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Sony Network Hacked, Exec's Flight Diverted

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 6:58pm
Hackers infiltrated Sony's PlayStation Network and disrupted the travel plans of a Sony executive by going on Twitter and forcing the diversion of a passenger plane.






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California Requires Smartphone 'Kill Switch' for Thefts

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 6:56pm
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation requiring all smartphones sold in the state to come with a "kill switch" to render them inoperable if stolen.






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Where Can Drivers Put the Pedal to the Metal?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 6:27pm
Our highways have gotten increasingly faster since the national 55 mph restriction was lifted nearly two decades ago. Where are the lead feet?






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Napa Ready for Tourists Despite Quake Cleanup

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 6:19pm
Tourism officials encouraged visitors to keep flocking to the charming towns, tasting rooms, restaurants and spas that drive the area's economy.






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Bean Bag Chairs Recalled After Two Children Die

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 5:15pm
The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Ace Bayou Corp. are recalling about 2.2 million bean bag chairs following the deaths of two children.






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Amazon to Buy Live-Streaming Game Site Twitch

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:42pm
Amazon has agreed to buy live-streaming gaming network Twitch for just under $1 billion, the companies said Monday.






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S&P 500 Breaks 2,000, Closes at Record High

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:11pm
Stocks surged on Monday, lifted by a round of corporate deals, including Burger King's move to combine with Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Horton's






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Royal Caribbean's New Ship Features Robot Bartenders

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:00pm
Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, will have a “Bionic Bar” staffed with robot bartenders.
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Hotels Say 'I Do' to Proposal Packages

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:12pm
Long before you say "I do" — or even get engaged — hotels are angling for a bigger piece of your wedding budget.






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Burger King Deal Could Be a Tax-Dodge Whopper

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:04pm
The deal would be the latest in a once-obscure tax dodge known as a corporate "inversion" that is turning the debate over U.S. tax reform upside down.






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Beyond the Minibar: Hotels Up the Ante on Fees

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:44pm
Vacationers are finding it harder to anticipate the true cost of their hotel stay.






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Betting Big: New Hotels Go All In on Las Vegas Strip

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:15pm
New players are betting big bucks that the northern Las Vegas Strip could provide the city’s next jackpot.






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Rare Superman Comic Sells for Record $3.2M

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:26pm
A copy of Action Comics #1 – which featured the first appearance of Superman – sold for $3.2 million on eBay, making it the most expensive comic ever.
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Retailers' Plans Worry Worker Advocates

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:12am
Labor experts worry that big-box retailers' plans to stay open longer and have more cash registers going could come at the expense of workers.






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Dow Up 100, S&P 500 Breaks 2,000 Milestone

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:50am
Stocks surged on Monday, lifted by a round of corporate deals, including Burger King's move to combine with Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Horton's






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New Home Sales Drop for Second Month in Row

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:21am
Sales of new homes fell for a second straight month in July, but a surge in properties and more moderate price increases should stimulate demand.






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Forget Passwords: This is the Future of Logging In

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:17am
Researchers across the world are working on a whole raft of solutions to make a password-less future a reality.






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