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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.

 

Abercrombie to remove logos from most clothing

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Friday, August 29, 2014

WSJ: Teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is going "logo-free" in spring.

 

FBI investigates JPMorgan 'cyber-attack'

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

BBC: The FBI is looking into several reports of cyber-attacks against two to five U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase.

 

GoPro launches camera dog harnesses

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

TIME: The tiny video-camera maker launched a new camera mount for dogs called Fetch.

 

Snapchat now worth $10B

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Business Insider: The messaging app is close to finalizing a $20 million fundraising round led by VC firm Kleiner Perkins.

 

Tomatoes may lower prostate cancer risk

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

BBC: Research suggests that men who consume more than 10 portions of tomatoes per week may reduce their risk by 20%.

 
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