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Disney theme parks could replace lines and cash with a new bracelet

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Monday, January 07, 2013

WESH: Walk Disney World hopes the new MyMagic+ bracelet will change the way guests experience the park by holding credit card information and attraction preferences.

 

Giant squid caught on film for first time

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Monday, January 07, 2013

Stuff.co: In a major research breakthrough, a  Japanese film crew has captured the first video of the elusive creature deep in the Pacific Ocean.

 

Supreme Court rejects stem cell policy challenge

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Monday, January 07, 2013

LA Times: The Supreme Court decided to not consider a challenge to President Obama's policy that increases government funding of embryonic stem cell research.

 

Bank of America to settle with Fannie Mae

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Monday, January 07, 2013

Reuters: Bank of America on Monday announced roughly $11.6 billion of settlements with mortgage finance company Fannie Mae and a $1.8 billion sale of collection rights on home loans, in a series of deals meant to help the bank move past its disastrous 2008 purchase of Countrywide Financial Corp.

 

Krugman joins the $1 trillion coin brigade

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Monday, January 07, 2013

Wall Street Journal: Paul Krugman, the liberal economist who pens a widely read column for the New York Times, on Monday joined the calls for the U.S. to mint a $1 trillion platinum coin as a way around the debt ceiling.

 

Hulu CEO stepping down

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Friday, January 04, 2013

CNN: Hulu CEO Jason Kilar is leaving in the first quarter of the year, along with chief technology officer Rich Tom.

 

Online dating sites may threaten monogamy

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Friday, January 04, 2013

The Atlantic: The prospect of finding an ever-more-compatible mate with the click of a mouse may mean a future of relationship instability.

 

Dempsey bids on coffee chain

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Friday, January 04, 2013

AP: "Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey won a bankruptcy auction to buy Seattle-based Tully's Coffee.

 

Caffeinated seas found off Oregon coast

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Friday, January 04, 2013

National Geographic: The Pacific Northwest may be the epicenter of U.S. coffee culture, and now a new study shows the region's elevated caffeine levels don't stop at the shoreline. The discovery of caffeine pollution in the Pacific Ocean off Oregon is further evidence that contaminants in human waste are entering natural water systems, with unknown consequences for wildlife and humans alike, experts say.

 

Snapchat: sexting tool or the next Instagram?

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Friday, January 04, 2013

CNN: You may not have heard of Snapchat. But if there are teenagers or 20-somethings in your life, it's a safe bet that they have. Snapchat is a mobile app which lets users share images or videos that disappear after a few seconds.

 

U.S. miffed at Google executive's North Korea trip

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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Reuters: The State Department said the time was not right for Google Chairman Eric Schmidt  to visit North Korea, which drew international criticism for a rocket launch last month.

 

Boehner re-elected speaker of the House

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Thursday, January 03, 2013

NBC: Ohio Rep. John Boehner was chosen for a second term as speaker of the House.

 

Starbucks to open first Vietnam cafe

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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Associated Press: Starbucks Corp. will open its first Vietnam cafe early next month in Ho Chi Minh City as part of its strategy to expand across Asia, the company said Thursday.

 
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