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Sales on Cyber Monday reach new heights

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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

USA Today: Avoiding brick-and-mortar stores, holiday shoppers set a new Cyber Monday sales record lured by deals on Amazon.com, eBay.com and other websites.

 

CNN plans major changes

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Capital New York: CNN is planning major programming changes under Worldwide President Jeff Zucker.

 

One million new visits to Obamacare website Monday

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Reuters: More than 1 million new visitors had checked out the HealthCare.gov website on Monday, the first day after a major overhaul of the troubled site used to shop for health insurance required under new reforms.

 

Shanghai teens top international education rankings

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

CNN: When it comes to mathematics, reading and science, young people in Shanghai are the best in the world.

 

Los Angeles could ban feeding homeless people

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Monday, December 02, 2013

MSNBC: The Los Angeles City Council is weighing a ban on feeding homeless people in public areas.

 

Energy drinks 'change' heartbeat

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Monday, December 02, 2013

BBC: Energy drinks packed with caffeine can change the way the heart beats, researchers warn.

 

Amazon tests drone delivery

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Monday, December 02, 2013

CNNMoney: In the not-too-distant future, Amazon deliveries could come by air directly to your doorstep.

 

Sriracha factory shut down over odors

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Huffington Post: A judge ruled that the factory that manufactures Sriracha must partially shut down due to spicy smells.

 

Hollywood producer admits to being Israeli spy

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fox: Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan of "Pretty Woman" and "Fight Club" admitted that for years he served as an Israeli spy, buying arms and boosting its alleged nuclear program.

 

Bitcoin prices top $1000

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wired: The value of a Bitcoin is now $1,000, 11 months after it was worth only $10.

 

Milk costs could rise to $7 gallon

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

CNN: If the farm bill drags beyond Jan. 1, it could make milk prices soar to $7 a gallon.

 

Pope attacks capitalism as 'new tyranny'

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Reuters: Pope Francis attacked unfettered capitalism as "a new tyranny" and beseeched global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality.

 

Modern life turning people off sex

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

BBC: Money worries and the distractions of social media mean people are having sex less frequently, researchers say.

 
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