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The Dow Drops Again, But What's Driving The Sell-Off?

Mon, 2014-02-03 13:00

It was another bad day for the stock market. The Dow Industrial Average and the S&P 500 both suffered declines of about 2 percent. For the Dow, that translates to a nearly 300-point loss.

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Wikipedia Archiving Voices So You'll Always Know How Celebs Sound

Mon, 2014-02-03 13:00

Because the sound of someone's voice can draw you to them in a different — and sometimes stronger — way than a photograph, Wikipedia editors are adding voice clips to the biographical entries for famous figures.

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'Time Is Short' On Debt Ceiling, Treasury Secretary Says

Mon, 2014-02-03 13:00

Jacob Lew says the limit on borrowing needs to be raised before the end of the month. Otherwise, he warns, the federal government risks defaulting on its debts — and Lew says that could cause serious damage to the economy.

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Lots Of Little Credit Charges Add Up To One Big Scam

Mon, 2014-02-03 13:00

Fraudsters know that small credit transactions often go unnoticed. That's made it easy for a widespread scam involving unauthorized charges of $9.84 to fly under the radar. Complaints started coming in about the scam soon after a massive data breach in November, but analysts say it goes back months.

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Part-Time Professors Demand Higher Pay; Will Colleges Listen?

Mon, 2014-02-03 13:00

In the 1970s, two-year and four-year colleges started replacing full-time faculty with part-time instructors. Since then, disputes over pay, benefits and working conditions for these adjunct instructors have ballooned into big problems on many campuses.

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Hacker Group Sues German Government Over NSA Spying

Mon, 2014-02-03 12:41

The group wants German federal prosecutors to investigate the country's aiding of the U.S. agency's activities. It's the latest fallout from revelations by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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U.S. One Step Closer To Future Where Cars Talk To Each Other

Mon, 2014-02-03 12:11

The technology, the Department of Transportation says, could mitigate 70 to 80 percent of accidents. The agency is not talking about self-driving cars; instead it's talking about a system that alerts drivers to dangers.

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Food Comics Turn 'ZAP' And 'POW' Into 'Sizzle' And 'Bubble'

Mon, 2014-02-03 11:52

A growing number of comic artists are focusing on what's on their plates, rather than dreaming up caped crusader capers. One common theme in these contemporary comics is the epicurean epiphany.

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Sandwich Monday: Poppin' Pebbles, A Fruity Pebbles Spinoff

Mon, 2014-02-03 11:38

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try an update to the breakfast classic "Fruity Pebbles." They've added a Pop-Rocks-like substance to make the cereal sizzle in your mouth.

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Inexpensive Aquarium Bubbler Saves Preemies' Lives

Mon, 2014-02-03 11:21

Students at Rice University designed a low-cost medical device to help premature infants breathe. The instrument, which uses a cheap aquarium pump, boosted the survival rate of newborns with respiratory problems by 60 percent at a rural hospital in Malawi.

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Did London Get An Economic Boost From The 2012 Olympics?

Mon, 2014-02-03 10:15

The British government says yes and points to a lengthy report. But economists and other critics say the Games rarely if ever produce long-term economic benefits.

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As Search Ends, Toll Rises To 27 In Quebec Seniors' Home Fire

Mon, 2014-02-03 09:03

Flames tore through the facility last month. It took 10 days for searchers to look through the building, which was encased by ice after firefighters poured water on the blaze. While 27 bodies have been recovered, it's believed that five other people died there. Bone fragments will be tested.

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Yellen Becomes Fed Chair, And Bernanke Heads To Think Tank

Mon, 2014-02-03 08:11

Ben Bernanke, who saw the country through a recovery from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, will join Brookings' Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy.

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6 Odd College Courses In America

Mon, 2014-02-03 08:11

On the surface, certain academic pursuits may seem trivial, but sometimes odd courses can be instructive and illuminating.

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10 Places Where Health Insurance Costs The Most

Mon, 2014-02-03 07:56

Some of the priciest markets for insurance include rural counties in Georgia and the areas around ski resorts in Colorado. While many people in these places will receive government subsidies to help pay for premiums, the portion that they pay will still be higher than what they would have to foot elsewhere.

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Joe Namath's Fur Coat: Nothing New, But It's A Talker

Mon, 2014-02-03 07:53

The legendary quarterback showed up for the coin toss at Sunday's Super Bowl in one of his trademark coats. Social media went nuts. Older fans, though, knew that it would have been bigger news if Broadway Joe didn't come wrapped in a fur.

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Al-Qaida Says It Has No Ties With One Syrian Rebel Force

Mon, 2014-02-03 06:42

In a message posted on jihadist websites, al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri distances the terrorist network from one of the groups fighting in Syria. There have been rebel vs. rebel clashes there.

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VIDEO: Obama And O'Reilly Hit Harder Than Denver And Seattle

Mon, 2014-02-03 05:20

The Super Bowl was a super bore if you prefer close contests. Seattle trounced Denver, 43-8. The president's pregame interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly was a much more contentious affair.

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Budweiser's 'Puppy Love' Ad Wins Super Bowl Viewers' Hearts

Mon, 2014-02-03 04:00

The game didn't go as predicted, but the ad war did. For the second year in a row, Bud won over viewers, using a cute puppy and photogenic Clydesdales to sell beer.

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'After Midnight,' And The Cotton Club Is Swinging Again

Mon, 2014-02-03 00:30

The legendary Harlem nightclub and the artists and music it's synonymous with are being celebrated in a new Broadway revue. Jeff Lunden talks to cast members and the creators about the pleasures and perils of paying homage to a place with a problematic history.

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