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Car Rental Companies Ramp Up Exotic Offerings

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:24pm
There's a chance now for the middle class to feel like movie stars. Or for a movie star to feel like a movie star away from home.In the past few years, some of the biggest car rental companies have added the finest cars money can buy to their fleets.






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'Intelligent Aircraft': You Just May Fly on One Someday

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:08pm
The aircraft of tomorrow won't just take you from London to New York and Tokyo; it should allow you to stay connected all the way.






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E-cigs for Pot Part of 'Wild West' Rush to Profit

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:37pm
"The first person through the wall in this industry can make billions. They can also lose everything, and you don't know who you are yet.






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Stocks Drop, Dow Loses 140 Points, as Some Big Tech Names Slump

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:06pm
Stocks fell sharply on Monday as Wall Street looked to the beginning of first-quarter earnings reports and investors shed assets viewed as risky, including some big-name tech stocks.






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Stocks Drop, Dow Loses 130 Points, as Some Big Tech Names Slump

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:20pm
Stocks fell sharply on Monday as Wall Street looked to the beginning of first-quarter earnings reports and investors shed assets viewed as risky, including some big-name tech stocks.






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Are you a perma-temp?

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:04pm
Have you been working temp jobs for a year or more? If so, we want to hear from you. We’re looking to talk to people for a story about the effects of temping over the long term on your career and your life.






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Airlines Got Fewer Complaints But Bungled More Bags

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:04pm
Despite profits soaring to levels not seen in years, airline service was a mixed bag in 2013, according to the latest Airline Quality Ratings report.The good news: The quality of service hit an all-time high, with carriers bumping fewer travelers from flights and customer complaints to the U.S.
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'Silicon Valley' Faces Big Tech's Female Problem

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:04pm
What's missing in "Silicon Valley," HBO's new sitcom about young turks of the tech industry? Only the obvious: Women.The show, which premiered Sunday night, is a spot-on satire from Mike Judge, the guy who gave us "Office Space.
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Anti-Tech Protesters Target Google Ventures' Kevin Rose

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:02am

The rapid growth of the tech sector has sparked protests as concerns grow over economic inequality, evictions and neighborhood gentrification.








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GM Starts Fixing Ignition Switches in 2.6 Million Recalled Cars

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:31am
General Motors planned to start making repairs today on the first of more than 2.5 million vehicles recalled due to faulty ignition switches.






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Stocks Drop At Opening as Facebook, Other Big Tech Names Fall

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:00am
Stocks opened lower on Monday, extending losses into a third session, as Facebook and other Internet companies were hit and Wall Street looked ahead to the beginning of first-quarter earnings reports.






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Bill Gates: China's Rich Should Give More to Charity

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:00am
China's rich have acquired many of the tastes of the Western rich: art, Gulfstream jets, DRC Burgundy, and Hermes bags. But Bill Gates says they haven't embraced one of the most important: philanthropy.






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Rising Demand Pushes Gas Prices Up 5 Cents a Gallon

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:11am
The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States rose nearly 5 cents over the past two weeks, mainly because of an increase in demand, according to a survey.The price rose 4.93 cents to an average retail price of $3.






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Millions of Americans Aren't Working. Why?

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 7:41am
It's the million-worker mystery.A large chunk of American adults are no longer in the labor force.






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Be Wary of Awesome and Scathing Online Reviews

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 7:41am
User review sites like Yelp and Tripadvisor can be a boon for people looking for a stylish haircut, authentic Thai curry or dog-friendly hotel, but savvy users say it takes a little detective work to keep from being led astray by false kudos or criticisms.






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Obama Pushes for Equal Pay in Federal Workforce

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 2:40pm
WASHINGTON — Lacking congressional support to raise wages or end gender pay disparities, President Barack Obama is again imposing his policies on federal contractors, in keeping with presidents' tradition of exerting their powers on a fraction of the economy they directly control.






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'Game of Thrones': It's All About Dragons - Golden Ones

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 1:54pm
In the world of George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" — and the HBO series "Game of Thrones," which is based on the series — it's not just the fire-breathing dragons that drive the plot, but gold dragon coins.






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'Silicon Valley' Takes On the Masters of the Tech Universe

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 4:17pm
Harlequins in spandex and a can-can line of stilt walkers blocked Google’s commuter buses in Oakland this week, and it wasn’t a scene from HBO’s new tech industry send-up, "Silicon Valley.






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National Civil Rights Museum Reopens in Memphis

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:35am
The main section of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn. reopens to the public on Saturday, one day after the 46th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.






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Amazon Dash Lets You Order Items Via Barcode Scan or Voice

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:53pm
A new device from Amazon lets you add items to an online shopping list just by scanning them or saying their names — and then have those items delivered the next day via Amazon Fresh.The Dash, as the device is called, is basically a barcode scanner and microphone that hooks up to your home Wi-Fi.






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