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Oracle to purchase Micros Systems for $5.3B

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Forbes: The California-based tech company will acquire the computer hardware company for $5.3 billion, or $4.6 billion net of cash.

 

FIFA World Cup: USA ties with Portugal, 2-2

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Monday, June 23, 2014

BBC: The match finished 2-2 as Portugal’s Silvestre Varela scored in the final seconds of the game.

 

New York set to legalize medical marijuana

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Reuters: New York would become the 23rd U.S. state to legalize cannabis for medical purposes.

 

Americans are buying fewer guns

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Friday, June 20, 2014

CNN: Smith & Wesson shares plunged nearly 10%, a result of fewer Americans purchasing rifles.

 

GM hit with $10B lawsuit

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Reuters: The lawsuit says the automaker should compensate millions of car and truck owners for lost resale value.

 

Chikungunya virus spreads to U.S., Cuba

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

CNN: Health officials have reported new cases of the debilitating virus in Cuba and the United States.

 

U.S. plans to create largest marine protected area

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

BBC: The extended zone in the middle of the Pacific Ocean would double the world's fully protected marine reserves.

 

Alaska to put free pregnancy tests in bar bathrooms

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

TIME: The University of Alaska-led program hopes to combat the state's high rate of fetal alcohol syndrome.

 

GM recalls another 3.16M vehicles

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Forbes: General Motors expects to record recall-related costs at $700 million for the second quarter, up from its previous estimate of $400 million.

 

U.S. beats Ghana, 2-1

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

CBS: Team USA won their first Group G match against Ghana at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

 

U.S. industrial production increases

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Businessweek: Industrial production climbed more than forecasted in May.

 

Washing raw chicken 'spreads infection'

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Monday, June 16, 2014

BBC: The Food Standards Agency is warning consumers to stop washing raw chicken, as doing so increases the risk of food poisoning.

 

Priceline to buy OpenTable

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Friday, June 13, 2014

NYT: The online travel booking website will acquire the restaurant reservation service for $2.6 billion.

 
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