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Twitter tests 'Buy' button feature

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

NYT: The social media network is publicly testing a "buy" button embedded in posts to allow users to instantly purchase products.

 

Organic brand Annie's sold to General Mills

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Forbes: The specialty food maker was purchased by giant General Mills for $820 million.

 

U.S. to allow pharmacies to take back unused prescription drugs

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Monday, September 08, 2014

WSJ: In an effort to get addictive painkillers off the street, federal authorities will allow pharmacies and clinics to take back unused prescription drugs from patients.

 

Chick-fil-A founder dies at the age of 93

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Monday, September 08, 2014

Businessweek: Samuel Truett Cathy, founder of the Atlanta-based chicken restaurant chain, passed away this morning.

 

Starbucks to test express stores, tasting rooms

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Friday, September 05, 2014

Fortune: The coffee giant is experimenting with new retail formats, including small locations and tasting rooms.

 

Comedienne Joan Rivers dead at 81

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Friday, September 05, 2014

NYT: Joan Rivers was one of America's first successful female stand-up comics.

 

U.S. productivity rises 2.3% in Q2

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Thursday, September 04, 2014

WSJ: Nonfarm labor productivity, or output per hour worked, rose at a 2.3% annual rate from April through June.

 

Obesity rates reach historic highs in U.S. states

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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Reuters: Adult obesity rates increased in six U.S. states and decreased in none last year.

 

CVS stores go tobacco-free

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

New York Times: All 7,700 CVS locations nationwide no longer sell tobacco products; the company has rebranded itself as CVS Health.

 

Brain can be 'trained' to prefer healthy food

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

BBC: A study in the United States suggests the brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods using a diet that does not leave people hungry.

 

Halliburton to pay $1.1B to settle lawsuits

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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Bloomberg: Halliburton Co. agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a number of oil spill lawsuits.

 

U.S. eating habits improve, except among poor

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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

WSJ: A 12-year study found that American eating habits have improved, except among low-income adults.

 

Google tests drone deliveries

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Friday, August 29, 2014

BBC: Google has built and tested autonomous aerial vehicles through Project Wing.

 
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