From the Wires

Is your dog a genius?

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Nat Geo Wild show will allow viewers to dive into the psyche of their canine companions.

 

Drought driving up beef prices

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

THE KANSAS CITY STAR: The 2012 drought is taking its toll on beef prices.

 

69,000 Jeeps added to Fiat Chrysler recall

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Fiat Chrysler has recalled an additional 69,000 Jeeps for a faulty side air bags that inflate without a crash.

 

Shell gets go-ahead to drill in Arctic

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management gave approval to Shell to drill in the Arctic.

 

Interactive fitting rooms aim to be a boon for retail sales

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: A "smart" mirror aims to drive sales by suggesting to consumers a matching pair of pants to the shirt they're trying on.

 

Apple, WWF hatch plan to manage China forests

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Monday, May 11, 2015

BLOOMBERG: As a part of the company's environmental initiatives, Apple will work with the World Wildlife Fund to manage forests in China.

 

Realtors turning to FaceTime

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Monday, May 11, 2015

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS: In hot housing markets, realtors are using FaceTime as an effective tool to show homes.

 

Americans forfeiting citizenship at record pace

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Friday, May 08, 2015

BLOOMBERG: Americans living abroad recently set the record for giving up citizenship.

 

Jobless rate continues to drop

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Friday, May 08, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Employers in America added 223,000 jobs in April.

 

Whole Foods targets millennials

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Thursday, May 07, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Whole Foods plans on opening a new chain of stores geared toward younger shoppers.

 

Intel CEO: Diversity push more difficult than rocket science

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Thursday, May 07, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich gave a speech about the difficulties of diversifying the tech industry while unveiling new programs.

 

Daimler launches self-driving semi truck in Nevada

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: A rig that Daimler Trucks is calling "Inspiration" the first self-driving semi-truck to hit the roads.

 

Comcast aims to fix reputation by hiring customer service reps

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Comcast will hire thousands in an attempt to bolster customer service.

 
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