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BBC payoffs cause alarm for New York Times

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Friday, September 06, 2013

Reuters: The BBC's former director general Mark Thompson has accused the head of its governing body of misleading Britain's parliament about huge pay-offs to senior executives.

 

The steakhouse as economic indicator

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Friday, September 06, 2013

Fortune: What the sizzle at some legendary chophouses says about the New York economy — and maybe the nation's, too.

 

Australian teen leaks new iPhone photos

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Reuters: An Australian teenager who has built an online following by leaking pictures of upcoming Apple Inc products has the purported fingerprint scanner of the latest iPhone.

 

Lego now second-biggest toy maker

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

BBC: Denmark's Lego has become the world's second-biggest toy maker after reporting a 13% increase in sales.

 

Samsung and Qualcomm release smartwatches

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Reuters: Forging a  "wearables" market worth a potential $50 billion, Qualcomm and Samsung have expanded their reach beyond mobile phones.

 

'Under God' part of Pledge of Allegiance challenged

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

CNN: The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts is hearing arguments over the "under God" part of the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Fukushima radiation readings at new high

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Reuters: Radiation readings around tanks holding contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have spiked by more than a fifth to their highest levels.

 

Power cut leaves Venezuela without electricity

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

BBC: A power cut has left 70% of Venezuela without electricity, including parts of the capital Caracas.

 

Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

New York Times: Former basketball star Dennis Rodman is in North Korea again to visit his "friend" Kim Jong-un.

 

Red Bull heir faces arrest in Thailand

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

BBC: Thai authorities will seek to arrest a grandson of Red Bull's billionaire, co-creator Chaleo Yoovidhaya, after he failed to show for court hearing.

 

Scientists laid off due to budget cuts

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

CNNMoney: Nearly half of the recipients who get federal science funding say they've recently laid off or will lay off scientists and researchers, because federal grants are tougher to win.

 

Same-sex married couples to get federal tax breaks

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Forbes: Same-sex married couples will get federal tax breaks no matter where they live, the IRS announced.

 

Painkillers are worst drug epidemic in U.S.

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Al Jazeera: Fatal overdoses from painkillers have reached epidemic levels, exceeding heroin and cocaine overdoses combined.

 
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