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Don't Run Out For Caviar Yet, But Wages Are Heading Higher

Sat, 2014-03-08 02:20

Hourly wage gains of 2.2 percent are exceeding the annual inflation rate, raising hopes that Americans will soon be able to spend more at retailers, car dealers and other businesses.

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Tech Week That Was: Women In Tech, Bitcoin's Man And SXSW Begins

Sat, 2014-03-08 02:19

NPR's Women in Tech month launched with daily Twitter conversations, Newsweek says it found the mysterious founder of Bitcoin, and 30,000 flock to Austin for South by Southwest Interactive.

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CPAC's Conservative-Libertarian Split Could Be Hard To Bridge

Fri, 2014-03-07 15:03

Same-sex marriage and the National Security Agency's data gathering are two issues that show the wide divide between conservatives and libertarians.

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Judge Throws Out Fine Against User Of Small Drone

Fri, 2014-03-07 14:39

The judge said the FAA couldn't use a rule designed for aircrafts to regulate model aircrafts. The FAA said it would appeal the ruling.

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Brief Standoff Over Ukrainian Base In Crimea Ends Peacefully

Fri, 2014-03-07 14:25

A Russian military truck reportedly smashed through the gate of the base in Sevastopol, the port city that houses Russia's Black Sea fleet.

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Border Patrol To Limit Use Of Deadly Force Against Rock Throwers

Fri, 2014-03-07 13:01

An independent panel had recommended the restrictions, but the agency refused saying it would put Border Patrols in danger. The chief of the agency said the new policy aims to make agents safer.

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Military Training Gives U.S. Paralympic Biathletes An Edge

Fri, 2014-03-07 13:00

The only American to medal in biathlon, Army veteran Andy Soule did it with just his arms. Soule and other service members are bringing their speed and precision to the grueling competition in Sochi.

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Border Patrol Revises Its Rulebook For Use Of Deadly Force

Fri, 2014-03-07 13:00

The U.S. Border Patrol announced changes to its policies regarding use of deadly force on Friday. It added new guidance for agents when dealing with moving vehicles and people throwing rocks.

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February Jobs Numbers Give Some Economists Reason To Smile

Fri, 2014-03-07 13:00

The February jobs report was better than expected, as employers added 175,000 jobs. The unemployment rate ticked up to 6.7 percent, though, as people who'd given up on finding work were drawn back.

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Lawmaker Wants To Ban Orcas At San Diego's SeaWorld

Fri, 2014-03-07 12:41

The California Democrat, who was inspired by a controversial documentary, says the killer whales are too large and too intelligent to be confined.

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Why We Should Quit Tossing Fish Heads And Eat 'Em Up Instead. Yum!

Fri, 2014-03-07 12:06

If you really want to fight food waste, eat fish heads, the U.N. says. They're nutritious and delicious, but most fish heads get thrown back in the sea as trash or turned into livestock feed.

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A Native American Tribe Hopes Digital Currency Boosts Its Sovereignty

Fri, 2014-03-07 11:50

Members of the Oglala Lakota Nation have made their own digital currency — a sort of Bitcoin. They hope that having their own crypto-currency, called MazaCoin, will strengthen their independence.

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Tommy John Remembers Dr. Jobe, 'One Of The Greatest Surgeons'

Fri, 2014-03-07 10:47

John was the first major league pitcher to have the arm-saving surgery that has since saved many careers. The surgeon, Dr. Frank Jobe, died on Thursday. He was 88.

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Republicans Point To Reid As A Symbol Of What's Wrong In D.C.

Fri, 2014-03-07 10:43

The Senate Democratic leader's sharp attacks on political opponents have led Republicans to call him "detestable" and a "bully." But not enough Americans know Harry Reid to make him a useful villain.

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U.S. Steps In Response To Russia's Intervention In Ukraine

Fri, 2014-03-07 09:39

The U.S. has announced several moves, including a visa ban on some officials and the potential to freeze the assets of individuals and institutions involved in the unrest.

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MasterCard, Visa Team Up To Improve Payment Security

Fri, 2014-03-07 09:37

The credit-card rivals will join others in the industry to push chip technology to replace the more vulnerable magnetic stripes on most cards in the U.S.

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Why All This Fuss Over Satoshi Nakamoto Is A Boost For Bitcoin

Fri, 2014-03-07 09:28

The media frenzy over the alleged founder of Bitcoin appeals to universal human curiosity. Mystery, intrigue, a dash of conspiracy! If that's not enough to turn Bitcoin into a household word, what is?

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Seeking Solutions For Sexual Aggression Against Women In Bars

Fri, 2014-03-07 09:04

The study finding that men who prey on women in bars don't have to be drunk to behave badly really hit a nerve. So did the notion that if women drink, they're more likely to be targeted.

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'Memory Wound' Will Cut Through Site Of Norway's Massacre

Fri, 2014-03-07 08:50

A right-wing extremist killed 77 people and injured hundreds more in 2011. The island where most of his victims were cut down will be bisected. The gap will be a reminder of those who were lost.

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Actuaries In Denver Will Get First Peek At Obamacare's Full Cost

Fri, 2014-03-07 08:34

Health insurers across the country have agreed to share information about how much new customers are costing their health plans. The figures will be used to calculate future rates.

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