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Amazon says it will use 15k robots to help during holidays

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

CS MONITOR: The move is expected to help with efficiency during the franticly busy buying season. 

 

Intel hardware to be a part of Google Glass

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Monday, December 01, 2014

WSJ: Google is reportedly picking the Silicon Forest company's microprocessors to power the wearable gadget.

 

SCOTUS mulls whether Facebook threats are protected by First Amendment

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Monday, December 01, 2014

ASSOCIATED PRESS: The Court will determine whether angry online rants are free speech.

 

Ferguson bakery saved by crowdfunding

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

CNNMoney: An entrepreneur's business was trashed in the wake of the announcement that Darren Wilson would not be indicted. But a gofundme.com page has helped her salvage her bakery.

 

Obamacare yields more than 1M applicants in first week of open enrollment

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

CNBC: Officials call the first week a "solid start" while stressing they have a "lot of work to do" before deadline in February.

 

Price of already-built homes in Seattle area drops

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

SEATTLE TIMES: The housing market in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties fell 0.2 percent in September.

 

Apple hits record-high value

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BLOOMBERG: The maker of the iPhone was valued at $700 billion after shares rose 0.8 percent to $119.59.

 

Fed's ability to regulate questioned

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Monday, November 24, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES: In wake of congressional hearings, the Federal Reserve is facing significant questions regarding its role in the finance industry.

 

Budweiser to move away from Clydesdales

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Monday, November 24, 2014

THE WEEK: Anheuser-Busch InBev is taking steps to revive brand's relevance in 21-27 demographic.

 

Mergers lucrative for departing CEOs, but not necessarily shareholders

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Friday, November 21, 2014

AP: Critics say "golden parachute" deals are motivation to make so-so deals.

 

Senators ask, but get no real answers regarding safety from air bag executives

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Friday, November 21, 2014

AP: Quality chief for Takata Corp. apologizes for air bags that can fire metal shrapnel into the car.

 

Senate investigation says Wall Street misused commodities businesses

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

BLOOMBERG: Firms blurred line between banking and commercial activities at expense of consumers.

 

Amazon says its cloud services will run on renewable energy

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

TIME: The company announced a comprehensive policy regarding its environmental impact on Wednesday.

 
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