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Amazon Introduces Mobile Credit-Card Reader

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 9:40am
Amazon.com Inc unveiled a $10 credit-card reader and mobile app for brick-and-mortar businesses on Wednesday.






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Fantasy Football Rules at Lost Productivity

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 9:28am
Forget the World Cup and March Madness, participation in Fantasy Football is estimated to cost the U.S. economy $14 billion in lost productivity.
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Stocks Close Lower on Ukraine-Russia Concerns

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:13pm
Stocks slipped in light volume trading on Tuesday for the first time in three sessions as developments in Ukraine and Russia rattled investors.






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Road Hog: First Motorcycle Fueled by Bacon

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 3:56pm
It runs on refined bacon grease, Hormel says.






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The Lies People Will Tell Just to Get a Job

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 3:21pm
Fifty-eight percent of hiring managers say they have caught a lie on a resume, according to a Harris Poll.






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Expect Less Pain at the Pump Through 2015

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:15pm
Filling up the tank costs less these days, and the price is expected to keep dropping into next year.






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Night at the Museum: Robots Give Guided Tours

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:08pm
Tate Britain is inviting art fans to a night at the museum — though robots, not T. rexes, will be roaming this time.






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Creditor Objects to Detroit's Bankruptcy Plan

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:51pm
A major creditor is objecting to Detroit's debt restructuring plan, saying it should be scrapped before the bankruptcy trial begins next week.






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Airport Looks to Prairie Grass to Stop Bird Strikes

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:14pm
Heavy birds like geese are believed to avoid long grasses because they fear predators might be hiding within.






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Apple's Workforce 70 Percent Male, More Than Half White

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:37pm
Apple is the latest major tech player to publish information on the demographics of its workforce.






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Meet the American Who Wants to Save Egypt's Bread

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:51am
It's estimated that 40 percent of grain in developing countries is lost in storage, usually to a combination of heat and moisture.






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Grand Slam: Baseball Trove Worth $1 Million

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:37am
A collection of 1870s baseball memorabilia - signatures and rare cards from Boston Red Stockings players - has been appraised at $1 million.
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Robot Butlers Roll Into Action at Starwood Hotels

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:48am
Forget your toothpaste? Need more towels? Staff at some hotels can now dispatch a robot butler to fulfill guest requests at any time, day or night.






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Coming to the Corner Office Soon...Humility

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:16am
People who come of age in a recession are less likely to develop narcissistic tendencies, or an egotistical preoccupation common among successful CEOs.






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Robin Williams Was Hollywood's $5 Billion Man

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 9:47am
Robin Williams leaves behind a legacy of Hollywood success that spanned decades and generated billions of dollars.






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Stocks Mixed on Iraq, Ukraine-Russia Concerns

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 9:46am
Stocks were mixed at the opening on Tuesday amid concerns about developments in Iraq and the standoff between Ukraine and Russia.






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Pay for Players: Will Student-Athletes Be Amateurs?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 7:23am
Two court rulings may have finally marked the end of college athletes as amateurs, and break down the economic stranglehold on student athletics.






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Blue Jean Blues: Is Denim Going Out of Style?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 5:00pm
Sales of jeans dropped 6 percent last year, worrying some manufacturers and prompting fashion houses to come up with other ways of using denim.






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Stocks Squeeze Gains on Easing World Tensions

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:15pm
Stocks squeezed out gains on Monday in light-volume trading as investors looked for signs of easing in geopolitical tensions.






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Race Death: Sponsors Might Not Dump Stewart

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 2:53pm
NASCAR star Tony Stewart is unlikely to lose sponsors following a race in which his car hit and killed a driver walking on the track.






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