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FDA proposes stricter pet food rules

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Friday, October 25, 2013

NBC News: The Food and Drug Administration proposed new standards for pet and other animal food.

 

Samsung profit jumps 26 percent

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Friday, October 25, 2013

BBC: Samsung Electronics has reported a 26% increase in profit in the third quarter driven by strong smartphone sales and a recovery in its memory chip business.

 

Consumers bypass insurance exchange

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Reuters: Americans hitting roadblocks on the new U.S. government-run healthcare website have been contacting insurers directly and enrolling in plans away from the federal marketplace.

 

Study finds young people suffering more strokes

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Sky News: The global rate of stroke among young and middle-aged people has risen significantly according to a new study.

 

Wikipedia's volunteer workforce shrinking

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

MIT Technology Review: Wikipedia's volunteer workforce has shrunk by more than a third since 2007.

 

Genes may predict political inclination

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

TheAtlantic: Scientific research shows political partisanship transcends economics, environment, and upbringing.

 

Women better multi-taskers than men

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

BBC: It's not a myth - women really are better than men at multitasking, at least in certain cases, a study says.

 

Support for marijuana legalization reaches all-time high

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Yahoo: For the first time, a solid majority of American adults supports legalizing marijuana.

 

Obamacare not costing full time jobs

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Reuters: There is little evidence that employers are sacrificing full-time jobs by hiring more part-timers or reducing existing employee hours because of the costs of providing health coverage.

 

Google Chrome adds parental controls

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

BBC: Google has introduced controls to its Chrome web browser that allow parents to monitor and control the browsing behavior of their children.

 

New health plan co-ops already in trouble

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Washington Post: Congress authorized not-for-profit insurance cooperatives under the Affordable Care Act to foster health insurance competition, but has now put their existence in jeopardy with poor funding and onerous rules.

 

T.S.A. expands security screening

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New York Times: The Transportation Security Administration expanded its screening of passengers before they even arrive at the airport. They search government and private databases including car registrations and employment info.

 

Facebook lifts ban on violent videos

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

CNN: Facebook has stirred up a storm with a controversial decision to lift a ban on violent videos, including beheadings.

 
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Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

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