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MIT undergrads to get bitcoins in the fall

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

TIME: All 4,528 undergraduates will receive $100 in bitcoin to spend with the goal of creating a functioning "cryptocurrency ecosystem."

 

WHO: Antibiotic resistance now 'global threat'

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

BBC: The World Health Organization poses resistance to antibiotics as a "major global threat" to public health.

 

U.S. consumer confidence dipped in April

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Reuters: The Conference Board said its index of consumer attitudes dipped to 82.3, the second-highest reading since January 2008.

 

Stop using Microsoft IE until bug is fixed

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

CNET: The U.S Computer Emergency Readiness Team warns people to stop using Internet Explorer until Microsoft fixes the bug.

 

Pfizer bids $100B deal for AstraZeneca

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Reuters: The U.S. drugmaker hopes to takeover Britain's AstraZeneca Plc.

 

Factory jobs are shrinking everywhere

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Bloomberg: Data suggests that every economy around the globe has a declining number of manufacturing jobs.

 

Increase coffee consumption, decrease diabetes risk

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Friday, April 25, 2014

CNN: A new study suggests that increasing coffee intake may decrease the risk for type 2 diabetes.

 

Lab-grown human skin could replace animal testing

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Friday, April 25, 2014

BBC: UK scientists say that human skin grown in a laboratory can replace animals in drug and cosmetic testing.

 

GM recalls affect profits

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

BBC: General Motors first quarter profits were hit by a $1.3 billion charge to cover the cost of a huge recall over defective ignition switches.

 

Science confirms paper money covered with infectious bacteria

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

TIME: A study of the bacterial content of dollar bills found that "money could function as a form of transmission."

 

First lady announces jobs website for veterans

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bloomberg: The government developed a website to help job-seeking veterans and military spouses.

 

Amazon signs deal with HBO

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Forbes: The deal will bring the network's original shows to Amazon streaming.

 

McDonald's U.S. Q1 profits decline

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Forbes: The fast food chain's net income fell 5% to $1.2 billion.

 
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