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Florida governor changes mind on Medicaid expansion

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New York Times: A major critic of "Obama-care," Gov. Rick Scott, is the latest Republican governor to put one of the laws key measures into effect.

 

Office Depot, OfficeMax merge

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Slate: Office Depot is buying Office Max for $1.17B.

 

The geography of happiness, revealed in 10 million tweets

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

TheAtlantic: Louisiana is the saddest state, while Hawaii is the happiest.

 

Google offers another glimpse of project glass

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

USAToday: Google launches a website for Project Glass, its Internet eyeglasses that offers features similar to a smartphone.

 

Dell's profit plummets as it tries to go private

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

USA Today: Dell's fourth quarter report had net income down 31% which could ease its $24.4 billion buyout plans to return to private ownership.

 

 

Pistorius disputes murder charge

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

New York Times: Track star Oscar Pistorius denied that he intended to take his girlfriend's life when he shot through a closed bathroom door at his home last week.

 

China military unit behind hacking attacks

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

CBSnews.com: A shadowy unit of China's vast army is behind a huge proportion of the hacking attacks on U.S. websites, according to an American cybersecurity firm

 

Feds spend $7 on seniors for every $1 on kids

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Washington Post: According to the Urban Institute, the government spends 10 percent spent on children compared to 41 percent on the elderly and disabled portions of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

 

Tiffany claims Costco selling counterfeit rings

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Friday, February 15, 2013

CNNMoney: Luxury retailer Tiffany & Co. is seeking millions in damages from warehouse club Costco, alleging the discount retailer was selling counterfeit Tiffany diamond rings.

 

Meteorite explodes over Russia

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Yahoo.com: A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday.

 

Fast Company names Nike most innovative of 2013

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Friday, February 15, 2013

FAST COMPANY: In a list normally dominated by scrappy startups, footwear giant Nike impressed the magazine with its FuelBand and FlyKnit Racer technologies.

 

 

Lost years due to gun deaths charted by Oregon web dev firm

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Oregon web dev company Periscopic was so moved by December's school shooting in Newtown, CT, they decided to use their skills to map gun deaths. A self-described "socially-conscious" data visualization firm, they used FBI-provided 2010 gun death data to create a real-time interactive graph that details the "lost years" victims might have lived.

Their calculated total for the 9,595 people in 2010?

413,908 stolen years.

 

How sweethearts are made

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Atlantic: The New England Confectionery Company near Boston makes 4 million pounds of Sweethearts in the six weeks before Valentine's Day, with phrases like UR HOT and TEXT ME.

 
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