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Wal-Mart looking to embrace smaller stores

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

WSJ: This year Wal-Mart plans to open more smaller grocery and convenience-type stores than supercenters.

 

U.S. food prices rising, feds keep watch

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Monday, July 07, 2014

WSJ: The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts that overall food prices will increase 2.5% to 3.5% this year, compared to 1.4% in 2013.

 

TSA cracks down on uncharged electronic devices

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Monday, July 07, 2014

Forbes: The Transportation Security Administration will now ask overseas passengers to power on their electronic devices, and powerless devices will not be permitted on planes.

 

Winner of Bitcoin auction wants to expand currency use

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Thursday, July 03, 2014

NYT: Tim Draper, who won the government auction of nearly 30,000 Bitcoins, intends to make the coins available for use in emerging markets.

 

'Breakthrough' stem cell study retracted

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Thursday, July 03, 2014

CNN: A process hailed as a fast, inexpensive and uncontroversial way to produce stem cells has been retracted.

 

Kroger to buy online vitamin seller

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

WSJ: Kroger Co. plans to purchase Vitacost.com Inc. for $280 million.

 

Google acquires Songza, a music playlist service

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

NYT: Google announced it purchased Songza, a three-year-old app that rivals Pandora.

 

GM recalls another 7M vehicles

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Forbes: The automaker is recalling another 7 million vehicles, with some dating all the way back to 1997.

 

Dating app sued for sexual harassment

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

CNN: Tinder, the popular hookup and dating app, is being sued for sexual harassment and sex discrimination.

 

U.S. justices uphold religious objections to contraception

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Reuters: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds to President Obama's healthcare law that requires some companies to provide health insurance that covers birth control.

 

NASA tests saucer-shaped craft

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Bloomberg: A saucer-shaped spacecraft was designed to help in the development of a proper vehicle to travel to Mars.

 

Former senator Howard Baker dies

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Friday, June 27, 2014

CNN: Former U.S. Senator Howard Baker, who famously asked Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal what he knew and "when did he know it," has died at the age of 88.

 

U.S. advances in World Cup despite loss

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Friday, June 27, 2014

WSJ: The U.S. team will advance to the knockout round, despite its 1-0 loss to Germany.

 
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