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Slower-growing Apple sparks investor ire

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Friday, February 08, 2013

The Wall Street Journal: Solid returns no longer satisfy investors in Apple Inc. A hedge fund manager is suing the company to try to boost shareholder returns with some of the $137 billion in cash it's sitting on.

 

 

Higher payroll taxes could be affecting broader economy

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Thursday, February 07, 2013

New York Times: The sharp increase in payroll taxes that went into effect in January could be causing the broader economy to suffer.

 

Ahmadinejad says he is ready to be first Iranian in space

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Thursday, February 07, 2013

YahooNews: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday he was ready to be the first human sent into orbit by Iran's fledgling space program, Iranian media reported.

 

Billions of 'alien earths' may populate Milky Way

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Thursday, February 07, 2013

UPI.com: New study suggests there could be 4.5 billion Earth-like planets in the Milky Way galaxy.

 

Monopoly replaces iron with cat token

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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

AP: Monopoly fans voted in an online contest to replace the iron token with a cat.

 

Is Republican Party headed for civil war?

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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

CBSnews: In the wake of Romney's defeat, conservatives have a message - make that two, conflicting, messages.

 

Postal service to end Saturday mail delivery

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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Reuters: The Postal Service plans to drop Saturday delivery of first-class mail by August.

 

Instagram releases a real website

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

CNET: Facebook-owned Instagram launched a website that works just like its iPhone and Android apps, except for photo uploading capabilities.

 

Donald Trump sues Bill Maher over orangutan bet

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Salon.com: The real estate mogul yesterday filed a $5 million lawsuit against Bill Maher, after the television host failed to fulfill his end of a deal asking Trump to prove he is not a “spawn of an orangutan.”

 

Dell to go private

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Reuters: Michael Dell will take computer company Dell Inc private in a $24.4 billion deal that marks the biggest leveraged buyout since the financial crisis.

 

U.S. carbon emissions fall to lowest level since 1994

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Monday, February 04, 2013

Guardian: Energy-saving technologies and a doubling in renewables led to the reduction in climate pollution, new figures show.

 

Google unveils HP Chromebook

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Monday, February 04, 2013

PC World: HP is the latest PC manufacturer to offer a Chromebook, the HP Pavilion 14.

 

Super bowl outage: what went wrong?

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Monday, February 04, 2013

CBSNews: Super Bowl XLVII's dramatic second half was made more so by a power blackout, which halted play and left millions of TV viewers in the dark.

 
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