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Real dog fur found in Marc Jacobs 'faux fur' coats

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Friday, March 08, 2013

NY Daily News: A Humane Society probe found that Marc Jacobs 'faux fur' jackets actually contain dog hair.

 

Google lays off 1,200 at Motorola Mobility

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Friday, March 08, 2013

Motorola Mobility unit is to shed another 1,200 jobs or 10 percent of its workforce as the smartphone maker tries to return to profitability.

 

Global warming changes considered epic

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Friday, March 08, 2013

CNN.com: Heat spikes in last century are unprecedented, a new study says.

 

Obama signs expanded Violence Against Women Act

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

The Washington Post: President Obama signed into law an expanded Violence Against Women Act. It provides more anti-domestic violence resources to gays and more authority to American Indian courts.

 

Facebook unveils changes to News Feed

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

USA Today: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed changes to the company's News Feed.

 

Poll puts Clinton at top of 2016 presidential list

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

CBSnews.com: Hillary Clinton and Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., may be their respective parties' strongest candidates in 2016, according to a new poll.

 

Gas remains 4 pennies a gallon in Venezuela

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

CNN.com: There are many uncertainties surrounding Hugo Chavez's successor in Venezuela, but the price of gas will remain just a few cents a gallon.

 

Time Warner spinning off Time Inc.

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

LA Times: Time Warner is spinning off its magazine unit Time Inc. into a separate, publicly traded company.

 

Grand pageantry to come for mourning of Hugo Chavez

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

CBS: The death of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez means seven days of mourning, and the entire nation is invited to view his casket.

 

Small knives to be allowed on flights

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

CNN.com: Banned from aircraft after 9/11, pocket knives will once again be allowed in U.S. planes, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

 

Volvo introduces cyclist alert system

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

BBC: The Chinese-owned company is released a cyclist detectiontechnology designed to prevent fatal accidents.

 

Martha Stewart testifies in JC Penney, Macy's dispute

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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

The Guardian: Martha Stewart is in court to defend her company in a fight between Macy's and JC Penney.

 

Budget cuts to double wait times at major airports

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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

CBSnews.com: The TSA  plans to freeze hiring and cut overtime, nearly doubling wait times at major airports during peak travel times, including spring break and summer.

 
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