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Winner of Bitcoin auction wants to expand currency use

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Thursday, July 03, 2014

NYT: Tim Draper, who won the government auction of nearly 30,000 Bitcoins, intends to make the coins available for use in emerging markets.

 

'Breakthrough' stem cell study retracted

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Thursday, July 03, 2014

CNN: A process hailed as a fast, inexpensive and uncontroversial way to produce stem cells has been retracted.

 

Kroger to buy online vitamin seller

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

WSJ: Kroger Co. plans to purchase Vitacost.com Inc. for $280 million.

 

Google acquires Songza, a music playlist service

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

NYT: Google announced it purchased Songza, a three-year-old app that rivals Pandora.

 

GM recalls another 7M vehicles

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Forbes: The automaker is recalling another 7 million vehicles, with some dating all the way back to 1997.

 

Dating app sued for sexual harassment

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

CNN: Tinder, the popular hookup and dating app, is being sued for sexual harassment and sex discrimination.

 

U.S. justices uphold religious objections to contraception

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Reuters: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds to President Obama's healthcare law that requires some companies to provide health insurance that covers birth control.

 

NASA tests saucer-shaped craft

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Bloomberg: A saucer-shaped spacecraft was designed to help in the development of a proper vehicle to travel to Mars.

 

Former senator Howard Baker dies

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Friday, June 27, 2014

CNN: Former U.S. Senator Howard Baker, who famously asked Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal what he knew and "when did he know it," has died at the age of 88.

 

U.S. advances in World Cup despite loss

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Friday, June 27, 2014

WSJ: The U.S. team will advance to the knockout round, despite its 1-0 loss to Germany.

 

IKEA to raise minimum wages in all U.S. stores

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

TIME: The world's largest furniture retailer will increase the average store minimum wage by 17%.

 

Study: Excessive TV may be linked to early death

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Forbes: A study from the Journal of the American Heart Association suggests that the more TV a person watches, the more likely he or she will die an early death.

 

Report: College degree still a solid investment

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

CNN: A new report by Federal Reserve Bank of New York economists found the rate of return for a bachelor's degree has hovered around 14% to 15% since 2000.

 
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