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The rise of Goodreads

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Atlantic: The social network for bookworms now has more than 25 million users.

 

Hollywood's Shirley Temple dies

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

BBC: The former Hollywood child star has died at the age of 85.

 

Slow growth among young U.S. tech companies

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Reuters: The number of technology firms aged five years or younger has fallen to below 80,000.

 

Facebook founder named top U.S. philanthropist

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Monday, February 10, 2014

BBC: Mark Zuckerburg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, donated 18 million Facebook shares to a Silicon Valley foundation.

 

Smoking cigarettes tied to breast cancer

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Reuters: Young women who smoke may have an increased risk of a common type of breast cancer.

 

New guidelines designed to prevent strokes in women

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Friday, February 07, 2014

Forbes: The American Heart Association published a guideline that focuses on preventing stroke in women.

 

Jay Leno bids farewell to 'The Tonight Show'

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Friday, February 07, 2014

CBS: After 22 years, Leno said goodbye to the late-night program Thursday.

 

Violent video games hold back 'moral maturity' in teens

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Thursday, February 06, 2014

BBC: A study in Canada found teenagers who played violent video games for long periods of time lacked empathy.

 

Subway to remove chemical from bread

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Thursday, February 06, 2014

USA Today: The sandwich chain is removing a chemical commonly used in shoe rubber from its bread.

 

Obamacare will reduce U.S. workforce

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

BBC: The Congressional Budget Office reports President Obama's health care law will cut the workforce by the equivalent of more than two million workers.

 

CVS Caremark Corp. to drop cigarettes

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Reuters: The major drugstore chain is the first to take tobacco products off its shelves in the United States.

 

World markets steady

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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Reuters: Shares steadied after falling to a near four-month low as the emerging market sell-off bounced back.

 

Cancer cases to surge 57%

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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

CNN: The World Health Organization reports that cancer cases are expected to rise 57% in the next 20 years.

 
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