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Dell gets two alternative takeover proposals

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Wall Street Journal: Dell received two alternative takeover proposals, from Carl Icahn and Blackstone Group.

 

Israelis get kosher cigarettes for Passover

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Monday, March 25, 2013

AP: Observant Jews in Israel can now enjoy a rabbi-approved puff during the week-long Passover holiday that starts at sundown Monday.

 

Cyprus bailout casts doubt on future of Euro

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Reuters: The messy deal to bail out Cyprus has averted the latest threat to the break-up of the euro but raises new questions about the currency's long-term viability.

 

Scammer threatens Portland woman with arrest

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Friday, March 22, 2013

KATU: A scammer held a woman hostage on the phone, telling her if she hung up she would go to jail.

 

Apple bans sweatshop iPad game

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Friday, March 22, 2013

CNET: Apple banned an iPad game designed to teach kids about where there favorite products are made—sweatshops.

 

U.S. autism diagnosis on the rise

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Los Angeles Times: A government study found that 2% of U.S. schoolchildren are being diagnosed with autism, compared to 1.2% in a similar 2007 study.

 

'Rat-like' animal responsible for Japan power loss

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

CNN.com: A rodent might be the reason for power outages at a critical Japanese nuclear facility this week.

 

Pediatricians endorse gay marriage

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

USAToday: The nation's largest pediatricians group says that civil marriage for same-sex couples is the best way to ensure legal and financial security.

 

Senate passes government funding bill headed for House Thursday

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Washington Post: The Senate passed a short-term measure to fund the federal government beyond March and if the House approves it Thursday, a government shutdown may be averted.

 

Walmart expands iPhone checkout system

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fast Company: Walmart's system that lets shoppers scan an item's barcode with their iPhone and then pay at self-checkout is expanding to more than 200 U.S. stores.

 

Is Amazon building a private cloud service for the CIA?

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

FCW: It is rumored that Amazon has signed a deal to provide cloud services for the Central Intelligence Agency.

 

More kids diagnosed with autism, CDC report suggests

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

ABCnews.com: A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder.

 

Assault weapons ban dropped

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

CBSnews.com: Citing the minimal support for legislation that would ban assault weapons, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he would leave the proposal out of the gun violence bill.

 
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