrey Stern traveled to Guinea to find out why it took so long to figure out that the Ebola virus had struck. He tells a riveting and revealing tale in this month's "Vanity Fair."

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Minecraft's Business Model: A Video Game That Leaves You Alone

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:41am

Microsoft is buying the company that created the video game Minecraft, which has a loyal following in part because of the freedom it allows players — including freedom from pressure to buy add-ons.

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GM Ignition-Switch Defect Now Linked To 19 Deaths

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:40am

A special compensation fund for victims of the faulty ignition switch has issued its first report, which makes clear GM will pay claims for more than the 13 deaths it says were linked to the defect.

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Nick Cave: 'The Creative Process Is An Altered State In Itself'

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:38am

Cave is the subject of a different kind of rock documentary called 20,000 Days on Earth, which attempts to debunk the creative process for what Cave says it actually is: "just hard labor."

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Too Few University Jobs For America's Young Scientists

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:38am

So, you want to be a science professor? Good luck. Highly educated, relatively low-paid postdoctoral fellows may drive U.S. biomedical research, but they're training for jobs that don't exist.

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Grandparents Accidentally Tag Themselves As Grandmaster Flash

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:38am

The autofill feature on Facebook substitutes the words grandma and grandpa with the name of hip-hop icon Grandmaster Flash.

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SWAT Team Startles Gamer

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:29am

Colorado authorities say people in multiple locations were playing a computer game. One player apparently made a fake 911 call, summoning police to a bogus shooting.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:52am

As President Obama assembles a coalition against ISIS, he'll need congressional support. This week's continuing resolution to fund the federal government may offer hints as to how much cooperation he'll get from the GOP.

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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:52am

Audie Cornish and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:52am

Audie Cornish has business news.

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When Consumer Debts Go Unpaid, Paychecks Can Take A Big Hit

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:52am

One in 10 working Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 are getting money taken from their paychecks for not paying their debts. And in most states, the law allows a quarter of wages to be withheld.

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No Gas Guzzlers Here; Beijing Hosts First All-Electric Car Race

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:52am

The very first Formula E all-electric car race took place over the weekend in Beijing. Promoters hope the 10-race series around the globe will boost sales of alternative fuel cars.

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Hillary Clinton Keeps Iowa Crowd Guessing About Her Presidential Plans

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:52am

Clinton, who says she hasn't yet decided on a 2016 presidential run, was in Iowa Sunday for the first time since she lost the 2008 caucuses to Barack Obama. She attended Sen. Tom Harkin's steak fry.

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